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Photographing in Iceland – overcoming limitations

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Mountain Range somewhere NE of Reykjavik Plains near Reykjavik
Plains near Þingvellir Geyser in Haukadalur
Chris from www.amateurnikon.com will share some tips on photographing in Iceland, particularly from the perspective of overcoming limitations (of equipment as well as weather/environment):

Although our world is filled with unique, intriguing places, Iceland is arguably a true photographer's paradise. From its sublime mountainous vistas to its active volcanoes, and from its deep blue glacier lagoons to its spectacular rock formations, a photographer will never get bored there.

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The latest Nikon patents

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Nikon 16-55mm f:3.5-5.6 VR DX lens patent
Nikon filed a patent for a new 16-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR DX lens that will probably replace the current 18-55mm models.

Nikkor 70-300mm f:4.5-5.6 VR lens patent
Nikon also filed a patent for a new version of the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens for the Nikon 1 system.

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Nikon Coolpix A camera listed as discontinued in Japan, you can still get it refurbished for $299

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The Nikon Coolpix A is listed as a "former product" on Nikon Japan, which means that the model is/will be discontinued. Adorama is already sold out of the $299 refurbished Coolpix A, but you can still get one at Cameta Camera (refurbished with 1 year warranty and free shipping):

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For $15 or $20 more Cameta Camera also has two different Coolpix A kits with some extra accessories

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B&H currently lists the Coolpix A at $479.

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The first Nikon D7200 books

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The first Nikon D7200 books are already listed on Amazon:

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Nikon released new “NIKKOR & ACC” iPad app

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Nikon released a new iPad app called NIKKOR & ACC that provides various information on the current Nikkor lineup such as lens characteristics, specs, lens design, MTF charts, sample photos, accessories and more. The free app can be downloaded directly from the Apple Store (requires iOS 8.0 or higher):

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Adobe Lightroom CC officially announced with Nikon D7200 support

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Adobe Lightroom CC is now officially announced:

Additional, more detailed coverage including videos of the new LR CC features can be found on PhotoRumors.

Update #1 - Adobe also released Camera Raw 9 with D7200 and D5500 support (download links: Mac| Windows).

Update #2 - here is the list of supported Nikon cameras (incl. the D7200):

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Nikon reached a settlement for the patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma

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Nikon reports that it reached a settlement for the patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma filed in Japan in 2011. The amount of the settlement Nikon received from Sigma was not disclosed:

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