Nikon Lens Instant Rebates Expire This Week

Nikon Lens Rebates

Nikon’s current instant rebate deals on many of its lenses end this week on Saturday, March 29. The instant rebates offer up to $400 off single lenses and are not required to be bundled with a DSLR in order to get the deals. You can see all of the lens instant rebates here at B&H Photo. [Read more...]

Nikon D4 vs Nikon D4S Shutter Mechanism Comparison Video

One of the new “big” features of the Nikon D4S was a new mirror balancer and damping mechanism that reduces bounce during high speed bursts, which the D4S can deliver at 11fps. The comparison is pretty telling of the improvement when compared to the D4 operating at 10fps. You should notice that the D4S mirror bounces less between frames and the distance of the bounce is shorter as well.

Bonus fact: This video was filmed in slow motion on the Nikon 1 V2 at 1200 FPS.

Nikon D4S Completely Unveiled

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After a tease at CES 2014 earlier this year, the Nikon D4S is now completely unmasked. Not a whole lot of surprises based on what we thought the D4S would have. As expected, it gets the Expeed 4 processor and captures 11fps still images and 1080/60p video. It also offers max sensitivity up to ISO 409,600 and features a 2.7x crop mode in video capture for extended reach while maintaining full HD resolution. [Read more...]

Ray Flash 2 Ring Light Offers Universal Speedlight Fit

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ExpoImaging has released the Ray Flash 2 ring light for speedlights. The Ray Flash 2 offers a more compact design and comes in 2 sizes for taller and shorter DSLR bodies. The larger sized Ray Flash fits cameras like the Canon 60D, 7D 5D Mark III, Nikon D7000, D800, D4 and such, while the smaller Ray Flash 2 model fits Canon Rebel and Nikon D3200 sized cameras. There’s a more complete list on ExpoImaging’s website.

The new ring light adapter is made with a universal speedlight mount and features adjustable height. The center column of the Ray Flash 2 slides up and down to accommodate variations in camera and speedlight heights.

The Ray Flash 2 retails for $139.95 and is available here at B&H Photo.

Nokia says “Goodbye DSLR” in New Lumia 1020 Ad

Nokia declared war on DSLRs with its Lumia smartphones several years ago, stating that smartphones would replace DSLRs. A couple of years ago, Nokia’s ad campaign showed off some amazing footage that looked like we might all eat our words when the Lumia 920 was launched. Then, we discovered Nokia was actually trying to pass off DSLR footage as coming from the Lumia 920.

Now, we have this latest commercial spot making fun of “massive DSLRs” and suggesting that a 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 can get the same or better shot. However, Nokia gets a little carried away with the suggestion, which makes the entire ad a little silly. [Read more...]