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 Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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From Nikon:
 
Updates included with this release (Applicable to AW1, J1, J2, J3, V1, V2 & S1)

  • Support for the FULL/LIMIT focus limit switch on the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 has been added.
  • When camera firmware is updated to this version, autofocus does not function when an FT1 running L firmware Ver. 1.10 or earlier is used. Users of the FT1 must update FT1 L firmware to Ver. 1.20 at the same time camera firmware is updated.

Additional updates Applicable to AW1

  • An issue that prevented reading of .MOV data contained in folders numbered 256 or higher on the memory card inserted in the camera by an application such as the Wireless Mobile Utility used to connect a device via PTP/IP has been resolved.
  • An Underwater flash option has been added to the shooting menu to support use of the Underwater Speedlight SB-N10.
  • An issue that caused images captured using a non-CPU lens with the Mount Adapter FT1 to be underexposed has been resolved.

Additional updates Applicable to J1, J2 & V1

  • An issue that prevented printing of photos using the PictBridge standard with some printers has been resolved.

Additional updates Applicable to J3

  • An issue that sometimes caused a card access error to be displayed when a Lexar UHS-I SD memory card was inserted in the camera has been resolved.
  • An issue that prevented wireless shooting via the WU-1b (Wireless Mobile Adapter) when the Digiscoping Adapter DSA-N1 for Nikon 1 cameras was used, or when manual focus was used with an AF-S lens mounted via the Mount Adapter FT1, has been resolved.
  • An issue that prevented reading of .MOV data contained in folders numbered 256 or higher on the memory card inserted in the camera by an application such as the Wireless Mobile Utility used to connect a device via PTP/IP has been resolved.
  • An issue that prevented adjustment of magnification for manual focus display from Focus mode > Manual focus in the shooting menu when a manual focus lens was used has been resolved.

Additional updates Applicable to V2

  • An issue that caused images captured using the Mount Adapter FT1 with continuous shooting at 15 fps to be underexposed has been resolved.
  • An issue that sometimes caused a card access error to be displayed when a Lexar UHS-I SD memory card was inserted in the camera has been resolved.
  • An issue that prevented wireless shooting via the WU-1b (Wireless Mobile Adapter) when the Digiscoping Adapter DSA-N1 for Nikon 1 cameras was used, or when manual focus was used with an AF-S lens mounted via the Mount Adapter FT1, has been resolved.
  • An issue that prevented reflection of the exposure compensation setting when the Mount Adapter FT1 was used with shooting in Motion Snapshot shooting mode and Scene auto selector exposure mode has been resolved.
  • An issue that prevented reading of .MOV data contained in folders numbered 256 or higher on the memory card inserted in the camera by an application such as the Wireless Mobile Utility used to connect a device via PTP/IP has been resolved.

Additional updates Applicable to S1

  • An issue that sometimes caused a card access error to be displayed when a Lexar UHS-I SD memory card was inserted in the camera has been resolved.
  • An issue that prevented wireless shooting via the WU-1b (Wireless Mobile Adapter) when the Digiscoping Adapter DSA-N1 for Nikon 1 cameras was used, or when manual focus was used with an AF-S lens mounted via the Mount Adapter FT1, has been resolved.
  • An issue that prevented reading of .MOV data contained in folders numbered 256 or higher on the memory card inserted in the camera by an application such as the Wireless Mobile Utility used to connect a device via PTP/IP has been resolved.
  • An issue that prevented adjustment of magnification for manual focus display from Focus mode > Manual focus in the shooting menu when a manual focus lens was used has been resolved.

Download:
Nikon 1 AW1 Firmware A:1.10 / B:1.10 - Windows | Macintosh
Nikon 1 J1 Firmware A:1.40 / B:1.40 - Windows | Macintosh
Nikon 1 J2 Firmware A:1.20 / B:1.20 - Windows | Macintosh
Nikon 1 J3 Firmware A:1.20 / B:1.20 - Windows | Macintosh
Nikon 1 V1 Firmware A:1.40 / B:1.40 - Windows | Macintosh
Nikon 1 V2 Firmware A:1.20 / B:1.20 - Windows | Macintosh
Nikon 1 S1 Firmware A:1.20 / B:1.20 - Windows | Macintosh

