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Nikon D4s

16 March 2014 - 11:13 AM

I shot the D4s for the first time yesterday while covering a Major League Soccer game and was grinning ear to ear as I edited my images. The files are gorgeous, the AF is amazing, and I haven't even tested the high ISO improvements others are reporting.


I still have my D3s for underwater and it is still a great body but it would be more convenient to standardize at some point, at least until the new body is introduced in a couple years.


I could care less what the pixel peeper testers are reporting; my first experience matched what I was hearing from the sports shooters I know of and respect and the improvements are not subtle.


I don't know if I will seriously consider a housing upgrade but was hoping to get a sense of how dramatic a redesign of the D4 housings will be required in order to accommodate the D4s.





Nikon Underwater Automatic Distortion Control

25 September 2013 - 10:56 AM

Any Nikon shooters that use Nikon Capture NX 2 care to comment on the practical benefits of the two recent updates referenced below?


I would be especially interested in dealing with images taken with a Full Frame body and the 14-24 zoom.




Capture NX 2.4.4

•An Automatic (Underwater) option has been added to the Auto Distortion pull-down menu under Camera & Lens Corrections in the Adjust section of the Edit List. However, the Automatic (Underwater) option is only displayed when all of the following conditions are met:

◦The image was captured with an advanced camera with interchangeable lenses that supports underwater automatic distortion control, and a lens that also supports the function.

◦The image was captured in RAW format or in JPEG format with the camera's Auto distortion control function disabled.


Distortion control data

New firmware - (L) Version  1.009

[Supported cameras]

D4 / D90 / D600 / D800 / D800E /D3100 / D3200 / D5000 / D5100 / D5200 / D7000 / D7100

Distortion control data are used to correct barrel and pincushion distortion during shooting and editing. They can be loaded into cameras that support distortion control.