My love for Fujifilm dates back in time. After the film era, when using Nikon FM3a, N80 and F100 with Fujifilm and Ilford 35mm films (I was never a big fan of Kodak film), my first experience with Digital cameras was with Nikon Coolpix. I was then switching back and forth between Canon and Nikon small point and shoots or bridge cameras, until I got my first Nikon Digital SLR in the beginning of 2009.
In my previous post “What I want to see from Nikon in 2017”, I wrote about the Nikon DL cameras: “They are almost on the market. Several stores already have new arrival dates, so these cameras are coming officially.”
Well I was wrong. Today Nikon announced the cancellation of the series. Here is the official announcement:
“Cancellation of release of the DL series of premium compact cameras
February 13, 2017
TOKYO – Nikon Corporation announced today that sales of the long-awaited DL series of premium compact camera, the DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8, and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6, will be canceled.
A June, 2016 release was originally planned for the DL series. However, with the identification of issues with the integrated circuit for image processing, release of the three cameras was delayed indeterminately.
2017 is Nikon’s 100th anniversary and we all have different expectations – usually a bit higher than normal, just because of the special occasion.
There are many speculations and rumors about what products Nikon will release in 2017. I decided to give you my view of what I WANT to see from Nikon on their 100th anniversary, and then what I THINK we are going to see, based on everything I have read, heard or watched so far. I will go with the details after the lists.
I just received my Lightroom 4 upgrade and what a surprise – after the installation all my Nik Software plugins dind’t work.
I check on Nik’s website and downloaded the latest versions, which is stated to support Lightroom 4, but the result was the same. The only filter that is working correctly is HDR Efex Pro. For all the rest under “Edit In” menu I get this message:
Unexpected error performing command:
bad argument #1 to ‘lower’ (string expected, got nil)
The plugins DO work with the Lightroom 4 beta, but not with the original version 4.
I sent an e-mail to Nik’s support – still waiting for answer. I’ll keep you posted of how the problem is developing.
I believe this is a situation that all of the current Lightroom and Nik’s users will experience these days after they upgrade to LR4.