Dpreview: it can cost you over $10,000 to switch to Sony

Dpreview published an interesting article breaking down the cost of switching from Canon to Sony. In most cases, Nikon's pricing is very similar and the same article can easily be applied to switching from Nikon to Sony:

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Firmware update 1.01 for Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera released

Nikon released a new firmware update version 1.01 for the Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera with one single fix:

  • Fixed an issue that prevented additional deletions after multiple shots had been deleted in succession from a single burst of pictures.

The Nikon 1 J5 was announced in April, 2015 and is currently priced from $497 while refurbished versions are selling for $380.

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Nikon is suing ASML and Carl Zeiss over patented semiconductor lithography technology

Nikon is suing ASML and Carl Zeiss for using their chip know-how. ASML is denying that it has infringed any of Nikon’s patents. Zeiss is considering Nikon's legal action unfounded.

Update - ASML also issued a press release on Nikon's lawsuit, here are their main points:

  • ASML believes Nikon’s claims are without merit and will defend itself vigorously
  • This sort of unnecessary patent litigation distracts from driving technology forward for the benefit of chip makers
  • ASML has made repeated efforts to negotiate an extension of its patent cross-license agreement with Nikon
  • Nikon has not engaged seriously with ASML and has instead chosen to commence legal proceedings

Here is the full press release from Nikon:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #415

→ New price drops on two Zeiss lenses for Nikon F-mount:

→ New firmware update released for the Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports lens for Nikon F-mount.

→ Bashert Jewelry has a new collection of sterling silver soft release buttons.

→ Here are two videos of the Nanoblock x Nikon F camera kit that was announced a while back (available for sale on eBay):

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Nikon N1404 camera listed again at the Indonesian Communications Agency Postel

The Nikon N1404 camera was initially registered at the Indonesian Communication Agency Postel back in 2014. The N1404 model most likely corresponds to the existing D750 DSLR camera - see page 2 of the D750 manual:

The interesting part is that the Indonesian Communication Agency Postel has a new listing for the same Nikon N1404 camera dated from yesterday (April 21st):

Could it be that Nikon is planning to make a quick refresh of the D750 by just adding SnapBridge and that's why they are using the old N1404 code name?

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The 7 best Nikon tricks ever

This post is by Steve Perry (www.backcountrygallery.com):

The 7 Best Tricks For Nikon Cameras - Ever!

OK, I’ll concede that maybe I’m just a bit over the top with the title for this one, but hey, I really love these tricks!

You see, over the years, I have uncovered quite a few handy customizations for my Nikons and it seems like whenever I show these to people, the reaction is always the same: They immediately want to know how the heck I did those cool little tricks! Although there are dozens features I like to tweak with my Nikon’s, these seven are always towards the top of the list when a new body arrives.

In the video below, I’ll reveal these little gems, as well as go over exactly how to set them up, step by step (don’t worry, it’s easy).

Also, before we begin, it’s important to note that not all cameras will support everything shown in the video. These tips are not for the D5xxx and D3xxx series, and of limited use in the D7000, D7100, and D6xx series.


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