Monthly Archives: October 2014

How to continue using Capture NX2 with Nikon cameras that are no longer supported (like the D810)

Update: here is another alternative solution how to edit Nikon D810 NEF/RAW files with Capture NX2 (with the free RAW2NEF software). With the announcement of the new Capture NX-D, Nikon stopped supporting the previous Capture NX2 version, which means that you will not be able to use the software if you have one of the […]

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Pushing the limits of the Nikon D800 flash sync speed

Nikon technical specs for the D800 flash sync speed are: up to 1/250 sec, synchronizes with shutter at 1/320s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320s). A reader did some testing and sent me his findings on pushing the D800 flash sync limits – you can basically use the D800 with 1/400 sec […]

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The latest patents from Nikon: camera that can be attached to a smart phone, 28mm f/2.8 lens and more

Here are some of the patents Nikon filed in the last few months:    → patent for a camera that can be attached to a smart phone     → patent for a one-piece external flash hot shoe and viewfinder accessory → patent for a 28mm f/2.8 lens for unknown sensor size (it’s either for […]

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Nikon D750 camera tested at DxOMark: another Nikon sensor in the top 10

DxOMark published their Nikon D750 test results: the Df is still the low-light king, the D810 still has the best dynamic range. The new D750 camera offers a good balance between price, resolution, low light and dynamic range performance:

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Finally: Nikon Coolpix A camera price dropped to $699

The price of the Nikon Coolpix A camera (see review) finally dropped in the US as well to $699 at Amazon, Adorama and B&H (the refurbished price is now $599.95). This $400 price drop is for a regular (Nikon US warranty) and not grey market camera. I expect the Coolpix A model to be discontinued soon. Nikon […]

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The D750 is now part of Nikon’s lens instant rebate program

The new Nikon D750 is now part of this month’s lens instant rebate program, but the only FX lenses you can combine it with are: Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens (100$ off) Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens ($150 off) Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens ($200 off) The above lenses can be combined also […]

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Nikon confirms the 51 AF points in the D750 are narrower compared to the D810

Today DC.Watch published a long interview with the team that developed the D750 DSLR camera. Most of the Google translation is hard to follow, but I came across an interesting Q&A: the 51 points AF system inside the D750 is indeed narrower when compared to the D810. The reason for that is the reduced height of […]

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Weekly Nikon news flash #285

→ Refurbished Nikon Coolpix AW120 underwater camera + Adobe Lightroom 5 bundle for $ 199 and free shipping with coupon code EXPLORE. → Topaz Labs Clarity at currently 25% off until the end of the month with coupon code Octclarity. → Bizarre Nikon Df pricing in the UK: the body only is more expensive than the […]

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