Weekly Nikon news flash #190

  • The price of the Nikon D7000 body dropped another $100 at Amazon and B&H and the camera now sells for $896.95 (including a free bag, memory card, 2% rewards). The price of the Nikon 1 V1 mirrorless camera kit dropped another $50 and now sells for $849 (just the 10-100mm lens alone costs $750).

  • CamRanger is a "stand-alone device that connects to select Canon or Nikon DLSR cameras with a provided USB cable. It creates an ad-hoc WiFi network that your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch can then connect to. The free CamRanger iOS app then enabled control of the camera. There is no need for a computer or existing Internet connection" (compatible with D5000, D5100, D700, D7000, D600, D800, D3s, D3x and D4).

  • New version of the free digiCamControl software was released (alternative Windows tethered solution for Nikon DSLR cameras).

  • Check out this Nikon 35mm f/1.8 lens pillow ($45).
  • Nikon Short Movie Creator 1.3.1 released.
  • Nikon Wireless Transmitter Utility 1.3.2 released.
  • Nikon Coolpix L810 firmware update 1.1 released.
  • The film "Chasing Ice" is about photo-documenting the disappearing glaciers in Iceland. The team set out 25 Nikon D200 cameras to take photos every hour. At 0:39 of the trailer, you can see the guy pulling out the D200 boxes:

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