The Nikon D810: Faster, Smoother, Easier to use.

Added by flashdeadline | June 26, 2014   6:01 AM | TrackBack

D810-CU_125.jpgNikon has announced their D810, calling it a multimedia marvel.
The new DSLR camera comes with an FX-format 36.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and will be available in late July for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $3,299.95 (USD) for the body only.

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New Nikon 1 cameras and accessories plus NIKKOR additions announced

Added by flashdeadline | May 14, 2014   6:30 AM | TrackBack

NIKON-LOGO-SQ-125.jpgNikon has announced new additions to both the Nikon 1 System of interchangeable lens cameras and new professional NIKKOR optics.

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New Nikon flagship unveiled- The D4S

Added by flashdeadline | February 25, 2014   5:47 AM | TrackBack

D4S-THU.jpgNikon's long awaited next generation flagship DSLR has finally come out from behind the secrecy curtain.

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Nikon COOLPIX line expands

Added by flashdeadline | February 11, 2014   10:38 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has announced six new COOLPIX compact cameras. The current slate of COOLPIX offerings now includes more models with Wi-Fi connectivity and GPS technology. 

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Retro Nikon debuts -- Nikonians react

Added by flashdeadline | November 5, 2013   5:11 PM | TrackBack

BLG-THU.jpgNikon's newest Digital Single-Lens Reflex is creating quite a buzz in our forums. The newly announced Nikon Df is an FX (full-frame camera) with 16.2 million effective pixels. It uses a standard 36x24 mm CMOS sensor (36.0 x 23.9 mm).

This may not be the camera you absolutely need -- But for many Nikon enthusiasts with warm memories of the good old days -- it is destined to become the camera they absolutely want.

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Nikon unveils D5300 and new low-light lens

Added by flashdeadline | October 17, 2013   6:52 PM | TrackBack

D5300-THU.jpgNikon's DSLR inventory now adds the 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor D5300 -- Nikon’s first DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS.

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Nikon announces newest FX-format camera

Added by flashdeadline | October 8, 2013   11:02 AM | TrackBack

D610_THU_110.jpgThe new Nikon D610 FX-format camera features a continuous quiet mode, allowing you to shoot sequence shots with a minimum of mirror-slap noise. It should be available in late October with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1999.95 USD for the body only.

Our members are discussing the new camera right now.

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Fixing a Hazy Photograph

Added by Ronny89 | October 7, 2013   11:13 AM | TrackBack

fixing_a_hazy_photograph_cover.pngIt's always a challenge to overcome when you take photographs and they come out hazy. Do you remove, and spare another precious moment that might not be captured? Well, it's always worth another shot - no pun intended - but don't delete that photograph. Read how fellow Nikonian, Mike Hagen makes things crisp and clear. So grab that cup of joe and have a nice read :)

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Nikon 1 cameras gain underwater brother

Added by flashdeadline | September 19, 2013   8:02 PM | TrackBack

Nikon-1-AW1_thu.jpgNikon has announced the Nikon 1 AW1, the world’s first waterproof and shockproof interchangeable lens camera. This version allows for underwater photograph by snorkeling and scuba enthusiasts.

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Streaming Uncompressed HDMI Video from your Nikon D800

Added by Ronny89 | April 17, 2013   10:07 AM | TrackBack

Uncompressed video stands to hold a significant higher quality compared to compressed, allowing even resolution up scaling.

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Nikon announces new factory

Added by flashdeadline | March 26, 2013   9:21 PM | TrackBack

NIKON-LOGO_125.jpgNikon's worldwide site has announced plans to shift some current Thailand camera production work 800 kilometers (500 miles) northeast to neighboring Laos in the Savannakhet Province

Nikon's press release says the establishment of a new factory in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos) is designed to reinforce its digital SLR camera manufacturing organization and reduce costs.

The factory will have 800 employees and will be 99.9% owned by Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Operations are scheduled to commence in October 2013.

The new factory in Laos will be preparing components to be used in final production of digital SLR cameras in the Ayutthaya Province of Thailand.

Nikon Corporation President Makoto Kimura said in an interview last year that the Thailand facilities had fully recovered from the October 2011 floods.

Our members are discussing the news in the English Café

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UK and Ireland members: Nikon cashback

Added by flashdeadline | March 14, 2013   5:03 PM | TrackBack

UKspringcash_200.jpgNikon UK has launched its spring cashback promotion offering up to £150 cashback. The cashback promotion includes the Nikon D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200, D7000 and D600 from 14th March – 31st May (inclusive).

The promotion will run from 14th March – 31st May 2013 and all claims must be received by the 30th June 2013 in order to qualify.

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Nikon ViewNX2 upgrade released

Added by flashdeadline | March 12, 2013   11:15 PM | TrackBack

ViewNX2_150.jpgNikon has released version 2.7.4 for their Nikon ViewNX2 image browsing and editing software.
This version addresses correct lens naming for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens. It also includes updates for images captured with a Nikon 1-series camera (and the FT-1 mount adapter) and movies recorded using a digital-SLR camera.

The Macintosh version resolves an issue that prevented images saved in JPEG format with Capture NX 2 Ver. 2.3.0 or 2.3.1 from opening in ViewNX 2. Both the Windows and Macintosh versions add support for the Nikon D7100.

Check Nikon's support page for more information and download instructions.

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Nikon boosts COOLPIX line

Added by flashdeadline | March 5, 2013   2:24 PM | TrackBack

New-coolpx.jpgNikon has announced three new additions to the COOLPIX line of cameras, the Nikon Nikon COOLPIX A, COOLPIX P330, and Nikon COOLPIX S3500.

• The Nikon COOLPIX A is the first COOLPIX camera to incorporate a DX-format sensor for capturing high quality images and videos with point-and-shoot convenience. It will be available this month for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $1099.95 (USD) and will be offered in Black and Silver.

• The Nikon COOLPIX P330 is an advanced performance compact camera that delivers beautiful imagery, even in low light conditions. It will also be available in this month for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $379.95 (USD) and will be offered in Black and White.

• The Nikon COOLPIX S3500 is an affordable yet stylish option for those who want a convenient and versatile camera that is compact enough for travel without sacrificing performance. It will be available this month for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $139.95 (USD) and will be available in five colors: Silver, Red, Purple, Orange and Decorative Pink.

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NEW 80-400mm VR Nikkor Lens

Added by jrp | March 5, 2013   9:38 AM | TrackBack

new-80-400mm.pngThe long-awaited upgrade for the venerable 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens was announced today. Nikon's new AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR FX-format telephoto zoom will be available in early April 2013 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $2,699.95 (USD).

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London-based Nikon training announced

Added by flashdeadline | March 4, 2013   2:50 AM | TrackBack

NIKON-LOGO_125.jpgNikon's United Kingdom website has announced the Nikon School; a new venue for photography training that aims to educate and inspire photographers.

The school is located at the new Nikon Centre of Excellence, in the heart of central London and is scheduled to be open and running courses starting in early April.

Training courses will run during the week from Tuesday - Friday and, for the first time, Nikon will also be offering courses on Saturdays. Details are available at the Nikon UK Training homepage.

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Nikon adds D7100 to top of DX line

Added by flashdeadline | February 21, 2013   5:04 AM | TrackBack

NIKON-LOGO_125.jpg Nikon has announced the new flagship of their DX-format HD-SLR lineup.
The D7100 features a 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and fast shooting (up to 7 frames per second in 1.3 crop mode). From the back you'll be able to work with your images on a 3.2 inch (8cm) high resolution LCD monitor.

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Nikon announces COOLPIX expansion and 2 new FX-format lenses

Added by flashdeadline | January 29, 2013   6:40 PM | TrackBack

NIKON-LOGO_125.jpgThe Nikon COOLPX line has added seven new models. These cameras cover long zoom requirements, GPS and Wi-Fi enhancements, rugged harsh outdoor environments, and even modest budget needs.
The Nikkor FX-format lens category has also expanded, with a hefty 800mm fixed focal length lens and an 18-35mm wide-angle zoom designed for Nikon's ultra-high-pixel-count D-SLR cameras.

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Nikon unveils new gear at CES

Added by flashdeadline | January 8, 2013   5:47 PM | TrackBack

CES-2013_Logo_V2.jpgNikon is showcasing its full line of imaging solutions including new products at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas starting today (Jan 8th).
Highlights at the Nikon Booth (#8643) in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center include the new Nikon D5200 D-SLR, and new Nikon 1 duo of cameras, the Nikon 1 J3 and Nikon 1 S1.

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Nikon announces new DX-format camera: Nikon D5200

Added by flashdeadline | November 6, 2012   8:17 PM | TrackBack

NIKON-LOGO_125.jpgNikon Tokyo has announced the new DX-format Nikon D5200, featuring 24.1-million pixels, 39-point AF system and a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor.
While rated as an entry level camera, the D5200 features enhancements rivaling some of Nikon's top models.
According to Nikon's Press Release, the image processing engine is equivalent to the EXPEED 3 built into high-end Nikon D4, D800, D800E, and D600 digital SLR cameras for superior resolution, and image quality with very little noise at high sensitivities.

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Nikon unveils Nikon 1 V2, New Gen 70-200mm VR lens and new Speedlight

Added by flashdeadline | October 24, 2012   9:07 AM | TrackBack

NIKON-LOGO_125.jpgNikon has announced the newest addition to the Nikon 1 System, the Nikon 1 V2.
The Nikon 1 system will also have a new speedlight in January, designed for connection to the Nikon 1 V2 i-TTL hot shoe.
Nikon also announced the new AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR telephoto zoom lens, featuring five stops of VR image stabilization.

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Nikon announces D600 FX-format DSLR

Added by flashdeadline | September 13, 2012   6:11 AM | TrackBack

D600_Nikon_110.jpgNikon's newest FX-format camera has been unveiled.
The Nikon D600 features a full frame 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor alongside an EXPEED 3 image processing engine that allows for outstanding low-light ability and sharpness.
The new camera will be available on September 18, 2012 for a manufacturer's suggested retail price (SRP) of $2,099.95 (USD) for body only or $2,699.95 kitted with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens.

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Nikon announces three new COOLPIX cameras

Added by flashdeadline | August 22, 2012   6:29 AM | TrackBack

NIKON-LOGO_125.jpgEasy on the budget and heavy on features, Nikon’s latest COOLPIX cameras include Wi-Fi connectivity, long-reaching zooms with vibration reduction (VR) and touchscreen operation.
The three new cameras range in price from $179.95 USD to $499.95 USD (suggested retail) and one of them will be an interesting link for social networking enthusiasts familiar with the Android operating system.

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New Firmware Version 1.10 for Nikon CX Lenses

Added by covey22 | August 21, 2012   3:47 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has released Version 1.10 firmware for the 10-30mm and 30-110mm CX lenses. The update allows Nikon J2 cameras to be shut off by collapsing the lenses to their carry position.

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Nikon J2, 11-27mm CX Lens and WP-N1 Housing Announced

Added by covey22 | August 9, 2012   3:17 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has announced an update to the popular J1 mirrorless camera - the Nikon J2. The latest arrival update the rear LCD screen to 921k dots resolution and adds a scene mode setting to the dial for making photos appear as panoramas, miniatures, soft color, backlighting and more. The new camera lists at USD549.99 starting cost with a kit lens.

A new CX kit lens was also announced - an 11-27mm f3.5-5.6 (MSRP USD190). Notably, this is without VR. The J2 will continue to be sold with the 10-30 and/or 30-110 kit options, with the latest addition sold separately.

Finally, an underwater housing, WP-N1, rated to 131m/430f, will accomodate either the J1 or J2 and the CX 10-30mm. The case lists for USD750 and is compatible with the Sea & Sea YS-D1 underwater flash.

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Firmware Update 1.2 for Nikon J1 and V1

Added by covey22 | August 8, 2012   2:53 PM | TrackBack

Updated: Nikon USA links now available.

Nikon has released version 1.2 firmware for both the J1 and V1 mirrorless cameras. Improvements include a fix to the "low shutter speed" threshold in Still Image Mode, Auto White Balance enhancements, exposure fixes when using the optional SB-N5 Speedlight at certain ISO ranges and error messages encountered during interval shooting and power-on using the lens barrel switch.

Nikon Europe Links:
Nikon J1 Firmware 1.2
Nikon V1 Firmware 1.2

Nikon USA Links:
J1 Firmware 1.2
V1 Firmware 1.2

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Nikon D4 Digital SLR - The Nikonians Review

Added by covey22 | April 20, 2012   8:26 PM | TrackBack

Nikonians Team Member Martin Turner takes the flagship D4 for a spin -

"...with an optical rating by DxO labs above almost every Hasselblad ever built, top ISO in excess of 200,000 and essentially noise-free at 25,600, this may well be the last camera you will ever need to buy."

