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Nikon to introduce new NIKKORNER product line

Together with the D5100, Nikon will also introduce a revolutionary new brand called NIKKORNER which will include products from the Imaging and Sports Optics divisions. In the Imaging division, Nikon will be announcing a new lens that can take pictures around corners and protect photojournalists when working in dangerous areas. The lens will be available also in camouflage pattern/colors.

In the Sport Optics division, Nikon will introduce a new riflescope, specially designed for the CornerShot weapon system, that will eliminate the need of the LCD screen (currently embedded in all CornerShot products). The main complains of the CS-APR 5.56 rifle has been short battery life, low resolution and ISO performance and with the new NIKKORNER optics those problems will be solved.

Here is a brief demo of CornerShot weapons in action:

Update: few months ago MIT created a camera that can produce an image of an object that is not directly visible.

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  • ZDP-189

    Yeah sure. Whatever. :P

    • foo

      NIKKORNER technology first reported by New York Times last December:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/19/business/19novel.html

      Congratulations Nikon in mass producing this technology. This is much better than the BACKASSCAN lenses Canon are expected to introduce today, which allows capturing images from behind the photographer.

      • Roy Booth

        isn’t that what mirror lenses were for, taking pictures behind you. ISTR in the past (film days) a mirror attachment for the front of the lens which allowed you to take pictures at right angles, for those awkward ‘beach shots’ :-)

    • http://www.russbarnes.co RussB

      lol. Now a better April Fools would have been an announcement that the D800 is actually being released :)

      • venancio

        thanks for mentioning April Fools… i was already carried away, i even thought what the hell, Nikon can miniaturize this and have it available for colonoscopy…

      • Mo

        agree)) I think wiki-leaks is our only hope to find out when D800 and D400 will be released

  • EAJ

    1st (April)

    • The invisible man

      Even worse than The invisible man’s jokes !
      :)

      • EAJ

        I consider myself duly insulted :)

  • http://www.jamesreyesphotography.com James

    April Fools!

  • http://gplimages.com GPLimages.com

    Kudos for trying Mr. NR Admin!

    • iamlucky13

      Actually, I looked at the picture for a second before I started reading and was half wondering whether the site had been hijacked or if it was supposed to be some sort of new PC lens.

  • d70

    you can do better!

  • bigfoot

    sounds awesome.. i’ll take 2 of each!!! :-P
    They forgot the super compact 2″ long 600mm f/2.8 lens for $150 though.. maybe next time??? :-(

    • rawnef

      You mean the full-frame NIKKOR AF-S 6-52700mm f/0.95G ED IF VR III,
      with 17,732 elements in 9,305 groups, 403 aspherical elements, 719 Nano-crystal coated elements and 241 Super ED glass elements and close-focusing distance of 0.05m?

      • Cadaver

        You forget to mention the tilt-shift feature.

        • Flow

          And ofc the light weight…

          • bigfoot

            all the size and weight of a 50mm f/1.8 lens.. yupp thats the one ;-)

            Maybe it will be ready with D800 in 2021

  • http://www.romineweddings.com Mark Romine

    How much are they?

    • The invisible man

      The much be cheap, Nikon trying to cut the corners in production cost.

  • http://wfrostphoto.wordpress.com Wayne Frost

    Oh good, I can use this when I am driving in my tank, I’ll “periscope” it out the hatch, while following a police pursuit on the freeway…

  • Lihkin

    I LURVE it! Thanks Peter. ;-)

  • aetas

    I will have to pick one up..So whens in available admin=)

  • Seshan

    Har Har

  • BenS

    LENS for FOOLS ! hehehe

  • http://scorpio-empire.deviantart.com Ramon

    This is by far the worst photoshoped April fools joke ever. Next year if you need help photoshoping something let me know. I’ll be more than happy to make something that looks believable…I’ll let you come up with the bs backstory.

    BTW amazon already sells 52mm adapters that let you take pics around corners.

  • http://www.brandonburtner.com/ Brandon B

    April fools!!!

  • Nathen J

    Nice attempt. LOL

  • Jimmy Lamont

    Well, you fooled me. I knew the picture was fake, but about 90% of the photos on here already are…

    I figured it would be a 45˚ mirror embedded between a few elements… guess that’s my inventor side getting the better of me.

  • Gerry

    the better joke would have been to say that the april 4 announcement was a d800, and list the specs!

  • Wormwood

    LOL!

  • imjohnsmith

    :)

  • http://www.wildhare.me Dave

    Wow, admin is you made that image.. u need to bone up on some photoshop tutorials :)

  • Cricce

    You can do better Photoshop than that ;D

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

    Isn’t that what this does?

    http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/candid-photography-spy-lens/

    Happy April Fools to you too, Mr. Nikon Rumors guy. Boston beat ya to it though- snow!

