Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art and Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lenses tested at DxOMark

Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM A lens review DxOMark
DxOMark published their test results of the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F mount ($999):

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How to reset a Nikon DSLR to factory default settings

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Two Button reset

It is possible to quickly reset many of the shooting settings to their default values by simply holding two buttons simultaneously for two seconds (both buttons are marked with a green dot for reference). The buttons used for this reset differ depending on the camera model. The chart below shows the various different positions of the two reset buttons depending on the camera model.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #350

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→ Amateurphotographer: there could be a shortage of Nikon D500 cameras (pre-order options):

Although aimed at ‘advanced enthusiasts and professional photographers’, amateurs may have to wait to get hold of the 20.9-million-pixel camera when 
it goes on sale in March, priced £1,729.99 (body only). ‘Due to the anticipated high demand for this new flagship DX DSLR, we will be prioritising pre-orders placed by Nikon Professional Services members and Nikon Professional Users,’ said Simon Iddon, head of product management at Nikon UK.

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→ Another rare Nikkor 13mm f/5.6 AIS lens for sale on eBay.

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Nikkor 70-200mm f:2.8G ED VR II lens price increase Europe
→ The Nikon lens price increase in Europe is already happening on some models, for example: the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens is now €2,259, was €1,859 few weeks ago.

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→ Wex Photographic in the UK has new Nikon D5/D500 trade-in/trade-up program.

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Nikon D5/D500 weekend reading list

A quick weekend recap of all Nikon D5/D500 posts from this blog and around the Web:

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Nikon D5

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Nikon D500

Nikon D5/D500 coverage from around the Web:

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Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon D800E for $1,969

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A refurbished Nikon D800E camera is now $1,969 with free shipping when you use code RULEOF3RDS (expires 01/18). This is a new low price for the D800E.

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See all refurbished Nikon deals at BuyDig.

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