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Nikon D7100 Firmware Update Released Version C 1.01

D7100 Firmware VersionNikon has released a firmware update for the D7100 digital camera. The updated firmware fixes some minor bugs. To check the version of the firmware installed on your D7100, press the Menu button and navigate to the Setup menu. Select Firmware Version. The firmware is in different parts labeled C and L (lens correction data). Check to see which version of C you have installed. The updated D7100 firmware is version C 1.01.

Firmware C 1.01 addresses the following issues:

  • When images captured using a flash in Manual or Repeating flash flash mode were played back with the “Overview” display enabled, flash output level was displayed in the flash compensation portion of the display.  This issue has been resolved.
  • When the AE/AF lock button was pressed with Special Effects mode enabled, Selective Color selected, and the view magnified with selective color options displayed in live view, the image did not change while live view was active.  This issue has been resolved.
  • An issue that caused the Viewfinder Virtual Horizon to freeze when certain operations were performed has been resolved.
  • When images captured with white balance bracketing enabled were played back, a white balance fine-tuning value of 9 (steps) was displayed even for images captured with a fine-tuning value of 10 (steps) applied.  This issue has been resolved.
  • An issue that prevented cursor movement when certain operations were performed in calendar playback mode has been resolved.
  • The size of some text displayed in calendar playback mode has been modified.
  • Display of focal lengths in 35mm [135] format recorded in image Exif data has been corrected.
  • With movie recording at 1920 × 1080/24p in M exposure mode, subject brightness did not change, even when shutter speed was adjusted.  This issue has been resolved.

Download the updated firmware here:

Nikon D7100 Lens Bundle Discount Promotion for April

Nikon D7100 lens bundle promotionThe Nikon D7100 has not yet been available for a full month, but with the latest promotion you can save up to $350 on a D7100 plus lens bundle. The current offer includes between full-frame (FX) and crop (DX) lenses and Nikon Speedlight flash bundles when purchased with the D7100.

The discount is applied as an instant rebate off the purchase price. You can get this offer at participating Nikon retailers, including Amazon, B&H Photo. These offers are set to expire on April 27, 2013.

Save $100 to $350 on Lenses with the bundle promotion:

  • Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G (DX) VR II zoom lens Save $350
  • Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G (FX) VR zoom lens Save $300
  • Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G (FX) VR zoom lens Save $250
  • Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 (DX) VR II zoom lens Save$250
  • Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G (FX) VR zoom lens Save $200
  • Nikkor 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 (DX) VR zoom lens Save $200
  • Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G (DX) VR macro lens Save $200
  • Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G (DX) VR zoom lens Save $100

Save $30-$50 on a Nikon Speedlight flash with the current promotion:

  • SB-910 AF Speedlight Save $50
  • SB-700 AF Speedlight Save $30

See all the bundle discounts: Amazon, B&H Photo

Adobe Adds RAW (.NEF) Support for Nikon D7100

Adobe Photoshop CS6April 3, 2013, Adobe releases updates for its popular image editing programs Adobe Lightroom 4 and Adobe Photoshop CS6 to support the latest digital cameras including the Nikon D7100. The updated versions of Lightroom 4.4 and Adobe Photoshop with Adobe Camera Raw 7.4 are now able to open and edit Nikon Electronic Format (.NEF) RAW camera files taken with the Nikon D7100 DSLR. Users of previous versions of these and other programs can use the DNG Converter version 7.4 to convert D7100 RAW .NEF files to Adobe Digital Negative Gallery (.DNG) format.

The updates also include new lens profile data for recently released lenses including the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR, SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM for Nikon mount and TAMRON SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC and TAMRON SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO for Nikon mount.

Detailed instructions for how to open and edit D7100 RAW (.NEF) files as well as download links for the latest updated are included below.

Adobe Camera Raw 7.4 for Adobe Photoshop CS6

Adobe DNG Converter version 7.4

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5

Adobe Lightroom Version 4.4

Nikon Lens Discounts

Nikon Lens DiscountsNikon is currently offering instant rebates on several popular NIKKOR lenses. Unlike most recent offers from Nikon, these rebates do not require you to purchase a camera. The offer is only good until March 30, 2013. This offer is now expired.