Get the full review after the jump.

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Nikon wins three TIPA awards

Added by hrbaan | April 16, 2012   4:39 PM | TrackBack

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) just announced the winners of their annual awards. Each year TIPA chooses the best products of the last twelve months in 40 photography related categories.

This year Canon is the big winner with 6 awards: Best Professional DSLR (Canon EOS-1D X), Best Video SLR (Canon EOS 5D Mark III), Best Professional Videocamera (Canon EOS C300), Best Expert Compact Camera (Powershot G1 X), Best Professional DSLR Lens (Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM fish-eye), and Best Multi-functional Photo Printer (Canon Pixma MG8250).

Nikon and Fujifilm both won three Awards. Nikon for Best Expert DSLR (Nikon D800), Best Entry Level DSLR (Nikon D5100), and Best Professional Flash System (Nikon SB-910). Fujifilm won the awards for Best Professional Compact System Camera (Fujifilm X-Pro 1), Best Superzoom Camera (Fujifilm X-S1), and Best Photo Service (Fujifilm Fotoservice Pro).

For a complete list of this years winners, please see the TIPA website.

Posted by Nikonians Academy Europe Head Instructor Hayo Baan. More photography news, reviews & tips, can be found at Hayo Baan's Photography Blog.

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Nikon announces new 36.3 megapixel D800 & D800E

Added by flashdeadline | February 7, 2012   6:23 AM | Comment | TrackBack

logo_nikon.gifNikon's long rumored megapixel abundant full frame DSLR has come out of hiding. Our members are going through the features and specs just released and weighing in with their reactions.

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Lion OS-X Update Now Supports Nikon Series 1

Added by covey22 | February 3, 2012   2:43 PM | TrackBack

Apple has released an update to the Lion Operating System that reads the new Nikon Series 1 camera RAW files.

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Nikon Refreshes Coolpix Line for 2012

Added by covey22 | February 1, 2012   2:36 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has refreshed the Coolpix digital compact camera line for 2012. Many of imager sensors got a boost to 16MP and Nikon has continued down a safe but predictable route by reiterating the best features of previous models. Notable entries include:

P510 - the updated flagship superzoom features an enormous 24-1000mm zoom (42x), a 5 frames per second burst shooting rate and integrated GPS to keep track of where your photos were taken.

P310 - heavily based upon the previous P300, the new model retains the fast f1.8 (at wide) 24-100mm zoom range, a new 16MP CCD sensor and full 1080 video with stereo support.

S9300 - the upper end travel camera has a 25-450mm zoom range and a collapsible lens design for convenient pocketability.

Other models in the refresh include the S4300, S3300, S30, L810 and the L26. More details can be found at Nikon USA's Coolpix site.

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New Nikon D4 vs. D3s - what's new?

Added by pkuzmin | January 19, 2012   8:43 PM | TrackBack Nikon-D4.jpg

King is dead, long live the king! Actually it won't be that long, because life cycle of the cameras are shorter and shorter, but still... The D3 came to the market in august 2007 which might seems as a long time ago, but it's gone through the facelift in October 2009, and re-name itself to D3s, so in fact the current version had lived only for 2 years. Than there was D3X announced in December 2008 with double mega pixel count, but slower shutter aimed to the market where resolution is a Holy Bible and speed is forbidden. Brothers had lived happily together, until now...


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Nikon unveils new FX format flagship and new lens

Added by flashdeadline | January 6, 2012   5:44 AM | TrackBack

logo_nikon.gifNikon has announced their newest new FX-format camera and a medium format telephoto lens.

The Nikon D4 and AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lens announcement comes just in time for the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week.

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Nikon SB-910 Speedlight: Pre-order at Berger Brothers

Added by covey22 | December 6, 2011   9:49 PM | TrackBack

Just in time for the holidays, our corporate sponsor Berger Brothers is offering exclusive pre-orders on the flagship replacement Nikon SB-910 Speedlight. All Nikonians members can take advantage of this special offer, so why wait? Join now and get exclusive access to this deal and other great advantages!

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"The Nikonians" iPad App Updated

Added by covey22 | December 5, 2011   3:02 PM | TrackBack

"The Nikonian" eZine app for the iPad has been updated to Version 1.1. You'll get access to our exclusive newsletters, packed full of equipment reviews, great photos from our ANPAT trip, updates of our Academy classes, and of course, exclusive Nikonians offers! Grab the app now!

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PocketWizard ControlTL Promotion for Nikon Users

Added by covey22 | November 4, 2011   3:35 PM | TrackBack

PocketWizard is offering a USD25 rebate in the US only for their innovative MiniTT1 and Flex TT5 Wireless Flash Triggering Systems for Nikon. The mail-in rebate runs through 30-November-2011. Visit Nikonians Rewards to claim your rebate today!

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Halloween Costume Idea: Be a Nikon DSLR!

Added by covey22 | October 31, 2011   2:53 PM | TrackBack

Happy Halloween to all our Nikonians members! If you're stuck for costume ideas - take some inspiration from Tyler Card; he built a working Nikon D3 outfit that take photos, has a working flash and and a rear LCD! (Courtesy of Popular Photography)

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Nikon announces new system beginning with two models

Added by flashdeadline | September 21, 2011   7:37 AM | TrackBack

J-1_95.jpgIt’s been more than 60 years since a Nikon Camera first carried the designation “1” and now we have two more. Nikon announced on September 21 the first in a series of cameras featuring the new 1 NIKKOR lens system.

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Rumors seems to come true!

Added by hendric | September 20, 2011   9:29 AM | TrackBack At September 8th we already did mention that several rumors about a Nikon mirror-less camera are sneaking around. Since this morning it seems to become even more true. In Germany the Nikonians team did spot a new website showing up a countdown.

imcoming.jpg This countdown is set to finish on September 21st at 1pm EST (6pm CET). We can´t confirm that this is an official website. So stay tuned for more updates being posted in our blog.
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COOLPIX line adds six — including new All-Weather series

Added by flashdeadline | August 24, 2011   7:30 AM | TrackBack

logo_nikon.gifNikon has introduced six new COOLPIX digital cameras with two standing out from the crowd.

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AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G sparks Nikonians interest

Added by flashdeadline | July 25, 2011   6:49 PM | Comment | TrackBack

logo_nikon.gifThe recent announcement of a new DX lens from Nikon has sparked a range of opions and and conclusions in one of our Master Your Lenses forums. They range all the way from "useless" to a show of faith by Nikon in the DX format.

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Nikon Ending D3 Buffer Upgrades

Added by covey22 | June 20, 2011   4:51 PM | Comment | TrackBack

Nikon has announced an end-date for offering the buffer upgrade for the D3 DSLR. The buffer upgrade enhances the performance of the camera by increasing the number of photos it can temporarily store before having to stop and write them out to the memory card. The buffer upgrade will only be available until July 20th 2011, so if you've been holding off on this update, get it now while you can!

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Nikon D90...Going...Going...

Added by covey22 | June 15, 2011   3:22 AM | TrackBack

...Almost Gone!

One of Nikon's best-selling camera models, the D90, has been discontinued, replaced by the newer D7000. This model is prized for having set many new standards within the DSLR family, low weight, excellent noise characteristics, superb image quality, all at a very reasonable price. B&H Photo Video still has a few units left, so grab them while you can!

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Nikon Launches Patent Lawsuit against Sigma

Added by covey22 | May 26, 2011   2:03 PM | Comment | TrackBack

In a brief statement on Wednesday, Nikon filed a lawsuit against Sigma Corporation, maker of third-party lenses, over infringements regarding "interchangeable lenses with vibration reduction for single-reflex cameras." Per industry reports, the suit is worth approximately USD154 million.

Editorial Comments: This could be the beginning of the end for the various "gentlemen's agreements" that have characterized Japanese manufacturing for decades. Any infighting between makers about infringements and technology sharing are traditionally settled internally and privately. This could also mean the price of Sigma lenses with Optical Stabilization may become more volatile until the lawsuit and terms are settled.

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Unbelievable Savings from Nikonians Sponsors!

Added by covey22 | May 19, 2011   4:07 AM | TrackBack

Our Director of Good Deals for You has arranged for some unbelievable savings on some of the hottest photography hardware and software, and they're exclusive to Nikonians members only!

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Roberts Imaging: Three Hot Nikon Lenses in Stock Now!

Added by covey22 | May 11, 2011   8:20 PM | Comment | TrackBack

Roberts Imaging has three hot Nikon VR lenses available now! Due to the crisis affecting the Japanese electronics industry, it could be a while before you see these lenses in plentiful stock; they're the latest versions in the most popular of focal length ranges, so get yours now while you can!

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CaptureOne Enhances Tethered Shooting Options

Added by covey22 | May 4, 2011   4:30 PM | TrackBack

PhaseOne's CaptureOne suite has been enhanced for compatibility with tethered shooting using Nikon DSLRs. The D7000 and preliminary support for the D100 is now available. And our own Martin Turner has a full review on the CaptureOne Version 6 package.

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Nikon Image Authentication System Hacked

Added by covey22 | April 28, 2011   3:19 PM | TrackBack

Russian security research firm Elcomsoft has reputedly hacked Nikon's Image Authentication system. Specific Nikon digital cameras write a special key or code to each photo they take. With a special software and hardware solution from Nikon, users can confirm if the photo has been altered since capture.

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Nikon 50mm f1.8 AF-S Officially Announced

Added by covey22 | April 27, 2011   2:16 PM | TrackBack

After an April 13th mis-step, Nikon officially announces their refresh of the classic 50mm f1.8, now with Silent Wave motor and an Aspherlcal element. The new lens will be available on June 16th, 2011 at the MSRP of USD219.95.

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Nikon Capture NX2 Updated to 2.2.7

Added by covey22 | April 19, 2011   4:50 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has released the 2.2.7 update to Capture NX2.

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Roberts Now Accepting Pre-Orders for Nikon D5100

Added by covey22 | April 15, 2011   3:02 PM | TrackBack

Our corporate partner Roberts Camera is now accepting pre-orders for the newly announced Nikon D5100 Digital SLR. The USD 899.97 camera kit comes with the versatile 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AFS VR. A USD 799.97 body-only kit is also available.

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Leaked: Nikon 50mm f1.8 G Silent Wave

Added by covey22 | April 13, 2011   5:53 PM | Comment | TrackBack

Update 1: Looks like it was an accidental publication - both the Japan and USA sites have pulled the page.

With a lack of suprising fanfare, Nikon has announced a new 50mm f1.8 G AF-S lens, which replaces the hard-working AF 50mm f1.8D.

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Nikon announces Nikon D5100 and ME-1 microphone

Added by flashdeadline | April 5, 2011   6:28 AM | TrackBack

logo_nikon.gifTwo years ago we marveled at the new Nikon D5000- - and now the D5100 emerges as a worthy successor. Nikon has announced not only a more versatile version, but also a much needed accessory as we explore the possibility of handling a shooting challenge that allows us to take the still shots, shoot high definition video with autofocus abilities plus add quality sound. And the good news is-- the price is seriously competitive!

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Nikon Production Restart and Additional Aid

Added by covey22 | April 1, 2011   3:45 PM | TrackBack

Good news - Nikon has announced the restart of production among the impacted Sendai manufacturing plants, although levels will be hampered by the lack of consistent electricity and the unknown factors of component supply.

Last week, Nikon also provided it's expertise to the recovery efforts by donating a thousand compact digital cameras and flash cards (models unspecified) as well as two hundred binoculars. Those optical items will be used to document damage and aid in finding survivors.

Ed. Note: Gambaro, Nihon. (Hang in there Japan)

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Nikon Issues Updated Notice on Operations in Japan

Added by covey22 | March 22, 2011   5:45 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has published an additional notice on the state of manufacturing operations in Japan. Unfortunately, they report at least one employee fatality and several missing from the Sendai plants. In addition, one of their manufacturing factories appears to be heavily damaged. The statement did not indicate when a potential return to normal operations could be expected.

Editorial note: Several business news sources have indicated Nikon is exploring moving part of their camera lens manufacturing to Malaysia. A firm called Notion VTEC Berhed currently supplies Nikon with cam barrel parts and is the likely candidate for a facility relocation.

