The Nikon D800 may be Nikon’s most anticipated DSLR camera. Its great feature list especially the massive pixel count attracted many people to pre-order. The demand has been unprecedented and there are wide spread shortages reported. In the mad rush, are early adopters of Nikon D800 the Guinea Pigs to expose issues with the camera? Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras, Miscellaneous on March 28th, 2012. 2 Comments.

Visitors of Nikon USA’s D800 product page will see the page title “Nikon D800 D-SLR Camera | High Dynamic Range Camera”. Apparently the high dynamic range is one of its highlighted features. How high is the dynamic range of the Nikon D800 and how does it compared with other cameras? Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on March 25th, 2012. No Comments.

Spring is definitely here. Birds seem to be much more active in the morning. I was out shooting some macros today but it wasn’t going well because of winds. I noticed the american robin on a tree in my backyard and took a few photos using my Nikon D200 and Sigma 100-300 f/4 APO DG HSM. Read More…

Posted in Other on March 25th, 2012. No Comments.

B&H Photo-Video Inc is no longer on the Nikon USA authorized dealer list that was last updated March 23, 2012. B&H was on the list as late as January 9, 2012.

This has sparked a discussion on DPReview and there is no clear answer. If B&H is indeed no longer an authorized dealer, the immediate concern is Nikon’s grey market policy, which states the following.

Nikon Inc. USA cannot provide any technical support or warranty service on Gray Market items. Additionally Nikon Inc. USA cannot perform any fee-based repair work on Gray Market items. Please do not contact Nikon Inc. USA for help with any Gray Market products.

In that case the service needs to be obtained via the reseller or importer, which will be B&H in this case.

[update]: Henry Posner of B&H added a post to the DPReview discussion thread. Apparently it was some kind of mistake by Nikon.

[update 2]: The list is updated again on March 26, 2012. B&H Poto and Electronics Corp. is included.

Posted in News on March 24th, 2012. No Comments.

One of the most anticipated DSLR cameras the Nikon D800 finally starts to get into the hands of photographers world wide. Based on Amazon sales rankings (for example, in Camera & Photo and Digital SLR Cameras categories), it may be outselling the closest competition, the Canon EOS, by a large margin. The popularity appears to have surprised Nikon, which is having hard time meeting the demands. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on March 23rd, 2012. No Comments.

Amazon had originally estimated March 20, 2012 as shipping date for the Nikon D800 but it has been delayed. Many customers who pre-ordered the camera received the following message. Read More…

Posted in News on March 20th, 2012. 2 Comments.
Nikon D800 file size vs ISO

Does Nikon D800 apply noise reduction even when High ISO NR is turned off in camera shooting menu? That seems to be what the Nikon D800 User Manual says as shown in the screen capture below. Does this affect only JPEG/TIFF output or NEF raw image as well? Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on March 18th, 2012. 1 Comment.

The Nikon WT-4A Wireless Transmitter does more than file transfer, it allows wireless control of your Nikon camera using Camera Control Pro 2 software. But it is also very expensive. If you just need a wireless file transfer solution for your Nikon D800, you may want to consider the Eye-Fi Pro X2 8 GB Class 6 SDHC Wireless Flash Memory Card instead. For ~$92, it can wirelessly transfer your files (including RAW) from Nikon D800. What’s even better? The Nikon D800 comes with a SD card slot and built-in Eye-Fi support according to the User’s Manual. Read More…

Posted in Accessories on March 16th, 2012. 4 Comments.
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