Nikon Service Advisory Issued for Some D810s

Nikon has announced a service advisory for the new Nikon D810, in response to reports of ‘bright spots’ at long shutter speeds and in 1.2X crop mode. According to an announcement on Nikon’s website, affected cameras will be serviced free of charge.

The issue only effects cameras within a certain serial number range. You can check the serial number of your camera against Nikon’s database via the company’s service and support pages.

New Soft Shutter Release for the Nikon Df

The Nikon  AR -11 replaces the stock shutter button and allows users to enjoy soft and vibration-free shutter operation. The ebonite resin on the top surface of the AR-11 further enhances the light feel when pressing the shutter-release. Also, ebonite resin creates a unique and rich texture over time that melds with the finger. It is often used in high-end fountain pens and the mouthpieces of wind instruments such as saxophones and clarinets.

Available now for $29.95

The Nikon D810 is Now Official

Nikon has officially announced the D810. The FX format camera replaces both the D800 and D800E, and features a 36.3 MP CMOS sensor with no low pass filter. The Expeed 4 processor from the D4s has been inluded, allowing for a wider ISO range (64-12,800), improved image quality and metering as well as faster burst shooting (5 FPS). Nikon has also redesigned the mirror mechanism and introduced an electronic first-curtain shutter option to reduce the risk of ‘shutter shake’ reducing resolution.

For video enthusiasts, the D810 shoots 1080/60p with built-in stereo recording, features a ‘flat’ Picture Control mode, Auto ISO in manual mode, and uncompressed HDMI output.

The D810 will be shipping in late July for $3299.95.