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Nikon Notice on Northern Japan Earthquake

Added by covey22 | March 14, 2011   1:16 PM | Comment | TrackBack

Nikon has posted an official comment on the state of their operations in Japan. As many Nikonians are aware, the town of Sendai closest to the earthquake is the home of Nikon's professional camera manufacturing factory, outputting models such as the D3 and the D700. For now, operations are shut down, and unfortunately some employees are reported to have been injured. Nikon has also committed 100M Yen (approx. 122MM USD) to the Japanese Red Cross Society in support of relief efforts in the country.

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Coolpix P7000 Firmware Update Version 1.1

Added by covey22 | December 14, 2010   4:11 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has released Firmware Version 1.1 update for the flagship Coolpix P7000 camera. (Nikon UK Europe for now - Windows and Macintosh)

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Nikon Acknowledges Hot-Pixels Issue with D7000

Added by covey22 | December 3, 2010   3:55 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has acknowledged the existence of the hot-pixels issue on the D7000 and promises a fix shortly. (Translation via TruPhotos)

"The issue of visible hot pixels appearing in videos taken in low light with the D7000 was brought to our attention from a handful of our customers. Although this issue will not cause problems from a practical standpoint, in order to achieve a greater level of customer satisfaction, we have decided to offer a firmware update to reduce such occurrences.

Details will be announced at a later date.

For any enquiries, please contact the Nikon Customer Support Centre.

We look forward to your continued patronage.”

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Nikon D7000 DigiTutor Site is Up

Added by covey22 | October 13, 2010   4:23 PM | TrackBack

For our members looking to get a head start on operating the latest DSLR arrival, Nikon has now put up the D7000 Digitutor site for your perusal. Enjoy!

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Nikon P90 Firmware Updated to 1.1

Added by covey22 | September 29, 2010   4:36 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has released the first firmware update for the Coolpix P90 compact camera.

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Nikon unveils new DSLR, two lenses and a Speedlight

Added by flashdeadline | September 15, 2010   2:29 PM | Comment | TrackBack

D7000_110.jpgJust in time for the Photokina (starting next week in Cologne, Germany) Nikon has two new lenses, a Speedlight and a brand new DSLR to whet the appetites of Nikon enthusiasts.

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Fall Harvest of Nikon Coolpixes: P7000, S80 and S8100

Added by covey22 | September 8, 2010   5:25 PM | TrackBack

Just in time for the Fall Season, Nikon has announced several new Coolpixes; the flagship P7000 with a 28-200mm zoom reach, the enhanced S8100 with back-lit CMOS sensor and the slim-line OLED S80 compact.

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Nikon Updates Capture to Version 2.2.5

Added by covey22 | August 24, 2010   7:52 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has released an update to Capture NX2 bringing it to Version 2.2.5.

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Nikon announces new D-SLR and four new NIKKOR lenses

Added by flashdeadline | August 19, 2010   6:45 PM | Comment | TrackBack

D3100-Front.jpgOne full month ahead of the world's largest imaging exhibition (Photokina 2010) Nikon has announced a brand new Digital SLR and four new lenses.

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Nikon Lens Trifecta: AF-S 85mm f1.4 G, AF-S 24-120mm f4 VR, AF-S 28-300mm ED VR

Added by covey22 | August 19, 2010   4:20 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has announced a trio of lenses that update old classics and bring new capabilities to full-frame (FX) cameras: the AF-S 85mm f1.4 G, the AF-S 24-120mm f4 G ED VR and the AF-S 28-300mm f3.5-5.6 G ED VR.

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Nikon Announces D3100 DSLR and AF-S 55-300mm ED VR

Added by covey22 | August 19, 2010   3:27 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has announced the latest update to their DSLR line, the D3100 and a matching 5x telephoto zoom, the AF-S DX 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 ED VR.

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Nikon ViewNX 2 Released

Added by covey22 | August 17, 2010   5:36 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has released ViewNX 2, an upgrade of their free browsing and editing utility. The program offers enhancements to select editing functions, a revised UI and closer integration to the my Picturetown photo service.

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New Coolpix S5100 and S1100PJ Cameras

Added by covey22 | August 17, 2010   5:22 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has announced two new Coolpix models - the 12MP S5100 equipped with a 28-140mm lens and featuring EXPEED C2 processing engine which promises excellent image quality at higher ISOs, lens-shift VR and optimization for handheld-night time and natural fill-flash shooting. The 14MP S1100PJ expands on the unique merging of a digital compact camera and a powerful projector. The new model features 40% brighter projection power, a 3-inch LCD touch panel and can double as a personal computer projector when not being used as a still camera.

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Tamron Releases 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di VC USD Telephoto Zoom

Added by covey22 | August 14, 2010   10:50 PM | TrackBack

Tamron has released their new 70-300mm f4-5.6 telephoto zoom. This new version is equipped with Vibration Compensation, featuring a four-stop advantage in hand-holding. Premiering as well is Tamron's coreless motor implementation, called Ultrasonic Silent Drive, which delivers fast and quiet focusing. LD and XLD elements in the optical formula prevent chromatic aberration and provide greater contrast and sharpness. The lens is available now in NIkon mount with a street price of USD449, making it very competitive to Nikon's own 70-300 VR. We'll have a review of this lens up soon.

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Nikon Posts Possible Light Leak Notice on 24-70mm f2.8 AFS

Added by covey22 | July 21, 2010   2:55 PM | TrackBack

Nikon USA confirmed today through a notice that a potential light-leak issue could occur with their flagship mid-zoom 24-70mm f2.8 AFS G.

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Nikon announces new Nikkor 200-400 VR Zoom lens

Added by flashdeadline | April 27, 2010   7:49 AM | TrackBack

AF-S_NIKKOR_200-400mm_f4G_ED_VR_II_100.jpgSports and wildlife photographers looking for the latest Nikon Glass to stuff in their kits will soon have a new addition from Nikon to weigh.
"Weigh" is used with more than one meaning in this case. The new AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II lens weighs in at 7.4 lbs (3.4 kg), and it will retail for $6999.95 (USD), or at the current exchange rate, 5254.82 Euros.

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New firmware for Coolpix cameras

Added by joef | April 7, 2010   2:59 PM

logo_nikon.gifNikon has new versions of the firmware for its Coolpix S640 and S4000 available.

In rare cases, images that were taken with the digital zoom of the S640 were not correctly saved. That was resolved.

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Design Awards for Nikon cameras

Added by joef | April 1, 2010   2:01 PM

Logo_reddot.jpgNikon has announced that they have received reddot design awards for their COOLPIX S1000pj and the D5000 cameras.

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Nikon Image Authentication Updated to Version 1.1.1

Added by covey22 | March 17, 2010   1:05 PM | Comment | TrackBack

Nikon has updated their Image Authentication software package to version 1.1.1; the most notable change is full compatibility with Windows 7 versions and 64-bit variants of the Vista operating system. Image authentication allows verification and non-repudiation of images captured on certain Nikon DSLRs and absolute determination if they had been edited in any way. The update can be found here. (Nikon USA Support)

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Nikon D3S firmware update 1.01

Added by covey22 | February 9, 2010   2:40 PM | Comment | TrackBack

Nikon has released firmware update 1.01 for the D3S digital SLR. Notable fixes include inadvertent movie playback stalls and memory card "CHA" errors.

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New Wide Nikkor Lenses: 16-35mm f/4 VR and 24mm f/1.4

Added by covey22 | February 9, 2010   2:11 PM | Comment | TrackBack

new-lensthmb_88.jpgTwo highly anticipated FX-format lenses were officially confirmed by Nikon today; bringing VR to a popular zoom range and updating a wide-angle classic.

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Nikon Updates Coolpix Line with Seven New Models

Added by covey22 | February 3, 2010   2:05 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has updated the Coolpix product line with seven new models spanning the Performance, Life and Style classes, including a superzoom with a new CMOS backlit sensor and the slimmest in-class 10x pocket camera.

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Nikon Responds to "Rough" 70-200mm f2.8 VRII Internals

Added by covey22 | January 21, 2010   8:24 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has posted an official response to customer inquiries about a "rough textured" internal element visible from the front of the lens.

The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens features a component in the lens design which may appear to have surface irregularities or a rough texture when viewed through the front lens element. This rough surface appears in a very small confined area within the lens barrel and is caused by air holes remaining in the metal portion of the lens during component construction. Due to the magnifying effect of the front element this rough surface will appear greatly enlarged when viewed through the front of the lens.

This component’s function is to reduce and remove internal reflections and this textured surface will have no effect on the lenses performance or operation. Nikon would like to assure customers that the lenses optical performance remains unchanged and that this component will not release any dust or particles into the lens itself.

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Nikon Software Update RoundUp

Added by covey22 | January 21, 2010   3:11 AM | TrackBack

Nikon released a round of updates in January, some long anticipated.

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Nikon D3 Firmware 2.02 Released

Added by covey22 | January 6, 2010   3:05 PM | Comment | TrackBack

Nikon has made available a new firmware version for the D3 Digital SLR. Version 2.02 (Windows & Mac) include improvements to Auto White Balance and closer integration of camera functions when using an off-board GPS system. Cautions are noted for users of Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.7.0 - some features of the program will be unavailable when used with D3 cameras using the new firmware. Nikon promises to address this in Control Pro 2.7.1 to be released at a later date. (links are to Nikon UK)

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Nikon D3S in Orbit

Added by covey22 | December 21, 2009   8:56 PM | TrackBack

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced today that the Nikon D3S digital SLR and the Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8 optics will be used to photographically document missions and activities aboard the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS).

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Two Useful Lens Tools from Nikon

Added by covey22 | December 10, 2009   5:12 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has made available two very useful tools for shooters looking for guidance on their next lens acquisition - a graphical chart of all the current lens lineups and a simulator tool showing the effective field-of-view of a particular lens or focal length.

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Nikon boosts FX-Format lens arsenal

Added by flashdeadline | December 10, 2009   7:07 AM | TrackBack

Sports and wildlife shooters using Nikon's FX-format D3-series and D700 digital-SLR cameras will soon be looking for extra space in their camera bags and some extra cash in their budgets.
Nikon today announced the release of the new AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II telephoto lens and the new AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III.

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Nikon Delivers Windows 7 Compatibility for Capture NX

Added by covey22 | November 29, 2009   7:31 PM | TrackBack

As a holiday gift, Nikon has delivered Windows 7 compatibility for Capture NX2 and Capture Control Pro 2 users. Mac users were not left in the cold, as Capture NX 2.2.3 also supports Mac OS 10.5.8 and Control Pro 2.7.0 works with OS 10.5.8 and 10.6.1 (links to Nikon USA downloads).

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Shoot yourself -- win a Nikon and $100K

Added by flashdeadline | November 18, 2009   6:50 PM | TrackBack

Your_Day_80.jpgWell, you don't really have to shoot yourself literally. All you need to do is submit a video of 140 seconds or less with the theme "Your Day" and you can win.

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Carl Zeiss Announces Semi-Pro Lens Line for Nikon

Added by covey22 | November 16, 2009   9:06 PM | TrackBack

Carl Zeiss has announced a line of lenses for "the semi-professional" market. Labelled ZF.2, this family of manual-focus lenses will mount and meter with Nikon F-Mount 35mm camera bodies.

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Nikon Film Festival - 100K for 140 seconds!

Added by covey22 | November 14, 2009   6:05 PM | TrackBack

Now who wouldn't want to get paid big bucks for 140 seconds of work? The Nikon Film Festival celebrates outstanding media created using the latest hybrid cameras like the D300s, D90, D5000 and the D3s flagship. The winning video will garner USD100K (the audience favorite gets a consolation USD25K), but you've only got until 15-December, so get your best clips together and mind the time limit!

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Nikon Inks Deal with WiLAN

Added by covey22 | October 29, 2009   7:18 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has signed a licensing agreement with WiLAN Inc., thereby gaining access to an extensive portfolio of wireless technology. WiLAN boasts an impressive collection of patented inventions and counts Cisco, Panasonic, Samsung and RIM among it's current licensees. The terms of the agreement are confidential, but it's no secret that the deal will result in some form of improved and embedded wireless functions making their way into the camera maker's next generation of digital imaging devices.

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Nikonians News Flash #132

Added by flashdeadline | October 19, 2009   6:33 AM | TrackBack

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This week Ray passes along the latest photographic news pertaining to Nikon:
—It's here! Nikon's Steve Heiner tells us about the new Nikon D3s
—Nikon's new DX-format 85mm VR micro lens coming in December
—Cliff Mautner tests the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
—New products from Adobe and onOne Software add wireless phone features

Download Nikonians News Flash #132 (NPC-NF-2009-10-18.mp3; 5:56; 5.43MB; MP3 format)

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Nikon D3S Sample Photos Now Available

Added by covey22 | October 15, 2009   2:24 PM | Comment | TrackBack

Nikon has made additional full-size sample photos from the new D3S flagship DSLR available for scrutiny. See the samples here.

