LockPort USB Saves USB Ports for Canon 5D Mark III & Mark II

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LockCircle has announced its new LockPort USB, which is designed to help avoid damaging your 5D Mark III and 5D Mark II mini USB camera port.

Previously, LockCircle released the LockPort HDMI port savers, which proved successful and led to the logical development of a port saver for USB ports on HDSLRs. LockPort HDMI was eventually developed and released for Nikon D600 and D800 HDSLRs, so I would expect a LockPort USB model to be in the works for those cameras as well.

LockPort USB is available for $139 direct from LockCircle. More details here on LockCircle’s website.

Nikon ViewNX 2.7.5 and Capture NX 2.4.2 Updates Available

Nikon ViewNX 2

Nikon has released ViewNX 2.7.5 and Capture NX 2.4.2, which fix a bug with Nikon D600 files as described below.

When RAW images captured with a D600 running C firmware Ver. 1.01 at an Image area setting of DX (24×16) 1.5× and any Active D-Lighting setting other than Off were opened in Capture NX 2, a bright (whitish) diagonal line was visible. This issue has been resolved.

You can down the updates from Nikon’s website at the following links: ViewNX 2.7.5 | Capture NX 2.4.2

$80 Battery Grip from Vello Now Available for the Nikon D600

Nikon D600 Vello Battery Grip

The third-party Vello battery grip is now available for the Nikon D600 for only $79.95. Compare that to the $274 for the Nikon MB-D14 battery grip for the D600.

previously tested the Vello grips for the Canon 5D Mark II and 7D, and found them to be solid performers – especially considering the price. Check out the Vello grip for the D600 here at B&H Photo.

Mastering the Nikon D600 – New Book

D600 Book

Mastering the Nikon D600 is a new book from photographer Darrell Young, who has authored several other books in this series on Nikon DSLRs.

“This book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles.”

Mastering the Nikon D600 retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $21.07 from Amazon.com.