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Post Date: 5/14/2014 8:32:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Through May 31, use coupon code PXNATP50 at AdoramaPix to get 50% off an 8x8 14-page photo book.
Post Date: 5/14/2014 7:33:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR & AF-S TELECONVERTER TC-14E III
From Nikon:
 
Excellent mobility with better image quality in a lighter package. A fast, super-telephoto fixed focal length (prime) lens with a focal length of 400mm and a maximum aperture of f/2.8 compatible with the Nikon FX-format. A 1.4x teleconverter that offers rendering performance close to that of the master lens
 
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm F/2.8E FL ED VR, a super-telephoto, fixed focal length (prime) lens with a focal length of 400mm and maximum aperture of f/2.8 compatible with Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras, and the AF-S TELECONVERTER TC-14E III, a 1.4x teleconverter with a new optical design, which is capable of rendering performance close to that of the master lens at maximum aperture.
 
The AF-S NIKKOR 400mm F/2.8E FL ED VR is a fast, 400mm super-telephoto lens for which fluorite lens elements , ED lens elements , and Nano Crystal Coat have been adopted for superior optical performance. In addition to the fluorite lens elements, components made of a magnesium alloy have been adopted for the barrel to make the lens lighter, while a tripod collar ring utilizing bearings ensures smooth transitioning between horizontal and vertical shooting, as well as greater durability. The AF-S NIKKOR 400mm F/2.8E FL ED VR is also equipped with an electro-magnetic aperture mechanism that contributes to better auto-exposure stability with high-speed continuous shooting, and a vibration reduction (VR) function that offers compensation for camera shake equivalent to a 4.0-stop* increase in shutter speed. What's more, the lens is equipped with a SPORT vibration reduction mode optimized for tracking subjects exhibiting intense movement that can be predicted, such as athletes participating in sporting events, by compensating only for camera shake. The AF-S NIKKOR 400mm F/2.8E FL ED VR is a lens that responds to the demands of professional photographers who demand the ability to capture decisive moments with on-site sports and press photography.
 
In addition, meniscus protective glass with a fluorine coat, produced using a process exclusive to Nikon for greater durability and superior resistance to water and oils, has been adopted for the extreme front lens element.
 
The AF-S TELECONVERTER TC-14E III is a 1.4x teleconverter with a new optical design that enables rendering performance close to that of the master lens with shooting at maximum aperture. The same fluorine coat used for the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm F/2.8E FL ED VR has also been adopted for the extreme front and rear lens surfaces.

AF-S NIKKOR 400mm F/2.8E FL ED VR Primary Features

  • A super-telephoto fixed focal length (prime) lens with a focal length of 400mm*1 and a maximum aperture of f/2.8 compatible with Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras
  • Superior optical performance from a new optical design with which fluorite lens elements , ED lens elements , and Nano Crystal Coat have been adopted
  • A lighter weight from the adoption of fluorite lens elements and components made of a magnesium alloy
  • Adoption of a tripod collar ring utilizing bearings
  • Equipped with an electro-magnetic aperture mechanism for more stable auto-exposure with high-speed continuous shooting
  • Equipped with a vibration reduction (VR) function for camera shake compensation equivalent to a 4.0-stop increase in shutter speed
  • Adoption of SPORT VR mode
  • Adoption of meniscus protective glass with a fluorine coat, produced using a process exclusive to Nikon for greater durability and superior resistance to water and oils, for the extreme front lens element

AF-S TELECONVERTER TC-14E III Primary Features

  • A 1.4x teleconverter capable of rendering performance close to that of the master lens with shooting at maximum aperture
  • Adoption of a fluorine coat, produced with a process exclusive to Nikon, for the extreme front and rear lens surfaces

B&H has the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens and Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III available for preorder.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/14/2014 12:00:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon 1 S2 Mirrorless Camera (Yellow)
From Nikon:
 
Capture of images as intended, with simple operation, even for those new to interchangeable-lens cameras. Moving-subject tracking performance that enables the world's fastest* continuous shooting rate of approximately 20 fps with AF tracking, and simple operation.
 
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the new Nikon 1 S2, the latest addition to the S series of Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses that propose new forms of imaging expression.
 
The Nikon 1 S2 is the latest model in the Nikon 1 S-series, developed for those using an advanced camera with interchangeable lenses for the first time. The S2 enables capture of beautiful images, with simple operation and performance with tracking of moving subjects that exceeds that of digital SLR cameras, as well as a variety of functions, all in a compact and lightweight body that offers the superior portability that is a primary feature of Nikon 1 cameras.
 
