10 Nikon D5 Cameras Just Arrived on the ISS

10 Nikon D5 Cameras Just Arrived on the ISS

Earlier this year, NASA ordered 53 unmodified Nikon D5 DSLR cameras. Now, 10 of them have just landed at the International Space Station as part of the OA-8 Space Station Resupply.

The cameras will be used in orbit for 12 to 18 months. Only the camera bodies have been sent up to the ISS — instead of shipping brand new lenses, NASA will be reusing lenses and accessories already on the ISS that were launched with the Nikon D4 and D2Xs cameras.

The Nikon D5 cameras make up only a small part of the 7,400 lbs (3,350 kg) of cargo sent up on this mission.

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Nikon DSLR cameras are being used to record images of both internal and external activities on the ISS.

The D5 will soon be used to shoot more photos like these, which were shot with existing Nikon DSLRs:


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10 Nikon D5 Cameras Just Arrived on the ISS

Adobe’s New Lightroom Downloader Exports Your Cloud Photos

Adobe’s New Lightroom Downloader Exports Your Cloud Photos

Lightroom CC, Adobe’s cloud-based photo-editing software, has until now lacked a way for you to quickly and easily export your photos from the cloud. That changes with the new Lightroom Downloader app.

Storing your high-resolution JPEGs and RAW files on Adobe’s servers is convenient, but the lack of a way to download them all at once can present a problem if you ever wish to leave the Adobe ecosystem. Adobe’s Lightroom Downloader that addresses this concern by making it easier for you to pack up and leave.

Your downloaded files will be structured in a date-based folder hierarchy with any edits to RAW files included in XMP files.

Should you ever decide to stop your Adobe subscription, you will have a year after your subscription’s expiration date to download your files before they are deleted. For users with a trial membership, that window of opportunity is reduced to 3 months after expiration.

Lightroom Downloader can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website and requires an Adobe account with cloud storage to be used.

(via Adobe via Photofocus)


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Adobe’s New Lightroom Downloader Exports Your Cloud Photos

Lexar Will Keep Making XQD Memory Cards, and CFExpress is the Future

Lexar Will Keep Making XQD Memory Cards, and CFExpress is the Future

After the shocking news in June that Lexar would be discontinuing its memory card line, the company was acquired by a Chinese flash storage company called Longsys in September. It now seems that Lexar will continue producing XQD memory cards.

Nikon Rumors reports that, in response to earlier stories of Lexar XQD cards being out of stock at retailers such as B&H, Lexar has confirmed that it will continue manufacturing the cards.

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Here’s what Nikon Rumors heard from a source who spoke to a Lexar rep at PhotoPlus Expo about what’s going on with Lexar behind the scenes:

Micron would sell flash memory to Longsys, who would assemble the cards with Lexar packaging, and ship out to Lexar for distribution. The rise in flash memory prices meant the white label manufacturing process and marketing costs were lost profits for Micron, as they could sell the flash memory for higher prices elsewhere. The flash shortage is temporary, and prices should come down.

More importantly, according to this employee, there is a warehouse full of Lexar CF/SD/XQD cards in Tennessee, ready to go.

The problem, however, is that the cards all have the wrong packaging at the moment. Currently, the cards have Micron/Lexar packaging instead of Longsys/Lexar packing.

“[V]ery little is actually changing,” the source tells Nikon Rumors. “Lexar, with its 40 employees, has a new owner, but it’s the owner who’s been the actual manufacturer all along.”

The same Lexar employee told Nikon Rumors‘ source that CFExpress is the future.

“CFExpress is essentially the next revision of XQD, and there should be full backward compatibility with XQD, and that getting D4/D5/500/D850’s to work with CFE cards should be a simple software patch,” the source says.


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Lexar Will Keep Making XQD Memory Cards, and CFExpress is the Future