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Nikon D700 owners also received “free maintenance service initiative” offer

A reader received the "free maintenance service initiative” email for his Nikon D700 camera. It seems that this program is not targeted for D800 cameras only and indeed is just a good gesture from Nikon to existing customers.

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Is the new D800 “free maintenance service initiative” just another Nikon recall?

Today Nikon sent out letters to selected D800 camera owners to participate in a free "Nikon Maintenance Service Initiative". I am not sure if this is just another phrase for a recall or Nikon simply wants to test a large number of D800 units in order to determine if a certain issue is present. My guess is that this has to do with the D800 left focus issue. This offer is valid till 1/15/2016.

Coincidentally, refurbished Nikon D800 cameras reached a new low price today: $1,649.00.

Update: similar emails were also sent to D700 camera owners.

Here is the full text of the email:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #323

DxOMark test results: Canon 5DS vs. Nikon D810 vs. Sony a7R.

Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f2 SL II Aspherical lens for Nikon F mount review test
DxOMark also tested the Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f2 SL II Aspherical lens for Nikon F mount.

→ Here are the latest Nikon deals for this week:

Refurbished (US warranty) Grey market (no US warranty)
Nikon D3300 lens kit: $379.95
Nikon D3300 two lens kit$499
Nikon D5200: $389.95
Nikon D5300 lens kit: $519.95
Nikon D7000: $499.95
Nikon Df: $1,919.95
Nikon Df lens kit: $2.129.95
Nikon D800: $1,649↓
Nikon D810: $2,399↓
Nikon D7200$882
Nikon D750: $1,529
Nikon 24-120mm f/4G lens: $575
Full US warranty
Nikon WP-N1 waterproof housing for J1: 69.95
Nikon 1 AW1 is now $100 off
Nikon D750 with free 12 months CC subscription
Nikon D750/D610 with free Shure VP83 microphone
Nikon Df with free GP-1A GPS & WU-1a wireless adapters
Nikon D810 with 24-120mm f/4 lens is now $900 off
The July Nikon rebates are now online

Mitakon Speedmaster 85 mm f:1.2 lens review
LensTip published a review of the Mitakon Speedmaster 85 mm f/1.2 lens.

Nikon showroom in Nairobi Thika Road Mall
Nikon opens multimillion showroom in Nairobi’s Thika Road Mall.

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This is the Yongnuo AF-S 50mm f/1.8 lens for Nikon F mount

Yongnuo AF-S 50mm f:1.8 lens for Nikon F mount 7
Yongnuo AF-S 50mm f:1.8 lens for Nikon F mount 3
I already reported that Yongnuo will start producing cheap prime lenses for Nikon F mount (the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 version for Canon costs $58). The first Yongnuo AF-S 50mm f/1.8 lens for Nikon was on display at the Photo & Imaging 2015 exhibition in Shanghai and has all-metal construction, AF-S focus motor and closest focusing distance of 0.45m. Here are some pictures of the new lens:

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New low price – refurbished Nikon D800: $1,699, D800E: $1,899

New low prices on refurbished Nikon D800/D800E cameras:

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New Nikon D750 service advisory: possible image shading from shutter

New Nikon D750 advisory - possible image shading from shutter
Today Nikon issued a new service advisory for the Nikon D750 camera involving possible image shading from shutter. You can check if your camera's serial number is affected here (updated: here is the link the US page). Additional information:

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Available third party software solutions based on Nikon’s SDK

Nikon Digital Imaging Product software development kits SDK
Here are some of the third party Nikon software solutions I have covered over the years. I believe most (if not all) of them are based on Nikon's SDK. Almost all of them are free:

Nikon Camera Control software (tethering, remote camera control and more)

DigiCamControl (open source tethering software)

Nikontrol 3K (remote control for PC)

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