New Firmware for the Nikon D810

Nikon has released new firmware for its D810 DSLR. Version C 1.10 brings with it several changes, the majority of which are bug fixes, including incorrect or absent display information, audio static resulting from the use of external HDMI recorders while in movie live view, a ‘rare’ shutter release failure in movie live view and recording issues related to the camera’s HDR function, among others.

In addition to correcting issues, v1.10 adds an external recording control option for using the camera to start and stop third-party recorders connected over HDMI.

New Website Dedicated to Astrophotography with a Nikon

Nikon has launched the “Step into the world of astrophotography with a Nikon camera” website for those new to astrophotography.

The website is a guide to astrophotography created for photo hobbyists interested in shooting astronomical bodies, as well as for those new to astrophotography. In addition to  recommending specific Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses, the guide also introduces the peripheral equipment needed for successful astrophotography, including tripods, optical telescopes, and equatorial telescopes. Optimal shooting techniques, such as fixed-mount photography and tracked-mount photography and required accessories for each category of Nikon camera—digital SLRs, Nikon 1, and COOLPIX compact digital cameras are explained in detail.

New Firmware Updates for the Nikon D5200 and D7100

Nikon has released firmware updates for both the D5200 and D7100 cameras. Both new versions of the firmware reduce horizontal line noise in videos recorded at 1280×720/60p and 1280×720/50p. In addition, firmware v. 1.03 fixes an issue that causes the cameras to freeze when the ‘clean image sensor’ option is selected.

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Service Advisory for the Nikon D750

Nikon has issued another service advisory for users of the Nikon D750.

“It has come to our attention that the shutter in some Nikon D750 digital SLR cameras manufactured in October and November of 2014 does not function normally, sometimes resulting in shading of a portion of images. We have decided to take the following measures regarding this issue.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused.
Identifying affected products

To check whether or not your camera is one of those affected by this issue, click Affected Product Serial Numbers below and enter your D750 serial number as instructed. Your camera’s serial number will be checked against those of applicable products. If your camera is one of those affected, instructions for requesting repairs will be displayed. If your camera is not affected by this issue, rest assured that repairs to your camera are not necessary and you may continue using your camera without concern for this issue.”

In January of this year, Nikon issued a service advisory regarding flare issues in some Nikon D750 cameras. Details here :