Most pros used Nikons to record Apollo 11 blast-off to moon

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47 years ago the Lunar Module 'The Eagle' landed on the moon...

Most pros used Nikons to record Apollo 11 blast-off to moon

When Apollo 11 slowly lifted skyward from Cape Kennedy on its lunar flight, spewing violent clouds of smoke and flame in its wake, more cameras than pairs of eyes seemed to be aimed at the launch pad.

The prospect of being able to record history while-it-was-being-made was too great a temptation to the thousands of newsmen and newswomen at Press Site 39. Every reporter who owned or could borrow a camera seemingly put aside his or her typewriter and notebook and turned photographer to record the spectacular event on film.

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Nikon battery grips and wireless transmitter on sale

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Some new Nikon deals from Adorama that will expire at the end of the month (use coupon code SOOOGOOD at checkout):

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New rumors: the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 lens to be replaced by the end of the year

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I received the same rumor from multiple sources: the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 lens will be replaced by the end of the year. Prototypes are already being tested out in the field. The current 70-200mm version was announced back in 2009 and is currently selling for $2,096.95.

Here is an updated list on what to expect next from Nikon:

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Two new third party lenses for Nikon F mount

New Yasuhara Momo soft focus lens

The first out of five new Samyang lenses announced: Xeen 135mm T/2.2

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Another Nikon price increase is coming to the UK on August 1st

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Another Nikon price increase is coming to the UK on August 1st because of the falling value of the British Pound against the Japanese Yen:

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From what I understood the price increase will be across the board and will include all Nikon products. The last Nikon price increase in Europe was just few months ago.

If you need a new camera or lens, it's a good idea to order it before the end of the month. Check out the latest Nikon prices and availability at Wex Photographic, Jessops, Calumet and Amazon UK.

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