The S2 is equipped with 135 densely packed focus points, and also boasts the world's fastest* high-speed continuous shooting rate of approximately 20 fps with AF tracking. This ensures fast and accurate focus acquisition, even with moving subjects. Equipped with an effective pixel count of 14.2-million pixels, a super high-speed AF CMOS sensor with no low-pass filter, the latest EXPEED 4A image-processing engine, and support for a broad range of sensitivities, from ISO 200 to 12800, the S2 is capable of capturing sharp and clear images exhibiting very little noise, even with shooting in dark surroundings
 
An intuitive and clear GUI has also been adopted to make the camera easier to use. The S2 is also equipped with a Creative Palette that allows users to freely change imaging effects with simple operation of the rotary multi selector. A variety of movie functions, including support for recording of 1920 x 1080/60p full-HD movies and Auto Image Capture during movie recording, as well as new advanced movie functions such as Fast Motion, Jump Cut, and 4-second Movie stimulate user's creative intent.
 
What's more, the seamless exterior inherited from Nikon 1 S1 has been refined for a more elegant design in a body that is slimmer and lighter. In addition to the standard white, black, and red, the S2 is also available in a distinct yellow.
 
Nikon 1 S2 Primary Features

  1. Moving-subject tracking performance superior to that of digital SLR cameras
  2. High-quality still images and movies
  3. A variety of movie recording and editing functions
  4. Intuitive and simple operation and shooting functions that are easily mastered
  5. A compact and lightweight body available in a variety of distinct colors

B&H has the Nikon 1 S2 Mirrorless Camera available for preorder.

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Post Date: 5/14/2014 12:00:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Nikon D800 DSLR Camera
From Nikon:
 
Modifications enabled with this upgrade of firmware, release date May 13, 2014

  • Custom Setting f13 has been changed to Assign Movie Record Button.
  • With Custom Setting f13 changed to Assign Movie Record Button, Assign MB-D12 AF-ON is now Custom Setting f14.
  • Custom Setting f15: Assign Remote Fn Button has been added.
  • The following functions have been added or renamed when the D800 is used with the Communication Unit UT-1 running firmware Ver. 2.0. A Network (UT-1) option has been added to, and Wireless transmitter has been renamed Wireless transmitter (WT-4) in, the setup menu.

Function that has been added:

  • HTTP server mode - Use to view the pictures on the camera memory card, or to take photographs, from the web browser on a computer or iPhone.

Functions that have been renamed:

  • FTP upload mode (previously Transfer mode (FTP)) - Use to upload photos and movies from camera memory cards, or to upload photos as they are taken, to an ftp server.
  • Image transfer mode (previously Transfer mode (PC)) - Use to upload photos and movies from camera memory cards, or to upload photos as they are taken, to a computer.
  • Camera control mode (previously PC mode) - Use to control the camera from a computer running Camera Control Pro 2 (available separately) and save photos and movies directly to the computer.
  • Support for the updated version of Communication Unit UT-1 firmware has been added.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To enable support for these functions, Communication Unit UT-1 firmware must be updated to Ver. 2.0 or later, and the Wireless Transmitter Utility must be updated to Ver. 1.5.0 or later. When camera firmware is updated, network profiles specified with earlier firmware versions cannot be used. Network profiles must be created again.

  • Support for CompactFlash memory cards with capacities greater than 128 GB has been added.
  • When AF-ON only was selected for Custom Setting a4 (AF activation) and the AF-ON button was pressed to initiate autofocus during viewfinder photography, focus remained locked even after the user took their finger off the button, and the shutter could be released at any time. However, specifications have been modified so that the shutter cannot be released under the following conditions if the camera fails to focus.
  • Autofocus mode is set to AF-S (single-servo AF)
  • AF-area mode is set to Single-point AF
  • Custom Setting a2 (AF-S priority selection) is set to Focus

  • When values for 12 or 18 lenses were stored with AF fine-tune > Saved value in the setup menu, only some of the lenses for which values had been stored were displayed under List saved values. This issue has been resolved.
  • When the live view selector was set to live view photography with Custom Setting g4 (Assign shutter button) set to Record movies, a value for preset manual white balance could not be measured. This issue has been resolved.
  • When the built-in flash was set to Commander mode, remote Speedlights sometimes did not fire. This issue has been resolved.
  • In some rare cases, the memory card access lamp remained lit for longer than usual, and some time was required before any operations could be performed. This issue has been resolved.

