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New firmware updates for Nikon D90, D7000, D7100, D600, D610 and D4s cameras

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Update: the Nikon Distortion Control Data firmware version 2 can be downloaded here.

Nikon released new firmware updates for the D90, D7000, D7100, D600, D610 and D4s DSLR cameras. Follow the links for additional details:

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Additional Nikon D750 specifications: 51 AF points, 8fps, 91k pixels RGB sensor

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I received this screenshot from a website I will not mention online in order to keep the privacy of the individuals involved. I believe that the person who posted that is very close to Nikon and that he/she is talking about the upcoming D750 camera (there is no other 24MP Nikon camera with 51 AF points). Here are the missing specifications that we did not have before (the text is translated):

Please note that this information is not coming from one of my source - it was found online and could be wrong.

I will open the comment section for guests, but if things get out of control again, I will quickly turn it back off.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #277

Petzval-lens
→ The Lomography Petzval lens for Nikon mount (see review) is now in stock.

Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1 flash for Nikon
→ The new Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1 flash for Nikon cameras is now in stock at B&H and Adorama.

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→ Price check: grey market (imported, no US warranty) Nikon D610 DSLR cameras now sell for around $1,500 on eBay (some listings were as low as $1,400). The Nikon Df is listed for around $2,200.

Rokinon 50mm f:1.2 lens
Rokinon rumored to announce their new 50mm f/1.2 lens on August 26th.

→ Nikon D810 photography essentials featuring Lucas Gilman:

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Backpacking around the world

Pyongyang, North Korea:  Arirang Mass Games

Pyongyang, North Korea: Arirang Mass Games

Fiordland National Park, New Zealand: Milford Sound

Fiordland National Park, New Zealand: Milford Sound

Uyuni, Bolivia: Uyuni Salt Flats at Sunset during wet season

Uyuni, Bolivia: Uyuni Salt Flats at Sunset during wet season

Walter Chang (website | Tumblr | Instagram | Twitter) shares his experience on backpacking around the world for over 2 years and documenting his travels with Nikon equipment (first with D700 and then with D800, click on images for larger view):

Discovering what we call home

I started traveling when I quit my job back in September 2011 with the idea of roaming around South East Asia for three months. What would begin as a short break has eventually turned into two and a half years of traveling around the world in over 50 countries.

The one great thing about capturing my travels is being able to experience a lot of different types of photography. I’ll photograph landscapes on a multi-day trek and have to worry about what to carry in order to keep things as light as possible. Then I’ll dabble in wildlife photography on a safari in Africa, photograph the street life in bustling cities, and grab some starscapes while camping.

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How to tell if a Nikon D810 camera has the thermal issue fix?

Firmware update C1.01

A reader send me a confirmation that Nikon updated the C firmware on his D810 camera to 1.01 in order to fix the thermal issue (white dots) during long exposures:

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Black dot in the tripod socket

Several readers purchased a Nikon D810 from the last B&H shipment (see this post) and confirmed the presence of a black dot in the tripod socket:

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Nikon already sees “signs of recovery” in North America, Asia and China in their Q&A of financial results

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Nikon published their Q&A for the Q1 financial results. For the Imaging Business, Nikon already sees "signs of recovery" in North America, Asia and China. The company's strategy for the next few months will be cost cutting, generating sales by introducing new products (D750, SB-500) and concentrating on promotional activities:

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The latest B&H shipment of Nikon D810 cameras does not have the thermal issue (white dots)

Nikon D810 camera service advisory for thermal issue white dots

The black dot in the tripod socket means that inspection and necessary adjustments have already been made.

After it has been out of stock for a while, B&H just received a new shipment of Nikon D810 DSLRs and they confirmed to me that all cameras in their warehouse already have the fix for the thermal issue (white dots) during long exposures.

I am curious if those "new" cameras will have a different firmware update. If somebody has purchased one, please share the firmware version in the comments section. Thanks!

Update: it seems that the new D810 shipment has firmware update C 1.01 (before the thermal issue fix, the firmware was C 1.00).

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