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Finally a Technical Service Advisory for the Nikon D600

After a class action lawsuit, Nikon has announced they are performing free sensor cleanings and shutter replacement for all D600 cameras. As an owner of a D600 I am glad to see Nikon is being held to fixing this very common issue. Funny enough I had my sensor cleaned on Sunday for oil spots.
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ShotKit – Exposing the Camera Bags of Photographers

Introducing ShotKit, a fresh new take on a concept that people have been curious of for years. Sure, gear doesn’t matter – we’ve all been battling with the concept for ages now. A great photographer can take a great photo with any camera, but that doesn’t change all of our allure to new gear. ShotKit is now a service dedicated to showing you what’s in your favorite photographers bag. [more]

First Nikon D4s Vs. D4 High ISO Image Comparison

It hasn’t even been a day since the Nikon D4s was released and we’re already seeing pixel-peeping side-by-side comparisons of it and the D4. First reported on Nikon Rumors, the site ClubSNAP posted a comparison of files from the D4 and its successor at extremely high ISO. Judging by these high ISO images we can expect some really awesome low-light performance out of Nikon’s new flagship model.

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Highly Anticipated Fuji X-T1 Now Available in Limited Quantities

Just under a month since Fujifilm announced the X-T1 in January, the highly anticipated mirrorless body is available in limited quantities for $1,299. B&H has likely fulfilled the pre-orders and has some left for those of you who did not. [more]

Miggo: Camera Strap That Morphs Into a Camera Case

Here at Fstoppers we featured many types and brands of camera straps and camera bags in the past. Now it’s time to feature a product named Miggo that aims to combine the two: a camera strap that becomes a camera case when you’re done shooting. This is could be a great solution for people who like to carry their camera as is, without carrying additional bags and more equipment. [more]

Cinetics, Makers of CineSkates, Have a New Time Lapse Motion-Control Device

Cinetics, originally known for their Kickstarter success story CineSkates, has just put a brand new product on Kickstarter yet again, this time aimed at motion control and time lapse. Called Axis360, it is “a compact, motorized tripod head and slider for dynamic video and time lapse photography.” [more]

New Nikon Capture NX-D RAW Processing Software

On top of the new Nikon D4s annoucement, a new announcement came out about Nikon Capture NX-D RAW Processing Software. The software will allow you to maximize the Nikon camera and lens capabilities and create the “ultimate image quality that Nikon intended.” [more]

New Nikon D4s Officially Announced

The Nikon D4s is FINALLY public! After months of rumors and random sightings of the camera, it has finally hit the market and is available for purchase. Everyone knew it was coming it was just a matter of guessing when it would be announced. Even Adobe leaked the D4s in the recent update to Camera Raw. [more]

Sony Announces a Smartphone That Shoots 20.7MP Photos and 4K Video

Sony seems to be joining in on the Smartphone camera revolution as they introduced the new Xperia Z2 today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. With a whopping 20.7MP for photo and 4k resolution for video, the little thing seems to pack a punch. Even though there is usually quite the uproar of smartphone hate, this new device is kind of interesting. [more]

Two Tools for Creating More Cinematic Visuals

Late last year I wrote an article entitled “Why I Sold My RED and Downgraded to a C100.” The article, as you can imagine, was met with a bit of hostility. In short, Filmmakers and Red-users couldn’t seem to understand how I could give up the cinematic image capabilities of my RED Scarlet and settle for an entry level Canon Cinema camera. [more]

Alternative Uses for Your Photography Gear

We work in a field where, whatever we buy something for, we use for its intended purpose. Sometimes we just want to save money and dig through our stuff to see what else we can use it for. Here’s a list of things you can use your gear for, either in a pinch or as a better replacement for something else.

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Some of the Best Photos of the Night Sky, and How to Make Your Own

The night sky is an astounding phenomenon that fascinates almost every individual. Stars have been around for thousands of years and yet, humankind is still mesmerized by their beauty. Despite the distance, we have such a strong connection and love for these great unknown entities. Capturing the magnificence of the night sky is highly rewarding and can be an exciting process as well.
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DIY: Build A Video Camera Slider for $30

A recent tutorial online shows us how we’re able to take our video production with the use of a video slider. Often, camera sliders can cost hundreds of dollars, and can even break $1000 for a professional quality one. This latest tutorial shows you how you can make one in just an hour of time, and a mere $30 spent at your local Ikea. [more]

Bringing Quality to the Next Level: a Look at Schneider, Zeiss and Canon Compact Cinema Lenses

It’s not easy to determine which lenses to purchase when there are so many options. After all, lenses are a lifetime investment. There’s a new camera every season, but the quality and craftsmanship of a good lens will never change. In this article you can compare three brands in particular and look at the abilities of their compact prime cinema lenses. [more]

D600 Owners form Class Action Lawsuit

According to Nikon Rumors, D600 owners might have an opportunity to seek compensation for their defective Nikon D600 camera. The law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein is currently seeking plaintiffs in the case that will be filed in the US. We showed you a time-lapse test for dust and oil accumulation on the D600 (seen here) way back when, and it became apparent that the oil and dust issue was pretty extreme, showing up after only 500 actuations.

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