Thom Hogan, author of many camera guide books, changed his “Recommended” rating on the Nikon D800 to “Not Recommended”. According to his blog post, the left AF sensor issue is quite widespread and Nikon has been quiet about this problem. Unless Nikon gets a handle on this situation and acknowledges this issue, the Nikon D800 will have the “Not Recommended” rating.

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

Adobe has just released ACR 7.1 and Lightroom 4.1 with enhancements, bug fixes, and support of new cameras, including the support for Fujifilm X-Pro1. However many reported conversion issues with the X-Pro1 (for example, this one).

For most users, the new version should definitely be a welcome update. It is quite a huge update though with 700+ megabytes download.

For users who have been having performance issues with Lightroom 4, here is a Lightroom performance tuning guide from Adobe.

Posted in News on May 31st, 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.

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.

The fake one is for laughs but the real one is for serious business. In a interview posted at, Chuck Westfall, technical advisor at the Professional Engineering & Solutions Division, Canon U.S.A. Inc., answered some questions about the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Read More…

Posted in News on March 12th, 2012. No Comments.

Nikon may have correctly bet on the specs of the D800 and its price. Based on this TechRadar report, Nikon received better than expected orders for the new Nikon D800 and D800E full frame DSLR cameras that feature the world’s highest resolution full frame CMOS sensor. Read More…

Posted in News on March 12th, 2012. No Comments.

It first came as a rumor from the usual place but later Thom Hogan also confirmed it in a Feb 25 blog post. If everything goes as said, the Nikon D700 will be selling for $2199 starting March 2012, instead of current $2,699. Read More…

Posted in News on February 26th, 2012. No Comments.

The COOLPIX P510 features a crazy 42x zoom lens that goes from 24mm to 1000mm (35mm equivalent focal length), while the COOLPIX P310 features a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture (f/4.9 when zoomed all the way out). Both camera have 16.1 megapixel Backside Illuminated (BSI) CMPS sensor that takes 4608 x 3456 maximum resolution still images and 1920×1080 videos at 30fps. Read More…

Posted in News on January 31st, 2012. No Comments.
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