- Voigtländer announced a new SL II Heliar Classic 1,8/75mm lens with Nikon mount:
- No more free lunch - Nikon Switzerland will discontinue its free sensor cleaning service on June 1st, 2011.
- The first Nikon D3s price drop also comes from Switzerland. In the US the price of D700 is also reduced to $2,230.
- It seems that Nikon Netherlands is extending the warranty to 2 years for some products. Not sure about the details, but a [NR] reader received a letter from Nikon with a 2 years warranty certificate for items purchased few months ago.
- Nikon Italy offers a free SB-900 if you buy D300s or D700 (till May 31st).
- Nikon Romania slashes the price of the D700 by 11% with a clever ad (oo7):
- Nikon Q&A of financial results for Q3: "Although we expect strong sales to continue in the 4Q, in consideration of risk elements including the strong Japanese Yen, a fall in consumer spending, concern for escalated market competition and so on, we have maintained our forecasts announced in last November for this fiscal year."
- DxOMark published new test data for 4 Zeiss lenses (Nikon mount):
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 ZF2 vs. Nikon 85mm f/1.4D (data from the new 85mm f/1.4G Nikkor lens were not available):
- Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 hands-on review (video):