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Nikon unveils D3s and new 85mm DX format medium micro lens

Added by flashdeadline | October 14, 2009   6:31 AM | TrackBack

Nikon-D3s_78.jpgNikon has announced their new Nikon D3S, which adds astronomical ISO sensitivity and a host of other features to the already established FX-format D3 — and a new medium telephoto; the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR lens.

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Nikon Photo Unit Beats Estimates for First Half of 2009

Added by covey22 | September 28, 2009   4:37 PM | TrackBack

Nikon's photo unit appears to be going against the tide of the global economic downturn. Despite being labelled as an "underperforming" share following the pessimistic August forecast, Nikon's latest sales figures out are reportedly "better than our estimate for the first half and the second half [of 2009]," according to a recent interview with Imaging Unit president Makoto Kimura. (via Bloomberg News)

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50-million Nikkors have been produced

Added by flashdeadline | September 13, 2009   6:00 PM | TrackBack

50Mil-Nikkor.jpgThe recently celebrated 75th Anniversary of the Nikkor lens brand can now add another huge number to their impressive list of milestones.
Nikon Corporation President Michio Kariya has announced that as of August 2009 total production of NIKKOR lenses has reached fifty million.

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Nikon D300s Now Available At Roberts Imaging

Added by covey22 | August 30, 2009   3:16 PM | TrackBack

Roberts Imaging now has the new Nikon D300s (body only) in stock, available for delivery. Customers get free shipping for orders over USD300.

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Adobe Plug-Ins Support D300s and D3000

Added by covey22 | August 23, 2009   5:19 PM | TrackBack

Adobe has provided interim support for the Nikon D300s and the Nikon 3000 in the form of release candidate plug-ins for Camera Raw 5.5 and DNG Converter 5.5. Download the RCs here.

Editor's note: Release Candidate status means these plug-ins are interim and are not yet fully production supported.

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Nikon D3X Takes Top Awards at EISA 2009

Added by covey22 | August 17, 2009   4:03 PM | TrackBack

The Nikon D3X has taken the top award as the 2009-2010 Professional Camera of the Year according to the prestigious European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). Following the camera's previous win at TIPA for best D-SLR in the Professional Category, this latest honor reinforces the ground-breaking innovation and features of Nikon's flagship model. Congratulations to Nikon!

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D5000 Advisory Redux: Twice is not Nice; Affected Camera Pool Grows

Added by covey22 | August 14, 2009   4:03 PM | Comment | TrackBack

In a potential double-whammy, many Nikon D5000 cameras are subject again to "additional and enhanced procedures," despite having just completed the first round of repairs as noted in the July advisory.

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Nikon Photo Contest International 2008-2009 Announcement of Winners

Added by covey22 | August 13, 2009   4:28 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has announced the winners of the 2009 International Photo Contest. This year's theme, "At The Heart of the Image," drew over 51,000 entries from 153 countries and regions. See the stunning main category winners in Nikon's press release.

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View NX 1.40 Updated with Nikon D300s, D3000 Support

Added by covey22 | August 6, 2009   5:05 PM | Comment | TrackBack

Nikon has updated the View NX utility to support the newly announced D300s, D3000 and the latest Coolpix models including the camera/projector S1000PJ.

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Nikon D300s Video In Action with Ami Vitale

Added by covey22 | August 4, 2009   3:19 PM | TrackBack

In the latest issue of Nikon World, renknowned photo-journalist Ami Vitale explores the power and flexibility of the new Nikon D300S' video capabilities.

When Nikon asked her to check out the new camera and see how video would fit with the way she works, she was enthusiastic. "I think multi-media is the direction we're all moving," Ami says. "It's another way to tell stories, and for me it's absolutely essential."

See the compelling video, stunning still images and accompanying text on the Nikon World website.

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Nikon introduces four new COOLPIX cameras

Added by flashdeadline | August 4, 2009   9:25 AM | TrackBack

S1000pj_90.jpgThe Nikon COOLPIX camera lineup now includes four new models, with one featuring the world’s first built-in projector.

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Nikonians Exclusive: Epson PhotoViewers Allow Tethered Shooting

Added by covey22 | July 31, 2009   4:43 PM | TrackBack

P-7000_90.jpgIn a Nikonians exclusive tip, we have learned that Epson will update their popular P6000 and P7000 viewers to allow tethered shooting from select Nikon and Canon digital SLR cameras.

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Nikon unveils two new cameras, two new lenses

Added by flashdeadline | July 30, 2009   8:01 AM | TrackBack

D3000_85.jpgNikon has announced an enhanced version of the popular Nikon D300 and a new beginner's-oriented Nikon D3000 to its digital single lens reflex line-up. Nikon's lens inventory has also grown, with the introduction of two new vibration reduction (VR) zoom lenses. One of those lenses will look very familiar...

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Nikon D5000 Service Advisory

Added by covey22 | July 16, 2009   4:07 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has issued a service advisory for the D5000 digital SLR camera. Some components related to the power controls have been identified as faulty and may prevent proper operation.

UPDATED - Nikon has provided an applet page where you can enter your camera's Serial Number to see if it is affected.

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Cosina Announces micro4/3rds Adapter for F Mount Lenses

Added by covey22 | July 14, 2009   5:24 PM | TrackBack

In a clever move designed to capture the photographer market seeking the ultimate carry-around camera, Cosina (makers of the Voightlander rangefinder) announced a Voightlander lens adapter that will let manual focus Pentax K and Nikon F lenses mount on MicroFour-Thirds cameras.

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50th Anniversary of a Revolution

Added by jrp | July 3, 2009   6:26 PM | TrackBack

Nikon_F_150x150px.jpg It was back in 1959 that a new camera came to market, revolutionizing the photographic industry and transferring forever the epicenter of the photographic marketplace from Germany to Japan. The Nikon F, by Nippon Kogaku K. K.

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Nikon Teams Up with Fujitsu for Camera Firmware

Added by covey22 | July 2, 2009   3:28 PM | TrackBack

Nikon announced today that it will collaborate with Fujitsu Broad Solution and Consulting Inc. to form Nikon Imaging Systems Inc. The new venture is solely intended to create firmware for Nikon digital cameras.

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Nikon Rechargeable Batteries for Coolpix L100

Added by covey22 | June 9, 2009   3:23 PM | TrackBack

Responding to "consumer demand," Nikon has updated the firmware for the popular Coolpix L100 camera to support rechargeable lithium batteries.

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Service Advisory: Nikon CL-L2 Lens Case for 200-400 VR

Added by covey22 | May 26, 2009   9:31 PM | TrackBack

An urgent service advisory has been released by Nikon regarding the CL-L2 lens case, which is standard issue for the super telephoto 200-400mm VR AFS. Certain batches of the case may fail completely, causing the lens to fall out unexpectedly and be damaged. Nikon will replace qualifying cases free of charge.

The relevant passage of the e-mail advisory is as follows:


This issue does not apply to CL-L2 Semi-soft cases with a "T" (in one of 2 variations) imprinted on the bottom of the case. These products meet Nikon quality and durability standards, and replacement is not needed.

To obtain a replacement CL-L2 Semi-soft case:
If you own a CL-L2 Semi-soft case affected by this issue (without a "T" imprinted on the bottom of the case), please follow the return information available from our website at: http://www.nikonusa.com/cl-l2 or contact the Nikon Customer Relations Department toll-free at 800-645-6687. Calls will be received Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6am-4pm, PDT.

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Adobe ACR v.5.4 RC with D5000 Support

Added by covey22 | May 26, 2009   12:41 AM | TrackBack

Adobe has let a Release Candidate for Camera Raw out the door. The beta version 5.4 is likely due to pressure for supporting a number of popular camera models, including the Nikon D5000, Canon EOS 500D, Olympus E-450/E-620 and the Sigma DP-2 digital rangefinder.

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Nikon Takes Top Camera Awards for TIPA 2009

Added by covey22 | May 26, 2009   12:32 AM | TrackBack

Congratulations are in order for Nikon - our favorite camera maker won the "Best Professional Digital SLR" award for the high-end, rugged D3x and the "Best Advanced Digital SLR" for the popular D90 model.

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Nikon: Building a Better Battery Meter

Added by covey22 | April 30, 2009   2:12 AM | TrackBack

Nikon has filed for a battery meter patent that changes the game in terms of estimating battery life and efficiency - instead of just measuring shots taken over the life of the charge, the camera will actually report back what different functions were being conducted. The patent reads "different operating modes," presumably meaning actions as zooming in and out (in a compact digital), Menu and LCD use, card formatting, etc. It then presumably applies values to those actions and applies it against the expected battery life to give a more accurate estimation of remaining power.

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Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.5 Now Available

Added by covey22 | April 29, 2009   6:25 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has updated their remote camera control suite to Version 2.5. Changes include:

  • Support for the new D5000 digital SLR
  • No backwards compatibility for OSX 10.3.9
  • Fixes to AutoDX Crop settings and File Transfer behavior

The update is available on Nikon's Knowledgebase Portal for Windows and Macintosh.

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Nikon D5000 Available Starting April 27th

Added by covey22 | April 25, 2009   1:31 AM | TrackBack

As noted on several major retailer sites, the newly announced Nikon D5000 will be available for purchase starting Monday, April 27th.

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Nikon D40 and D40X Firmware Updates

Added by covey22 | April 17, 2009   1:47 AM | Comment | TrackBack

Nikon updates the firmware for the popular D40 and D40X digital SLRs to improve compatibility with the EN-EL9a battery, thereby increasing the theoretical number of shots per battery charge. (link to Nikon USA firmware page).

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Nikonians Nikon D5000 Users Group is now active

Added by flashdeadline | April 15, 2009   5:41 PM | TrackBack

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Active may be an understatement, -- the new D5000 Users Group is heating up with quick observations on the relative placement of this new DSLR in the overall Nikon line-up. Check it out.

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Nikon unveils new D5000 DSLR and new DX-wide angle lens

Added by flashdeadline | April 14, 2009   7:11 AM | Comment | TrackBack

D5000_75.jpgNikonians who expected to see the new Nikon D5000 unveiled at the recent PMA in Las Vegas can now relax. The D5000, featuring a swiveling LCD monitor and taking its place as the second Nikon with High Definition movie modes has been announced.

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Capture NX2 Version 2.2 Now Available

Added by covey22 | April 1, 2009   3:43 PM | TrackBack

As reported earlier here, Capture NX 2 Version 2.2 with Coolpix P6000 NRW support is now available for download (Nikon USA links).

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Capture 2.2 Coming in April, Supports NRW

Added by covey22 | March 28, 2009   12:43 PM | TrackBack

Nikon will be offering Capture 2.2 as a free upgrade to current 2.x users in April. The new version's features and system specifications are available for perusal. Most notably, Coolpix P6000 NRW support is included, likely in response to earlier feedback from owner communities.

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ViewNX with P6000 RAW Support Posted

Added by covey22 | March 26, 2009   2:16 PM | TrackBack

Nikon posted updates this week to the ViewNX and TransferNX utilities. Notably, ViewNX (Windows and Mac) 1.3 now supports Coolpix P6000 RAW (.NRW) files and TransferNX (Windows and Mac) 1.4 adds some features for users of the Picturetown photo site.


(Editor's note: the links above are to Nikon's UK & Ireland website. As of the publication of this article, Nikon USA has still not posted the latest versions to the KnowledgeBase)

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Nikon Coolpix 6000: The LetsGoDigital Review

Added by covey22 | March 23, 2009   12:19 PM | TrackBack

Our colleagues at LetsGoDigital have completed their review of the current flagship Coolpix camera, the P6000, and the results are mixed. Overall, the camera has some significant advantages over over models, but the lack of RAW workflow really impacts the shot-to-shot performance times.

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Nikon eXtreme Concept Coolpix

Added by covey22 | March 12, 2009   6:41 PM | TrackBack

Images of a very sleek and futuristic concept Coolpix camera are floating around on the Internet, made by designer Camillo Vanacore. No specifications are currently available and it's unclear if the concept is even endorsed by Nikon, but the curvy and cutting-edge design is certainly compelling. (via Behance Network).

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Nikon Coolpix P6000 Firmware 1.2

Added by covey22 | March 9, 2009   2:21 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has updated the firmware for the popular P6000 Coolpix digital compact camera. Version 1.2 (Windows and Mac) addresses JPEG corruption and enhances power consumption among other fixes.

