Weekly Nikon news flash #392

→ The newegg.com deal on the Sigma 150-600mm lens is back for this weekend (over $500 off, sold by Beach Camera):

→ New article about the AI Nikkor 50mm f/1.8S lens has been published in The Thousand and One Nights series.

You can now get 35% off the ebook version of Darrell Young’s Mastering the Nikon D500 when you use coupon NEWNOVEMBER (valid only at www.rockynook.com).

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Nikon DX camera vs. cropping or putting a teleconverter on a full frame body

"Nikon DX camera vs. cropping or putting a teleconverter on a full frame body" is a new article by Steve Perry (website | YouTube | Facebook). You can check also his previous [NR] posts here:

Have you ever attempted to bag a prize wildlife photo only to discover that you needed a little more “reach” than what the lens hanging off the front of your camera was delivering? As a wildlife shooter, I tend to get into head-on collisions with that scenario on a regular basis - especially with my full frame bodies.

Well, along about the time the D300 and D3 came out, I began experimenting with and comparing crop bodies to full frame bodies (with and without TCs). And along the way, I realized that sometimes the right photographic tool for the job might not be what you had previously thought.

With the introduction of the D500, questions of when to use a crop camera or when to use a full frame camera have become as common as mosquitoes in a tent.  Each day, my inbox sees a variety of crop vs. full frame camera conundrums, and it usually boils down to one of the two questions below.

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Nikon D5600 vs. Nikon D5500 comparison

The new Nikon D5600 camera has only a few minor upgrades from the previous D5500 model:

  • SnapBridge
  • Smaller size Slightly lighter
  • Auto ISO with the touch Fn button
  • Frame advance touch interface (like the D5)
  • In-camera time lapse feature

This is a comparison between the Nikon D5600 and Nikon D5500 based on the specifications published on Nikon's website:

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New Nikon lens rebates to start this weekend in the US

Many companies already introduced their holiday shopping season discounts and rebates. In addition to the recent price drops on the D500, D750 and D810 cameras, this weekend Nikon USA will also introduce a new "lens-only" rebates that will include several full frame lenses. The full list of discounted lenses will most likely be the same as on the leaked Black Friday flyer:

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The new Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR and Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II S lenses are now shipping

Two new lenses for Nikon F-mount started shipping today and are already in stock in some retailers:

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First test shots from the new 70-200mm f/2.8E lens can be found here and here:

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Nikon D5600 DSLR camera announced

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The rumored Nikon D5600 DSLR camera is now officially announced worldwide but not in the US (?).

Nikon D5600 UK pre-order links: Jessops | WEX

What's new in the D5600:

It evolves the line by adding SnapBridge (Wi-Fi + Bluetooth) while shrinking the size of the camera body. Like its D5500 predecessor, it uses a 24MP sensor and EXPEED 4 processor. The D5600 also maintains a 3.2" fully articulated LCD, but adds a few new functions: enabling and disabling auto ISO is now possible via the touch Fn button and the D5's frame advance bar touch interface has been adopted. In-camera time-lapses are also offered with an auto exposure smoothing feature to make varying exposures due to changes in lighting look less jarring. (dpreview)

The main D5600 features are:

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