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Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 and 35mm f/2 lenses for Nikon F mount coming later this year

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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:

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Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens for Nikon F mount starts shipping soon

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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:

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Nikon NPS members are now getting 20% repair discount in the US

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Nikon NPS members in the US are now getting 20% discount on repairs. You can read all the details here:

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Nikon D750 firmware update C:1.02 released

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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.

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The new Lee Filters SW150 MK II filter system is now available

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The new Lee Filters SW150 MK II filter system is now available for purchase on Amazon USAmazon UK and eBay. The price is $230 (the first SW150 version costed $425). The UK price is £150. Additional information on the new SW150 MK II can be found at leefilters.com:

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Flashback: the Nikon Coolwalker MSV-01 offered 30GB of picture storage back in 2004

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A reader sent me a link to this used product listing at B&H. It's probably something most of you don't even remember - a Nikon Coolwalker MSV-01 30GB stand-alone data storage unit that was introduced back in 2004. The device has a 2.5" TFT color LCD display with 117,600 pixels and accepts CompactFlash and MicroDrive (SD cards with adapter). Here are the detailed features and specifications, the user's manual can be downloaded here:

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Nikon 1 V2 firmware update 1.21 released

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Nikon released firmware update 1.21 for the Nikon 1 V2 mirrorless camera that fixes an issue when using Eye-Fi memory cards:

Fixed issue that caused Eye-Fi wireless upload to stop functioning if a control other than the movie-record button was used to end filming when movies were being recorded to an Eye-Fi card.

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