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Nikon launches weekly tips and info online video series

Added by flashdeadline | February 26, 2009   1:29 PM | TrackBack

Congratulations and best wishes to Nikonians Silver member Scott Kelby (skelby01) on the launch of Nikon DTOWN today. Scott and co-host Matt Kloskowski will be presenting the 10-12 minute videos every Thursday.

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Nikon NAS-L1 Microscope Attachment for DSLR

Added by covey22 | February 5, 2009   5:04 AM | TrackBack

Nikon has announced the Fabre Photo EX portable microscope designed for field or industrial inspection use; it has viewing elements but can also mount the NAS-L1 mounting ring to take photos using a DX or FX sensor camera body. An additional FSB-U1 kit will allow similar attachment of certain Coolpix models. The microscope and both attachments will be released on February 20th, 2009. (via TechOn Japan)

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New Wave of Coolpix Cameras Arrives

Added by covey22 | February 3, 2009   3:33 PM | TrackBack

The pre-show annoucement rounds of PMA 2009 have begun, and Nikon has rolled out their latest refresh wave of eight Coolpix Cameras.

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Nikon D700 Hacked To Shoot Video

Added by covey22 | January 28, 2009   3:10 PM | TrackBack

A photography enthusiast has supposedly managed to get a Nikon D700 to emulate it's D90 sibling's ability to shoot video clips through use of the Nikon official Software Development Kit. The not so good news - it's less than 480p in resolution and will require the camera remain tethered to a PC.

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New Firmware Updates for Nikon D3 and Nikon D700

Added by covey22 | January 20, 2009   5:48 PM | TrackBack

The first firmware fixes of the new year have arrived: the flagship Nikon D3 gets updated to 2.01, notably with fixes for compatibility with the GP-1 geotagging unit and image quality concerns when using Long Exposure Noise Reduction. The D700 gets it's first update to 1.01 with changes to Focus Tracking behavior and fixes to the MB-D10 battery pack.

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Nikon D3X Leads DxOMark Rankings

Added by covey22 | January 15, 2009   8:24 PM | TrackBack

DxO Labs has completed a review of the Nikon D3X and declared it leader of the pack for image quality according to their comprehensive DxOMark rating system.

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New Year, New Surprises - Thom Hogan's D3X Review

Added by covey22 | January 13, 2009   4:32 PM | TrackBack

Thom weighs in on the flagship Nikon D3X and his bottom-line may surprise some:

Should You Get a D3x? Well, Nikon's not going to like my answer this time around. My answer is "no, most of you shouldn't."

Discuss this article in our Nikon D3 and D3X forum.

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Nikon UK Price Hike Sheet

Added by covey22 | January 13, 2009   3:55 PM | TrackBack

UK Nikonians enjoyed an all too-brief period of time where equipment was cheaper to buy locally than abroad thanks mostly to the weaker dollar, but the good times have come to an end. Nikon UK, citing currency volatilities, has released their price hike sheet. Notable among them is a nearly ten percent jump on the flagship D3X. (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)

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Imaging Resource: D3X Test Shots

Added by covey22 | December 21, 2008   3:40 AM | TrackBack

For Nikonians with visions of D3X cameras dancing in their heads, our colleagues at Imaging Resource have more content for you: initial test shots with the latest high-megapixel full-frame DSLR. See their samples page to view the Multi-target, Still Life and Viewfinder accuracy frames.

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"Hervorragend" -- Just one more word describing the Nikon D3x

Added by flashdeadline | December 2, 2008   11:16 AM | TrackBack

Thanks to the usual leaks and some clever marketing, the unveiling of Nikon's newest, and most feature-packed (and expensive) digital single-lens-reflex (DSLR), the Nikon D3x left little to the imagination beyond an actual test drive. D3x launch events were set up around the world and in Switzerland our Nikonian team of Hendric Schneider (Hendric) and Holger Wahl (holger) were invited for see the new Nikon "monster" for themselves. In German, the one word they heard the most was "Hervorragend" (rough translation: somewhere between outstanding and awesome)....

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Nikon D3x preview

Added by bgs | December 1, 2008   12:29 PM | TrackBack

Our Nikon D3x preview is now available. You find this and other of our Nikon reviews and previews at www.nikonians.org/nikon

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The Veil Slips: Nikon D3X 24MP Outed in Nikon Pro Mag

Added by covey22 | November 30, 2008   3:20 AM | TrackBack

The veil finally slipped this week as several UK subscribers to this month's Nikon Pro magazine found an article about the long-speculated replacement to Nikon's FX full-frame camera and alerted us about it.

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Nikon SB-900 Speedlight Firmware Update

Added by covey22 | November 19, 2008   6:32 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has released update 5.02 for the SB-900 Flagship Speedlight. The fixes include:

  • Improved continuous shooting performance that previously resulted in overexposure
  • Fixed mode persistence problems with TTL-A use on CLS/iTTL equipped bodies

Nikon D3 and D300 owners need to make note of the caveats that they should have the latest firmware loaded on their camera bodies before using an SB-900 equipped with this version update. The Speedlight firmware is available for Mac and Windows (NikonUSA Support Site).

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NIkon D90: The Thom Hogan Review

Added by covey22 | November 16, 2008   2:55 AM | TrackBack

Thom weighs in on the long-awaited enthusiast replacement DSLR, the Nikon D90. While the still camera functions are a clear improvement over the few flaws of the D80, the HD video function is a long way from displacing current camcorder offerings.

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Nikon Breaks Into Interactive Media with the UP Headset

Added by covey22 | October 8, 2008   12:27 AM | TrackBack

Nikon has entered the Interactive Media market with their Media UP headset. A combination A/V media player that fits on your head - it can play videos and music, display images and connect wirelessly through the Internet. Nikonians seeking this latest breakthrough in personal entertainment will have to make the trek to Japan though. The unit will be sold exclusively through NIkon's dedicated store.

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Nikon D700: The Thom Hogan Review

Added by covey22 | October 2, 2008   3:57 AM | Comment | TrackBack

Thom renders judgment on Nikon's newest FX sensor camera and finds his closest match to his film days.

I've now had the chance to shoot with the D300, D700, and D3 on extended trips. Which would I pick? Well, it's looking like the D700, as that's the way my Ready Kit is packed. For the first time in a long time I'm close to where I was when I was shooting film.
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Nikon and HP Create Fine-Art Repro System

Added by covey22 | September 25, 2008   7:53 PM | TrackBack

Nikon and Hewlett-Packard have joined forces to create a fine-art reproduction system featuring the full-frame sensor D3 digital SLR, StudioPrint RIP software and the DesignJet Z3200 photo printer. The venture aims to put a capture-to-print system for that is superior in workflow and efficiency to large-format DFA offerings. (via WebWire)

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Nikons Figure In Toronto Crime Reduction

Added by covey22 | September 25, 2008   7:37 PM | TrackBack

The Canadian city of Toronto is using Nikons to combat crime, but not in the way one would usually expect. Instead of preventing crime by active photography, the metropolitan police department is offering Nikons as trade-ins for it's upcoming gun amnesty campaign. Unwanted or obsolete weapons will be picked up by the authorities and those turning in the guns will get a Nikon Coolpix camera plus photo lessons for free. The trade-in packages are being sponsored by Henry's Camera, a prominent national store chain. (via Toronto Globe & Mail)

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Long Overdue - the Nikon 50mm f1.4 Silent Wave Lens

Added by covey22 | September 22, 2008   3:32 PM | TrackBack

On the eve of Photokina, Nikon revealed one more gift to the faithful - the long-awaited 50mm f1.4 G lens with Silent Wave motor. This prime will beautifully match up to the new FX sensor D3 and D700, giving the classic "normal" perspective of 35mm SLRs, while providing a fast, short "tele" for DX body owners. Nikon has tweaked the optical formula and applied the Super Integrated Coatings on the elements. Not so hot: the price. This is one of the lenses D40 and D60 shooters have been clamoring for, but the USD440 MSRP may give a lot of owners pause if they're looking for bang-for-the-buck.

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Nikon Updates Software Suites for D90, Coolpix P6000

Added by covey22 | September 17, 2008   8:39 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has updated both Capture Control Pro and Capture NX2 with support for the D90's RAW images. Also receiving a refresh is Nikon Transfer, with both D90 and P6000 support. All versions can be downloaded in full and updater binaries. (Nikon USA site)

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Nikon unveils their first Movie Shooting DSLR

Added by flashdeadline | August 27, 2008   8:26 AM | TrackBack

Nikonians in our D70/D80/D90 Users Group will soon be sharing their thoughts on the new Nikon D90, announced today.

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Nikon Coolpix P6000 with RAW and GPS

Added by bgs | August 8, 2008   10:56 AM | TrackBack

At last the rumours have been validated: The new Nikon Coolpix P6000 with integrated GPS and RAW format is out. Good for us who have been thinking Canon G9 is the only way to go.

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Nikon and Microsoft in Contest Brouhaha

Added by covey22 | August 1, 2008   8:49 PM | TrackBack

Nikon has apparently withdrawn sponsor support for Microsoft's Iconic Britain photo contest due to the software manufacturer's lack of diligence in supporting copyrights of the submitted images.

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J.D. Power and Associates: Nikon, Canon DSLRs Rank Highest

Added by covey22 | August 1, 2008   7:54 PM | TrackBack

The 2008 Digital Camera Usage and Satisfaction Study by the prestigious consumer rating firm J.D. Power and Associates finds Nikon and Canon in a tie for the highest rankings in customer satisfaction for the digital SLR camera category. Specifically, the Nikon D series was noted for performing "particularly well in ease of operation, performance, and appearance and styling." Congratulations to Nikon!

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Nikon Sets Up Shop in Moscow

Added by covey22 | July 31, 2008   3:53 PM | TrackBack

Good news for our members in the Russian Federation - Nikon has established a sales unit in Moscow aimed at strengthening digital imaging sales. Nikon (Russia) LLC was capitalized at just under USD2M and has a staff of thirty employees. (via Japan Corporate News)

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Nikon Updates Codec for D700

Added by covey22 | July 28, 2008   2:34 PM

Nikon has updated the Windows codec (coder/decoder) to include D700 generated files. Codecs allow native viewing of NEF files without having to use any programs such as ViewNX or CaptureNX.

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Nikon Coolpix P80: The LetsGoDigital Review

Added by covey22 | July 20, 2008   4:10 AM

Our colleagues at LetsGoDigital take the newest Nikon compact megazoom for a spin around Barcelona.

The Nikon Coolpix P80 has stirred up some mixed feelings inside of me. It is a camera that seems to have everything going for it and seems remarkably interesting. Besides that, it is the new Megazoom camera of the Nikon brand continuing the successful Coolpix 8xxx series. However, it just doesn't hit the spot.

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Nikon Optional Picture Control Sets Updated

Added by covey22 | July 17, 2008   4:25 PM

For our members who were not previously aware - Nikon has made Picture Control sets available for free download since the inception of the new feature in View NX. The latest update is a set of Landscape controls.

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Nikon D3: The Thom Hogan Review

Added by covey22 | July 17, 2008   4:04 PM

Thom reviews Nikon's current flagship DSLR - the D3 and finds it to be pretty much everything it's touted to be; a high-performance camera that will deliver in the right hands. And he hints that the D700 is NOT the last word in Nikon's lineup change this year.

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D700 Extreme Weather Photos

Added by covey22 | July 9, 2008   4:19 AM

Extreme weather photographer Jim Reed field-tested the Nikon D700 in the months prior to launch, and came back with an amazing collection of images from the 2008 storm season in the Mid-West United States.

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Nikon D700 Preview

Added by bgs | July 3, 2008   12:38 PM

The latest Nikon DSLR camera, the Nikon D700 has now been shortly reviewed by the Nikonians. The Nikon D700 digital SLR is a full frame (FX Sensor) camera and is expected to be sold in July. Also, do not miss out our Nikon D700 User Group where discussions around this new Digital SLR camera takes place. Read the Nikon D700 review

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Nikon Updates D3 and D300 Firmware

Added by covey22 | July 2, 2008   2:44 PM

Hot on the heels of the D700 announcement, Nikon pays homage to it's installed userbase of DSLR owners by releasing new firmware updates for the popular D3 and D300.

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Nikon introduces 2nd Full Frame DSLR, new Speedlight and 2 new PC lenses

Added by flashdeadline | July 1, 2008   7:32 AM

Nikon Corporation today released details on their new FX-format D700, the high-powered SB-900 Speedlight and two new Perspective Control lenses.

