Tamron doubled the rebates on their SP 45mm f/1.8 and 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lenses

Tamron doubled the rebates on two of their lenses since my last report in early September:

  • Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens is now $200 off: B&HAdorama | Amazon
  • Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens now with a $60 mail-in rebate: B&H | Adorama

See all Tamron lenses for Nikon F-mount with instant savings. Update: the Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI-II LD Asph (IF) AF lens is now $70 off.

Additional informtion on the two Tamron SP lenses:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #438

→ The latest deals on refurbished Nikon cameras (check also AmazonB&HAdoramaeBayCameta CameraBuyDig):

→ First real pictures of the Really Right Stuff plates for the Nikon D850 DSLR camera.

→ Nikon MB-D18 battery grip for the D850 is listed to start shipping in 2-4 weeks on Amazon.

Nikon released firmware update version 1.5 for the Coolpix W100 camera.

→ Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens for Nikon F-mount is back in stock.

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Top 10 NikonRumors posts for September 2017

These are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts for September 2017: Read More »

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Nikon D850 negative digitizer mode

Nikon D850 negative digitizer mode by Richard Haw

Hello, everybody! Here in this blog post, I will show you how to access the Nikon D850’s unique “Negative Digitizer Mode”. Now, I would apologize for the lack of sound on my video because for some reason my iPhone picked up nothing. So I was talking loudly making sure that you will hear what I was saying but once I got to see the video I was disappointed to find that no sound was recorded! This is probably good news for people who dislike my bastardized “Commonwealth English” accent. Again, my sincerest apology! I will make up for this!

I have been digitizing my negatives using DSLRs for some time now. I have been using the Nikon Picture Control so I will get a positive image when I preview my capture on the camera’s LCD. While this works well with monochrome pictures, I wasn’t very happy with this workflow when it comes to C41 process films due to the heavy amber tint and this requires more time and effort to fix in post but I have gotten used to it somehow (unfortunately) by now and Nikon rocked the boat so to speak when they implemented the new Negative Digitizer Mode.

Update - here is the new video:

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The story behind the Nikon D850 doorstop (or how I destroyed a D850 camera in Alaska)

The story behind the Nikon D850 doorstop I posted about yesterday - written by Roy Mangersnes (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram, see also his previous guest posts, click on images for larger view):

First of all, I want to give a shout out to the best photography store in the world. The service found at my local pro store Stavanger Foto cannot be matched by anyone, and the knowledgeable people working there will always make you feel like their most important client. Check out www.stavangerfoto.no and give them a try, they deserve it!

Nikon D850, 24-70mm/2,8, 1/400 sec, f/5,6 at ISO1250 (converted to DNG from NEF and lightly edited in Lightroom)

OK, so now on to my Nikon D850 field test. I was very excited when I first read about the new Nikon D850 and I knew that this camera would be exactly what I had been waiting for. The larger file size is welcomed from a fine art perspective and in combination with a highly improved focus system, fast processors and better ISO capabilities I could easily see myself using this camera also for wildlife. Unfortunately, Nikon has not been able to ship as many cameras as expected in the first batch and I was not able to get my hands on one before departing on a WildPhoto Travel photo tour to Alaska. That is when my local pro store, Stavanger Foto, stepped up and asked me if I would like to take their one and only demo camera with me to test in the field. Obviously, they didn’t have to ask twice and arrangements were made so they would have it back in Norway as soon as I returned from Alaska, as I was traveling on to another assignment in Mexico and they needed the camera in the store.

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The Nikon D850 makes a nice doorstop

The Nikon D850 makes a nice doorstop 🙂

For the full story behind this cameras, please see this post:

The story behind the Nikon D850 doorstop (or how I destroyed a D850 camera in Alaska)

Pictures via Stavangerfoto

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