Archive for August, 2008

Aug 10 2008

Vincent Versace Goes to Iceland With the Nikon D-700 and capture NX2

As of 7:03am PST I will be on my way to Iceland for 10 days of shooting. I will have with me  Nikon’s newest camera the D-700. I have had the camera for two weeks now and what I’m finding interesting is that I’m starting to view my D3 as my back-up camera. So 10 days in Iceland should show me what the camera is capable of. During the course of my trek I’ll be hooking up with John Paul Caponigro to shoot a lot and teach a little. I’m sure JP will have a word or two rto say about is journey in Iceland. (A link to his blog can be found on the Acme Blog Roll) I have some files I’ve shot already but have not processed I’ll be doing that on the flight(s) over to Reykjavik . Broadband internet willing I’ll try to post those files soon after land. So back to packing.

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Aug 07 2008

Details of Nikon’s Capture NX2 upgrade policy

Retail customers who purchase Capture NX Version 1 from a Nikon Inc. authorized reseller, (Nikon product number 25338) from May 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008 will be entitled to receive a FREE Capture NX 2 Upgrade directly from Nikon. Customers simply need to call Nikon at 800-Nikon-UX with their product key and provide a copy of their proof of purchase to receive a Capture NX 2 key code free of charge.

Customers who received a copy of Capture NX with their D3 or D300 are not eligible for the no-charge upgrade but still qualify for the discounted upgrade edition at an MSRP of $109.95.

Here’s the link


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Aug 01 2008

Nikon Announces Buffer Expansion for the D3

Published by Vincent Versace under Uncategorized

The following information pertains to the D3 digital-SLR camera buffer memory expansion service. When buffer memory is expanded, the number of shots possible with a single burst of continuous shooting is increased. This increase in shooting performance will expand the range of shooting possibilities. See the chart below for more details.

Fee and Return
The cost is $500.00 plus your state tax. Customer is responsible for all shipping costs. Please allow up to two weeks time for the Buffer Memory Expansion service; should more time be required, the user will be informed.

Taking advantage of the buffer memory expansion service
Requests for Buffer Memory Expansion service will be accepted beginning July 30, 2008. Before sending your camera, please note all of your settings as this service will reset the camera to the original, default settings. This service will only be performed by Nikon Inc. service facilities in Melville or El Segundo.

Shipping your D3 to a Nikon service facility
To submit your D3 for this enhancement, please view this link and fill in the attached service document. Indicate the item is a “Digital SLR”, select “D3″ on the drop down list, enter your serial number, and indicate “Buffer Upgrade” under the problem description field. This service form will provide you with a print-out for reference and an address label to use on the shipping box. It also automatically chooses which service facility is closest to your location. If there are any additional questions, please call 1-800-645-6687.

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