Nikon D750, Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G and SB-500 Pre-Order Options

Nikon D750 Pre-Order

Our partners at B&H and Adorama informed us earlier today that they are already accepting pre-orders for the newly announced Nikon D750, Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED lens and the SB-500 Speedlight. All three should start shipping at the end of September, which is in roughly two weeks. If you would like to pre-order and support our efforts, please use the below links.

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Nikon D810 Pre-Order Options

Nikon D810 Film Maker's Kit

If you are excited about the new Nikon D810 and want to pre-order it via our trusted affiliates B&H Photo Video and Adorama, please use the below links. Detailed information about the newly announced D810 is provided earlier here and you can find the announcement, along with promotional information and videos in this post. The release date of the Nikon D810 is scheduled for July 17th, 2014 in the USA, so it is a relatively short waiting window. Please note that both B&H Photo Video and Adorama will serve orders on a first come, first serve basis depending on your spot in the pre-order queue. If you want to get the camera on the day of the announcement, I would recommend to place the pre-order as soon as possible. Those that pre-ordered the D800 / D800E probably remember that they had to wait for months for availability.

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Nikon D7100 Pre-Order Links

Nikon D7100

I have just been notified that our friends at B&H are already accepting pre-orders for the Nikon D7100. Here are the links for the body-only and body+kit options:

Nikon D7100 Pre-Order Information

  1. Nikon D7100 Body Only for $1199 at B&H
  2. Nikon D7100 kit with Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR for $1599 at B&H

Given its impressive specifications, I expect the D7100 to sell really well with its $1,199 price. The expected availability of the D7100 is March 21, 2013.

Fujifilm X100S and X20 Available for Pre-Order

Fujifilm X100S Front

Some manufacturers seem to fail to understand what photographers of this day seek in a compact, digital package (I’m talking to you, Nikon), some choose a safe and dependable bet. Add a couple of manufacturers who don’t really know what they are doing, and you have a whole bunch of cameras which are often good, but a little… predictable? Yes, that seems to be the word. Happily, there are those who strike a certain balance between innovative technology and character to stand out from the crowd. On the expensive side, we have Leica. On the less expensive side, we have Fujifilm, which has been steeling thunder for the last whole year at the very least. Now, if there are two cameras in 2013 our team is most intrigued by, it’s the recently announced Fujifilm X100S and X20. So for those of you who feel one of these is the right tool for you, read on for the pre-order links.

Fujifilm X100S Front

As always, the links will lead you to B&H, our most trusted reseller we use more than any other to buy our own gear. We haven’t mentioned this very often, but once you buy from B&H using one of our affiliate links, we receive a small funding which we use solely to support and expand this website.

Latest Deals and Nikon 1 V2 Pre-Order Links

Nikon 1 V2 Kit White

Looks like B&H is already getting ready for the holidays, with some great deals on high-end Canon and Fuji cameras. The Canon 5D Mark II has a huge drop in price while supplies last – it is now $1,699, which makes it the cheapest full-frame DSLR on the market today. The Canon 5D Mark III has also been reduced to $3,199, which finally brings it closer to the Nikon D800 in pricing. On top of that, the Fuji X-100 is now $200 off, bringing it down to $999 (regular price is $1,199). And if you have been buying cameras like D600 and need plenty of storage, you might need some good cheap memory – the Transcend 64GB SDXC memory is selling for $49. If you need faster cards, the Lexar CF and SD cards are also heavily discounted until the end of this month.

Nikon 1 V2 Kit White

And here are the pre-order links for the newly announced Nikon 70-200mm f/4G VR and Nikon 1 V2 mirrorless camera + accessories:

  1. Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR for $1,399
  2. Nikon 1 V2 Body Only for $799.95 (White Nikon 1 V2)
  3. Nikon 1 V1 with 10-30mm lens (White Kit)
  4. Nikon SB-N7 Speedlight for Nikon 1 V1/V2 for $159.95 (White SB-N7)

Both Nikon 1 V2 and Nikon 70-200mm f/4G VR will be reviewed in November.

Nikon D600 Pre-Order Links

Looks like our friends at B&H are already accepting pre-orders for the Nikon D600. Here are the links for the body-only and body+kit options, along with links to the new UT-1 unit:

Nikon D600 Pre-Order Information

  1. Nikon D600 Body Only for $2099 at B&H
  2. Nikon D600 kit with Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR for $2699 at B&H
  3. Nikon UT-1 (pricing not yet available)

Nikon D3200, 28mm f/1.8G and WU-1a Pre-Order Links

Nikon 28mm f/1.8G

B&H Photo Video and Adorama are now taking pre-orders for the new Nikon D3200, Nikon 28mm f/1.8G and Nikon WU-1a wireless adapter. While D3200 is surely going to be popular among new photographers and the WT-1a is likely to be compatible with some future Nikon DSLRs, we expect the Nikon 28mm f/1.8G to be the hot seller. Just like the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G and the Nikon 85mm f/1.8G lenses, the Nikon 28mm f/1.8G should have a superb price/performance ratio.

Nikon 28mm f/1.8G Pre-order Links

  1. B&H Photo Video – Nikon 28mm f/1.8G for $699.95

Nikon D3200 Pre-order Links

  1. B&H Photo Video – Nikon D3200 kit with 18-55mm lens for $699.95

Nikon WU-1a Wireless Adapter Pre-order Links

  1. B&H Photo Video – Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter for $59.00

Lightroom 4 Announcement

Lightroom 4
Lightroom 4

Adobe has just officially released its Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 photo management software. This was a rather quick release/update, since the beta version of Lightroom 4 had only been available for a few months. With the announcement of Lightroom 4 come very important and exciting news – Adobe decided to permanently lower the price of the Lightroom product line by half, from $299 to $149! That’s right, if you have never owned Lightroom before, now you can buy it brand spanking new for $149. The upgrade price also got halved. If you already own LR3, then you pay $79 for an upgrade. Now the recent price decrease of Lightroom 3 to $69 makes sense – if you add the $79 upgrade fee, it totals $148, which is what Adobe wants to charge for Lightroom 4.

So, what features are new to Lightroom 4 and should you consider upgrading from Lightroom 3? Let’s take a look at the new features and changes:

  1. Updated Lightroom storage engine, which makes Lightroom 4 faster
  2. New Image Process Version 2012 that unlocks new LR4 features (see below)
  3. Better highlight and shadow recovery
  4. New White Balance capabilities, including a White Balance brush that allows changing white balance selectively on images with mixed lighting sources
  5. New editing brushes for noise reduction and moiré removal
  6. Better GPS integration with maps
  7. Extended video support, including limited video editing capabilities, playback and video export
  8. Built-in soft proofing capability (previewing images for print)
  9. Capability to create Photo Books/Albums
  10. More online sharing options and integration
  11. Ability to email photographs directly from Lightroom
  12. Ability to import and convert LR3 databases
  13. One click Chromatic Aberration removal
  14. Ability to burn CD/DVD disks in Lightroom
  15. Support for Nikon D4, D800, D800E and Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G

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