Click here for the D800/D800E manual addendum reflecting changes made with this firmware update.
 
Download:
Nikon D800 Firmware A: 1.10 / B:1.10 - Windows | Macintosh
Nikon D800E Firmware A: 1.10 / B:1.10 - Windows | Macintosh
 
Communication Unit UT-1
 
Updates included with this version
 
The following functions have been added or renamed when the UT-1 is used with the D800 / D800E (firmware 1.10).
 
Function that has been added:

  • HTTP server mode - Use to view the pictures on the camera memory card, or to take photographs, from the web browser on a computer or iPhone.

Functions that have been renamed:

  • FTP upload mode (previously Transfer mode (FTP)) - Use to upload photos and movies from camera memory cards, or to upload photos as they are taken, to an ftp server.
  • Image transfer mode (previously Transfer mode (PC)) - Use to upload photos and movies from camera memory cards, or to upload photos as they are taken, to a computer.
  • Camera control mode (previously PC mode) - Use to control the camera from a computer running Camera Control Pro 2 ( available for purchase separately) and save photos and movies directly to the computer.

Download:
Communication Unit UT-1 Firmware 1.10 - Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries the Nikon D800, Nikon D800E and Communication Unit UT-1.

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Post Date: 5/13/2014 3:37:32 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Nikon has released its financial results for the year ending March 2014.
 
From Nikon:
 
The Year ended March 2014 [May 13, 2014]

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Post Date: 5/13/2014 2:42:11 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Due to manufacturing and expansion costs, FractureMe.com will be raising prices on half the glass print sizes they offer starting May 16. Through May 15, use coupon code TDPSAVE20 to get 20% off your order at the current price for an especially good deal.
 
From FractureMe.com:
 
Fracture’s mission is simple: to redefine how the world prints and displays its favorite images.
 
That means we strive to provide incredible photo products at prices you can afford. We love how frequently we get comments from first-time customers just like you who say “WOW, I didn’t realize that such an amazing product could be so affordable”.
 
However, as we continue to grow and encounter the realities of being a fast-growing young company, we need to make that we can cover our costs and be certain that we’re able to stick around for a long time, so we can be there for you and your favorite memories for years to come.
 
Because of that, starting on May 16th, we’ll be raising prices on some Fracture sizes.
 
Raising prices is never easy, but above all it’s important that we communicate with you. Good news or not, you deserve to know what’s going on, and why we make important decisions like this that can affect you.
 
We’re raising prices for these two reasons:

  1. As the Fracture team continues to grow, we must ensure that we’re able to provide for them as they continue to work incredibly hard to build the amazing Fracture experience you enjoy.
  2. Our costs to custom-make each Fracture here in the U.S. are increasing - our explosive growth demands that we prepare for the future and that means purchasing new equipment, scaling our facilities, and adding more team members.

While we’ve done everything internally to operate in as lean a fashion as possible, the new pricing reflects our best additional effort to offset the cost increases listed above as we continue to provide the high quality products and services that we are known for.
 
Which sizes are increasing in price?
 
We are happy about the fact that we were able to limit price increases to only half of our current Fracture sizes. New pricing will be applied to the following sizes:

  • Small rectangles
  • Medium rectangles
  • Classic rectangles
  • Large rectangles

Prices will NOT increase for the following sizes:

  • X-large rectangles
  • Small Squares
  • Medium Squares
  • Large Squares

You mean the world to us and we mean that. Without customers like you, we simply wouldn’t exist. We wanted to give you an opportunity to place any orders now before May 16th and enjoy our current pricing. Upload your latest photos and Spring time memories and we will get to work printing them for you!

Post Date: 5/13/2014 12:48:25 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, May 12, 2014
SanDisk 32 GB Extreme 120MB/sec CompactFlash Memory Card
B&H has the SanDisk Extreme 32 GB 120MB/sec CompactFlash Memory Card available for $59.95 with free shipping. Regularly $82.95.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens
B&H has the Refurbished Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens available for $299.00 with free shipping. Compare at $596.95 new.
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Post Date: 5/12/2014 9:51:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash Location Kit
From Profoto:
 
Profoto releases the B1 Location Kit, making the highly portable B1 off- camera flash even easier to bring to an on-location shoot.
 
