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Nikon Capture NX-D 1.0.1 version released (Windows only update)

Nikon released Capture NX-D v.1.0.1 update only for Windows users (the latest version for Mac is still 1.0.0). Here are the download links:

The new version contains only one fix:

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Nikon D810 camera currently in stock at B&H

B&H received another Nikon D810 shipment and the camera is currently in stock.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #273

→ The Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM APO lens for Nikon mount is listed as discontinued.

Nikon Netherlands published an updated list of approved memory cards for Nikon cameras.

→ The Nikon D810 user's manual is now available for download at the Nikon Manual Viewer app (24MB).

→ Nikon deals (grey market, refurbished):

→ Battle of the fast 50mm's: Sigma f/1.4 Art vs. Canon f/1.2 L vs. Nikon 58mm f/1.4G:

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How to use a polarizing filter

This article on how to use a polarizing filter is written by Steve Perry (website | YouTube | Facebook). You can check also his previous article "How to use Nikon’s AF-ON and back button autofocus".

Quick – What do you think a polarizing filter is used for?

If you said, “blue skies” then you’re certainly among the majority of photographers. However, that answer merely skims the surface of what a polarizer is really capable of.

The primary purpose of a polarizing filter is to remove reflections. I know, that doesn’t seem like something you should be losing any sleep over, but stick with me here. Once you discover how to really take full advantage of your polarizer, it can truly catapult your images to the next level.

Here’s the thing. Polarizers are one of the very few filters that simply cannot be duplicated in post processing software. The effect they achieve can only be accomplished on location, in the field, attached to the front of your lens.

In short, you really need to know how to use this tool!

In the embedded video above, we’ll look at why you need one, when to use it, and how to use it under a variety of scenarios.

Wagner Falls (38mm, FX)

Wagner Falls (38mm, FX)

For this image, a polarizer was essential for showing detail under the water. Without the polarizer, the reflection completely obscured all the rocks beneath the surface of the creek and created a reflection that distracted attention away from the falling water.

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Nikon D810 sensor: new DxOMark leader

DxOMark published their test results for the Nikon D810. The new camera showed marginal sensor improvement over the previous D800/D800E models but was still able to take the top rating in their sensor database:

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From DSLR to mirrorless… and back again

The rumor mill slows down after every Nikon announcement (D810). I have scheduled several guest posts in the next few weeks. Things will get interesting again in mid-August when Nikon will start making their Photokina announcements. Today's guest post "From DSLR to mirrorless... and back again" is written by Roger Irwin:

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The new Nikon MC-30A remote trigger vs. the old MC-30 version

Nikon MC-30A remote trigger release
Nikon recently quietly updated their wired remote trigger release: the old MC-30 model ($59.95) is now replaced with the new MC-30A ($64.95). Here is a first hand feedback from a [NR] reader (thanks Laura from Connecticut) who purchased the new version:

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