Nikon Japan issues an official apology on their website for not being able to keep up with the demand for the Coolpix P900 camera that has been out of stock for months. Nikon promised to speed-up the production, but did not give a specific availability date.
You can see the 83x zoom capabilities (2000mm) of the Nikon Coolpix P900 camera in this post.
In this guest posts Gary Yost (www.garyyost.com) will share his experience on shooting infrared music video underwater with a Nikon D200 and D5200 IR converted cameras. See also his previous posts on the "Hawaiian Tree Bones” infrared time-lapse and the Full Moon Pacific Blanket time-lapse videos.
The SF-based band Yassou Benedict came to me in June of 2014 and asked me to help them make a music video for a new song that needed strong visuals. I hadn’t heard the song yet, but co-founder Lilie Bytheway-Hoy was clear about wanting a unique visual style for the piece. “Unique” in the music video field is a tall order, but I already had a converted D200 from a few years back and I’d been experimenting with a recently IR-converted Nikon D5200 for a time-lapse project that I wanted to accomplish that summer in Hawaii. So I suggested that we do some tests. We got together at my house and took the camera and a slider into my backyard to see what we could do.
A quick update on the upcoming Yongnuo lenses for Nikon F mount - 50mm f/1.8 and 35mm f/2 versions will be released later this year:
The Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens for Nikon F mount is scheduled to start the shipment at the end of this month according to Sigma Japan.
Adorama and B&H are currently taking pre-orders.
Additional information on this lens can be found here. The Contemporary model is lighter, cheaper ($1,089.00) and with a slightly simplified lens design compared to the Sport model that is almost twice as expensive:
Nikon NPS members in the US are now getting 20% discount on repairs. You can read all the details here:
Nikon released new firmware update C:1.02 for the D750 DSLR camera. The only change mentioned by Nikon is "camera operation is now more reliable", so it is not very clear what exactly was fixed.
There is also a new firmware v1.1 for the Nikon Coolpix P610 camera.
Update: it seems that this firmware update improved the D750 preview and info buttons speed/response time.