In addition to my coverage, Sigma has released the various performance tests/graphs on their global website. The 135mm f/1.8 looks absurdly sharp (according to Sigma, the diffraction MTF better represents real-life performance, even if almost everyone in the industry uses the geometric MTF, which tends to be sharper than reality):
I received some additional information on the new graphite/gunmetal gray Nikon D5 and D500 100th anniversary limited editions sets that were on display at the CP+ show in Japan: only 100 sets will be produced (I assume 100 from each set, including the 3 Nikkor sets from the pictures above). I was told that 20 will go to the UK. Pricing is not yet released.
Here are several related videos, mainly in Japanese:
As a part of the discussion in my last post I went to CIPA's website and got the numbers of units produced for DSLR and mirrorless cameras in the past four years and plugged them into a graph (blue: DSLR, green: mirrorless, click for larger view):
There are many different conclusions you can make out of this data, so I will let you do this in the comments section. Here are the detailed CIPA stats for the past 4 years:
Several Japanese news outlets published an article based on an interview with Nikon executives. Here are the key points from a Google translation (if you have a better translation, please post it in the comments section):
Nikon did not announce any new products at the 2017 CP+ show in Japan, which explains the lack of rumors in the past few months (again, don't blame the messenger). This is the first CP+ show that I can remember where Nikon did not announce a single new product (except the new limited editions sets).