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Nikon Capture NX2 2.4.7 released with Yosemite support

Nikon released an updated version of the latest Capture NX2 2.4.7 with added Yosemite support. Please note that no other changes were made except compatibility with the latest MAC OS. Nikon Capture NX2 2.4.7 was already released in April, 2014.

Nikon Capture NX was discontinued last year and replaced by new NX-D (made by SilkyPix).

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Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC lens for Nikon F mount announced, priced at $549

The new Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC lens is now officially announced. The Nikon version comes with an AE chip for focus confirmation and use of Auto/P/A/S/M shooting modes. B&H is currently taking pre-orders for $549 (the Nikon 135mm f/2 lens is $1,299). There is also a cinema version of this lens priced at $599 (135mm T2.2 VDSLR ED UMC). Adorama is also taking pre-orders.

Update: the first Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC lens review with sample images and comparison with other lenses is already out (see the Google translation). Here are few sample photos taken from the review (only the first photo is taken with a Nikon camera, the rest were taken with Canon, click for larger version):

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Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC lens specifications:

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Nikon 1 cameras price drop

With the upcoming announcement of the new Nikon 1 J5 camera, the price of the J4 model dropped today: a kit with the 10-30mm lens is now $396.95, two lens kit is $546.95 (see also the current Nikon 1 rebates at B&H). The lack of Nikon 1 V3 price drop indicates that there will not be a replacement any time soon (the Nikon 1 V2 currently sales for $399).

Several Nikon Coolpix cameras (including the P340 and AW120 models that will be replaced next month) also have new low prices.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #297

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→ Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon D3200 with Adobe Lightroom 5 for $279.99.

→ The new Samyang/ Rokinon 135mm f/2 full frame lens leaked on eBay. Update: the lens is now officially announced.

Venus Optics 60mm f:2.8 Ultra-Macro lens with infinity focus
→ Venus Optics announced a new 60mm f/2.8 Ultra-Macro lens: the world’s first 2:1 magnification lens with infinity focus (available also in Nikon F mount).

→ New Flashpoint zoom Li-on on-camera flash for Nikon cameras.

New Nissin Di700 AIR flash and commander for Nikon cameras.

Nikon D4s DSLR camera 7
→ Nikon NPS published a new D4s tips article.

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Visiting Bhutan

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Visiting Bhutan
Today's guest post on Bhutan is by Nemanja Rakic (website | Facebook | Instagram, see also his previous guest post on Cuba):

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Nikon CP+ announcement: D7200, J5, P900, AW130, P610, L840, S9900, S7000 and S3700 cameras

Nikon_D7200 camera leak
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The Russian website novocert.ru has multiple online certificates for the Nikon cameras that will be released next month during the CP+ show:

Note: the Nikon Coolpix S2700 camera is already officially announced.

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Nikon to start fixing the D750 reflection/flare issue at the end of January

Nikon issued another statement on the Nikon D750 reflection/flare issue: they will inspect and service all affected cameras for free starting the end of January, 2015. The fix will contain light-shielding components and AF sensor position adjustments. Additional details will be announced at a later date. Here is the full text of the announcement (EU link):

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