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D800 vs D3100: Can You Actually See a Difference?

As a photographer I always get asked for advice on buying cameras and what is the least amount needs to be spent to achieve professional results. It usually happens when I'm photographing a wedding, which also means I rarely have time to properly address the question.

Nikon Offers ‘Maintenance Service Initiative’ to D800 and D700 Owners

Nikon has begun contacting owners of D800 and D700 DSLRs with an offer to participate in a new "Maintenance Service Initiative." Photographers who are interested can have their camera sent to Nikon's repair center, examined, cleaned, and repaired (if there are any issues discovered). The entire program -- including shipping both ways -- is being offered for free.

DxOMark Reveals Which Lenses Perform Best on Nikon’s D800E

It’s fairly well-known that, when it comes to capturing images, more important than almost any camera body is the glass being put in front of it. However, there are times when your camera body plays a vital role in determining the quality of the image rendered by said glass.

To prove this and also help show off what glass performs best with a particular body, DxOMark has published a series of articles that break down what the best lenses are for the Nikon D800E.

Rumor: Nikon’s D800/D800E Replacement is Coming in June

It looks like we have at least one major camera announcement to look forward to in June, courtesy of Nikon. According to Nikon Rumors, the followup to the popular D800/D800E DSLRs is set to arrive that month (NR is calling it the D800s), and there's even a spec list to throw at you in the meantime.

Breathtaking Aerial and Time-Lapse Tours of Iceland Make You Want to Go There Now

When it comes to spectacular landscape photography, Iceland is one of the foremost destinations. Stunning vistas (not to mention the aurora borealis) seem to greet photographers in every direction and so they take to the skies to capture aerial footage or set up their tripods and dollies and let the intervalometer do its thing.

We ran across both approaches lately, shot by two different but equally talented groups, and instead of sharing each individually we thought we'd let one build on the other.

An Open Letter to the Person Who Stole My Camera…

Dear clever person who stole my camera from the Barcelona train station -- yes, you are oh so clever. I must say, I read about your ilk in all the guidebooks and could not even imagine how you might be able to get my beloved camera from my ever-watchful grasp, but you and your band of accomplices managed to play me and my group of friends like a fine tuned instrument. I am still only guessing at what you did to me.

Eighty Dollar DIY Sound Blimp Doubles as a Poor Man’s Underwater Housing

A couple of days ago, we shared a great little DIY project by Phoenix-based photographer Dan Tabár. Since he sometimes has to shoot on quiet soundstages where camera noise is not an option, he created a makeshift sound blimp for his Nikon D800 for only about $80 -- a professional sound blimp would have run him closer to $1,000.

As it turns out however, his DIY creation has another function. As you can see from the test video above, it doubles as a poor man's underwater housing!

Comparing Burst Mode Shutter Speeds of Various Nikon DSLRs

Last Friday, we shared a video that compared the burst mode shutter speeds and sounds of various Canon DSLRs, and lest Nikon fanboys think we're biased towards one brand or another, here's a similar video by YouTube user bauercti that does the same thing for several of the camera's in Nikon's lineup.

Nikon D600 Gets 100% HDMI Output with New Firmware Update

When Nikon launched the D600, the DSLR was advertised as being on par with the Nikon D800 in the realm of video recording. There was soon grumbling, however, when owners noticed that HDMI output from the camera was crippled: there were black bars around the frame that weren't present in D800 footage. People immediately began pointing fingers at Nikon, accusing the company of intentionally hamstringing the D600 in various ways so that it wouldn't cannibalize sales of the D800 too badly.

Well, Nikon heard the complaints, and has now addressed them by releasing a firmware update for the D600 that does away with the black bars.

BBC Contradicts Nikon’s Claim That Its DSLRs Passed the BBC Test

Last week, we wrote that Nikon was tooting its own horn by claiming that both the D4 and D800 DSLRs had passed the European Broadcasting Union test, popularly known as the BBC test, making them the "first DSLR cameras fit for broadcast." Now it appears that the horns were tooted prematurely, as the BBC is refuting Nikon's interpretation of the tests.

Fiery Multiple Exposure Shoot Produced In-Camera

Photographer Benjamin "Von Wong" has pulled of a flashy feat with fire: a multiple exposure shoot of a pyrotechnician at work -- all photographed and produced in his Nikon D800. That's right -- all in-camera, no stacking in Photoshop.

Nikon D800E Steals the DxOMark Crown From Its Fraternal Twin, the Nikon D800

It's been almost three months to the day since the well-respected camera equipment rating service DxOMark crowned the Nikon D800 as its new king, giving the camera's 36.3MP sensor an incredible overall score of 95 -- but now its reign is over. The Nikon D800 has been officially beaten out, and appropriately enough it has happened at the hands of its nearly identical twin brother, the Nikon D800E.

Nikon Offers Temporary Fix for D4/D800 “Lock Up” Issue

After receiving several complaints from professional and private sources alike, Nikon has finally stepped forward to admit to and address the reported "lock up" issue with its new D4 and D800 DSLRs. The issue, which Nikon maintains only affects "a small number of D4/D800 users," causes both cameras to lock up unexpectedly and up until now could only be "fixed" by removing and reinserting the battery.