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Capture NX2 Now Available for Sale

Added by covey22 | June 20, 2008   5:59 PM

Capture NX2, the latest iteration of Nikon's premier RAW editing software, is now available for sale in boxed copy and download (registration key) versions. Previously, only trial versions were available via Nikon's Digital Knowledge Base portal.

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Inside Nikon's Scene Recognition System

Added by covey22 | May 27, 2008   7:29 PM

Nikonians wishing to know more about the ground-breaking Scene Recognition System (SRS), first introduced in the Nikon D3 and D300 Digital SLRs, will want to read this interview with designer Hiroshi Takeuchi.

"Until now, we have been improving AE, AF, and AWB technologies independently, but when these technologies matured, there was no technology capable of linking them. The Scene Recognition System is thus a core technology that links the superior aspects of these three technologies.
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Nikon Engineering at its finest

Added by bgs | May 26, 2008   2:58 PM

Nikon Engineering has long traditions of producing the best technology there is. Check out this Nikon Imaging article featuring team lead Mr. Hiroshi Takeuchi, responsible for the development of the Scene Recognition System incorporated in the Nikon D3 and D300 to learn more about the technology.

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Nikon D3 Lands 2008 Grand Prix Award

Added by covey22 | May 21, 2008   9:02 PM

More kudos for the Nikon D3; hot on the heels of the TIPA awards, Japan Press Club has named the full-frame Digital SLR their choice as Camera of the the Year in the 2008 Camera Grand Prix. Nikon beat out over 170 competitors to land the distinguished rating.

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Picture-In-Picture Viewfinder for Nikon?

Added by covey22 | May 15, 2008   3:21 PM

Nikon has filed for a patent that allows a "picture-in-picture" viewfinder - in the diagrams with the filing, the viewfinder would be able to show a digital wide-angle view using a CCD or CMOS with the center section showing the actual view based on the current focal length in use. Like many patents, this may or may not ever come to fruition, but it's certainly an appealing concept to sports and action shooters. (Via Gizmodo)

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Revised Nikon D3 Version 1.11 Firmware

Added by covey22 | May 1, 2008   3:42 PM

Nikon has released the revised D3 firmware that addresses corruption generated by Version 1.10. The version 1.11 release is available for Windows and Macintosh platforms (Nikon USA links).

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Nikon Tops 2008 TIPA Awards

Added by covey22 | April 25, 2008   6:33 PM

Congratulations are in order for Nikon in topping two of the most coveted slots in the Technical Image Press Association's (TIPA) 2008 Awards.

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Nikon Confirms new D3 Firmware V1.10 Corrupted

Added by covey22 | April 18, 2008   6:31 PM

Nikon USA confirms that the recent D3 Firmware v1.10 release is corrupting photos.

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Your Portrait From Space

Added by covey22 | April 17, 2008   6:32 PM

Richard Garriott, famous maker of the computer game Ultima, is shedding his online identity as Lord British and becomes a portrait shooter from space with the help of a Nikon D3 digital SLR.

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Nikon D3 Firmware Update Version 1.10

Added by covey22 | April 15, 2008   6:48 PM

Nikon has released their first firmware update for the flagship D3 digital SLR.

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Nikon Jazzes Up My Picturetown Service

Added by covey22 | April 14, 2008   3:27 PM

Nikon has announced a series of enhancements to My Picturetown, the proprietary photo-sharing site that accompanied the D40 marketing campaign.

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New Flagship Coolpix P80

Added by covey22 | April 10, 2008   2:41 PM

Nikon's latest addition to the Coolpix line packs a 10MP punch with an 18x optical reach. The Coolpix P80 harkens back to the days of the CP5700 with it's styling, but there's nothing retro at all about this camera.

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Nikon D40 Firmware Update Version 1.1.1

Added by covey22 | April 9, 2008   5:23 PM

Nikon has released a firmware update for the D40 digital SLR. The updates are currently available for European users in Windows and Mac platforms (US technical support gateway will be updated shortly).

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75 Years of Nikkors: A New Nikon Website

Added by covey22 | April 1, 2008   11:27 PM

Nikon celebrates it's 75th Anniversary of Nikkors with a new global website.

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Nikon Prizes in UN Contest Not Just Potatos

Added by covey22 | March 17, 2008   6:00 PM

2008 is the International Year of the Tuber, and the United Nation's Food and Agricultural Organization is hosting a photo contest designed to bring attention to this prolific global food source.

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Nikkor 16-85mm DX VR: The Photozone Review

Added by covey22 | March 17, 2008   2:28 PM

Much to everyone's surprise, Photozone put up a comprehensive review over the weekend on the new Nikkor 16-85mm DX VR lens that has generated a lot of buzz.

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Nikon D300: The Thom Hogan Review

Added by covey22 | March 11, 2008   11:16 PM

The review that everyone's been waiting for has been posted. Thom Hogan weighs in on the new prosumer DSLR and the results are surprising.

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Nikon P50: The Popular Photography Review

Added by covey22 | March 4, 2008   7:04 PM

Pop Photo reviews the new Coolpix P50, one of the first compact cameras in Nikon's line-up to have the same EXPEED image processor as found in the higher-end D3 and D300 digital SLRs.

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Nikon Updates View NX and Transfer Programs

Added by covey22 | February 29, 2008   3:57 PM

Nikon has updated the View NX preview utility to version 1.03 and Transfer photo-download program to version 1.02. Both versions are available for the Macintosh and Windows platforms.

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Nikon USA launches interactive blog

Added by flashdeadline | February 28, 2008   3:51 PM

Congratulations to Nikon USA for their new interactive blog, a visual interface with opportunities for user comments and feedback for a revamping of their site.

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Spring is in the Air with Nikon UK Cashback

Added by covey22 | February 26, 2008   4:22 PM

For our UK members, Nikon has launched their Spring Cashback offer, focusing on the D40 and D80 plus lens combos for savings up to 100 Euros.

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Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 AFS: The PopPhoto Review

Added by covey22 | February 26, 2008   4:09 PM

Popular Photography reviews the Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 G AFS, the wide-angle golden child that even Canon shooters crave.

Though expensive, this lens will prove well worth its price to any Nikonian who needs maximum wide-angle views with a minimum of optical distortion.
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Nikon Capture NX and Control Pro Updates

Added by covey22 | February 21, 2008   5:47 PM

Nikon has updated Capture NX and Camera Control Pro to support the D60 and the new Tilt-Shift (TS) lenses as well as a slew of other changes. The updates are available for both Macintosh and Windows.

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Nikon D300: A Rare Dave's 5-Star Pick

Added by covey22 | February 15, 2008   5:08 PM

Our colleagues at Imaging Resource have completed their Nikon D300 review and the popular camera has garnered a rare Dave's 5-Star Pick status.

I could go on and on, but the bottom line is this: If you need a great digital SLR camera and the price is no issue, the Nikon D300 will exceed your needs.
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Nikon D300 Firmware Updated

Added by covey22 | February 13, 2008   10:56 PM

Nikon has updated the D300 digital SLR's firmware to Version 1.02.

An issue that, in rare cases, caused vertical bands (lines) to appear in images captured at shutter speeds slower than 8s has been resolved.
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Nikon View and Other Programs To Be Retired

Added by covey22 | January 31, 2008   7:50 PM

For members who are using older versions of software such as Nikon View and PictureProject, this technical note indicates full-version downloads of those programs will be unavailable after 28-February of this year.

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Middleweight Bout: Nikon D300 vs Canon 40D

Added by covey22 | January 31, 2008   5:34 PM

Popular Photography conducts a hands-on comparison of the reigning middleweight kings; the Nikon D300 and the Canon EOS 40D.

...we found them to be more evenly matched than we expected.
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PMA 2008 Updates for 30-January

Added by covey22 | January 30, 2008   7:30 PM

Sony has announced a 24MP full-frame (24x36) CMOS Sensor with an analog-to-digital converter allowing it to capture up to 6.3 frames per second. Given the history of Nikon-Sony collaboration, it is only a matter of time before this chip makes its appearance in a new Nikon Digital SLR. The question still remains - will it be the heart of a D3X as many Nikonian faithful are clamoring for?

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Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8: The Photozone.de Review

Added by covey22 | January 28, 2008   3:18 PM

Klaus Schroiff's much anticipated review of the new ultra-wide Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8 is online.

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Nikon D80 Firmware 1.10 Released

Added by covey22 | January 27, 2008   5:31 PM

Nikon Europe has released D80 firmware updating the camera to version 1.10.

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Tamron Updates Tele Macro for Nikon D40

Added by covey22 | January 22, 2008   4:39 PM

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Tamron has announced an update to their popular 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD Di Macro lens. The refreshed A17N2 tele macro will now have a built-in lens motor specifically for compatibility with Nikon cameras such as the D40 and D40X digital SLRs. The lens is expected to be released in Japan in February.

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Reichmann's Take on the D3 and D300

Added by covey22 | January 9, 2008   9:38 PM

As we reported earlier, noted industry pundit and stated Canon user Michael Reichmann partly returned to the fold with the purchase of a Nikon D3. He now turns his attention to the details of the feature-rich camera and it's high-ISO performance.

We now have a bit of a sea change happening. Nikon has flexed its considerable muscle and with the D3 produced a camera that sends a clear challenge to Canon's nearly decade-long dominance of the digital arena. The D300, though in many ways simply a logical progression from the D200, is a much better camera than its predecessor, and along with its superior sensor offers the pro and advanced amateur a set of features and functionality that is unmatched at the moment in Canon's line up.
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Nikon D3: The Bjorn Rorslett Review

Added by covey22 | January 8, 2008   3:54 PM

Bjorn Rorslett recently posted his initial review of the Nikon D3 over the holiday break. True to form, he has focused on the practical uses of the camera and renders judgement on it's suitability for some of his speciality applications, such as IR and UV photography.


"For me the arrival of the D3 is the final nail in the coffin for "35mm" silver-halide reflex cameras. Of that I'm certain."

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Nikon ViewNX Updated to Version 1.03

Added by covey22 | December 14, 2007   5:17 PM

Nikon has released another update to the ViewNX utility (Windows/Mac); the changes include bug fixes to Coolpix Movie and still photo integration, IPTC compatibilities with other editing programs and light-falloff corrections with the Nikon D3 and 70-200VR and 80-200 AF-S telephoto zooms.

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Nikon D300: Pop Photo's 2007 Camera of the Year

Added by covey22 | December 13, 2007   3:17 PM

Congratulations go out to Nikon for winning Popular Photography's Camera of the Year in 2007 with the stunning D300! Be sure to check out the Camera Test results as well.

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PhotoBiz Blog: D3 and 1Ds Mark III Shootout

Added by covey22 | December 13, 2007   3:05 PM

We stumbled across an interesting Nikon D3 versus Canon 1Ds Mark III shootout. While the methodology isn't as detailed as some of the usual hardware review sites, the results speak for themselves.

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Your Best Tool: The Camera's User Manual

Added by covey22 | December 13, 2007   2:58 PM

Noted photographer Lindsay Silverman shares his thoughts on how to best wring out the maximum potential of your camera's manual in this Nikon World Online article.

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Fantasea Coolpix L14 Housing

Added by covey22 | December 10, 2007   4:34 PM

Fantasea updates it's family of underwater housings, this time for the Coolpix L14. It features a 46mm front thread port, removable flash diffuser and is rated to 200 feet or 60 meters (January 2008 availability).

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Adobe Camera RAW 4.3.1 Is Released

Added by covey22 | December 6, 2007   5:36 PM

The latest Adobe Camera Raw release fixes a problem where compressed .NEF files from the D100 would not properly open. (Windows and Mac)

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Nikon D3 Unboxed and Sample Shots

Added by covey22 | December 5, 2007   4:24 PM

With word of the Nikon D3 arriving in store shelves over the past few days, we'd like to whet your appetite for the new FX camera by seeing what it looks like unboxed and a gander at some of the sample shots (including ISO 25600) by our colleagues at Imaging Resource.

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Nikon D3/D300 Online Manuals

Added by covey22 | December 4, 2007   6:29 PM

The online manuals for the Nikon D3 and Nikon D300 are now available, as are approved Compactflash card lists (D3,D300).

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Nikon Capture Control Pro 2.0 Now Available

Added by covey22 | December 4, 2007   4:01 PM

Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 is now available for download in both upgrade and full versions. Registration Keys are for sale through the Nikon Mall. This latest version adds support for the recently released D3 and D300 Digital SLRs.

