Monthly Archives: October 2010

Nikon Capture NX 2.2.6 and View NX 2.0.2 should be released soon

The current versions of Capture NX and View NX do not fully support Nikon P7000 and D7000 RAW files. I already mentioned that the Nikon D7000 comes with View NX ver. 2.0.2 in the box, which is not yet available for download (?). Jason Odell (who is a tester for Capture NX2) mentioned on this […]

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Watch out for illegally sold Nikon software product keys

I came across this announcement today during my regular scan of Nikon websites – make sure you purchase your Nikon software at authorized dealers only: It has come to our attention that product keys for Nikon software are being illegally sold and distributed from websites. We have confirmed the illegal sale and/or distribution of product keys […]

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Weekly Nikon related news/links #81

Five Nikon F4 NASA cameras for $100,000 on eBay. Use coupon code OCTOBERSAVE to save $100 at Calumet (it says Nikon D7000 kit ships in 5-12 days). Samyang AE 14 mm f/2,8 ED AS IF UMC lens (F-mount) price and availability. New article on Nikon Imaging about the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens. Sigma 85 mm f/1.4 […]

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Nikon 24-120mm f/4G ED VR vs. Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR hands-on comparison

This is my hands-on comparison between the Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR and Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR lenses. I hope you will find it useful when deciding which one to buy. General The Nikon 24-120mm f/4G ED VR and Nikon 28-300 mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR lenses are considered to be “general walk around lenses”. Standard accessories […]

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The latest Nikon patents from Japan

Those are the latest Nikon patent applications filed in Japan. I would like to remind you again that filing a patent doesn’t necessarily mean that a specific technology will be implemented. The text is machine translated, no direct links are available. Patent application 2010-145882 is for a clever way of implementing bounce flash: “Problem to be solved: To provide an […]

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New Nikon patents (US update)

I will have another update on the latest patent applications from Japan in few hours. First, the latest patent applications filed in the US: US patent application 20100238540 proposes a way of eliminating harmful UV light in the lens in order to protect your eyes (if your sun glasses have UV filter, why not your lens?): “An […]

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Amazon Nikon D7000 kit pre-orders also shipping

Just a quick update: Amazon has started shipping Nikon D7000 kit pre-orders, Adorama is expecting a shipment on Friday (they may get them even earlier).

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And the winner is…

First I would like to thank all participants in the ThinkTank Digital Holster 50 V2.0 giveaway. This time you beat all previous records with 3171 entries. I would like to thank also ThinkTank Photo for sponsoring this giveaway. Because of the large number of entries, I had to come up with a different way of selecting the winner – […]

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