I have three news items today for photographers. One is a promotion from Think Tank Photo for free swag when you buy one of their backpacks. Another is a contest where you can win a Nikon D750 with three professional lenses. The third is an update to Nikon Capture NX-D software.
Looking for a new camera bag? Think Tank Photo has a great new promotion for February. Whenever you order a Think Tank camera backpack you will have their choice of receiving of one of Think Tank’s popular AppHouse 8 or AppHouse 10 tablet cases for free. In addition, as with all of their orders from Think Tank of $50 or more, they will receive another free item. That’s two freebies for one purchase. Very cool.
You can win a Nikon D750 and three lenses with Nikon’s new photo contest tited #IAmNextContest. Simply post your photos to Instagram or Twitter with the #IAmNextContest hashtag. Here’s a link to the contest page:
Check out Nikon USA’s I Am Generation Image page here: I Am Generation Image
Nikon recently released Capture NX-D version 1.1.0. In my mind, there are two significant items with this release:
1. Nikon now supports some of the edits you made in Nikon Capture NX 2. You’ll only be able to adjust items that were created in the Edit List of NX 2.
2. Nikon supports flare control with their new PF lens, the AF-S 300mm f4 PF.
There are a number of other modifications to the software and I’ve detailed those below. Here are the download links:
Modifications that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions
Support for the D5500, COOLPIX S3700, S2900, L32 and L31 has been added.
When Capture NX-D is used to edit files that were once edited with Capture NX 2, additional adjustment of editing performed with Capture NX 2 is now possible.
However, only items in the Develop section of the Capture NX 2 Edit List can be adjusted with Capture NX-D. In addition, images that have been edited using Color Efex Pro may be edited after settings are reverted to their original values.
A PF Flare Control item has been added to the Camera and Lens Corrections palette.
This item can be used to reduce flare (ring flare, circular flare, etc.) caused by bright light sources in images captured with compatible lenses.
A Revert to Last Saved State option has been added to the Adjust menu.
This option resets adjustments applied with Capture NX-D.
A Launch Camera Control Pro 2 option has been added to the Tool menu.
When images to which Distortion Control has been applied are opened, edges were fringed with color.
When Noise Reduction was applied, the application would quit unexpectedly.
When a RAW image captured with a camera that does not support the Picture Control system (D2XS, D2X、D2HS, D2H, D1X, D1H, D1, D200, D100, D90, D80, D70S, D70, D60, D40X, D40) was displayed, the icon indicating that the image had been edited was displayed, even if the image had not actually been edited.
When Quick Adjust was applied to RAW images captured at a Picture Control setting of Neutral, Flat, or Monochrome, and for which Recorded Value was selected in the Picture Control palette, the Quick Adjust value reverted back to “0.00” when the images were again displayed in Capture NX-D after the application was once closed and then launched again.
A Noise Reduction setting of Better Quality 2013 could be selected for JPEG and TIFF images.
The following issues have been resolved.
Multiple images in the My Pictures folder could not be selected to copy or move under Windows 7 or an earlier operating system.
When files were saved with different file names using the Convert Files function, the new file names were not accurately reflected.
Support for OS X version 10.10.1 has neen added.
OS X version 10.7.5 is no longer supported.