Weekly Nikon news flash #172

  • Nikon filed a patent 2012133116 for a 6-24mm f/2-2.8 lens (28-112mm equivalent) that will probably be used for a new Coolpix camera with a 1/1.7 inch sensor.

  • New: Aquatica AD800 housing for the Nikon D800/D800e camera (price: $3,359.00).

  • Only few hours left: 25% off when you rent the Nikon D4 from BorrowLenses - use code "BLDOW" (good until Sunday, July 22nd, at midnight PST).

  • Nikon D3100 kit with a 32GB SD memory card and camera bag on sale for $496.95.
  • Nikon signed a deal to remain The Open Championship patron until 2017.
  • Nikon launched "Nikon Scene" blog in Australia.
  • Capture One Pro 6.4.3 has been released with Nikon D4 and D800/E tethered support (via USB or Wi-Fi/Wt5, liveview is not supported). Capture One Pro allows you also to create a Wi-Fi network and share your pictures live on your iPad or iPhone.

I just received my D4. I was posting on the forum regarding HDR and checked the bracketing options on my new camera. In addition to the bracketing options listed in the D4 tech specs, when I press the BKT button I am able to select +2, -2, +3, -3, 3 or 5 frames at 2.0 EV and 3.0 EV steps between them. I tried it out, and it appears to work. In Aperture priority mode I set up a 3 shot bracketing at 3EV between. The camera gave me shutter speeds of 1/15, 1/160 & 1/1250. with 1/160 being the proper exposure. This feature is not listed in the manual either. I have firmware version A 1.0, B 1.0, & L 1.004. Attached is a photo showing bracketing setup for 5 frames at 3 EV between. Perhaps I missed it, but I don't think anyone has mention this level of exposure bracketing.

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