May 12th, 2013
DigiCamControl is a free, open source program that gives you full control over Nikon cameras from your Windows PC. It supports tethering, live view, remote triggering, direct image transfer, controlling multiple cameras simultaneously and even offers you to control the camera from your tablet or smartphone. This is the first full release of digiCamControl which has support for almost all Nikon DSLR’s cameras.
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May 10th, 2013
May 10th, 2013
Nikon published their financial results for the year ending on March 31, 2013. You probably remember that for the third quarter the company reported a “rapid deterioration in the market” which led to a cut in the annual profit forecast and some pretty good savings.
Summary for the financial year that ended on March 31, 2013 for Nikon Imaging Company: Continue reading “Nikon’s yearly financial results are out” »
May 9th, 2013
May 8th, 2013
Foto Hans Keuzekamp received their first Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art lens for Nikon mount and sent me few sample images taken with the Nikon D7100. This new 30mm f/1.4 lens is designed for APS-C/DX Nikon DSLRs cameras (45mm equivalent focal length) and is compatible with the Sigma USB dock ($59). The lens is still not shipping in the US and is currently available for pre-order for $499.
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM lens sample images:
Full size version of the JPG files is available on flickr:
Additional Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM lens images:
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM lens specifications:
||9 Elements in 8 Groups
|Angle of View
|Number of Diaphragm Blades
|Minimum Focusing Distance
||30 cm / 11.8 in
|Filter Size (mm)
(Diameter x Length)
||435g / 15.3 oz.
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM lens MTF chart:
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM lens design:
May 8th, 2013
Today Nikon announced ViewNX 2.7.5 and Capture NX 2.4.2. The only modification in the new versions is related to the Nikon D600:
When RAW images captured with a D600 running C firmware Ver. 1.01 at an Image area setting of DX (24×16) 1.5× and any Active D-Lighting setting other than Off were opened in ViewNX 2 or Capture NX 2, a bright (whitish) diagonal line was visible. This issue has been resolved. Continue reading “Nikon ViewNX 2.7.5 and Capture NX 2.4.2 released” »
May 7th, 2013
The Nikon Coolpix A ($1,096.95) was announced in early March, 2013 and it was marketed as the world’s smallest compact camera with a DX sized sensor. A month later Ricoh announced their new GR model which is smaller (Ricoh GR: 4.6×2.4×1.4″/117x61x36mm; Coolpix A: 4.4×2.5×1.6″/111×64.3×40.3mm) and lighter (Ricoh GR: 8.6oz/244g; Coolpix A: 10.6oz/301g) and most importantly $300 cheaper. The shutter on the Coolpix A can go up to 1/2000, while the Ricoh GR can shoot at 1/4000.
Continue reading “Nikon Coolpix A camera review” »
May 6th, 2013
New Tokina lens rebates and Tamron Mother’s Day savings savings.
Coming soon: LeNs is a new interactive digital magazine for Nikon photographers.
New Nikon Centre of Excellence is now officially open in London.