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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  • Nikon D7000 price dropped again! Is this for the holidays or are we expecting an newer model soon.

    • I think there will be a new model/replacement in 2013.

      • Michael

        Early 2013?

      • I’m on the D7100 or D400, whichever comes first as long as one of them can do 6 or 7 FPS and features a bump in ISO performance over the D7000. (For my occasional sports shooting)

  • I saw Chasing Ice, well worth the trip to see it. Just to see the amount of work involved involved should inspire or deter many a beginning professional.
    And the rather graphic depiction of the glacial melting shows that time doesn’t stand still and that there is some very valid evidence of climatic chnages going on.

    • peteee363

      while it is a great technological undertaking, global warming is a hoax. it was far warmer in the 1300’s then today, yet no global warming chart seems to get that history listed on thier charts, most start in the 1800’s. the earth is constantly changing, always will, and no amount of taxing us sheep will ever change that. global warming is only meant to tax the money out of us. tell me how creating all of these new carbon taxes will stop the earth from changing?

      • Neopulse

        In the 1300s they didn’t have factories that continually produce CO2 into the atmosphere. I am also a believer in the fact that the planet has cycles of warmth and coolness (also nothing in the universe stays constant), but if you throw in this kind “extra” man-made warmth/pollution then things will get ugly nonetheless.

      • Scynce

        Right? I know! The world is flat too, just look at all the old maps. Has anyone actually gone all the way around the planet? You can’t buy an airplane ticket for that! It’s a hoax just like global warming and the moon landing. Buy Gold for the apocalypse. Woot!

        • desmo

          actually you can buy an airplane ticket for that

          and the world is round

          you can see that from an airplane at altitude

          leave your narrow minded politics out
          its a camera site

  • F200

    Wooohooo!! D500 is here!!!

    • 800mm f/2.8 DX VR

      D5000 perhaps?

    • Missed a 0, should be D5000.

  • Mike

    35 1.8 as a pillow? Pffft. How about a 600 f4?

    • texasjoe

      Haha. That would be a body pillow.

      • Catalin Sandu

        Hell, I want a zoom pillow!

  • Marchellino

    That film will be a great film

  • n11

    Any rumors on the D5 at this point Peter? : P

    • No, there will be a high MP pro body first I think (D4x?)

      • Mike

        How about a D800H? 16mp 8fps D800.

  • Why does the CamRanger link go do a random UK Distribution site – they have their own website at http://www.camranger.com/

    I picked one of these up at PhotoPlus Expo this year, its really nice.
    One of the more exciting features (which I haven’t tested yet) is it
    will let you do automated macro stacking – controlling your lens through
    your iPad or iPhone. It’s a really cool device.

    Full disclosure – I do NOT work for CamRanger, nor am I affiliated in any way. It was my just favorite find at PhotoPlus this year. A little pricey, but well worth it.

    • This is the link that got sent to me by a reader. I updated the post with the correct link.

      • Thanks – Love that you have Disqus now for comments! cheers!

  • Smudger

    Nikon 35mm f/1.8 lens pillow
    Soft; just like the original!!

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