Weekly Nikon news flash #308

→ The new Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens for Nikon F mount is now in stock.

→ A new shipment has arrived - B&H started shipping the Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens to existing pre-orders. The lens is still listed as "coming soon".

→ The Korean company Markins announced a new RN-24 ring plate set for the Nikon 200-400mm f/4G ED VR lens.

→ The Lomography Petzval 85mm f/2.2 lens for Nikon F mount is now available also at B&H (see review).

→ The new Amazon Cloud Drive with unlimited storage does support Nikon RAW files (NEF). The unlimited photos plan costs $11.99 per year.

→ The latest Nikon deals (updated weekly):

Nikon Future of Imaging
Nikon published their next "Future of Imaging" article.

Capture One Pro 8.2 ($299) released with support for the D5500 and tether support for the D750 (release notes).

→ Rare eBay Nikon finds:

→ Nikon Coolpix S3600 firmware update ver. 1.1 released.

→ Photo gear Rube Goldberg machine - note how the Canon lens gets the hammer.

→ The mirrorless camera party 2015.

UK filmmaker wins Nikon European Film Festival prize with anti-bullying movie.

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  • Spy Black

    The Mirrorless Party is the best thing I’ve seen in a long time.

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  • dosco

    Nothing like that d4 refub $2.9K deal – that Admin linked few days ago…

  • whisky

    if i’m not mistaken, Markins is a Korean company — not a Japanese company as stated above. given the somewhat vitriolic history between Korea and Japan, it may be construed as insensitive to confuse the two.

    • The address on their website is in Japan

    • FredBear

      Concur, Markins is (or was) a Korean company.
      They have sales and repair in the US, Canada and Korea.
      Japan is listed as a sales outlet only.

  • jstevez

    I started to upload my first folder of D750 NEF files the the Amazon cloud, it takes several minutes just ONE picture, at this pace it will take weeks. My whole library maybe a year. Fail.

    • dosco

      cloud is still a ‘dream’ concept… buy an external hard drive, and save stuff for quick and easy access. Buy at least two, for backup

      • jstevez

        Excellent points; I also keep a backup offsite at my workplace,

    • Get the faster internet 😉 That’s definitely not the Amazon’s problem.

      • jstevez

        Have you tried? I’m not the only one reporting this. By the way; I also tried from work thinking it might be an ATT issue at home but same results. IT IS AN AMAZON ISSUE.

      • Nimloth

        I would imagine a 1 Gbps line (Japan) should suffice, need I need a faster one to get decent upload speed to Amazon? >.>

  • Rick Johnson

    Let’s not forget that the terms of Amazon’s free (or cheap) Photo storage specifically exclude professional photographers. Refer to section 1.2 of their terms of service. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?ie=UTF8&nodeId=201376540

    • dosco

      ha! that ends interest…..

    • Jarret O’Shea

      I don’t read that as “professional photographers can’t use this” so much as “don’t use it as a focal point of your business”–ie, don’t post your albums there and then send the links to your clients. I think you’re still ok to use it as backup, Amazon just doesn’t want you bombarding their servers with traffic when they’re not built for it.

      • Rick Johnson

        If it’s just a front-end to S3, I doubt scaling is a concern. But if I were to throw 10 years and 1TB+ of my digital memories, I imagine I’d attract attention like some of the pros they’re targeting.

        • Rick Battle

          I’ve uploaded over 600GB of RAW files over the past few weeks (and still going). I only use it as an offsite backup to my two local external HDDs. Amazon hasn’t sent me a nasty-gram.

          • Jarret O’Shea

            Same. I think it was around 700GB total, no complaints. And I doubt it’s a front to S3–it’s more likely to be something like Glacier, which is basically only for storage.

      • Nimloth

        They don’t mention academic work, though. I wonder if the ornithologists whom I shared the floor with before at the Uni could use this for their picture backup. There was some grumbling about safely storing “many terabytes of raw-files” some time ago… ^.~

  • Michiel953

    Petzval. There must be a cheap, old, inferior lens with F mount gathering dust somewhere that will achieve a similar result.

    • Spy Black

      No, the particular design dates back to before modern lens designs. It’s pretty bad, actually, it’s particular look has simply become a fad look.

      • Nikon1isAwesome!

        The whole lomography thing is probably just a fad, but fads can be a lot of fun…

  • How Amazon can find out if you are professional photographer?

  • Michiel953

    That’s why I said “old”. Maybe very old. An old Russian uncoated thingy with a cheap adapter should be inadequate enough to give some sort of “fad” look.

  • Espen4u

    Nasim at Photographylife.com has put up his review of the 300 PF.

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