May 12, 2014 – Ever since its release in November 2013, the B1 off-camera flash has flown off the shelves as fast as Profoto has been able to deliver it to the stores. The most attention-grabbing features have always been the B1’s TTL metering and its cordless operation. Both of these convey the same message: the B1 is not a studio flash. It is an off-camera flash designed for on-location photography.
 
With the release of the B1 Location Kit, the B1’s portability is taken to the next level. The kit contains two B1 off-camera flashes, two batteries, a Fast Charger that recharges the battery in one hour, and a Car Charger that plugs into any standard car cigarette connector and recharges the battery in two hours. The gear is packed and delivered in a comfy backpack with room for additional gear not included in the kit, such as stands and lenses.
 
The B1 Location Kit comes with a streamlined price. Sold at €2950/$3950, the kit offers roughly €250/$200 discount compared to buying the included items separately.
 
The B1 Location Kit is the latest addition to Profoto’s growing and evolving off-camera flash concept. In November 2013, the B1 and its many accessories were launched. In April 2014, the first firmware upgrade was released, enabling TTL metering with the Canon EOS- 1D X.
 
Profoto is now working on a firmware upgrade that will enable high-speed sync (HSS). Profoto is also busy developing the new Air Remote TTL-N that will enable TTL metering with Nikon cameras. Both the HSS upgrade and the Air Remote TTL-N are expected to be released in 2014. New Light Shaping Tools, optimized for off-camera flashes, are also on their way.
 
B&H has the Profoto B1 Location Kit available for preorder.
Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 5/12/2014 8:41:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmittter
Through June 30, PocketWizard has rebates on all of its radio triggers. See the table below for full details.
 
Be sure to check out the already-reduced PocketWizard Plus III (Black) – it's only $104.00 after mail-in rebate. Regularly $149.00.
 
PocketWizard Mail-In Rebates

ItemRebate
PocketWizard Plus X$10.00
PocketWizard Plus III (Black, Colors) $15.00
PocketWizard MiniTT1 C $25.00
PocketWizard MiniTT1 N$25.00
PocketWizard FlexTT5 C$25.00
PocketWizard FlexTT5 N$25.00
PocketWizard Plus X – 2 Pack$20.00

Post Date: 5/12/2014 7:42:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
PocketWizard Plus X Transceiver
B&H has the PocketWizard Plus X Transceiver (review) available for $89.00 with free shipping after $10.00 mail-in rebate.
Post Date: 5/12/2014 7:14:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, May 09, 2014
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From CanvasPeople:
 
Can't you just feel the love?
 
Who doesn't love this time of year when tying the knot is more common than tying your shoe? Wedding season is such a joyous time of year... and a great excuse to snap tons of photos! Lucky for you, with this deal you can turn them all into canvas art!
 
Capture those marriage memories on canvas. Make a memento we vow will be a lifelong treasure. Makes a great gift for any bride or groom too!
 
Select Standard Gallery Wraps on Sale

SizeStandard
Gallery Wrap
8x10$10.00
11x11$15.00
11x14$15.00
16x16$20.00
16x20$20.00
18x24$25.00
20x30$30.00

Post Date: 5/9/2014 1:12:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
Bob Harrington Photography: http://www.robertharringtonstudios.com
 
In this special on Wedding Tips, wedding photographer Bob Harrington dropped by the B&H studio to discuss some pointers on delivering detail shots to clients.
Post Date: 5/9/2014 12:46:14 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera
eBay (via PhotoVideo4Less) has the Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera available for $384.95 with free shipping.
 
Note: This is likely a grey-market item and not technically eligible for a Nikon USA warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/9/2014 12:38:58 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
SIGMA 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
From Sigma:
 
SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM F/SIGMA and F/NIKON are scheduled to start the shipment towards the end of this month.
 
B&H has the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens available for preorder.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 5/9/2014 9:31:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Western Digital My Passport Ultra 2TB External Hard Drive
Adorama has a WD My Passport Ultra 2TB External Hard Drive with Samsung 64GB microSDXC Card Bundle available for an in-cart price of $109.99 with free shipping. Compare at $119.00 without 64GB microSD card. (thanks madduffy)
 
Bundle Includes

  • WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Portable External Hard Drive
  • Samsung Pro Series 64GB Class 10 microSDXC Card ($50.00 value)

Nikon D4s DSLR Camera
From Nikon:
 
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that four of its products—the Nikon D4S, Df, and D3300 digital SLR cameras, and the Nikon 1 AW1 advanced camera with interchangeable lenses—are recipients of the globally prestigious TIPA Awards 2014 for photographic and imaging products.
 
