New Nikon “lens-only” rebates introduced for June

Nikon lens rebates
For the month of June, Nikon USA introduced new "lens-only" rebates that offer up to $200 in savings on selected Nikkor lenses. See the details at B&H and Adorama (Amazon should also have the new prices online).

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Weekly Nikon news flash #370

→ Tamron issued new firmware updates for the SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) and SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) lenses for Nikon F mount. The new Tamron TAP-in console for Nikon F mount is currently in stock.

N-Photo Nikon D500 issue
→ N-Photo’s 60th issue is now on sale and you can get it for free when you start a no-obligation free digital trial on your Apple device (direct links: iPhone | iPad). You'll also get a free guide to RAW worth £7.99/$9.99. More on the issue:

Find out why the D500 is the best D-SLR Nikon have ever made - and why this matters even if you're not in the market for a new camera. Plus, enjoy photos of British astronaut Tim Peake, a low-light seascapes masterclass and join the debate, is RAW dead?

→ Rating and Investment Information Inc. affirms Nikon's rating at "A" and says stable outlook

Moose Peterson on the Nikon D5.

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Nikon D500 review, a wildlife photographer’s perspective

"Nikon D500 review, a wildlife photographer's perspective" by Steve Perry (website | YouTube | Facebook, you can check also his previous [NR] posts here):

OK, I’ll admit it.

As a wildlife photographer, I had resigned myself to the idea that DX was dead. It was too bad, really. Although I do enjoy using a full frame camera, I longed for the D300 days where you could have a modern, high performance crop sensor body.

See, here’s the thing, - I was stuck. I wanted a DX body for the crop factor / pixel density – and the D7200 fit the bill nicely - but I also wanted the sheer performance of my D4. I thought it was just too much to ask…

And then Nikon announced the D500, confirming that the photography gods do indeed hear the prayers of wayward photographers.  (In fact, at first I thought the announcement might be nothing more than a cruel prank perpetrated on the Nikon community, but thankfully that wasn’t the case.)

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Nikon D5 and D500 live concert photography

I will be traveling in the next few days and will have limited Internet access. In the meantime enjoy this guest post by Arash Taheri ( who is a professional music photographer and an ambassador for Nikon Norway:

My name is Arash Taheri and I am a music photographer based in Oslo, Norway. For the most part I cover the hard rock, progressive rock and metal scene, and work as a photographer and writer for the Norwegian music magazine “Norway Rock Magazine”. In 2001 I grabbed my first Nikon and have been shooting with their pro models ever since.

Nikon Norway contacted me as soon as their first batch of Nikon D5 and D500 arrived. They know I shoot a lot of concerts in challenging conditions and were eager to get my feedback. When the cameras arrived, there was no holding me back and I shot seven concerts in five days with the D5, and one with D500. The bands I photographed were Baroness, ChrisCornell, Wolfmother, Motorpsycho, Cult of Luna and Amaranthe".

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Nikon offers free exchange of older EN-EL15 batteries for D500 owners

Nikon offers free exchange of older EN-EL15 batteries for D500 owners
If you own the D500 camera, Nikon is now offering a free exchange of older EN-EL15 Li-ion01 batteries with the new EN-EL15 Li-ion20 version (retails for $48). The older model can show a wrong number of shots remaining on the D500 camera. Here are the details:

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