Monthly Archives: July 2013

Weekly Nikon news flash #223

Youtu Technologies announced the YT21N flash trigger for Nikon that combines infrared and wireless control in one unit. Check eBay for pricing and availability (currently listed at $25). King Albert of Belgium received the Nikkor 80-400mm lens as a gift from the Belgian prime minister.

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Nikon concerned about shrinking compact digital camera market

Nikon published several new articles discussing their future business plan. In a recent Q&A session, Makoto Kimura (President, Member of the Board) raised his concern on the increasing smart phone market share and shrinking compact camera market: For the Imaging Company, it is crucial that we determine how best to adapt our strategies in response to […]

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Nikon patents a camera hand grip strap and two zoom lenses with Diffractive Optical (DO) element inside

Nikon filed a paten 2013-134682t in Japan for a new 3-point camera hand grip strap. Similar products already exists from various manufacturers, including the Nikon AH-4.

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Nikon Distortion Control Data firmware update 1.009 released

Nikon released Distortion Control Data version 1.009 L firmware update for D4, D90, D600, D800, D800E, D3100, D3200, D5000, D5100, D5200, D7000 and D7100 DSLR cameras. The L firmware update provides corrections for lens barrel and pincushion distortions. Firmware download links: Mac | Windows Istallation instructions: Mac | Windows Read more on Distortion Control here.

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Another week, another refurbished Nikon D600 price drop

The price of refurbished Nikon D600 cameras literally drops every week. You can now get the D600 body only for $1,584 with a full 1 year warranty. Update: B&H also dropped the price of the refurbished D600 cameras to $1,584 (with 90 days warranty). Here are some other recent price drops and savings on refurbished Nikon […]

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Alternative/unofficial online Nikon picture control viewer in development

Dmitrij Sosnovsenko is currently developing his own version of an online Nikon picture control viewer that can be found at The software is still in early beta and for now only lets you view styles (custom curve, gamma) directly in a Web browser (IE >=8, Firefox, Chrome, Safari). The plans for the future are […]

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Nikon added three more Nikkors to the list of recommended lenses for the D800E camera

Nikon’s NPS updated the list of lenses that offer excellent resolution with the D800E DSLR camera: New: AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED ($746.95) New: AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR ($2,696.95) New: AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR ($17,896.95) AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED ($1,996.95) AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED ($1,886.95) AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR […]

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Weekly Nikon news flash #222

A quick note: I will be traveling in the next few weeks and will have limited Internet connectivity. Some posts may be published online with a slight delay. The new Metabones adapters for Nikon F-mount lenses are now listed at B&H and are priced between $99-$109. Nikon teams with MRMC for futuristic robot-controlled photography at Wimbledon: The […]

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