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Nikon 1 J5 camera shipping, currently in stock

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→ Several different Nikon 1 J5 camera configurations are already in stock at Amazon, B&HBuyDig, Cameta Camera and Jessops UK.

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→ The Nikon 1 J5 user manual is now available online.

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→ Nikon 1 J5 sample images are available here. More samples at different ISO can be found on flickr (image above: jpeg fine @ ISO 6,400). See also this flickr album and this post.

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Another new low price: refurbished Nikon D610 camera for $1,049.99

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Another new low price: the refurbished Nikon D610 is now $1,049.99 on eBay (it was $1,149 few days ago, regular price is $1,496.95 after the $500 rebate).

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New low price: grey market Nikon D750 camera now $1,499.99

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Grey market Nikon D750 DSLR cameras are now available for $1,499.99 on eBay - this is new low price.

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Nikon apologizes for the delay of the new Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens, forgets to mention their “silent recall”

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Nikon Japan issued an apology for the delay of the Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens - because of the high demand, sale exceeded factory production output and the lens will be out of stock for a while. Of course Nikon forgot to mentioned their "silent recall" caused by VR issues that was the main reason for the delay.

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Cambo Actus and Nikon D810 (part 1)

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This post is by Laurent Thion who shares his experiences using the Nikon D810 with the new Cambo Actus and medium format lenses (click on images for larger view):

Cambo Actus and Nikon D810: a new great opportunity to use many lenses (and D810) at their best possibilities

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A few years ago, I wrote an article about the CAMBO X2 Pro and Nikon D800 and included some typical photography examples. I've just upgraded my set with the new Cambo Actus,  the excellent Nikon D810 and some "new" interesting lenses never tested by DxO :-).

New Cambo Actus system

The ACTUS has both similarities and differences with the Pro X2: same concept (lens panel - body with bellows - camera mount) with a great difference. The interchangeable front lens panels, which are available in the following formats: Copal 0, Copal 1 (on request), Hasselblad C Bayonet, M39 Leica thread, Mamiya RZ/RB bayonet, Mamiya 645 Pro bayonet, Leica R Bayonet (for mirrorless bodies only) and the Nikon-F Bayonet (for mirrorless bodies only, can only swing and tilt.

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The fixed rear panel is set only for horizontal and vertical shift. An other difference is that the exchangeable bayonets (for Sony E-Mount, Nikon F, Canon EOS, Fuji X-series and Micro 4/3) are fixed with 4 screws on the fixed rear panel and not on the bellows. It's not possible to change the bayonet very quickly.

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Nikon NPS Canada consolidation: all but one service depots will be closing

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Nikon NPS Canada just sent this email to their current members - all but one service depots will be closing:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #312

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Nikon and Domke collaborated for a new line of camera bags. Unfortunately available only in Japan for now.

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→ Sony has a new IMX271 24MP APS-C sensor with a maximum rate of 19 fps. Sounds like a good candidate for a pro Nikon DX DSLR camera.

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→ The latest Nikon deals (updated weekly):

Refurbished (US warranty) Grey market (no US warranty)
Nikon D3200$279
Nikon D3300 two lens kit$519
Nikon D7100: $694.88
Nikon D5300 lens kit: $498.99
Nikon D610: $1,199
Nikon D800: $1,769↓
Nikon D800E$1998.88↓
Nikon D810: $2,249
Nikon Coolpix A$299.95
Nikon 1 S1 with lens: $139
Nikkor 24-120mm f/4$599.99
Nikon D7200$950
Nikon D610$1,240.05
Nikon D750$1,499.99 ↓
Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8$1,408.27
Full US warranty
Nikon 1 J4 + 10-30mm lens$249.95
Nikon 1 J4 + 10-100mm lens$449.95
Nikon WP-N1 waterproof housing for J1: 96.95
The new Coolpix AW130 is already $50 off
Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8$734 ($250 off)
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4: $349 ($136 off)
Nikon D610 with free MB-D14 grip at Adorama & B&H
Nikon D750 with free 12 months CC subscription
Nikon D750 with free Shure VP83 microphone
Nikon Df with free GP-1A GPS and WU-1a wireless mobile adapters
Nikon DSLR cameras with free Shure VP83F LensHopper microphone

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