If you’re an owner of an older Nikon DSLR and refuse to upgrade, note that the company is helping you out in at least one way. First off, you’re getting a new firmware update today if you’re a D300, D300s, and D700 user. The firmware update details state, “Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.”
Nikon is also giving a firmware update to their P7700 camera users. The fix has to do with the ISO being locked in at 80 when set to Auto ISO, the camera set to manual and a speedlight in the hot shoe. We’re not sure who exactly is doing this, but oh well!
All firmware updates are available at their according links in this piece.
Because they can, SquareTrade recently created some content where they dropped a Canon T5i and Nikon D5200 in the rain and on the NYC concrete in front of B&H Photo Video’s store in NYC. But don’t worry! They destroyed perfectly good cameras all in the name of science!
The experiment was done to figure out which would suffer less damage in a fall. And at first it seems like Nikon really took the lead. However, the Canon T5i seemed to have just suffered a slight concussion.
It’s worth it to check out the video. But after you do, we encourage you to go hug your camera.
Yongnuo has released the YN-622N transceivers for Nikon–which are designed to be the most affordable triggers with full TTL integration that you can get. They’re available at nearly half the price of PocketWizard Plus X triggers, have full TTL integration, and can do other tricks like high speed sync. Other features include 7 different channels of communication and a range of 100 meter.
These triggers have been available for Canon for a while, and many users still say that for the price point, they’re not too shabby. The Yongnuo brand triggers are often pretty well made for the price, reliable, and intuitive in their interface. And when you consider the feature-set, they’re really tough to turn down.
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Some photos have such a beautiful and simple look to them, but most people have absolutely no idea how they were lit. Upon searching for, “Strobist” on 500PX, I came across the work of László Nagy. He curates loads of awesome photos on his Tumblr, and is also a hobbyist photographer–these two combine to give him quite the eye for details. The way he created the photo above is quite simple in one way but that also utilizes a trick that many of us sometimes forget.
Fans of the Nikon 1 series of cameras are now in for a treat–today the company is announcing a 32mm f1.2 lens which equates to an 86.4mm field of view. In other words, 1 series users now have a portrait lens. It features a Nano-crystal coating on the lenses and also has a metal exterior. Nikon’s silent wave motor technology is also present. The manual focusing ring looks a tad small, but we’re not sure many people will be manually focusing with this anyway.
And because Nikon users love their options, it will come in Black and Silver and retail for $896.96.
Freeware is all the rage these days–and digiCamControl was born out of a need to find a way to tether a camera to a computer but not wanting to pay for software. As such, it is a free program available for download to anyone that wants to do tethered shooting with their Nikon DSLR. At the moment, it is an open C# based program that has been around for about a year but now has the first stable release candidate for users.
We previously saw tethering done to a tablet with a Windows interface, and we still have to recommend that you do this with an actual computer instead.