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New Low price: grey market Nikon D750 camera for $1,600

The Nikon D750 camera (gray market) is now listed for $1,599.99 on eBay (regular: $2,296.95) - this is a new low price for that model.

In case you are wondering: several readers have already contacted Nikon USA and confirmed that they will service gray market D750 cameras for the reflection/flare issue (just like they serviced grey marked D600 cameras for the oil spot problem).

FYI: new Nikon D600 is now selling for $1,349.95 on eBay, the D610 goes for even less - current prices are around $1,260-$1,290 (all grey market).

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Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD lens price announced, available for pre-order

The US price for the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD (model A012) full frame lens was announced today: $1,199.00. Adorama is currently taking pre-orders for the Nikon version (update: the lens is also now available at B&H).

Additional information on the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD lens:

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Why I think the rumored Nikon firmware update program is legit

Two weeks ago I posted online a leaked Nikon USA press release about a new “I AM ADVANCING” program for Nikon DSLR owners where photographers will be able to download advanced firmware updates and add new functionality to their cameras. The official announcement was supposed to be on January 19th but it did not happen. Here are the reasons why I think the press release is legit:

Nikon IP address

  1. The leaked text was obviously received from an email with an IP address ( that can be geo-traced to the Nikon office in Melville, NY. The email server is also listed as srvmailbox1.nikonimaging.net.
  2. The content and length of the press release is consistent with previous Nikon announcements. I seriously doubt that this was a hoax created by a prankster. Over the past 8 years I have seen many fake press releases and this is not one of them.
  3. The people quoted in the press release (Kazuyuki Kazami and Jay Vannatter) are real Nikon employees.

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“I am different”: new series of videos on Nikon photographers by The Telegraph

As a part of the "I Am Different" campaign, The Telegraph has been publishing a series of videos on Nikon photographers and their art of taking pictures:

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The latest Nikon patents: 1 Nikkor 9-30mm f/1.8-2.8, “build your own lens” and an adapter with a lens shutter

Nikon 1 Nikkor 9-30mm f:1.8-2.8 lens patent
Nikon filed a patent in Japan for a fast zoom for Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras: 1 Nikkor 9-30mm f/1.8-2.8.

Another interesting Nikon patent is for a "do-it-yourself" modular lens - you can pick the needed pieces from a pre-defined set and build your own Nikkor lens:

Nikon build your own lens patent 2

pre-defined lens set

Nikon build your own lens patent

several pieces from the set can be attached to each other and build a "custom" lens

Different lens combinations and attachment methods were described in the patent:

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The third patent for today is a mount adapter with a built-in lens shutter:

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Nikon ViewNX 2.10.3 and Picture Control Utility 2.0.2 released with D5500 support

Today Nikon released ViewNX 2.10.3 and Picture Control Utility 2.0.2 with support for the latest D5500 camera. Full list of modifications available after the break:

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Nikon issued D750 service advisory for the reflection/flare issue

Nikon D750 service advisory
Nikon USA issued a service advisory for the reflection/flare issue on the D750 camera. To check if your camera is affected and needs to be repaired, you can enter your serial number on this website (here is the EU link). A black dot inside the tripod socket on the bottom of the camera will indicated if the D750 cameras has already been serviced.

My guess is that this service advisory delayed the new firmware update program that was supposed to be announced yesterday.

Full text of the Nikon D750 service advisory:

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