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Nikon steps up for the D750: Free fix for flare foibles!

 
 

After numerous reports of flare problems with the popular D750, Nikon responded with an official statement back on Dec. 29th acknowledging their awareness of the issue and that they were "currently looking into measures to address [the] issue." Today, Nikon updated the original support advisory announcing that they will...

Canon courts video pros with exclusive Canon Professional Services access


 
 

If Canon's Cinema EOS camera series wasn't proof enough for you that the company is taking interchangeable-lens video seriously, perhaps this news will change your mind. Effective immediately, videographers shooting the company's Cinema EOS-branded interchangeable-lens video gear will have access to the Canon...

Fujifilm to repair X-T1 units affected by light leak issue free of charge (UPDATED)

UPDATE (3/17/14): Fujifilm USA has issued a separate service advisory, which indicates a different range of serial numbers for affected X-T1 cameras. Fuji USA says the light leak and flare issue occurs on a "limited number of early production X-T1 cameras" with serial numbers below 41A05201 (serial numbers 41A05201 and higher are not affected)....

Nikon D600 dust problem solved; owners get the repair they’ve been waiting for


 
 

There's huge news today for owners of the Nikon D600 digital SLR -- and the news couldn't be much better, either! Through a just-issued technical service advisory, Nikon USA has announced plans to fix the camera's much-discussed sensor dust woes, regardless of warranty status. (UPDATE: And overseas Nikon branches...

Canon acknowledges battery issue for ELPH 330 HS, pledges free repair


 
 

Does your Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera seem to have a mind of its own? If it randomly switches itself off, warns of a low battery state, or fails to switch on in the first place, but you know the battery to be fully charged, you may have a known issue according to a new service advisory from the...

Tamron puts an end to the warranty repair blues with speedy turnaround pledge


Ever had to send your photo gear in for repair? If so, you know that the worst part of the experience is being without your equipment for... how long will it be? Days? Weeks? Months? Often you won't know when you send it in -- but you do know that for all that time, you're potentially missing photos. Either you live with it, or you have to...

Old becomes new: Nikon lens gets a surprisingly inexpensive second lease on life


Last March, the folks at Nikon Rumors reported on an impressive lens repair job by the folks at Nikon Repair Center in Taiwan, who took a rusting 17-35mm f/2.8 lens that had been immersed in sea water, and restored it to working order. Today, they've followed up with another lens restoration that -- while perhaps not so dramatic -- is none the...

New DIY video: Repair your digital camera yourself!

Most people view their digital cameras as inscrutable black boxes, but as the fellow in this video demonstrates, it's actually not all that hard to take them apart.

Watch his do-it-yourself tips and tricks on how he goes about fixing a digital camera. As you'll notice, the video starts off slow but gets interesting really quickly. ;-)

Check out more of his tech videos on his...

How do you fix a Nikon lens that’s been dropped in the sea? Boil it!

 
 

Nikon Rumors has an interesting post about how the team at the Nikon Repair Center in Taiwan fixed a Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 lens that had been dropped in the sea. To repair the salt water damage, they boiled the lens!

The main problem with the Nikkor lens was that the salt water had thrown the autofocus (AF) motor out...

A Tilted Element Demonstration

Nikon's AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens. Image provided by Nikon.Aaron made a great demonstration yesterday while I was off playing with autofocus. One thing we preach here at LensRentals, a lot, is that just because a dropped lens looks fine on the outside doesn’t mean it is fine. The other thing we preach a lot is that a tiny difference in the centering, tilt, or placement of a single element can have a dramatic effect on image quality.

So...

The Care and Feeding of Your Tripod

Gitzo's Series 2 Quick-Release Vintage Kit with bag. Photo provided by Gitzo.Being a good photographer, you have a tripod. Maybe two tripods. Maybe even a big, heavy duty one for your big lenses, a standard one for everyday use, and one of those small, cool ones that folds up like a roadmap and you can carry it in your back pocket. Wait, I just realized 50% of the people reading this think a roadmap comes on Google or is inside their GPS and are...