Check out our new Nikonians Academy workshops in Orlando/Kissimmee, Florida, scheduled for January 9th – 12th, 2014. Also, I have upcoming workshops in San Diego, California this December 12 – 15, 2013 that still have seats available. Our workshops are some of the best in the business and I guarantee that you’ll learn more than you expected to. These classes are known for their hands-on learning style and small class size. Check them out. Hope to see you there.
Jan 9 – Master the D800/D4 In Depth 1
Jan 10 – Master the D600/D7000/D7100 In Depth 1
Jan 11 – Master Adobe Lightroom In Depth 1
Jan 12 – Master Adobe Lightroom In Depth 2
San Diego Schedule:
Dec 12 – Master the Nikon D600, D7000 & D7100 In Depth 1
Dec 13 – Master Nikon iTTL Wireless Flash, CLS
Dec 14 – Master Adobe Lightroom In Depth 1
Dec 15 – Master Adobe Lightroom In Depth 2
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Winston Hall, my good buddy and co-instructor at the Nikonians Academy, has just released a new video training series on the Nikon D4 camera. His previous video series on the Nikon D800/D800E was a resounding success and I’m proud to help him promote his newest effort. He’s selling these videos in three different formats:
1. DVD version
2. On-line Version
3. MP4 Download Version
Head over to his website to learn more about the videos or to order your own set.
Nikon has just released new firmware for the D4 camera.
Modifications enabled with this upgrade of firmware, release date January 29, 2013
Subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder has been improved.
Modifications enabled with firmware, release date November 27, 2012
Focus accuracy when a lens and teleconverter with a combined maximum aperture of f/8 is used has been increased.
Modifications enabled with firmware, release date July 4, 2012
An issue that caused the camera to freeze when attempting to format a memory card (setup menu>Format memory card) while the camera was connected to a network in HTTP server mode has been resolved.
Format memory card can now be added to My Menu.
Gamut for Adobe RGB images displayed in the camera’s monitor has been changed. This enables more vivid display of images.
The stability of network connections when the FTP upload option is selected has been increased.
When recording movies using a lens with an aperture ring in [P] or [S] exposure mode, and Aperture ring selected for Custom Setting f10: Customize command dials>Aperture setting, the minimum aperture was applied. This issue has been resolved.
When a still image captured during movie recording with 1920 ×1080; 30 fps; crop, 1920 × 1080; 25 fps; crop, or 1920 × 1080; 24 fps; crop selected for Movie settings>Frame size/frame rate and Live frame grab selected for Custom Setting g4: Assign shutter button was displayed in Capture NX 2 or ViewNX 2, the position of the focus point displayed differed from actual recording position. This issue has been resolved.
Modifications enabled with firmware, release date May 29, 2012
When a still image was captured while viewing existing images in playback mode, the monitor turned off, the memory card access lamp glowed steadily, and, in some rare cases, the camera ceased to respond to operations. This issue has been resolved.
When network functions were used with certain settings applied, RAW images were also transferred when Network > Send file as was set to JPEG only. This issue has been resolved.
When an option that utilized the main command dial was selected for Custom Setting f15: Playback zoom, and an image was zoomed in or out with playback with certain settings applied, shooting shutter speed, aperture, and exposure compensation settings were sometimes changed. This issue has been resolved.
Here are two resources for you Nikon shooters out there wanting to learn more about the Nikon D4 and the D800/D800E.
The first is a BTS (behind the scenes) video put together by Corey Rich from his new short film “Why”. The video shows how he created the film as well as all kinds of gear details that us gear heads love! Lenses, computers, helicopters, cameras and tech.
The next is an article by Michael Reichmann of Luminous-Landscape.com about choosing between the Nikon D800 and the D800E. I continue to receive questions every day about the difference between the cameras and which camera to buy. Michael’s article addresses many of these questions. Here’s the link: Luminous Landscape D800/D800E Comparison
The March 2012 Out There Images newsletter is posted!
News this month:
– D800 or D4?
– Two openings for Galapagos
– Two New Books Shipping This Month
– Book Giveaway
– Stuff I Like This Month
– February GOAL Assignment: Purposeful Distortion
– March GOAL Assignment: Walking Zoom
– Digital Tidbits: What Camera Settings Affect RAW?
– Book Review: Ten Photo Assignments to develop your photographic skills
– Workshop and Business Updates
Hey D4 and D800/D800E shooters – Nikon Capture NX2.3.1 is now released to enable RAW file compatibility for your new camera. Even if you aren’t buying a D4 or D800/D800E, then I still recommend upgrading for the new D-Lighting improvements and for some of the user interface improvements.
Nikon USA Link: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17660
Nikon Europe Link: https://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/51366