At four, Nikon received more awards for its digital cameras than did any other camera manufacturer. This is proof of just how well received the advanced technological capabilities, superior basic performance and convenient operation shared by Nikon digital cameras are. In addition, the innovation and superior functionality of the Nikon 1 AW1, the world's first (at the time it was released) waterproof, shockproof digital camera with interchangeable lenses, has also been recognized.
 
The best photographic and imaging products released over the past year in a number of categories were selected for the TIPA Awards 2014 through voting by editors of prestigious camera and imaging magazines from around the world.
 
See the following website for further information on the TIPA Awards 2014.
 
TIPA - TECHNICAL IMAGE PRESS ASSOCIATION
 
Reasons the Nikon D4S was selected for the Best Digital SLR Professional Award
 
The new EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, new Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor, and an effective pixel count of 16.2-million pixels enable capture of images that exhibit stunning sharpness, and enhanced depth. Recording of full-HD movies at a variety of frame rates is also possible. The D4S supports a broad range of standard sensitivities, from ISO 100 to 25600, as well as expansion up to the equivalent of ISO 409600. In addition, the new Group-area AF brings the number of AF-area mode options to five, and collaboration with the high-speed continuous shooting function, which supports shooting at approximately 11 fps with AF and AE tracking, enables a faster photographic workflow.
 
Reasons the Nikon Df was selected for the Best Premium Camera Award
 
The Df is a digital SLR camera with a subtle design reminiscent of traditional Nikon film SLR cameras, and offers intuitive dial operation. A magnesium alloy was adopted for the elegant body, and the combination of FX-format CMOS sensor, EXPEED 3 image-processing engine, and an effective pixel count of 16.25-million pixels ensure superior image quality. What's more, the camera is also equipped with a 2016-pixel RGB sensor, a 39-point AF system, a high-speed continuous shooting function capable of approximately 5.5 fps, and an optical viewfinder utilizing a glass pentaprism. The Df supports a broad range of standard sensitivities, from ISO 100 to12800, with maximum expansion to the equivalent of ISO 204800. The Df allows users to enjoy expressing themselves in a variety of ways with the combination of support for older non-AI NIKKOR lenses and cutting-edge technologies.
 
Reasons the Nikon D3300 was selected for the Best Digital SLR Entry Level Award
 
The Nikon D3300 is an entry-level model offering an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels and equipped with a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter. It supports a range of standard sensitivities from ISO 100 to 12800, and is capable of high-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 5 fps. Measuring approximately 124 mm wide, approximately 98 mm high, and approximately 75.5 mm deep (body only), the D3300 is nearly as small as a compact digital camera. This makes it easy for users to take the camera with them wherever they go. For those new to digital SLR cameras, the built-in Guide Mode provides step-by-step instructions for achieving the intended results, and the ability to attach and use the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a (sold separately) enables wireless transfer of images to a smart device.
 
Reasons the Nikon 1 AW1 was selected for the Best Rugged Camera Award
 
In addition to offering the unique characteristics of all Nikon 1 cameras, including a compact size and high-speed performance, the Nikon 1 AW1 is the world's first digital camera with interchangeable lenses to be waterproof to a depth of 15 m and strong enough to withstand the shock of falls from up to 2 m. It is equipped with a number of functions convenient for use in outdoor situations, including GPS functions, altimeter, depth gauge, electronic compass, and virtual horizon. What's more, the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1b (sold separately) can also be attached and used with the camera. The AW1 has a built-in flash that can also be used underwater, is equipped with a super high-speed AF CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 3A image-processing engine, and offers an effective pixel count of 14.25-million pixels. The camera supports a broad range of standard sensitivities, from ISO 160 to ISO 6400, for crisp, clear imaging with very little noise at high sensitivities, whether shooting still images or recording movies. All 1 NIKKOR lenses can be used with the camera, including the 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8, the world's first water- and shock-proof lenses, released at the same time as the Nikon 1 AW1.
 
B&H carries the Nikon D4s, Df, D3300 & 1 AW1 digital cameras.
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Post Date: 5/9/2014 7:55:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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