Nikon Service Advisory for the D750

If your D750 tripod socket has a black dot, your camera is not affected by the flare issue.

Nikon has issued a service advisory for the D750 owners affected by the camera’s flare issue. A new serial number checking page on the Nikon site can help existing D750 owners determine whether their camera is one of those affected. Find your camera’s serial number on the baseplate, type it into the field on the website, and the website will provide you with details on how to get your camera repaired for free (as well as a UPS shipping label) if you’re affected.

If you purchased your D750 recently after news of this issue broke, your camera may already be adjusted. To see if your unit has been fixed already, check the tripod socket. If you see a black dot, your camera has already received the necessary alterations; the issue does not apply to you and no service is necessary.

New, Light Telephoto Lens from Nikon

The AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR from Nikon announced this week at CES in Las Vegas is billed as the world’s lightest 300mm full-frame fixed-focal-length AF lens.

Almost 30% shorter and 1.5 lbs. lighter than its predecessor, the new 300mm f/4E PF boasts Phase Fresnel optical technology to help correct chromatic aberration and reduce the overall size and weight of the lens. The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR features electromagnetic aperture control, a VR Sport mode, VR tripod detection as well as a Silent Wave Motor for quiet AF operation, ED glass for further controlling chromatic aberrations and Nano Crystal Coat for superior image quality. The optical formula comprises 16 elements in 10 groups and a 9-bladed iris diaphragm. The lens takes 77mm filters and offers a minimum focus distance of 1.4m.

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR will be available in late January / early February for $1,999.99.


New from Nikon : The D5500

Nikon has announced the 24.2 megapixel D5500 which incorporates a touchscreen LCD for quicker camera control. It features an EXPEED 4 image processor that provide high-resolution images and full HD 1080p video with low-light sensitivity up to ISO 25600. Additional sharpness in both photos and videos is possible due to the omission of the optical low-pass filter. The D5500 has a 39-point autofocus system with nine cross-type sensors and a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor for precise exposure metering in a wide variety of lighting conditions. Full HD videos can be shot at frame rates up to 60 fps, with full-time continuous auto focusing capabilities. The D5500 also has a built-in intervalometer to record up to 9,999 consecutive exposures at variable intervals.

The redesigned camera body is slightly smaller and lighter than its predecessor the D5300. A variety of touchscreen functions allow you to pinch to zoom, navigate menus, choose settings, and choose your focus point. An eye sensor turns the vari-angle LCD monitor on and off and starts the playback funtion when your eye moves away from the viewfinder.

Built-in Wi-Fi enables advanced image sharing capabilities, and when paired with an Android or iOS mobile device, remote viewing and control over the shutter release is possible from a distance.

The D5500 will be offered in three kit options: body-only for $899.95, with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II for $999.95, or with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR for $1,199.95. The D5500 will be available in early February in black or red body options.

Nikon/Apple Software Compatibility

Nikon published a list of software that will be compatible with the latest Mac OS X Yosemite v.10.10:

  • ViewNX 2 (including the Nikon Transfer 2 and Movie Editor)
  • Capture NX-D
  • Picture Control Utility 2
  • Camera Control Pro 2
  • Nikon Message Center 2
  • Wireless Transmitter Utility (formerly WT-4 Setup Utility)
  • IPTC Preset Manager
  • GP-N100 Utility
  • Capture NX 2
  • Short Movie Creator

The following versions will not be supported:

  • Capture NX Ver.1.x
  • Camera Control Pro Ver.1.x
  • Nikon Capture Series
  • ViewNX Ver.1.x
  • Nikon Transfer Ver.1.x
  • PictureProject
  • Nikon View series
  • Nikon Scan Series
  • PictureProject COOLPIX Remote Control
  • WT-3 Setup Utility
  • Wireless Camera Setup Utility
  • Wireless Connecting Utility
  • Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0
  • Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 Select Edition
  • Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 Complete Edition
  • PC-PJ Transfer
  • Thumbnail Selector

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Have extra cash with you and don’t know what to do with it? This gold Nikon Df may be for you. Priced at $41,395. the Lux Nikon DF Kit will include a gold plated Nikon Df body, a Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens including a gold plated lens cap and lens hood, together with the usual charger, cables and software, and will come in a custom made 24K gold plated Zero Haliburton hard case.

Only 77 of these kits are going to be produced, according to Brikk. Each camera body and lens is disassembled and the parts are hand polished before being plated with two layers of certified 24K gold. Parts that are not plated are covered in stingray leather. This includes body grip, prism and the focus and zoom rings of the lens. The Nikon logo is removed and replaced with a plate that bears the Brikk logo.