Nikon Rumored To Release A D810 Version Optimized for Deep-Sky Astrophotography

D810 Astro

Space fans, this one’s for you. According to Nikon Rumors we might see a new version of Nikon’s D810, dedicated to deep-sky astrophotography, released sometime today or tomorrow.

The modified infrared cut filter will allow greater transmittance of hydrogen-alpha, necessary when photographing diffuse nebulae.

Following Canon’s 20Da (2005) and 60Da (2012), this could be the first full frame DSLR optimized for astrophotography.

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Nikon’s Latest “I Am Generation” Campaign features Same-Sex, African American Dads

I wish we lived in a world where is will not be news. But I think Nikon is doing the right and brave things by releasing this video as part of their I Am Generation Image campaign.

The movie features Kordale and Kaleb who went viral last year when showing them doing their daughters’ hair. It went viral in a good way but also in a bad way as homophobia raised its ugly head.

Kordale and Kaleb told huffpost that the photo and now the Nikon campaign changed their lives:

With our picture going viral and now this video of our life, we feel that our life has changed to the extent of how people may view us. We feel that there are a lot of people looking at us as an example within the LGBTQ community — which is an awesome thing. Being homosexual is not as taboo as it once was and it has become more acceptable in today’s time

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Canon’s 11-24mm f/4 Confirmed. Will It Outdo Nikon’s Famed 14-24mm?

An illustration of the Canon 11-24

An illustration of the Canon 11-24mm f/4

Canon Rumors reports that the existence of the EF 11-24 f/4L has been confirmed and several retailers have been provided with info about the lens.

Expected to set you back $2899 ($3100 in Canada), Canon’s new ultra wide angle will be the widest rectilinear lens ever produced for DSLRs.

Despite a maximum aperture of f/4, will this lens put an end to Canon shooters jumping ship in favor of Nikon’s legendary 14-24?

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Nikon D750 Pulled From Amazon and US/UK Stores. Under Silent Recall.

Just five days ago Nikon announced that it will repair D750 cameras that are affected by the flaring issue at no cost, giving their customers peace of mind.

As of 12 hours ago, give or take, Amazon have stopped selling Nikon’s newest full frame DSLR, and suspended existing orders.

Is Nikon hiding the severity of the problem or are Amazon afraid of getting caught up in a lawsuit?

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Nikon To Announce A New FX Firmware Download Program On January 19th, I Wish They Would Take On Magic Lantern

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According to Nikon Rumors, Nikon is about to drop a bomb into the firmware update process that stayed relatively similar throughout the 12 years or so since DSLRs became common. NR received a pastebin mail copy presumably from Nikon suggesting that Nikon is working on a new firmware download program which is “free to join“. The program suggests that Nikon shooters will be able to “download advanced firmware updates” that “add new functionality to their cameras“.

Joining the program is free to join for the first three years, but it is not clear what will happen afterwards, and once the following link becomes live, you will be able to join it here: http://imaging.nikon.com/advancing.

According to the mail the first batch of firmware update will be available for FX format cameras (Nikon D750, D810, D800, D800E, D610 and D600) and will include the following features:

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Nikon Announces The D5500 DSLR And Two Lenses. Welcome Touch Screen

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Nikon is finally catching up with touch screen LCD tech in their DSLR line. (Canon had this for about three years now on their Rebel line). The new camera dubbed  D5500 (preorder) is planned to lead Nikon’s entry lead  DSLR line (like the D5300 before it).

Even before looking into the camera features, it seems that Nikon chose to skip the D5400. Why? Only Nikon knows… That said, the camera seems like a worthy contender for the entry level DSLR King.

Aside the touch screen it is interesting to note that the D5500 has no Optical Pass Filter (like the higher ended D800e)

Specs, thoughts and two new lenses after the jump.

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Is Nikon Repeating Canon’s Mistake Or Does It Have An Ace Up Its Sleeve?

I Am Late

August 23, 2007 was a day no Canon executive would like to remember. That was the day Nikon announced its new DX format flagship, the D300.

Saying that the D300 was the Canon 40D’s new competitor would be a wild overstatement as they weren’t really competing. Nikon’s new camera slapped the 40D into a whole different time zone!

Nikon further strengthened its hold on the semi-professional market two years later with the release of the D300s. At this point Nikon had completely dominated the mid-range market.

It was only in September 2009 that Canon had caught up and announced a true competitor worthy of challenging the undisputed mid-range king.

There is no doubt that Nikon greatly benefited from Canon’s failure to respond to the D300/s. Why, then, would Nikon now repeat Canon’s mistake?

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Canon Rumored to Dominate the Megapixel War Once Again. Nikon and Sony to be left behind?

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Photography newcomers may not be aware, but until 2012 a fierce war took place. A war that lead to the demise of many loved cameras and the birth of many more advanced models – the megapixel war (or the ultrapixel war).

Temporarily put to rest with the release of Nikon’s record-smashing 36MP D800, it seems that the ultrapixel war will soon be making an impressive comeback.

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Nikon D750 Review For Wedding Photography

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Since I’m a full time professional photographer, the question I’ll try to answer in this review is: can the Nikon D750 be used for professional wedding photography? It’s not an easy question to answer, because there are numerous factors to consider, and the first factor is obviously the photographer’s particular style of shooting. I’ll try to respond based on my own actual experiences and real needs in the course of a day’s work, comparing the Nikon D750 with the camera I currently use (check out my ShotKit to see what’s in my backpack), and thus not limiting myself to evaluating solely technical aspects.

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