October 26, 2017   10:30 AM | TrackBack
Is there really any reason for going manual focus when our autofocus (AF) systems are just getting better and better?
Yes, maybe there is. In this weeks newsletter I am shortly looking into one good reason.
July 11, 2017   11:48 PM | TrackBack
Here are some of the topics and news items we're tracking for our community this week. --- Members react to new Nikkor 70-300 - Wide angle choices for DX on a trip - Airline camera carry-on bans easing up--- PLUS more....
Nikon announces newest 70-300mm zoom
April 4, 2017   10:32 PM | TrackBack
Here are some of the topics and news items we're tracking for our community this week.---Those "new" cameras PLUS contest updates, big filters advice and much more....... Two new Nikon DSLR's
March 9, 2017   7:27 AM | TrackBack
So-- You own a Nikon DSLR and a sophisticated drone, and your next shoot will require extensive travel.
Wouldn't it be nice if someone came up with a high quality transport bag that could carry your drone and your camera gear?
May 18, 2016   4:56 PM | TrackBack
Our friends at Think Tank Photo have just released the first three in a new series of bags built specifically for professional video.
The largest of the new Video Workhorse series, the Video Workhorse 25, holds professional camcorders or video camera rigs up to 25" (63.5cm) long and 9.1" (23cm) tall, which could include a camera body, lens, monitor, viewfinder, 4K recorder, audio recorder, medium LED lightpanel, shotgun mic, lavaliere mics, rails, follow-focus, matte-box, shoulder mount, top handle, and cables.Think Tank introduces Video Workhorse bags
May 15, 2016   6:57 PM | TrackBack
Underwater photography enthusiasts are more than happy to know that the new Nikon D500 already has a promise of a housing.
This comes from Dive Photo Guide:
"After announcing plans to release a housing for the Nikon D500, this week Subal shared a teaser image on Facebook promising to deliver the product within a matter of weeks.
The prototype of New Subal ND500 for Nikon D500 is finished and tested," reads the Facebook post.
The company believes the housing will begin to be delivered on June 10th, 2016.Underwater with the Nikon D500
February 12, 2015   1:44 AM | TrackBack
Attention Nikonians in California: Are you interested in increasing your lighting skills?
Be on the lookout for an email from us within the next few days.
California members, watch your inbox
September 30, 2014   10:41 PM | TrackBack
Profoto's release of the Air Remote TTL-N, made the Profoto B1 become the world?s first off-camera flash to accomodate TTL with Nikon cameras.
Nikon shooters attach the Air Remote TTL-N to their camera?s hotshoe. If you are using a Canon you can use the Air Remote TTL-C.Profoto takes cordless to new heights
September 12, 2014   7:46 AM | TrackBack
Nikon has announced their first FX-format D-SLR with a tilting Vari-Angle LCD, along with a new Speedlight and fast wide angle prime lens.
The new Nikon D750 will be available in late September with a suggested retail price of $2299.95 USD (body only). The AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED will carry a suggested retail price of $799.95 and the SB-500 Speedlight comes in at $249.95 (both due on the street by late September).Nikon releases new FX-format D750
August 26, 2014   11:36 PM | TrackBack
Nikon issued a Service Advisory last week for the brand new Nikon D810.
The advisory warned that the D810 had a problem where, "noise (bright spots) are sometimes noticeable in long exposures, and in some images captured at an Image area setting of 1.2? (30?20)."Nikon D810 Service Advisory
March 7, 2014   5:56 PM
Brad Berger tells us the new Nikon D4S is now in stock at Berger Bros. Camera.Berger Bros. Camera lands D4S
November 5, 2013   5:11 PM
Nikon'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.Retro Nikon debuts -- Nikonians react
October 8, 2013   11:02 AM
The 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.Nikon announces newest FX-format camera
September 19, 2013   8:02 PM
Nikon 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.Nikon 1 cameras gain underwater brother
March 15, 2013   6:31 PM
The Zoom-Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P IF-ED lens was put to good use when Roman Catholic cardinals selected their new Pope.
Our members in the Manual Focus Lenses forum are discussing the legendary Zoom-Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P IF-ED lens with links to images of this monster chunk of glass on the scene. At 888mm (just short of 3 feet long) and weighing 16 kilograms (35 pounds) it has earned the nickname "tuna."
If you are interested in the history behind this lens, check the Nikon Recollections page featuring comments by the two men who were responsible for its optical design and its mechanical design.Papal announcement draws tuna
March 2, 2013   8:29 PM
Our friends at Think Tank Photo have just announced three new photography accessories for you.Hot from Think Tank Photo
January 29, 2013   6:40 PM
The 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.
October 24, 2012   9:07 AM
Nikon 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.
September 23, 2012   7:06 AM Sekonic Corporation, manufacturers of professional photographic light meters for over 50 years, unveiled their LITEMASTER PRO L-478 series light meters at Photokina 2012, in Cologne, Germany.
Sekonic describes the new meters as the world's first touch-screen operated light meters with unique features for both still photographers and motion imagers.
Smartphone users will quickly adapt to the color 2.7-inch LCD monitor, which enables simply touching or sliding a finger over the touch screen to make settings.
The units are basically identical with built-in Pocketwizard support added to the L-478DR model. This is a highly useful function for wireless flash triggering and power control over multiple lighting units from a single location.
September 13, 2012   6:11 AM
Nikon'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.