Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens review (Nikon F mount)

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This Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens for Nikon F mount review is by Bojan Stepančič (website: foto-info.si) and it was originally published here. The post contains also some comparisons with the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens. Additional information on the Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens can be found here. The lens is currently in stock at Amazon UKAmazon DE and Amazon IT (still no US distributor).

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First sample photos from the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens


DSLRmagazine published few sample pictures taken at Photokina with the new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens. You can also see the size of the lens when attached to a D800.

The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens is priced at $1,199 and is currently available for pre-order at B&H and Adorama.

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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED lens now in stock

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The new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens is now in stock at:

More coverage on the 105mm f/1.4E lens can be found here.

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Citi: time to buy Nikon stock

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This just in from Barron's:

According to Citi Research‘s Masahiro Shibano and Yuta Nishiyama, Nikon now has 3 new sources of growth, in FPD (flat-panel displays) lithography equipment, SPE lithography equipment, and imaging. The analysts wrote:

Our Buy thesis rests on 1) improving visibility (for now) in FPD lithography and the likelihood that Nikon can avoid a big drop in earnings in FY3/18, 2) the emerging possibility of a big change of strategic direction in SPE lithography, where Nikon has overlooked hefty operating losses for many years, and 3) a rethink at last of the expansionary roadmap pursued through to the first half of this decade in imaging and acknowledgement of momentum to shrink fixed costs, all of which are changes different to those we have previously witnessed.

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More new Nikon lens patents designed for 1″ sensor

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Nikon has two more patents designed for a camera with 1" sensor:

After Nikon confirmed on several occasions that their Nikon 1 mirrorless line is not dead (reported first  by dpreview), it is safe to assume that a new Nikon 1 J6 mirrorless camera with 4k video and SnapBridge will be coming in 2017 (maybe for the CP+ show in February).

Recently Nikon has been submitting a large amount of lens patents designed for 1" sensor:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #386

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→ This is the new Laowa 24mm f/14 Replay 2x macro lens from Venus Optics (coming for F-mount next year).

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→ Keep you Nikon gear clean! (photo credit: Ralf Peter Müller)

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→ Nikon D5 CF version price increase in the UK: dealers in the UK like WEX Photographic and Park Camera are now charging more for the CF versions of the D5 (D5 XQD: £5199,D5 CF: £5400 or £5500).

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→ Some Nikon D750 configurations are out of stock on Amazon Germany (1-2 months waiting time for the D750 body only for example).

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