January 13, 2017   8:39 AM | TrackBack
We congratulate our favorite camera, lens and accessory manufacturer on reaching the 100th Anniversary milestone.
Nikon Corporation President Kazuo Ushida will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its establishment on July 25th of this year.
Since its establishment (as Nippon Kogaku K.K.) in 1917, Nikon has provided the world with unique value based on opto-electronics and precision technologies.
January 6, 2017   3:46 PM | TrackBack
We have members of our community discussing the return of a favorite film.
Specifically, Kodak Ektachrome positive film.
To understand the excitement, we need a quick history lesson.
January 5, 2017   7:19 AM | TrackBack
Nikon has (again) announced the newest addition to their D5000 DSLR series.
This is the second announcement of the Nikon D5600.
At that time (November 2016) the camera was only available in a limited market, and the official suggested retail price had yet to be made public.
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
May 10, 2016   8:44 AM | TrackBack
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation has announced that three of its products are recipients of the prestigious TIPA Awards 2016 sponsored by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), a global authority in the photography and imaging industry.
The Nikon D5 digital SLR camera has been selected for the Best DSLR Professional/Action awards, the Nikon D500 for the Best APS-C DSLR Expert award, and the SnapBridge app for the Best Imaging Innovation award.
The best photographic and imaging products released between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 in a number of categories were selected for the TIPA Awards 2016 through voting by editors of prestigious camera and imaging magazines from around the world.
More details here.
April 27, 2016   6:19 AM | TrackBack
Nikon's Service and Support download center has a firmware update available for the Nikon D7200.
The update covers issues in the setup menu, audio static, handling of RAW processes and proper display of leap years.Nikon D7200 Firmware update available
April 21, 2016   6:46 AM | TrackBack
Our friends at Think Tank Photo are celebrating the spring season with the release of their largest photography lighting rolling bag ever and additions to the popular Retrospective shoulder bag series.
The Production Manager 50 is a professional strength, high-capacity rolling case is designed for lighting gear.
It serves as the most efficient way to safely transport a large amount of equipment.
Professionals will appreciate the robust design of this large roller with room for C-stands, multiple flash heads, power packs, monoblocks, softboxes, and light-stands.
April 20, 2016   2:45 PM | TrackBack
The Nikon Corporate Press Room has released two updates posted April 20, 2016.
The news provided:
The new Nikon compact digital cameras, COOLPIX A300 and B500 will be available in May 2016, the COOLPIX A900 and B700 will arrive in July 2016 and the Nikon KeyMission 360 action camera will be available in October 2016 as more time is required for software adjustment.
The new COOLPIX products were originally scheduled for release in April and the KeyMission 360 action camera was announced for a spring 2016 release.
In addition, the premium compact cameras, Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8, and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6, will be delayed due to the serious issues with the integrated circuit for image processing built into the three new premium compact cameras, originally scheduled for a June 2016 release.
The new release date has yet to be determined and we will announce the information as soon as it is decided.
April 20, 2016   2:18 PM | TrackBack
Here's the latest update on SnapBridge courtesy of the Nikon USA Press Room:
MELVILLE, NY - April 19, 2016 -- Nikon has released the Android™ version of the SnapBridge app, which enables constant connection of a compatible Nikon digital camera to a smart device using Bluetooth® low energy technology.
SnapBridge Microsite: http://snapbridge.nikon.com/
SnapBridge is an app that offers users a number of convenient services by utilizing Bluetooth® low energy technology to enable seamless connection of a Nikon digital camera to a smart device, all while consuming very little power.
SnapBridge can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store® and Google Play™. The iOS version of the app is scheduled to be available from the App Store® later this summer.
The new Nikon D500 being discussed here, will feature SnapBridge technology.Android Nikon "SnapBridge" App Now Available
April 19, 2016   2:39 PM | TrackBack
The Nikon Group has announced financial aid following earthquake activity this past weekend.
Announcement from Nikon News:
April 18, 2016 -
The Nikon group would like to express its profound sympathy and condolences to the victims of the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake, which took place after April 14, 2016.
In response to this tragedy and to extend an immediate support to its victims and affected areas, the Nikon group has decided to donate the following assistance: Cash donation 5 million yen (Nikon group total)
The allocation and timing of the donation are now under consideration. The Nikon group sincerely hopes for the earliest possible recovery from this disaster.
On April 21, 2016 Nikon Group increased the scope of their support for earthquake victims:
The Nikon group has decided the increased donation for the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake than the announcement on April 18, to expand further support in consideration of the disaster situation.
Cash donation: 10 million yen (Nikon group total)
Donee: Japanese Red Cross Society
With this change, furthermore we have started a fund-raising activity by directors and employees and donate it as the matching gifts of the Nikon group after the end of this activity. And we continuing every effort to support for recovery of our customer plant affected by the disaster.
The Nikon Group would express our profound sympathy and heartfelt concern to those individuals and families suffering from the disaster and sincerely hope for safety and swift recovery of the people and areas.
Nikon provides aid to 2016 Kumamoto earthquake victims
January 14, 2016   12:29 PM | TrackBack
With the Nikon D5 and D500 preferring the XQD format for storage, is the Compact Flash card format doomed (any time soon)?
My take on this is, yes. Of course the format is doomed over time, but it will be around for quite a few more years, just that manufacturers will not produce much of any new camera models supporting it. One reason being reduced manufacturing costs to support XQD vs. higher costs for supporting CF. The CF format is physically great, being robust. The size of these cards reminds me of video cassettes somehow and it is clear that smaller cards are often more practical, ignoring any speed advantages newer specs provide in addition.
For us CF dinosaurs, we can order the D5 with CF slots, for anyone else, get the one for XQD cards. Maybe we can come up with some DIY projects, things to create out of old CF cards, something to put in the window, or to have the kids playing with.
Join the discussion on the future of the Compact Flash in our forums.
More about the XQD card format (on wikipedia)Is the Compact Flash format doomed (anytime soon)?
September 29, 2015   10:33 PM | TrackBack
Our friends at Think Tank Photo have released leather versions of their most popular shoulder bag line and added a new size to their mirrorless bag line.
February 11, 2015   4:42 AM | TrackBack
Nikon started this week with announcements of new camera bodies in a variety of price ranges, offering features aimed to lure both beginners and professionals.
The announcement unveiled nine new cameras under the COOLPIX banner, and a specialty FX format DSLR designed for serious astrophotographers. Our members in the Astrophotography forum are already discussing the new Nikon D810A.Nikon unveils new star-gazer DSLR and nine COOLPIX
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
June 26, 2014   6:01 AM
Nikon 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.
May 14, 2014   6:30 AM
Nikon has announced new additions to both the Nikon 1 System of interchangeable lens cameras and new professional NIKKOR optics.New Nikon 1 cameras and accessories plus NIKKOR additions announced
March 11, 2014   7:43 AM
Our friends at Think Tank just announced the release of new products aimed at enhancing your workflow and increased mobility.