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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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Nikon D810 camera included in the August lens rebate program

The Nikon lens rebates for August include also the D810 camera, but unfortunately there are only 3 FX lenses that qualify for the savings. This offer will be valid till August 30th, 2014. Additional information can be found here.

The Nikon D810 "Switch & Save" promo is still ongoing and will end on September 30th.

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Nikon Capture NX-D 1.0.1 version released (Windows only update)

Nikon released Capture NX-D v.1.0.1 update only for Windows users (the latest version for Mac is still 1.0.0). Here are the download links:

The new version contains only one fix:

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Nikon D810 camera currently in stock at B&H

B&H received another Nikon D810 shipment and the camera is currently in stock.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #273

→ The Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM APO lens for Nikon mount is listed as discontinued.

Nikon Netherlands published an updated list of approved memory cards for Nikon cameras.

→ The Nikon D810 user's manual is now available for download at the Nikon Manual Viewer app (24MB).

→ Nikon deals (grey market, refurbished):

→ Battle of the fast 50mm's: Sigma f/1.4 Art vs. Canon f/1.2 L vs. Nikon 58mm f/1.4G:

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How to use a polarizing filter

This article on how to use a polarizing filter is written by Steve Perry (website | YouTube | Facebook). You can check also his previous article "How to use Nikon’s AF-ON and back button autofocus".

Quick – What do you think a polarizing filter is used for?

If you said, “blue skies” then you’re certainly among the majority of photographers. However, that answer merely skims the surface of what a polarizer is really capable of.

The primary purpose of a polarizing filter is to remove reflections. I know, that doesn’t seem like something you should be losing any sleep over, but stick with me here. Once you discover how to really take full advantage of your polarizer, it can truly catapult your images to the next level.

Here’s the thing. Polarizers are one of the very few filters that simply cannot be duplicated in post processing software. The effect they achieve can only be accomplished on location, in the field, attached to the front of your lens.

In short, you really need to know how to use this tool!

In the embedded video above, we’ll look at why you need one, when to use it, and how to use it under a variety of scenarios.

Wagner Falls (38mm, FX)

Wagner Falls (38mm, FX)

For this image, a polarizer was essential for showing detail under the water. Without the polarizer, the reflection completely obscured all the rocks beneath the surface of the creek and created a reflection that distracted attention away from the falling water.

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