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Service Advisory: Nikon D750

Nikon D750 DSLR
Nikon D750 DSLR

I just received an email from Nikon USA indicating that there is a potential issue with Nikon D750 DSLR cameras manufactured between December 2014 and June 2015. As described here, the issue affects the camera shutter and can cause shaded images.

Check your serial number here. If your camera is affected, Nikon USA will provide you with a free UPS shipping label to send the camera in for service.

Interestingly, my Nikon D750 is indeed included in the list of affected cameras. I’ve not seen anything indicative of the shutter issue in my use. Nevertheless, I will be sending in the camera for service. I encourage anyone with an affected D750 to do the same; if for no other reason than to have the peace of mind from knowing your camera has been serviced.

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Field Test: Nikon 200-500 f/5.6 AFS G VR

Male house finches from approximately 30 feet away
Male house finches from approximately 30 feet away, captured with the Nikon 200-500mm AFS G VR zoom lens.

A few weeks ago, I received the new Nikon 200-500 f/5.6 AFS G VR zoom Nikkor lens. My initial impressions were quite good for a lens of this design and price point. I had a chance today to take it to the local nature center and try my hand at some bird photography; something that I think that the target market for this lens is quite interested in.

I set up the 200-500mm on my Nikon D810 DSLR and I used my Gitzo 3-series tripod with a Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head and Wimberley Sidekick gimbal adapter. Continue reading Field Test: Nikon 200-500 f/5.6 AFS G VR

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Nikon cuts prices on many Nikkor lenses

I received an email today from site sponsor B&H Photo indicating that Nikon has dropped prices on a large list of Nikkor lenses. It’s unclear as to whether these are temporary cuts, or are more long-term adjustments that reflect the relative weakness of the Yen against the US dollar.

Notable price drops include $400 reduction on the excellent 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 AFS G VRII Nikkor and a $300 reduction on the 70-200mm f/2.8 AFS G VRII Nikkor.


 See the full list of Nikkor lenses with their new prices at B&H Photo.

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Nikon D810 Firmware Update: C 1.10

Nikon has issued Firmware Update C: version 1.10 for the D810 DSLR, effective October 29, 2015.

This update makes mostly minor tweaks to images captured in Live View mode, but it also adds an External Recording Control option to the HDMI item in the Setup Menu. This feature allows the camera controls to start and stop recording to 3rd-party HDMI recorders that support the Atoms Open Protocol.

Read the full list of changes/ bug fixes and download the firmware update here.

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