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New price drop: refurbished Nikon D800 cameras for $1,999.99

Refurbished Nikon D800 DSLRs are currently listed for $1,999.99 on eBay (a new low price). I think those are brand new cameras that are being dumbed by Nikon after the D810 was announced - they are listing them as refurbished to justify the price drop and reduce the warranty. Here are few other interesting eBay listings:

See all Nikon listings by BuyDig on eBay. Check also the new eBay Camera Coupon Center.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #274

→ Adorama has a pretty good new Nikon D810 kit savings offer - for $33 more than a regular D810 body, you will be getting those accessories:

  • Lexar Pro 32GB class 10 SDHC memory card ($23.95)
  • Spare Nikon EN-EL15 battery ($46.99)
  • Bogen tripod ($59.88)
  • Flashpoint wireless radio remote shutter trigger (not sure which model they will include in this bundle)

→ The new Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S lens for Nikon mount is now in stock.

→ Nikon 1 J4 mirrorless camera is now in stock.

Nikon announced the judges for the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015.

→ How to replace the bayonet mount on a Nikkor 18-105mm lens (video):

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Hawaiian infrared time-lapse of haunting Mamane trees made with IR-converted Nikon D5200 camera

In this guest posts Gary Yost (www.garyyost.com) will share his experience shooting infrared time-lapse of the Hawaiian Mamane trees with a 650nm Lifepixel IR-converted Nikon D5200 camera:

What really turns me on in photography and filmmaking is finding ways to visualize the mysteries of the natural world.  In the summer of 2013 I came across a stand of beautifully gnarled dead trees on the Big Island of Hawaii and they evoked in me feelings of similarity to the beautiful ancient Bristlecone Pines in the White Mountains.  Kohala mountain, which is the site of the these amazingly-shaped Hawaiian tree bones, also has some of the craziest cloud patterns in the world because of the way this dormant volcano pushes the tropical moisture around the northern part of the Big Island.

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens review

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens review
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This Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens ($949) review is written by Marc Rogoff (www.marcrogoff.com):

I recently purchased the new Sigma 50mm 1.4 DG Art lens intended to replace my Nikon 50mm 1.4G. Whilst the Nikon is a perfectly good lens it tends to be a bit slow focussing and it was always a bit soft towards the edges of the frame (not ideal for portraits as eyes end up out of focus if you are shooting quite open). I wanted a lens that could support the kind of work I do which tends to be either very tight depth of field or lots of depth of field. It needed to be sharp from edge to edge at all apertures ideally - a difficult remit for any lens.

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Top 10 NikonRumors posts for July 2014

Nikon-1-V3-mirrorless-camera Nikon-D810-DxOMark-test-score Nikon-D810-Switch-&-Save-promo
Nikon-Capture-NX-D-logo Eye To Eye With A Frog Nikon MC-30A remote trigger release
Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1 flash for Nikon 11_evening_jump Nikon-D810-camera-shipping-date
These are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts for July 2014:

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How to replace your Nikon D600 camera with a D610

Back in March Nikon officially promised to replace defective D600 cameras if the spot issue is not fixed even after the warranty expires (the company allocated $17.7 million for D600 related issues). Here is an email I received from a reader that describes the process - note that the D600 can be serviced in any country, regardless where it was purchased (new D600 cameras are still available on eBay):

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Adobe Lightroom 5.6 released with Nikon D810 support


Adobe released Lightroom 5.6 with support for the Nikon D810 camera, 1 Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 and Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lenses.

→ Adobe Lightroom 5.6 download links: Win | Mac.

Adobe Camera Raw 8.6 and DNG Converter 8.6 were also released.

→ Adobe DNG Converter 8.6 download links: Win | Mac.

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