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Nikon confirms the 51 AF points in the D750 are narrower compared to the D810

Today DC.Watch published a long interview with the team that developed the D750 DSLR camera. Most of the Google translation is hard to follow, but I came across an interesting Q&A: the 51 points AF system inside the D750 is indeed narrower when compared to the D810. The reason for that is the reduced height of the D750 body and size of the pentaprism - Nikon had to compromise in order to keep the D750 body smaller.

Update #1 - Nikon selected the 1/4000 shutter speed (and not 1/8000) for the same reason: make the body smaller.

Update #2 - here is a visual comparison of the D750 and D810 focusing systems (both pictures taken from the viewfinder):

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Weekly Nikon news flash #285

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix AW120 underwater camera + Adobe Lightroom 5 bundle for $ 199 and free shipping with coupon code EXPLORE.

Topaz Labs Clarity at currently 25% off until the end of the month with coupon code Octclarity.

→ Bizarre Nikon Df pricing in the UK: the body only is more expensive than the lens kit combo.

De Oude Delft 105mm f:0.75 lens with Nikon D610 camera
→ Photographer finds massive De Oude Delft 105mm f/0.75 lens, manages to use it with his Nikon D610 camera.

Nikon Small World 2014 unranked entries.

→ I already mentioned this online few weeks ago, but many readers missed my update - Nikon released Distortion Control Data firmware version 2.005.

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Quick Nikon D750 review with macro pictures

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A quick Nikon D750 review by Pedro Lastra (flickr):

Here is my quick review of this brand new Nikon camera and its ground breaking technologies. This review is very much biased to my personal shooting style and preferences and may not be as relevant to photographers with alternate workflows:

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Nikon D750 with 24-120mm f/4 lens kit now in stock, offers $600 in savings

The Nikon D750 kit with 24-120mm f/4 lens is now in stock at Amazon and BestBuy. This combo priced at around $3,000 offers $600 in savings (the D750 body is $2,300, the Nikkor 24-120 f/4 is $1,300).

B&H and Adorama are currently closed and will most likely update their listings on Sunday.

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Nikon D400 spotted on Facebook: real or fake?

Update: this is the Nikon D200 - false alarm. Sorry, I should have known.

I have not done one of those "real of fake" posts for a long time. Take a look at this picture of Italian photographer Sergio Derosas holding a Nikon D400 camera. Real or fake?

For comparison, here is a picture of the Nikon D300s camera:

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New firmware available for the Nikon Coolpix P600 and P340 cameras

Nikon released firmware updates v.1.2 for the Coolpix P600 ($399) and Coolpix P340 ($346) cameras:

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Best lenses for the Nikon D810 camera

DxOMark published an updated article on the best lenses for the Nikon D810 camera based on their tests.

Best prime lenses on the Nikon D810:

Lens Price DxOMark score Sharpness P-Mpix
Carl Zeiss Apo Planar T* Otus 85mm f/1.4 ZF.2 $4,490 48 35
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 55mm f/1.4 ZF.2 $3,990 48 33
Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 ZF.2 $2,122 43 35
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II $5,996 43 33
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G $496 43 26
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G $1,599 42 30
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A $899 42 30
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF2 $1,805 39 23
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G ED VR $8,699 38 33
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Asph IF $295 38 22
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF.2 $1,664 37 29
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM $969 37 23
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II $5,779 36 32
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED $597 36 27
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED $1,929 36 23
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2 $1,671 36 23
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D $334 36 22
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC $410 36 20
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G $699 35 28
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM $399 35 23
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZF2 $1,093 35 23
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF $1,199 35 22
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G $1,619 35 22
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G $425 35 21
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD $699 34 26
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC $600 34 25
Nikon AF DC-Nikkor 105mm f/2D $1,079 34 23
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D $460 34 22
Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED $899 34 21
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G $216 33 22

Best zoom lenses on the Nikon D810:

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