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D2X Mode Picture Controls for Nikon D3/D300

Added by covey22 | November 28, 2007   6:08 PM

For owners of the D300 and the anticipated D3 cameras, Nikon has released emulation mode software using the new Picture Control function first revealed in the View NX software. This program will allow the D3 (Windows or Mac) and the D300 (Windows or Mac) to emulate current D2X Color Reproduction in all three hardware color spaces. This will be useful for former D2X photographers who have priority shooting needs and cannot immediately recalibrate their color workflow from their legacy cameras.

Editor's note - this program does not replace the need to recalibrate your color workflow; it should be seen as an expedient tool for professionals and other photographers whose shooting requirements cannot allow them to immediately recalibrate.

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Nikon Updates Vista Codecs for D3/D300

Added by covey22 | November 28, 2007   3:23 PM

Nikon has released RAW Codec 1.1.0 which gives the Vista operating system the ability to read D300 and D3 RAW images.

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Nikon D3 and D300 Digitutors

Added by covey22 | November 27, 2007   5:37 PM

Photographers seeking more information on the hot new cameras of the season should check out the Digitutor sessions on the Nikon D3 and the Nikon D300.

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Nikon D300 and Capture NX 1.3 Hit Store Shelves

Added by covey22 | November 23, 2007   4:23 PM

Nikonians have been reporting the arrival of the much anticipated D300 in both pre-orders and store shelves. Capture NX 1.3 has also been released, so it should be a very festive time for all. And if you have D300 questions, be sure to join our forum to get answers!

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Nikon unveils new 18-55 DX lens with VR

Added by flashdeadline | November 20, 2007   11:39 PM

With only an extra two ounces in weight and mere fractions in length differential, Nikon's DX lens inventory now offers an upgraded option for the standard "kit lens" previously available for their DSLR's.

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Need a Nikon D3 in Canada? Prove It!

Added by covey22 | November 19, 2007   9:24 PM

Nikonians have been following an interesting pre-sale development as the release dates for the D3 and the D300 approach. Nikon Canada has taken the unique step of requiring a certification letter to prove that a pro photographer will take possession of the camera and the intent is not to resell.

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Rob Galbraith: Nikon D3 ISO Samples

Added by covey22 | November 16, 2007   5:08 PM

Rob Galbraith has posted a very nice summary article featuring Nikon D3 samples ranging from base ISO200 all the way to the stunning ISO25600. While many of the photos have been seen piecemeal across the Internet, Rob puts it all together in a very readable format along with full details about how the photos were taken and what in-camera options and post-processing were used.

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Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 AFS: The Photozone Review

Added by covey22 | November 13, 2007   2:39 PM

The new mid-range fast zoom from Nikon has hit the streets and PhotoZone has a review up. Nikonians eager to add the lens to their line-up will be pleased to hear the verdict:

The Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED exceeds the already very good performance of its predecessor. The center quality is nothing short of outstanding matching or beating the resolution of a 10mp APS-C sensor.
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Capture NX 1.3 With Each D3/D300 Purchase

Added by covey22 | October 30, 2007   2:04 PM

Entries by Nikon USA personnel on a popular mailing list indicate that a limited time offer for a full version of Capture NX will accompany each D3 and D300 Digital SLR. In essence, each body will be bundled with an activation code for the proprietary RAW processing software. This has been one of the major complaints about Nikon in the past, as competitors (including Canon) have bundled their converters at no extra cost.

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JD Power & Associates: Nikon DSLRs Are No. 1

Added by covey22 | October 22, 2007   4:28 PM

Nikon's Digital SLR cameras are rated #1 by JD Power & Associates in a recent 2007 Customer Satisfaction Survey. The brand tallied 822 out of a possible 1,000 points. Congratulations Nikon!

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Nikon Sendai Plant Photos

Added by covey22 | October 8, 2007   7:13 PM

Nikon has provided some press photos showing the assembly line at the Sendai plant, where the top-end digital SLRs such as the Nikon D3 are being produced.

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Nikon D3 High ISO Samples Released

Added by covey22 | September 29, 2007   9:29 PM

High-ISO samples for the Nikon D3 Digital SLR have been released. Included among the JPEG examples are action photos at 3200 and 6400 by noted photographer Dave Black.

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Color Efex 2.0 for Capture NX Upgrade Released

Added by covey22 | September 27, 2007   6:44 PM

Nik Software has released the long-awaited FREE Upgrader for Color Efex 2.0 for Nikon Capture NX.

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New CEO for Nikon USA

Added by covey22 | September 26, 2007   11:43 PM

A new CEO for Nikon USA has been named. Yasuyuki Okamoto has been tapped for the head position for the imaging giant's American operations. Okamoto's previous successful tours includehead of Marketing at the Tokyo headquarters and five years at the helm of Nikon France SA.

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"America At Home" - The Nikon S51C Campaign

Added by covey22 | September 21, 2007   2:59 PM

Nikon is arming 100 preeminent photojournalists with Nikon S51C Coolpix cameras and sending them out to capture a week in the life of American households across the nation. "America at Home" is the latest mass-photojournalism project from the producers of "America 24/7" and "One Digital Day." Thousands of amateur photographers will be participating as well and the entire workflow is digital - only digital still cameras and cameraphone images are allowed.

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Nikon Digital Live 2007 Campaign in Japan

Added by covey22 | September 19, 2007   4:16 PM

Noted in Newline International's 18-September edition: Nikon will be hosting a seven-city tour in Japan for the next two months, showcasing the new Nikon D3 and D300 digital SLR cameras.

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Kenko Enters Nikon Mount SLR Market

Added by covey22 | September 17, 2007   4:38 AM

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In an little advertised development, Kenko has announced that they will be selling a Nikon F-mount fully manual film SLR.

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Nikon D300 Digital SLR Samples Available

Added by covey22 | September 13, 2007   10:35 PM

Samples for the highly anticipated Nikon D300 digital SLR are now available. While Nikonians are eager to see how the camera's high ISO performance will compare to the recent stunning images from it's big brother Nikon D3, none of the photos were taken at above the base rating of 200.

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Nikon D3 Digital SLR Samples Available

Added by covey22 | September 12, 2007   6:01 PM

Nikon has released official samples showing the Nikon D3's image capabilities, including a stunning ISO6400 ambient light photo of a trumpet player. The quality shown reinforces how much Nikon is determined to counter industry comments about lack of high-ISO performance.

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Nikon View NX, Transfer and Picture Project Export Released

Added by covey22 | September 11, 2007   5:33 PM

Nikon has released the much-anticipated View NX and some additional new utilities.

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Nikon Knowledgebase Watch: 10-September-2007

Added by covey22 | September 10, 2007   5:24 PM

As always, Nikonians is on the lookout for new Nikon Knowledgebase articles of interest to our members. This week's selection includes:

*Updated shutter release count information (including scenarios where they could be reset!)

*Defect Pixel information and visual samples

*Updated List of Nikon Capture How-To articles (up to 32 now!)

*How To Load, Save and Edit IPTC Information on a Nikon DSLR.

*Updated Shipping Instructions for Warranty and Estimate repairs to Nikon USA's new El Segundo facility in California

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Image Doctor Comments on Nikon View NX

Added by covey22 | September 7, 2007   9:15 PM

Image Doctor and Nikonian Rick Walker comments on the upcoming features of Nikon View NX, the anticipated upgrade to the long-in-the-tooth Nikon Viewer utility. The updated program will have many features that tie into the latest digital SLR technology such as the Nikon D300 and the Nikon D3 cameras. The Image Doctors have been beta-testing many of Nikon's upcoming applications, so be sure to check into our forums and keep up to date with the latest developments.

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Nikon D300 Overview

Added by covey22 | September 1, 2007   8:29 PM

For our members hungry for more information following last week's announcement, Nikon has published a flash presentation on the new features of the D300 digital SLR.

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Nikon COOLPIX line adds 8 new models

Added by flashdeadline | August 31, 2007   4:16 PM

Nikon has boosted their COOLPIX camera line-up with eight new models ranging in price from $149.95 to $399.95 (U.S. manufacturer suggested retail prices). The new cameras add to the Nikon Style, Life and Performance families of COOLPIX cameras.

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Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 Announced

Added by covey22 | August 27, 2007   7:34 PM

Nikon has announced an update to Camera Control Pro. The newest version will have enhancements that complement the upcoming D3 and D300, such as support of the Live View LCD mode and Picture Control settings.

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Nikon School Collaborates with Flickr

Added by covey22 | August 27, 2007   5:55 PM

Lost in the pre-announcement frenzy of the D3 and the D300 was the recent team-up of Nikon School and the increasingly popular Flickr photo-sharing site.

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Finally: The Thom Hogan Fujiflm S5Pro Review

Added by covey22 | August 20, 2007   10:58 PM

For our members who have been on the fence for a while, Thom finally publishes his much-awaited perspective on the Fujifilm S5Pro.

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The Curtain Rises Slowly: Sony's New 12MP APS-C Sensor

Added by covey22 | August 20, 2007   7:44 PM

The curtain is beginning to rise slowly on potential Nikon announcements which have been stirring the pot on all the digital forums. Sony's announcement of a new 12MP APS-C sensor, capable of 10 FPS, matches one of the more reliable intelligence reports that the upcoming D300 will have a imager in that size.

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Nikon UK Shutters Classifieds Section

Added by covey22 | August 14, 2007   5:51 PM

Nikon UK has announced that they will be closing down their Classified Want/Sell section in order to standardize with the Global Nikon network. The section's last day of availability is Friday 17-August.

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Nikon's RGB Sensor Patent

Added by covey22 | August 10, 2007   4:27 PM

Our colleagues at Imaging-Resource bring to light details of a Nikon RGB imaging sensor very similar to the Foveon X3.

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Capture NX 1.2 Full Updater Released

Added by covey22 | August 7, 2007   5:30 PM

A long-awaited point update for Capture NX has been released for Macintosh and Windows. The upgrade details include speed improvements and a variety of fixes to the interface.

Update 1: See the insightful comments by Jason O'Dell regarding the changes in this release.

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NASA Eyes Multiple D2Xs, Lens Purchase

Added by covey22 | August 5, 2007   8:43 PM

Nikon continues to be one of the premier suppliers of digital equipment to the U.S. Space Program. A recent solicitation detailed by Spaceref.com outlines the lot purchase of 28 Nikon D2XS bodies, 27 12-24mm DX lenses, 12 10.5mm DX fisheyes and 31 SB-800 Speedlights among other items.

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Nikon D200 Wins 2006 DIWA Platinum Award

Added by covey22 | August 5, 2007   8:25 PM

Congratulations to Nikon - the D200 was recently selected as the 2006 DIWA Best Digital System Camera winner.

The DIWA citation noted: "The Nikon D200 outperforms most of its rivals, even those at a much higher price. The Nikon D200 is not only an extraordinary camera on paper. It also performs like a pro. Even our demanding DIWA test procedure was an easy match for the Nikon D200. The international group of DIWA experts found it to be one of the finest cameras ever made."

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40 Million Lenses And Still Going

Added by covey22 | July 31, 2007   10:30 PM

In a fitting tribute to the 90th Anniversary, Nikon surpassed the production milestone of over 40 Million Nikkor lenses this month.

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Nikon Scholarship Program

Added by covey22 | July 31, 2007   8:30 PM

Nikon has established a Scholarship Program in Thailand, rewarding 170 students from all levels of high school and university level classes by helping defray their educational costs.

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New Sigma HSM 18-50mm and 17-70mm Lenses

Added by covey22 | July 26, 2007   6:50 PM

Sigma continues expanding their Hypersonic-Motor (HSM) equipped line of lenses with revised models of the popular 18-50mm f2.8 DC Macro and the 17-70mm f2.8-4.5 DC Macro specifically for the Nikon mount.

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Happy 90th Anniversary Nikon!

Added by covey22 | July 26, 2007   1:31 AM

The community sends a hearty and jolly Happy Birthday to Nikon! Our favorite camera brand is 90 years old - here's to many more anniversaries!

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2007 Nikon Photo Contest International Winners

Added by covey22 | July 26, 2007   1:17 AM

The winner of the 2007 Nikon Photo Contest International is Tung Khan Le from Vietnam for his stunning black-and-white study of two fishermen struggling against an angry sea while affecting a rescue. See Khan Le's dramatic shot and all of the other winners online.

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Coolpix P1, P2 and S6 Upgrades: Caution

Added by covey22 | July 20, 2007   3:47 PM

Nikon has pushed out firmware updates for the P1/P2 and S6 Coolpix models. Members should exercise caution though; the P1 and P2 updates enable Wireless Utility support for Windows Vista at the expense of XP and Mac OS. Similarly, the update for the S6 enables wireless utility support for Windows Vista and Intel Mac, but not for other Windows versions or Macs that are PowerPC enabled. Bizarre? You bet.

