Marco Carmassi (Facebook | 500px) shares his experience and photographs from his trip to Rajasthan:
Two days before I was to begin a trip to Rajasthan I decided to replace my Nikon D800 with the new D810.
With my D800 I had some doubts about the speed of autofocus, because it is one thing to use it in static situations such as a studio or a landscape and another to use it in dynamic conditions such as street photography where the AF accuracy is very important.
My name is Patrick, I'm a blogger and Nikon shooter for several years. The 14-24mm was always one of my favorite lenses but I never found a good and favorable solution to put a filter in front of it. As most of you know, Lee has a solution that works, but is very expensive.
I met Christian from Logodeckel (German for Logo-lens-cap) first when he printed some lens caps with my logo for me. A nice gadget for guys like me At that time I had the idea to use his 3D printer to create a filterholder for the 14-24mm lens that holds a 150 x 150 mm square filter like the one from Haida, Lee or Lensinghouse. I told Christian about the idea ...
Nikon Japan announced a new gold edition of the black Nikon Df DSLR camera. The new model will be available in limited quantities (only 1600 units will be produced) and will start shipping in December, 2014. The price for the body only is ¥313,200 ($2,685), the kit is ¥334,800 ($2,870). There will be also some new accessories for the gold Df: gold edition of the 50mm f/1.8G lens, gold soft shutter release AR-11G and matching AN-DC9G strap.
For the next three days (Friday 12.01 am through Sunday 11.59 pm EST) NikonRumors readers can get $100 off at Adorama for the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art or Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lenses for Nikon mount with coupon code NRSWEEKEND:
This discount code will only work if you make a purchase from the links above. You can also use the coupon code towards more than one item in the cart - for example, you can get both 35mm and 50mm Art lenses for total savings of $200 with the same coupon code:
Few months ago I reported that Nikon will start upgrading their remaining high end tele-lenses with fluorite element (FL). We are already seeing the first signs of this rumor: a new patent got published in Japan today for a Nikkor 600mm f/4 FL lens which will replace the current 600mm f/4G ED VR AF version. As of today, only two Nikon lenses have FL element: the 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR and 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR.
See also this related video on Nikon's FL element:
Nikon and Tamron filed a joint patent application in Japan for a 200-500mm f/4.5-5.6 lens. Nikon has already filed for 200-500mm f/3.5-5.6 and 200-500mm f/4-5.6 patents in the past. Tamron recently released a new SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens, while Nikon has their 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II model.
Nikon also recently filed a patent for a honeycomb sensor with sub-pixels in between - this design should improve the dynamic range:
More Nikon price drops: the Nikon 1 J4 camera with 10-20mm lens is now $200 off, while a two lens kit (10-30mm and 30-110mm) is now $300 off. See all available combos at B&H, Adorama and Amazon.
The waterproof Nikon 1 AW1 mirrorless camera is only $100 off for now - see listings at B&H, Adorama and Amazon (available for $539 refurbished).
The Nikon 1 V3 is not discounted yet.
The Nikon D610 is still $1,696.95, the Coolpix A is $699.
The Nikon instant rebates remain unchanged till November 15th.
The Nikon D750 with the 24-120mm f/4 lens combo is still $600 off.