Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Nikon D7000 Battery Recall - EN-EL15

Nikon Inc. is asking your cooperation in connection with a voluntary recall of certain lot numbers of its Nikon Model EN-EL15 rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. The battery pack can experience a short circuit causing it to overheat and possibly causing the outside casing to become deformed, posing a potential hazard to consumers. There have only been seven (7) confirmed reports of incidents of the problem worldwide, and while no injuries have taken place, Nikon Inc. has initiated this recall of the affected lot numbers as a reflection of its commitment to safety and product quality. We are asking that owners of the affected battery pack return them to Nikon Inc. for a free replacement.

The Nikon EN-EL15 battery pack is provided as a supplied accessory with the purchase of Nikon’s digital SLR D800, D800E, D7000 cameras and the Nikon 1 V1 advanced camera with interchangeable lens. It is also sold separately at retail under Nikon’s model number 27011. The EN-EL15 battery pack involved in this recall was first distributed by Nikon in March 2012 and is still being sold at retail.

This voluntary recall is limited only to those units of the Model EN-EL15 in lots E and F.

To determine whether a battery pack is in lots E and F and among those being recalled, first confirm that “EN-EL15” is written on the name plate on side of the battery pack, as shown on the photo below. Then on this same side of the battery pack, locate the lot number for your EN-EL15 battery pack. Lot numbers are alphanumeric characters printed in blank ink at the bottom of this name plate as shown in the photo below. Tilt the battery pack so that light shines directly on the area to see the lot number. If you have an EN-EL15 battery pack with the 9th digit of the 14 digit lot number with either the letter E or F, you should immediately stop using it and remove the battery pack from the battery compartment. EN-EL15 battery packs with which the 9th digit is an A, B, C, D, G or any subsequent letter in the alphabet are not affected and not subject to this recall.

To return and receive your new EN-EL15 battery pack, click here or call toll free 1-800-645-6687. Nikon will then send a UPS courier to the address provided, bringing a new EN-EL15 replacement battery at the same time. At this time, UPS will collect the recalled battery for safe return to Nikon. Your EN-EL15 battery pack will be replaced free of charge within approximately 7-10 days of our receipt of your request for a new EN-EL15 battery pack.

If the lot number of your EN-EL15 battery pack does not indicate as determined above to be in lot E or F, your EN-EL15 battery pack is not subject to this recall. No other Nikon battery packs are involved in this recall. Nikon’s digital SLR D800, D800E, D7000 cameras and Nikon 1 V1 advanced camera with interchangeable lens as well as any other Nikon cameras are also not subject to this recall.

Nikon is committed to safety and to providing to its customers only the highest quality products. We regret any inconvenience this matter may cause you and appreciate your continued support of Nikon and its products.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Nikon D7000 inbrief Laminated Reference Card

A laminated reference card for your camera bag

Your new Nikon D7000 has many controls and settings designed to allow you to make a perfect exposure.

But remembering where they are and how the features work together can be daunting.

If you decide to carry the user manual in your bag but finding the answer to your question can be a frustrating experience. That is why Blue Crane Digital developed an abbreviated field reference guide for your digital SLR.

The inBrief reference card answers most camera operation questions quickly and easily. The information is arranged logically for ease of use. The reference card is laminated with foldable hinges so it lies flat and is easily stored in your camera bag.

The first panel contains a color-coded index to the rest of the panels. For instance, if you have a question about white balance, just check the index and find your answer on the purple panel.

Read the Reviews Here!

Friday, November 11, 2011

New Nikon D7000 Firmware Update!

D7000 Firmware Update A 1.02, B 1.03

An error recognizing some memory cards has been addressed.
  • The following issues occurred when the mode dial was rotated from U1 or U2 to another shooting mode or from another shooting mode to U1 or U2 when the power was off or when the exposure meters are off (Auto meter-off). These issues were resolved.
    - A new folder is sometimes created despite the fact that the current folder does not yet contain 999 files and none of the files are numbered “9999”.
    - The number of remaining exposures may not be displayed as specified in the settings.
    - The setting for Role played by card in Slot 2 may change between Overflow, Backup, and RAW Slot 1- JPEG Slot 2.
  • An issue where Battery info in the setup menu sometimes showed sufficient remaining charge even when the remaining charge for the AA batteries inserted in the MB-D11 battery pack was low has been resolved.
  • An issue where a saved photo may not have been displayed properly when a movie was displayed in playback mode while saving the photo has been resolved.
  • An issue where zoom in or zoom out may not have performed properly when the playback zoom in or playback zoom out button was pressed while in Live view has been resolved.
  • The message displayed when the internal memory of the Wireless Transmitter WT-4 is formatted from the Format transmitter's memory under Device settings in Wireless transmitter of the camera’s setup menu was changed from Done to Built-in memory formatted.

