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Weekly Nikon news flash #102

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  • Panoramicus

    I live in Europe and I am not Indian but I believe Priyanka Chopra is the most beautiful woman ever !

    Two of my favorites go hand in hand now. Nikon and Priyanka. Yuhoooo !

    • Bigus Dickus

      *facepalm*

    • The invisible man

      There is no such thing as “most beautifull woman ever”.

      There is millions of “most beautifull women” in the world, you just have to open your eyes and your mind to see them.

  • Paul

    Former Miss World dropped the camera during a PR event. oops

  • The invisible man

    I have the 300mm f/4 light grey, I like it.
    :o

  • Panfruit

    That’s a rather bland tattoo. Its placement isn’t exactly wise either.

    • http://www.AlmondButterscotch.com/home Almond Butterscotch

      And a hipster to boot. That’ll help Nikon’s image. Ashton Kutcher and hipsters with blue Nikon tats.

      • scurvy hesh

        I know you are being sarcastic, but what you say is actually true. He takes great pictures with that D40 and has quite a following. Im sure it will make for many converts.

  • Roger

    I wonder if that’s the new D4 prototype in picture 23???

    • Adrian

      Probably a D2Xs. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.
      Also, something to do with how buying a dozen new D3s/x isn’t a top priority compared to keeping a multi-billion dollar space program in operation.

  • Roger

    I think the light meter is kinda giving it away….OK Nikon…enough teasing….release it already so I can go shopping…

    • D4

      look at the logo, it is too long to say D4, rather i think it says D2h
      http://a.img-dpreview.com/reviews/nikond2h/Images/frontview.jpg
      compare this picture with the camera in number 23.

      • Adrian

        In other news, does anyone know why there’s a white dot the prism box of the D2 series?

        • Mike

          Ambient light meter

          • http://www.imagepro.dk Soeren Engelbrecht

            Or, rather, color temperature meter. It provides data for setting the white balance only.

            Soeren

  • Blaze

    What’s that lens on the D2x (or D4?) in pic #23?

    • broxibear

      Looks like a Nikon 60mm f2.8 D AF Micro Nikkor

  • http://ronscubadiver.wordpress.com Ron Scubadiver

    +1 For Priyanka.

  • Lio

    Well it’s D2xs no doubt about that. Nikon issue a statement prior to the launch of the D3 that the NASA order a set of custom D2xs.
    Here is the link http://www.nikon.com/about/news/2008/0711_nasa_01.htm
    The lens can be the 12-24.

    • Lio

      Wrong pic, the lens is a 60mm macro.

      • Blaze

        Why bring a macro lens to space..?

        • Jeremy

          Cause there’s no wind to knock your subject all over the place? :)

          • The invisible man

            good one
            :o

          • http://davidandstella.wordpress.com/ David

            They do float a lot?

  • camaman

    Custom… If it’s Nasa it has to be custom…
    Why pay less.

  • Mock Kenwell

    You get a giant tattoo carved into your skin for all eternity and… you pick a D40??!!

  • broxibear

    More about Notion VTec making Nikon parts here http://www.theedgemalaysia.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=183644&Itemid=2
    “Notion Venture Sdn Bhd in Klang, as a contingency plan, would be supplied with raw materials from Nikon for the production of the body mount with immediate effect.
    Notion is preparing jigs and fixtures and utilising existing CNC (computer numerical control) machines to produce these precision components. Hard chrome surface treatment will be out sourced to a surface treatment company.
    The finished body mount components will be trucked to the customer’s plant in Thailand for assembly
    analysts had expressed concern over supply disruptions for Notion’s camera components to Nikon, which has suspended operations at four plants in Japan.
    Notion said Nikon’s SLR camera and Interchangeable Lens main production and assembly operations are based in Nikon Thailand plant in Ayuthaya but supply of components were from both in-house as well as external approved vendors.
    Notion Thailand, Ayuthaya and Notion Venture are both supplying cam barrels and other camera parts to Nikon Thailand, it said.
    It said Nikon’s in-house supply vendor, Sendai Nikon Corporation’s plant was affected by the earthquake, adding that it manufactured the high end SLR camera body as well as body and lens mount.
    “The body and lens mount are metallic mating surfaces for the lens to be attached to the camera body and are high volume parts typically in the hundreds of thousand per month,” it said.”

  • Really?

    Where are the “white” lenses? The B&H site says they are light grey?

  • Rel 205

    well finaly sigma 120-300 os lens nikon Adorama let me know if you ship to Colombia or i am coming to the us to get mine soon

  • Rahul

    Great. Will hiring a Miss World (or anyone for that matter, like Ashton Kutcher) give Nikons better dynamic range or lower noise, or sharper images ? I didn’t think so ….

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