  • Simon

    Well Nikon Rumours always sprout out nonesense throughout the year if would be more appropriate if they announce something more credible for 1st April.

  • Simon

    “Nikkorner”. Is that the same as “Nano Crystal Coating”? All hyperbol!

    • Mock Kenwell

      Happy April Fool’s Canon Troll.

  • TiltShift

    The image is not suppose to be a good PS job, it’s suppose to be funny and it is.

  • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

    Just for the record – I have not ps-ed this image and I don’t think I could have done a better job.

  • Al0n

    LoL

  • Louie

    This would be really funny if Porter’s Camera & Photo Supply (from Cedar Rapids, IN) didn’t come out with something similar 20 years ago. It looked like a double-mirror periscope that kids use with a camera mount attachment. Strange but true.

  • Rimelis

    It’s not a joke at all! I have preordered two – one for myself and second one for my mother in law…

    Ohm, my bad – I am not talking about the lens but about the weapon presented in the movie…

    • bigfoot

      hahahahahahaa
      i’d be interested in some of these too!!! :)

  • http://www.haslefoto.dk Henrik Olsen

    ;-)

  • Chris P

    Good one Admin, no more than half awake I looked at it quickly and thought it was the long awaited, now almost mythical, 80-400 AFS.

  • http://www.andreabardi.net Andrea

    ahuahuahauhauahuahuahauhau LOL!!

  • http://photo.plantae.sk miso

    hehe, nice joke :D
    but a real good joke is a bit more realistic ;)

  • plug

    Was Bill Clinton involved in this design?

  • Nikkorz

    I honestly believed this was true for about 10 seconds.

    Although I think if this kind of lens were to exist they would be fixed focal length lenses.

  • harry couvert

    around the corner? Grass is always greener it seems…

  • http://blogg.hogbergphotography.com Danonino

    Haha, thats lame.. but I guess thats what april fools is all about, lame jokes.

  • Brian

    Look’s like a photoshopped 18-200mm vr to me. ;)

  • broxibear

    Did anyone notice Nikon have redesigned their website ?… http://www.nikon.com
    (not an April fool)

  • http://www.danielkueck.de daniel

    *haha*
    nice idea! Thanks

  • the alvix

    there is also a 360° version …to watch your six …

  • Garni

    that is it, d800 for april is gone!

  • Chris Cullen

    Almost had me fooled until I saw the DX logo!

  • Pataro

    Ok! Nice! April, 1st…

  • Drizzt

    Great Idea! April`s Fools! LOL

  • Flying Gradma

    I just saw my grandma spreading wings and flying this morning.
    Must be the DST effect.

  • broxibear

    sonyalpharumors have an intersting article which they are adamant is not an April fool…Sony still provide sensors for Nikon.
    According to them Sony are having so many problems at their plants caused by aftershocks and blackouts that they’ve stopped all production.
    “Sony sources told me that Sony is having a lot of troubles with their factories in Japan. They had to stop the production in many plants and they have no clue when production can go back to normality.”
    “We got the info that all japanese companies are not telling us the complete truth. They are officially playing down the issues. In reality we can expect delays for months on almost any product they do produce in Japan.”
    http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-under-development-important-sony-last-minute-product-announcements-deleted/
    The last part about companies officially playing down issues is something I personally have believed from the start.

    • broxibear

      Just to add to the Sony news, Panasonic released a statement today about the condition of their plants…
      “A few days after the quake, the company had reported some “minor injuries” among employees. Today, the company noted that all of its employees have been accounted for and that all are safe.
      On the production side, Panasonic said that as of late March, it had fully restarted operations in its electronic materials and commercial air conditioner plants. Around the same time, it started “partial production operations” in its LCD TV plant. Its digital camera lens and SD card manufacturing facility is also functioning at partial capacity.
      Panasonic didn’t switch on its digital camera and optical pickups factories until today. The company said that those plants will be operating at “partial” capacity for the time being.”
      http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20049586-17.html
      I’m starting to think that trying to manufacture lenses with power blackouts, even if they are scheduled, simply doesn’t work.

  • Niken

    Most Excellent
    Hope they will also have a coffee mug edition of this lense

  • ilpoveropiero

    Now that’s a good April Fool’s Day prank!
    Anyway, a lens like that would be really useful to shoot photos of the past… just think about all we left behind us… :)

  • http://www.truphotos.com gnohz

    The image looks weird to me :p But it’s a good idea!
    Btw, no April Fool’s joke this year? :0

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