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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens field test

White-tailed Eagle swooping down for a fish – Nikon D4s, 500mm f/4E, 1/3200sec, f/6,3 @ ISO 400 Diving Northern Gannet – Nikon D4s, 500mm f/4E, 1/3200 sec, f/6,3 @ ISO 400
White-tailed Eagle against forest background – Nikon D4s, 500mm f/4E, 1/2000sec, f/5,6 @ ISO 1250 Northern Gannet taking off – Nikon D4s, 500mm f/4E, 1/2500sec, f/6,3 @ ISO 400
This field test report on the new Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens is by Roy Mangersnes (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram, click on images for larger view):

Superior lineup from Nikon

The 500mm f/4 was my preferred telephoto lens for many years. I was using the Nikon one between 2008 and 2013 before switching to the 400mm f/2,8. As a wildlife photographer I have always appreciated the versatility of the 500mm compared to the more specialised 600mm. I also enjoyed the slightly lighter weight of my lens compared with colleagues dragging around the “monstrous” 600 f/4. Now it seems things have changed.

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Top 10 NikonRumors posts for July 2015

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f:1.8G ED lens Nikon Tamron 200-500mm f4.5-5.6 lens patent New Nikon D750 advisory - possible image shading from shutter
Yongnuo AF-S 50mm f:1.8 lens for Nikon F mount 7 Nikkor-AF-S-DX-16-80mm-f2.8-4E-ED-VR-lens-2 Nikon-free-maintenance-service-initiative-only-in-the-US
nikon-price-increase Nikon-1-J5-mirrorless-camera-2 Nikon-Nikkor-lenses
These are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts for July, 2015:

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The latest deals on third party lenses for Nikon F mount

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The latest deals on third party lenses for Nikon F mount:


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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens tested at DxOMark

DxOMark published their review of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens ($11,996.95) that includes comparisons to the previous 400mm f/2.8G version ($9,699.99) and the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM ($9,999):

DxOMark's conclusion:

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The latest Adobe update fixes the Nikon D810 Adobe standard profile bug

Adobe released Camera Raw 9.1.1 and Lightroom CC 2015.1.1 updates. One of the fixed bugs in this release is the missing Nikon D810 Adobe standard profile. Download links:

Also note that this Adobe Camera Raw release (v 9.1.1) will be the last version available for CS6 users:

"In order to pursue further innovations in image processing and workflow technology, the next release of Adobe Camera Raw (v 9.1.1) will be the final version available for use with CS6. Customers can utilize the free Adobe DNG Converter utility to receive the very latest camera support for CS6 and older versions of our software going all the way back to Photoshop CS2 and Lightroom 1.0."

New Nikon F mount lens profiles added in the latest Camera Raw and Lightroom versions:

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New low price: grey market Nikon D750 camera now $1,399

Grey market Nikon D750 DSLR cameras are now available for $1,399 on eBay - this is a new low price (was $1,499 before).

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First pictures of Nikon 24mm f/1.8G, 24-70mm f/2.8E VR and 200-500mm f/5.6E lenses leaked online

AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f:5.6E ED VRAF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f:2.8E ED VRNikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f:1.8G ED lens
The first pictures of the 3 new lenses that will soon be announced by Nikon already leaked online - all of them have been reported here in previous posts:

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