  • Link to Download

    Monday, October 24, 2011

    Nikon D7000 Underwater Photography!

    Nikon D7000 Review 
    A great camera for underwater photographers to consider
    Settings, sample photos, and reasons to upgrade
    By Scott Gietler

    I really like the Nikon D7000. The ergonomics top-side are great, the body is fairly light, and it has incredible high-ISO performance, great dynamic range and great colors. If you want to get top-notch underwater photos, seriously consider the Nikon D7000. Read More

    Friday, October 7, 2011

    Nikon D7000 2 Hour Tutorial DVD by Blue Crane

    New DVD by Blue Crane! Nice DVD tutorial for you to check out!

    Tutorial DVD. Play on any regular DVD player worldwide (recommended)or CD-ROM. Run time approx. 111 minutes Take great pictures with your Nikon D7000! With this training DVD and about two hours, you'll gain the knowledge and the confidence to create the images you want.

    The topics are arranged in chapters, so you can move at your own pace and return later to individual subjects.

    Topics include: - Scene Modes - Shutter-Priority - Aperture-Priority / depth-of-field - Focus options - Focus modes with AF-Area modes - Release modes - Image size and quality - Live View shooting - Focus settings for Live View - Video recording basics - ISO - Metering - White balance - Exposure compensation - Composition - Playback and image review - Flash basics - Custom Settings introduction - Picture Controls - ...and much more!

    A solid understanding of the D7000's features and controls will help you unleash the camera's potential. Once you learn how the components work together, you'll have all the tools you need to capture the best images under all conditions. This DVD is intended for photographers new to Nikon DSLRs. In addition, it will benefit owners of the D7000 who would like a better understanding of the camera's most important controls.

    Thursday, October 6, 2011

    Nikon D7000 Wireless Remote Control - ML-L3!

    The Nikon infrared wireless remote is one of the most popular accessories you can own as a  photographer. The ML-L3 is the one you want to use with your d7000. Thier are a lot of knock-off remotes out there but for under $15 bucks I'd stick with this official nikon one.

    Enables wireless remote shutter release. Trigger the shutter remotely when using slower shutter speeds to prevent camera movement.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011

    Nikon D7000 Vs Nikon D90 - Should I Up Grade?

    So if your still on the fence about upgrading your D90 to the new D7000 this video by QQQQCon should answer a few questions you might have....

    Thursday, July 7, 2011

    Best Macro Lenses for the Nikon D7000

    Macro lenses specifically designed for close-up work, with a long barrel for close focusing, are one of the most common tools for macrophotography.

    I like the Tamron 90mm 2.8 macro lens with its super sharp images. But you’ll need to get pretty close to your subject with this lens or any of the smaller mm lenses. With the Tamron 90mm lens you’ll have to get about 3-3/4” away from the subject to get true 1:1 magnification and that’s pretty close for a skittish bug. Anyway here’s a list of Macro lenses for your D7000 that are true 1:1 magnification. Some of these lenses are for full frame cameras and some are for DX cameras but all will work on the D7000.

