Weekly Nikon news flash #379

Nikon-Coolpix-P900-camera
→ The price of the Nikon P900 dropped to $529 and $499 for refurbished (still $559 at B&H, Adorama also has the refurbished deal).

Nikon-D500-DSLR-camera-inside-guts
Sigma released firmware update for Nikon D500 camera owners that fix inaccurate exposure for the following 4 lenses:

  • Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art – Nikon mount
  • Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary – Nikon mount
  • Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary – Nikon mount
  • Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports – Nikon mount, when attached to TC-1401 or TC-2001 teleconverters

pocketwizard-minitt1-nikon  PocketWizard-FlexTT5-Radio-Slave-for-Nikon-i-TTL-Flash
Beta firmware v.3.818 for Nikon based PocketWizard ControlTL MiniTT1 and PocketWizard FlexTT5 released.

Nikon Coolpix 7900 camera
Firmware update 1.2 for the Nikon Coolpix 7900 camera released (how-to guide).

→ Another video of the capabilities of the Nikon P900 camera.

→ Nikon 400mm f/2.8 FL lens review.

I Spliced Together Two Nikon Lenses to Create a Nifty Fifty Frankenstein

Samyang introduce 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC lens for full frame DSLR cameras

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  • Matt

    I wonder if Sigma will fix the D500 outside-point focusing issues on the 18-35.

  • Shutterbug

    This firmware update has to be a joke! Do they really believe that these Cams are still alive, let alone in use?

    • Max

      You mean for the coolpix 7900? That is ridiculous. I bet not even one owner will even download it.

    • PhilK

      You know, I was about to comment about how impressive it is that Nikon is still doing this for a 10 year old P&S. Why would that be a bad thing? Planned obsolescence sucks.

      I actually bought one of those, back in the day, for the owner of a small commodity-broker client of my IT consulting biz to use to help document the product he was selling. Very nice little camera for its day, for non-photographers.

  • jvm156

    if only the p900 wasn’t intentionally crippled by its lack of raw support

  • scott800

    I know this isn’t a classified ad space, but for any fellow NR people interested in this camera we have one listed on eBay. After an article on fstoppers about old gear we were inspired to move on and sell any equipment we dont use regularly. We bought the P900 for personal project that we never had time for, so it’s probably got <100 shutter clicks, essentially new. Just search eBay for buy it now, its the one sold by Sara. Make an offer and mention NR; we would prefer to sell to a fellow group member where it will actually get some use 🙂

  • Focuspuller

    Just upgraded Pocketwizard firmware to v 3.818 beta, and now my Sekonic L-758DR will not trigger my SB800 Speedlights. Anyone else?

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