First Nikon D850 books available for pre-order

The first Nikon D850 books are already listed on Amazon:

Check D850 availability: B&H | Adorama | Amazon | BuyDig | WEX | Jessops
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Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD lens to be announced soon

Tamron will soon announce a new 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD full frame lens for Nikon F-mount DSLR cameras (model A035).

Like the new Tamron Facebook page and Tamron Facebook group for additional coverage.

Via Nokishita

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Weekly Nikon news flash #435

I am still without power as a result of hurricane Irma. Coverage in the next few days will be delayed. I hope everyone in the path of the hurricane is safe.

Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 version 2.26.0 released (buy here for $149.95):

  • Added support for the D850.
  • The principal features added with the D850 are as follows:
    • With the exception of some features, the controls on the D850 can now be used during live view.
    • When recording movies to HDMI devices, users can now start and end recording via the Control HDMI External Recordingoption in the Camera menu.
    • Custom Setting g2 (Highlight brightness) in the D850 Custom Settings menu can also now be accessed via the Custom Settings option in the Camera menu.
  • The direction of the shading in the live view highlight display can now be changed using the Highlight display option.
  • Added a Live View item to Preferences.

→ The latest Nikon deals:

Nikon expects India to be among top 5 markets in next 3-4 years.

100th anniversary of Nikon 4th exhibition in Japan: "The world of F-mount NIKKOR".

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Nikon D850 camera review by Francesco Spighi

Nikon D850 camera review by Francesco Spighi (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Google+), click on images for larger view:

Before I begin writing this Nikon D850 Review I would like to thank you Nikon Italy. I’m so lucky you guys chose me to be one of your testers before the official launch of this new camera body.  That said, I want to specify what you’ll see/read here below are my most honest thoughts about the D850. I will not hide any “cons” I might come across in my everyday use of this camera. I’m currently using two D810s, and before of them, I was using D800+D800E camera bodies.  I also tried the D5 and the D750, as well as some Canon cameras and some mirrorless ones from the newest generation, although if I didn’t explore all their potential and features. As I’m probably going to work with this body(es), I’ll try to be as unbiased as possible, sharing my feelings (positive and negative) about the D850. Also, as I’m just a photographer, I’ll focus my attention on the aspects related to my work.


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Nikon D850 DSLR camera teardown update: the 45.7MP CMOS BSI sensor

A quick update on my Nikon D850 DSLR camera teardown post from yesterday - NRC Taiwan sent me a few additional pictures of the Nikon D850 45.7MP CMOS BSI sensor:

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Nikon D850 DSLR camera teardown: more durable design, significant improvements in many areas

NRC Taiwan has done some amazing Nikon lens restoration work in the past. Logically, the first thing they did after they got their Nikon D850 camera was to take it apart and put it back together. They also documented the entire process - see the pictures in this post in order to appreciate the level of engineering involved in making the D850. I will add the detailed translation next, here are the main points:

Update: Additional pictures of the D850 sensor are available here.

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