    Tamron 90mm F/2.8 – Light, Super Sharp, Doubles as a Portrait Lens - SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di Reviews

    Tamron 180mm F/3.5 – Heavy, Large, Internal Foucusing, - SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD (IF) Reviews

    Tamron 60mm F/2 – New- Super Light, Super Fast - SP 60MM F/2 Di II LD (IF) Reviews

    Nikon 60mm F/2.8D – Older Model, Super Sharp, Fast, Doubles as a Portrait Lens - AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D Reviews

    Nikon 60mm F/2.8G – Compact, General Photography, Newer Model - AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Reviews

    Nikon 200mm F/4D – Big, Heavy, Expensive, 10.2” to subject for 1:1 Mag. - AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D IF-ED Reviews

    Nikon 85mm F/3.5G – Compact, Light, Easy to Use, Vibration Reduction, Sharp - AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Reviews

    Nikon 105mm F2.8G – Versatile, Portraits, Vibration Reduction - AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Reviews

    Tokina 35mm F/2.8 – Small, Light, Only 5.5” to subject for 1:1 Mag. - AT-X M35 PRO DX Reviews

    Tokina 100mm F/2.8 – Sharp, Heavy, Doubles as a Portrait Lens, 11.8” to subject for 1:1 Mag. - AT-X 100 PRO D Reviews

    Sigma - 150mm F/2.8 - New - Optical Stabilization, Big, 18” to subject for 1:1 mag. - 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro (Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors) Reviews

    Sigma – 105mm F/2.8 – New – 12.3” for 1:1 mag, optical stablizer - 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro (Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors) Reviews

    Sigma 50mm F/2.8 – Small and super light, affordable - 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro (Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors) Reviews

    Sigma 70mm F/2.8 – Light, Small, 10.1” for 1:1 mag. - 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro (Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors) Reviews

    Lets us know what one you think is the best!

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011

    David Busch's Compact Field Guide for the Nikon D7000!

    Are you tired of squinting at the tiny color-coded tables and difficult-to-read text you find on the typical laminated reference card that you keep with you when you're in the field or on location? Well throw away your cheat sheets and command cards! DAVID BUSCH'S COMPACT FIELD GUIDE FOR THE NIKON D7000 is your solution.

    This new, full-color, spiral-bound, reference guide condenses all the must-have information you need while shooting into a portable book you'll want to permanently tuck into your camera bag. You'll find every settings option for your Nikon D7000 listed, along with advice on why you should use--or not use--each adjustment. Useful tables provide recommended settings for a wide variety of shooting situations, including landscapes, portraits, sports, close-ups, and travel. With this guide on hand you have all the information you need at your fingertips so you can confidently use your camera on-the-go.

    Check it out Here!

    Friday, June 3, 2011

    Nikon D7000 Cheat Sheet Pamphlet!

    Handy, laminated, waterproof, short version instruction manuals for on the go. Size 8-1/2 x 11", printed double-sided, folded in thirds. This is a one-of-a-kind CheatSheet for the Nikon D7000 Digital SLR camera. If you own this camera, you know what an amazing device it is. But who can remember all of those functions?? This CheatSheet is like having the manual on a card - but better! It's a concise summary of what's in the manual. It's is an "easy to take with you", invaluable quick reference. It's printed in full color on both sides of a full-sheet of paper that's laminated with a light 3-mil laminate and is folded in thirds. When folded it's about 4" x 8 3/4" so it stores easily.

    Covered topics include: - Battery Information - Auto Low-Pass Filter Cleaning - Memory Card Formatting - Manual Low-Pass Filter Cleaning - File Numbering - Storage Folders - Auto Distortion Control - Playback Options - Memory Card #2 Role - Deleting Images Reset to Default - Playback Folder - Setup Menu - Hiding Images - Retouch Menu - Display Modes - My Menu - Image Review - Focus Modes - Rotating Tall - Focus Lock - After Delete Options - Manual Focus - Copying Images - Single Point AF Area Modes - Slide Shows - Dynamic AF Area Modes - Speedlight - Auto AF Area Modes - Flash Sync Modes & Icons - 3-D Tracking AF Area Modes - Flash Output (FV) Lock - Focus Point Selection - Available Shutter Speeds with Built-in Flash - Movies - Flash Exposure Compensation - Shooting Modes - Built-in Flash Shooting Distances - Self-Timer - Flash Modes - Remote Timer - Custom Setting Reference - Mirror Up Mode - Custom Setting Reset - Picture COntrol - Exposure Compensation - Active D-Lighting - Exposure Modes - Color Space - Scene Modes - White Balance Options - Live View - Metering Systems - ISO Equivalency - Image Size - Auto Exposure Bracketing - Image Quality - Auto Flash Bracketing - Long Exposure Noise Reduction - Auto White Balance Bracketing - High ISO Noise Reduction - and more