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Think Tank introduces Video Workhorse bags

Added by flashdeadline | May 18, 2016   4:56 PM | TrackBack

think-tank-sq_120.jpgOur 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


Underwater with the Nikon D500

Added by flashdeadline | May 15, 2016   6:57 PM | TrackBack

Underwater-D500-Housing-SQ_110.jpgUnderwater 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


California members, watch your inbox

Added by flashdeadline | February 12, 2015   1:44 AM | TrackBack

California_125_SQ.jpgAttention 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


Profoto takes cordless to new heights

Added by flashdeadline | September 30, 2014   10:41 PM | TrackBack

hagen_profoto_sq_THU_110.jpgProfoto'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


Nikon releases new FX-format D750

Added by flashdeadline | September 12, 2014   7:46 AM | TrackBack

D750-blg-SQ_125.jpgNikon 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


Nikon D810 Service Advisory

Added by flashdeadline | August 26, 2014   11:36 PM | TrackBack

D810-CU_125.jpgNikon 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


Berger Bros. Camera lands D4S

Added by flashdeadline | March 7, 2014   5:56 PM

D4S-THU.jpgBrad Berger tells us the new Nikon D4S is now in stock at Berger Bros. Camera.

Berger Bros. Camera lands D4S


Retro Nikon debuts -- Nikonians react

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

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.

Retro Nikon debuts -- Nikonians react


Nikon announces newest FX-format camera

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

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.

Nikon announces newest FX-format camera


Nikon 1 cameras gain underwater brother

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

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.

Nikon 1 cameras gain underwater brother


Papal announcement draws tuna

Added by flashdeadline | March 15, 2013   6:31 PM

1200-1700_250.jpgThe 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


Hot from Think Tank Photo

Added by flashdeadline | March 2, 2013   8:29 PM

TT-LRStrap_thu.jpgOur friends at Think Tank Photo have just announced three new photography accessories for you.

Hot from Think Tank Photo


Nikon announces COOLPIX expansion and 2 new FX-format lenses

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

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.

Nikon announces COOLPIX expansion and 2 new FX-format lenses


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

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

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.

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


Touch-screen Sekonic light meters debut at Photokina

Added by flashdeadline | September 23, 2012   7:06 AM Sekonic_175.jpgSekonic 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.

Touch-screen Sekonic light meters debut at Photokina


Nikon announces D600 FX-format DSLR

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

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.

Nikon announces D600 FX-format DSLR


Nikon announces three new COOLPIX cameras

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

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.

Nikon announces three new COOLPIX cameras


New Firmware Version 1.10 for Nikon CX Lenses

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

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.

New Firmware Version 1.10 for Nikon CX Lenses


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

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

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.

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


Firmware Update 1.2 for Nikon J1 and V1

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

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

Firmware Update 1.2 for Nikon J1 and V1

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