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Top 10 NikonRumors posts for May 2015

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actus_mamiya Nikon-D750-camera-starts-shipping Lee-Filters-SW150-MK-II-filter-set-Nikon
These are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts for May, 2015:

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First Nikon D810A review

The Swedish astrophotographer Göran Strand published the first review of the Nikon D810A camera on his blog. The ISO comparison between the D810, D800E and D3s clearly shows the advantages of the D810A (click for larger view):

Nikon D810A review ISO test
Nikon D810A review ISO test 2
Here is Göran's conclusion:

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The new Nikon rebates for June include a wider selection of lenses and flashes

The new instant Nikon combo rebates for June are now live and include savings on 17 lenses, 3 Speedlights and 2 teleconverters with the purchase of any DSLR. This offer will expire on June 27, 2015. Similar deals should be available from Adorama and Amazon.

Here is the full list of qualifying lenses and flashes:


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Weekly Nikon news flash #317

Nikon Image Space app 2  Nikon Image Space app 3  Nikon Image Space app
→ Nikon has a new version of their Nikon Image Space app - available on the App Store and on Google Play.

New low price on the grey market Nikon D750 camera: $1,449 ($50 drop from a month ago). More Nikon deals (updated weekly):

Refurbished (US warranty) Grey market (no US warranty)
Nikon D3100: $199.95
Nikon D3200$279
Nikon D3200 lens kit: $279
Nikon D3300 lens kit: $369.95
Nikon D3300 two lens kit$519
Nikon D5200: $419.95
Nikon D5300 lens kit: $509.95
Nikon D7000: $499.95
Nikon D7000 two lens kit: $499.99
Nikon D7100 two lens kit: $849
Nikon D2x: $999.95
Nikon D610: $1,149.95
Nikon Df: $2.249.95
Nikon D800: $1,899
Nikon D800E$1998.88
Nikon D4s: $5,549.95
Nikon 70-200mm f/4G: $1,199.95
Nikon 50mm f/1.8G: $159
Nikon D750: $1,449↓
Nikon D7200$894.99
Nikon 24-120mm f/4G lens: $579
Nikon 24mm f/1.4 lens: $1,349.99
Full US warranty
Nikon WP-N1 waterproof housing for J1: 96.95 ($650 off)
Nikon 1 AW1 is now $100 off
Nikon D3300 two lens kit + free wireless adapter: $596.95
Nikon D610 with free MB-D14 grip at Adorama & B&H
Nikon D750 with free 12 months CC subscription
Nikon D750/D610 with free Shure VP83 microphone
Nikon Df with free GP-1A GPS & WU-1a wireless adapters
Nikon D810 with 24-120mm f/4 lens is now $900 off
Rare & expensive
Nikon 6mm f/2.8 AIS fisheye lens$81,021.94
Nikon 13mm f/5.6 AIS lens: $33,000
Repro Nikon 170mm f/1.4 lens: $75,000
Nikon Reflex 2000mm f/11 lens: $25,000

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Venus Optics KX-800 Macro Twin Flash review

This review of the Venus Optics KX-800 Macro Twin Flash is by Bernhard Sperling:

In early April 2015 the Chinese manufacturer Venus Optics announced the KX-800 Macro Twin Flash. The announcement was also reported in an earlier NR post.

The flash is fitted with three flexible arms, of which two carry each a flash tube unit and one shorter middle arm carries a led permanent light. The flash is manual mode only. The manufacturer claims the following features:

• GN 190 (in feet at ISO 100), GN 58 in meter
• Rapid recycle time (approx. 2-5 seconds)
• 48cm long dual flexible arms
• Independent output control
• LED focus assist light
• Weight: 1 pound
• Compatible with Canon/Nikon/Sony A/Pentax cameras

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Raw Right Away is a new NEF plugin for Mac OS

Raw Right Away NEF plugin for Mac OS 4
Raw Right Away NEF plugin for Mac OS 2
Raw Right Away NEF plugin for Mac OS 3
Raw Right Away NEF plugin for Mac OS
Raw Right Away is a plugin for Mac OS Finder/Desktop/Dock/Spotlight/etc. that allows you to quickly view Nikon .NEF (and Canon .CR2) files. Raw Right Away is available in the AppStore for $4.99. Additional information after the break:

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New Petzval 58mm Bokeh Control Art lens for Nikon F mount from Lomography

Lomography are introducing the world’s first Petzval 58mm Bokeh Control Art lens on Kickstarter. The $100,000 funding goal was reached in less than 3 hours. For now the lens is available only on Kickstarter. Shipping is currently planned for December 2015. Lomography already has a Petzval 85mm lens ($599).

Lomography Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art lens for Nikon F mount


  • Focal Length: 58mm
  • Aperture: Waterhouse aperture stops, f/1.9, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16
  • Image Circle: 44mm
  • Field of View: 41 degrees
  • Lens Mounting Profile: Canon EF and Nikon F
  • Electronic Contacts: No
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.6m
  • Focusing Mechanism: Gear rack focusing
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Bokeh Control Levels: 1 (minimum swirl) to 7 (maximum swirl)
  • Premium Russian glass optics
  • Available in brass or black finish for Canon EF and Nikon F mounts

Bokeh demo (click to see GIF animation):

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