Nikon DX lenses:
18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G VR at $300 off B&HAmazon
18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II at $250 off B&H, Amazon
normal zoom
16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G at $100 off B&H, Amazon
macro lens
DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G VR at $100 off B&H, Amazon

Nikon Full Frame (FX) Lenses
f/1.4 prime
24mm f/1.4G at $200 off B&H, Amazon
35mm f/1.4G at $200 off B&H, Amazon
50mm f/1.4G at $100 off B&H, Amazon
85mm f/1.4G at $200 off B&H, Amazon
f/1.8 prime
28mm f/1.8G at $100 off B&H, Amazon
50mm f/1.8G at $20 off B&H, Amazon
85mm f/1.8G at $100 off B&H, Amazon
f/2.8 marco
AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED at $100 off B&H, Amazon
f/2.8 zoom
24-70mm f/2.8G at $200 off B&H, Amazon
70-200mm f/2.8G VR II at $300 off B&H, Amazon
f/4 zoom
24-120mm f/4G VR at $300 off B&H, Amazon
variable aperture zoom
24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G VR at $100 off B&H, Amazon
28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G VR at $150 off B&H, Amazon
80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D at $350 off B&H, Amazon

See all Nikon Lens Discounts at B&H Photo for a complete list of lenses offered with discounts.
Offer ends March 30, 2013.

Nikon D7100 Boasts Several New Features for Nikon

The D7100 represents several firsts for Nikon. Nikon developed a new autofocus module incorporating technology found the flagship D4, e. A new viewfinder information display was developed using organic light-emitting diodes, while a new 1.3X drop mode provides the D7100 new capabilities in telephoto photography.

1.3x of DX crop mode1.3X crop of DX mode
This is a an additional 1.3X crop of the normal 1.5X DX drop, making an equivalent of approximately 2X crop compared with a full-frame 35mm camera. This effectively doubles the focal length of full frame lenses. Shooting with the 1.3X crop also improves maximum frame rate to 7fps from 6fps. The 1.3X crop of DX creates images that are 15.4 megapixels (4,800 x 3,200 pixels). As an added benefit, the 51 auto focus points are spread across the entire frame width and height when shooting in 1.3X crop. The 1.3X crop mode can also be applied when shooting video, which allows full HD resolution 1920 x 1080 to be recorded at 60i/50i.

Nikon D7100 AF sensor

Advanced Multi-CAM 3500DX autofocus sensor module
The 51-point autofocus sensor is based on the one found in the D4. It can detect down to -2EV which is similar to subjects illuminated by moonlight. Fifteen of the sensors are cross type. All points are sensitive to f/5.6 and the center point is sensitive at f/8. This means you can use a 2X teleconverter with a f/4.0 lens and still achieve autofocus functionality. This is the first time a camera with f/8 sensitivity has been offered in DX format. Combined with the 1.3X crop of DX mode making a 2X equivalent focal length multiplier (in 35mm terms) the D7100 will open up new possibilities for super-long telephoto shooting.

Nikon D7100 viewfinderOLED viewfinder information display
Nikon has developed a new organic EL display for the D7100. The display found at the bottom of the viewfinder shows shooting information including exposure, aperture, shutter speed and frames remaining. By using organic light-emitting diodes instead of the traditional LCD display results in brighter and sharper details, responds faster at low temperatures and maintains its visibility when shooting bright subjects. OLED displays consume about 40% of the power as LCD displays.

Nikon D7100 Announcement : 24MP DX Digital Camera with HD Video 51-pt AF

Nikon D7100 front angle

February 21, 2013 — Nikon Announces the D7100, the new flagship DX-format Digital Camera with a new 24.1MP sensor, HD Video with built-in stereo microphones, 51-point AF, 6fps continuous (7fps with 1.3X crop). The camera will be released in March, 2013.

See the full picture gallery of the new Nikon D7100:

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