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Another alternative solution: how to edit Nikon D810 NEF/RAW files with Capture NX2 (RAW2NEF software)

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A quick update on my previous post - here is another work-around on how to edit Nikon D810 files with Capture NX2: few weeks ago Miguel Bañón contacted me with his new release of the free RAW2NEF software (previously used to convert Leica M9 DNG files to NEF format). He has now added support for the Nikon D810 camera and now you can edit D810 files with Nikon Capture NX 2 version 2.4.6. You can read all the details and download the converter over at his blog.

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How to continue using Capture NX2 with Nikon cameras that are no longer supported (like the D810)

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Update: here is another alternative solution how to edit Nikon D810 NEF/RAW files with Capture NX2 (with the free RAW2NEF software).

With the announcement of the new Capture NX-D, Nikon stopped supporting the previous Capture NX2 version, which means that you will not be able to use the software if you have one of the newest Nikon cameras. Peter Wijn has an alternative solution on how to use Capture NX with newer cameras like the D810:

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Pushing the limits of the Nikon D800 flash sync speed

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Nikon technical specs for the D800 flash sync speed are: up to 1/250 sec, synchronizes with shutter at 1/320s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320s). A reader did some testing and sent me his findings on pushing the D800 flash sync limits - you can basically use the D800 with 1/400 sec flash sync with 90% coverage of the image field:

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The latest patents from Nikon: camera that can be attached to a smart phone, 28mm f/2.8 lens and more

Here are some of the patents Nikon filed in the last few months:

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patent for a camera that can be attached to a smart phone

Nikon flash and viewfinder accessory patent 3 Nikon flash and viewfinder accessory patent 4
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patent for a one-piece external flash hot shoe and viewfinder accessory

Nikon 28mm f:2.8 lens patent
patent for a 28mm f/2.8 lens for unknown sensor size (it's either for Nikon 1 or APS-C)

Nikon 9-135mm f:3.5-5.6 VR lens patent
patent for a 9-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens with VR for Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras (24-365mm equivalent)

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Nikon D750 camera tested at DxOMark: another Nikon sensor in the top 10

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DxOMark published their Nikon D750 test results: the Df is still the low-light king, the D810 still has the best dynamic range. The new D750 camera offers a good balance between price, resolution, low light and dynamic range performance:

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Finally: Nikon Coolpix A camera price dropped to $699

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The price of the Nikon Coolpix A camera (see review) finally dropped in the US as well to $699 at Amazon, Adorama and B&H (the refurbished price is now $599.95). This $400 price drop is for a regular (Nikon US warranty) and not grey market camera.

I expect the Coolpix A model to be discontinued soon. Nikon may announce a replacement in January-February during the CES or CP+ shows.

Another price drop: grey market Nikon D750 camera is now selling for $1,849.99 on eBay, D810 grey market price is down to $2,759.

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The D750 is now part of Nikon’s lens instant rebate program

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The new Nikon D750 is now part of this month's lens instant rebate program, but the only FX lenses you can combine it with are:

  • Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens (100$ off)
  • Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens ($150 off)
  • Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens ($200 off)

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The above lenses can be combined also with the D750 + 24-120mm f/4 lens kit.

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