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New Nikon School DVDs for DSLR Owners

Added by covey22 | July 18, 2007   6:44 PM

The Nikon School has published two DVD offerings aimed at educating newly-minted Digital SLR owners in maximizing the use of their cameras. Preview trailers can be viewed online.

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Nikon UK Extends Digital Warranty to Two Years

Added by covey22 | July 13, 2007   10:30 PM

Great news for our members in the UK - the Nikon subsidiary there has extended the warranty for digital camera products from the global one-year period to an amazing two years.

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Nikon COOLPIX S500 Review & Gallery

Added by jrp | July 12, 2007   4:39 PM

LetsGoDigital just posted their Nikon Coolpix S500 review

Nikonians who have bough it hail it as a great camera if compactness, speed, and VR are on your priority list. The flash is even better than most in it's class.

You may also see Arches National Park test photos

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Nikon Coolpix S500: The LetsGoDigital Review

Added by covey22 | July 12, 2007   3:41 PM

Our colleagues at LetsGoDigital have posted their review of the Nikon Coolpix S500.

Whoever is looking for an excellent performing compact camera and who has no ambitions to use the camera for extensive digital photographing, will find an ultimately decent camera in the Nikon S500.

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PEN News Weekly: Nikon Maintains 6 Month Market Lead

Added by covey22 | July 11, 2007   5:13 PM

Newsline International reports that a recent Japanese domestic market survey in PEN News Weekly shows that Nikon has displaced Canon as the DSLR market leader and has held that position for the past 6 months, thanks mostly to brisk sales of the D80 model and the recent introductions of the D40 and the D40X.

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Nikon Boards Kaboose

Added by covey22 | July 10, 2007   2:56 AM

Nikon has partnered with the largest family-focused media company online to launch Kaboose Photo. The photo site, expected to go live July of this year, will feature Nikon as the preferred source for digital photography products and will reach a wide family-centric audience.

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Nikon Plans Expansion to Meet Digital Camera Demand

Added by covey22 | July 6, 2007   2:49 PM

A brief entry in the 05-July edition of the Bangkok Post reveals that Nikon is planning to expand manufacturing capacity to meet the world-wide growing demand for digital cameras.

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LetsGoDigital: Nikon S500 at Arches N.P.

Added by covey22 | July 5, 2007   3:31 PM

Our colleagues at LetsGoDigital have been putting the Nikon Coolpix S500 through it's paces in a recent visit to picturesque Arches National Park in the United States.

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Nikon COOLPIX P5000 Review & Gallery

Added by jrp | June 18, 2007   3:40 PM

Our friends at LetsGoDigital have posted a complete Nikon CoolPix P5000 Review with photo samples gallery.

With 10 Megapixels resolution, VR and much more, this Coolpix is attracting a lot of attention from would-be photographers to even pros. Check it out.

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Press Release: Heather Angel's 11th Wildlife & Natural History Workshops

Added by covey22 | June 14, 2007   7:51 PM

She's back! World renowned photographer Heather Angel is gearing up for the 11th Wildlife & Natural History Workshops at Saint Hill Manor in West Sussex with Nikon U.K. on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July 2007. Hosted by exclusively Nikon dealer Grays of Westminster and backed by Nikon U.K., the acclaimed wildlife photographer will deliver two one-day workshops at Saint Hill Manor in East Grinstead.

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Nikon Seeks Entry in India

Added by covey22 | June 12, 2007   5:21 AM

Our members in India may soon have reason to rejoice - Nikon is seeking an agency to directly sell and support their products through a Corporate Office in Gurgaon, Haryana.

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Nikon UK Cashback Offer on D40/D40X

Added by covey22 | June 1, 2007   11:16 PM

Good news for our members in the UK; in celebration of Nikon's 90th Anniversary, buyers of select D40 and D40X digital SLR kits will get up to 90 GBP back in cash for purchases made between now and 31-August-2007.

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Capture NX Tutorials Updated

Added by covey22 | May 31, 2007   4:18 PM

Nikon has updated the Capture NX tutorials on their Digital Knowledgebase to include additional content on printing and color profile management.

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Savvy Marketing: Nikon's Picturetown

Added by covey22 | May 30, 2007   5:13 PM

Nikon has struck another marketing winner, this time with their Picturetown campaign. Two hundred D40 cameras were handed out to residents of all backgrounds in picturesque Georgetown, South Carolina.

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Fujifilm S5 Pro: The LetsGoDigital.org Review

Added by covey22 | May 30, 2007   4:57 PM

LetsGoDigital.org has published their much anticipated Fujifilm S5 Pro review.

The Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro is not a product for the masses, but will undoubtedly be loved by photographers that want to get the most out of their daily digital workplace.
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Coolpix Concept Provides 360 View

Added by covey22 | May 30, 2007   12:14 AM

An entry in the Photography Press site shows off a very neat Coolpix conceptual camera that allows you to rotate the body to take full 360-degree photographs rather than rotating the camera on a specialized tripod head.

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Free Capture NX with D200 Purchase

Added by covey22 | May 20, 2007   9:12 PM

Our members in the UK will be pleased to hear that Nikon is offering full versions of Capture NX free with every D200 purchased between 18-May and 13-July of 2007.

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Nikon Reports Record Profit at Quarter End

Added by covey22 | May 14, 2007   3:58 PM

Nikon announced last week that it had nearly doubled their profits at the end of this year's quarter and well ahead of projected earnings, thanks to robust sales in digital SLRs and lenses.

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Fantasea D40/D40X and Coolpix L10/11 Housings

Added by covey22 | May 8, 2007   9:35 PM

Fantasea has announced their latest DSLR housing, this time for the D40/D40X - rated to 200 feet (60 meters) and is customized to fit the camera with the Nikkor 18-55 DX. Also new to their line-up are cases for the Coolpix L10 and L11, with complete access to all controls.

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Fujifilm Firmware Version 1.06 for the S5 DSLR

Added by covey22 | May 1, 2007   5:25 AM

Fujifilm has posted another firmware revision for the S5 Pro Digital SLR.

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Sigma Posts Nikon D40 Compatible Lens List

Added by covey22 | May 1, 2007   2:18 AM

Sigma has released a compatibility list of lenses that will autofocus with the Nikon D40.

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Nikon CoolPix P5000 test images

Added by jrp | April 25, 2007   3:08 PM

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Testing the Nikon Coolpix P5000 digital compact camera, Dennis Hissink, Chief Editor for LetsGoDigital took it along for a vsit to the Railway Museum in Utrecht, Holland. We recommend you check the resulting gallery of test images of this new 10Mpix camera, auto adjusting up to ISO 3200 for low light ambient light.

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Ansmann D40/D40X and D80 Vertical Grips

Added by covey22 | March 29, 2007   7:06 PM

Battery and lighting product-maker Ansmann has announced two new vertical grips for popular Nikon Digital SLRs.

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LetsGoDigital D40X Test Images

Added by covey22 | March 27, 2007   8:08 PM

Our colleagues at LetsGoDigital took the new D40X and the 55-200mm VR lens for a spin at the Artis Zoo in Amsterdam. Be sure to check out the images here.

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Nikon Boosts Labor in Thailand Factory

Added by covey22 | March 21, 2007   3:02 AM

A recent CNET blog cites a Merrill Lynch analyst stating Nikon has added 6,000 more workers at a factory in Thailand that produces Digital SLRs and lenses. Of significant interest were the type and quantity of photographic equipment that the plant generates in a month: 100,000 D80, 80,000 D40, 90,000 D40X and 230,000 lenses!

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Fujifilm Updates S5 Pro DSLR Firmware to v1.04

Added by covey22 | March 20, 2007   2:29 PM

Fujifilm has released an updated firmware for the new S5 Pro Digital SLR.

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PMA 2007 Interview with Nikon

Added by covey22 | March 18, 2007   5:32 AM

Thanks to Nikonians Jeff Zhang, we are able to read a translation of a DCWatch interview with Nikon held at PMA 2007. The camera maker executive comments on the new D40, Anti-Dust, in-body VR and the future of the Coolpix line.

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PMA Booth Reports

Added by covey22 | March 12, 2007   5:53 AM

Unable to attend PMA this year? No problem - see what the floor looked like thanks to Imaging Resource's Booth Reports. Ogle at the hardware and behold the glitz and glamour at Nikon, Fujifilm, SanDisk and of course, Sigma with their monstrous 200-500 f2.8!

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D40X Goes Under with Fantasea Housing

Added by covey22 | March 12, 2007   5:27 AM

Our colleagues from LetsGoDigital got a sneak peek at the new D40X underwater case from Fantasea. Product details were not available at press time, but it's sure to be just as popular as the camera it's intended to house.

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Nikon View Pro Cancelled

Added by covey22 | March 6, 2007   6:53 PM | Comment

In a simple press release, Nikon announced the death of the the View Pro software; the successor to the free Nikon View/Editor that came bundled with many Coolpix and Digital SLR cameras.

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Win a Nikon D40X

Added by covey22 | March 6, 2007   6:38 PM | Comment

Our members in the UK have a chance to win their very own copy of the new 10MP D40X that was announced this morning at PMA.

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Nikon D40X and Nikkor 55-200 DX AFS VR

Added by covey22 | March 6, 2007   5:15 AM

Nikon surprised the community by rolling out an update to the popular D40 entry-level digital SLR at PMA 2007. Updated with a 10MP sensor and a few other features, the D40X appears to be a refresh move to bring the hot-selling camera into parity with it's larger resolution competitors. Accompanying the new camera was yet another hardware refresh - the much anticipated 55-200mm DX AFS lens with Vibration Reduction.

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New Nikon Site on Vibration Reduction

Added by covey22 | March 1, 2007   3:53 PM

Thanks to some of our eagle-eyed members, Nikon has posted a new website showing the benefits of their Vibration Reduction capability.

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Coolpix: Ten Years and Eight New Models

Added by covey22 | February 20, 2007   5:41 PM

Nikon celebrates the Tenth anniversary year of the Coolpix digital camera line by releasing eight new models that will appeal to everyone - from the casual snapshooter to the enthusiast-pro.

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Pogue Praises the 18-200 VR

Added by covey22 | February 9, 2007   4:42 AM

The New York Times Technology writer sings effusive praises of Nikon's popular superzoom in his latest "Circuits" e-mail column.

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Thom Hogan D40 Review is Up

Added by covey22 | February 9, 2007   3:56 AM

Thom Hogan has posted his much-anticipated review of the D40. Does he like it? Bottom-line: it seems likely to be able to hold it's own against the rest of the 8 and 10MP pack. Read the review for details.

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Nikon Launches LCD Substrate Unit

Added by covey22 | February 9, 2007   3:50 AM

Nikon has entered yet another market - this time, glass substrates, a component heavily used in LCD televisions. The camera maker has spent a little under USD20 million to build a new facility near Tokyo. The outlook for glass substrates is seen to be very profitable given the popularity of flat-screen TV sets.

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Vista Reads RAW: Microsoft Posts Nikon NEF Codec

Added by covey22 | February 2, 2007   3:02 PM

Nikon has released a codec (coder/decoder), enabling the new Vista Operating System to read Nikon RAW/NEF files natively. All Nikon DSLRs from the original D1 onwards are supported, as is all Coolpix cameras capable of writing RAW file output; namely the 5000, 5400, 5700, 8400, 8700 and 8800 models.

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Coolpix CCD Failures Part Deux

Added by covey22 | February 1, 2007   3:21 PM | Comment

Nikon's troubles with CCD failures rears it's ugly ahead again in 2007.

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New Firmware for Nikon D80, D40

Added by covey22 | January 30, 2007   4:41 PM

Nikon has published firmware updates for both the D80 and the D40.

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LetsGoDigital Previews the Fujifilm S5 Pro

Added by covey22 | January 30, 2007   3:20 PM

As the anticipation grows, more and more details of the Fujifilm S5 Pro are being revealed. Our colleagues at LetsGoDigital have a very detailed preview of this latest D200 variant.

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The Veil Lifts A Little Higher on Fuji S5

Added by covey22 | January 25, 2007   4:15 AM | Comment

Our eagle-eyed members have spotted a Fuji S5 "preview" online comparing high ISO performance to the D2X.

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Nikon Interchangable Size Fisheye

Added by covey22 | January 17, 2007   12:21 AM

Noted photographer, software developer and pundit Jarle Aasland posts on his vintage DSLR site about his latest discovery: Nikon filed for a patent two years ago for a fisheye lens that would work on both full-frame and APS sized sensor cameras.

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Ups and Downs for Nikon

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