Monthly Archives: May 2012

Using the Nikon D800 with Cambo X2 Pro and medium format lenses

This guest post is by Laurent Thion who shares his experiences using the Nikon D800 with Cambo X2 Pro and medium format lenses (click on images for larger view). D800 is now a great alternative to MF for studio. Nikon propose 3 Tilt and Shift lenses: 24, 45 an 85mm. The electric connection permit to use them at full aperture […]

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June Nikon instant rebates: $100 off the D7000, $200 off the D5100

Nikon’s rebates for June include a $100 instant saving on the Nikon D7000 and $200 off the D5100. This offer ends on June 30th, 2012. Update: the complete list of Nikon rebates can be found here. In the UK there is a new Nikon 1 V1 and J1 £50 cashback promotion valid till August 31st, 2012: BestBuy seems […]

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Adobe Lightroom 4.1 released with Nikon D4 and D800/D800E support

Adobe released Lightroom v4.1 with added support for Nikon D4, D800/D800E and other recently announced cameras. The Mac version is available here. Adobe ACR 7.1 (Windows | Mac) and DNG Converter 7.1 (Windows | Mac) are also now available. New lens profiles were added for the following lenses with F mount:

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New patent indicates the possibility of a Nikon 1 mirrorless lens with f/0.7 aperture

A new Nikon patent (201298706) filed in Japan indicates the possibility to produce Nikon 1 mirrorless lens with f/0.7 aperture. Nikon was able to achieve f/0.7 by optimizing the aperture diameter, the flange back length and image circle. One of the given examples in this patent was for a 32mm f/1.2 lens.

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Nikon releases firmware update 1.01 for D4 and D800, fixes lockup issue

Nikon released new firmware updates for their D4 and D800 full frame DSLR cameras. The major fix for the D800 is the lockup issue, other minor issues were also resolved: Nikon D800 firmware update B1.01: When a still image was captured while viewing existing images in playback mode, the monitor turned off, the memory card access lamp […]

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Weekly Nikon news flash #164

Sign-up for notifications for the new Odin TTL trigger for Nikon. Another look at the Nikon 6mm f/2.8 fisheye lens. $100 mail-in rebates on selected Tamron lenses with Nikon mount. DxO Optics Pro v7.5 now supports the Nikon D800. New Nikon D5100 hack will increase the size of uncompressed NEF (33MB vs. 14-22MB) and JPEG (up to […]

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New/updated Nikon D600 specifications

I have an update to the previously reported Nikon D600 specifications (new/updated specs are on top, marked in bold). I also have two corrections to make – the D600 will have a built-in AF motor and it will not have built-in GPS. There are also rumors that Nikon has invited some European resellers for a meeting in Casablanca […]

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Nikon 28mm f/1.8G lens now shipping

The new Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G lens is now shipping in several European countries and the US. Amazon has already some in stock from third party resellers with a $100 premium.

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