Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Nikon's 100 year anouncements so far

Apart from some pre-announced Nikon anniversary goodies , the company released a few subtle announcements surrounding its 100 year anniversary . The company which started as an alliance between Three optical companies in Japan under the name we now call Nikon .

The alliance , which consisted of Nippon Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushikigaisha went on to be one of the largest optical equipment manufacturers in the world with products ranging from spotting equipment to high precision microscopes. During the time of WW1, the company provided Imperial Japan's need for superior spotting optics as the Great war restricted Germany's ability to provide them (They were enemies during this war however) .Although Nikon's primary market was for the Japanese military , they did make lenses which were adopted by another Japanese camera company called Canon ,since Canon had no optical division , all camera lenses for their Leica inspired designs were provided by Nikon until the Second world war ,this war, which caused huge devastation to Japan and destroyed most of Canon's infrastructure as their production plants were destroyed by Allied bombing raids. After the second world war , the two companies decided to go down their own paths with Nikon now producing their own camera bodies for their Nikko lenses .The company over the last 100 years went on to produce cameras which explored the depths of space , war-zones , protests and civil functions all over the world .And now as we are in the exact date of Nikon's Birthday , the company has released the following .

Official press release /Presidents message

Nikon Corporation (Kazuo Ushida, President, Tokyo) was established in 1917 (as Nippon Kogaku K.K.). Since then, we have been creating unique value all over the world by providing consumer and industrial optical equipment, including lithography systems and microscopes as well as cameras, based on opto-electronics and precision technologies.
Today, Nikon celebrates the 100th anniversary of its founding.
We deeply express our sincere gratitude to all of our stakeholders who have faithfully supported our development that met the needs of the last 100 years.
Over these 100 years, Nikon has contributed to industries and people's quality of life with its state-of-the-art technologies during each era. We were able to successfully focus on and overcome continuous challenges because we were fully supported and trusted by our stakeholders.
In order for people to create progress toward a prosperous future over the next 100 years, Nikon will continue to contribute to the world.

Nikon President's message

Today, Nikon celebrates the 100th anniversary of its establishment. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all of our customers who use our products in their everyday lives, and the stakeholders who have supported our businesses, from the bottom of my heart.
For the past 100 years, consumer demand has called for convenient products that enhance daily life, and Nikon answered with its manufacturing skill and knowledge. However, society and consumer needs are rapidly changing today. We would like to effectively respond to these needs with the world's highest-class opto-electronics, precision technologies and solutions.
The difference from our past strategies is that we will offer not only products, but also ideas and solutions as well. Nikon will be reborn as a solution company providing superior technologies and ideas, holding “light” as our core competency.
Following our corporate philosophy of “Trustworthiness and Creativity”, we hold a new vision of building the foundations of the next 100 years.
We ask for your continued support as we move forward.

President
Representative Director Kazuo Ushida

Nikon D850 ...sort of ..

Nikon has officially announced their plans for the upcoming D850 DSLR . The camera , which wasn't officially announced ,was however released as a press article with focus on "teaser" features including the ability for super - low light image capture and 8K timelapse .

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Nikon's Cloud 9 music video...


We are really at a loss to explain this one ...well if you are a fan of Japanese pop auto-tune music with rainbows and candy graphics in a Wizard of Oz theme, then this is the music video for you!.




A few professional videos ...

Via - nikonrumors













Firmware updates

According to Nikonrumors , the Nikon D600 , D610 ,D750 and Keymission 80 are now said to receive new software updates which would bring several goodies (listed as follows)



D600 “C” Firmware Version 1.03

• Added support for the following features of AF-P lenses:
- If the standby timer expires after the camera has focused, the focus position will not change when the timer is reactivated.
- In manual focus mode, the focus indicator in the viewfinder (or in live view, the focus point selected in the monitor) will flash to show that infinity or the minimum focus distance has been reached by rotating the focus ring.
• Added support for AF-P DX lenses.
• Fixed the following issues:
- Optimal exposure would sometimes not be achieved in photos taken in live view using a lens with electromagnetically controlled aperture (type E lenses).
- When used to take pictures after an option was selected for Custom Setting d10 (Exposure delay mode) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU, Camera Control Pro 2 would sometimes display the error “The camera was not able to take a picture.” despite having actually taken the picture.


D610 “C” Firmware Version 1.02


• Added support for the following features of AF-P lenses:
- If the standby timer expires after the camera has focused, the focus position will not change when the timer is reactivated.
- In manual focus mode, the focus indicator in the viewfinder (or in live view, the focus point selected in the monitor) will flash to show that infinity or the minimum focus distance has been reached by rotating the focus ring.
• Added support for AF-P DX lenses.
• Fixed the following issues:
- Optimal exposure would sometimes not be achieved in photos taken in live view using a lens with electromagnetically controlled aperture (type E lenses).
- When used to take pictures after an option was selected for Custom Setting d10 (Exposure delay mode) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU, Camera Control Pro 2 would sometimes display the error “The camera was not able to take a picture.” despite having actually taken the picture.

D750 “C” Firmware Version 1.12


• Added support for the following features of AF-P lenses:
 - If the standby timer expires after the camera has focused, the focus position will not change when the timer is reactivated.
 - In manual focus mode, the focus indicator in the viewfinder (or in live view, the focus point selected in the monitor) will flash to show that infinity or the minimum focus distance has been reached by rotating the focus ring.
• Fixed the following issues:
 - When pictures were viewed after shooting with Overflow selected for Role played by card in Slot 2 in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU, the camera would sometimes display the second-last picture taken.
 - Microphone sensitivity would sometimes not be correctly adjusted when movies were recorded with Auto sensitivity > Microphone sensitivity.

KeyMission 80 Firmware Version 1.2

• Improved an issue that interfered with pairing or resulted in unreliable connections when the camera was used with the Android edition of the SnapBridge app.

Written by Rakitha for MasHD
source - nikonrumors

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