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Weekly Nikon news flash #111

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  • A reader found the original song from those "I am Nikon" videos (I wonder if the music video was shot on a Nikon):

  • Japanese Nikon D7000 commercial:

  • Another Nikon D7000 promo video:

  • New Nikon D5100 commercial shot on the D5100:

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  • Stevens

    I love my D90!

  • http://sonidoaudio.com cubivore

    what does the korean iphone app do? there is a funny mispelling on their promo image :P

    • M Jesper

      Oh yeah you’re right, SatrShot/StarShot. Woops !

  • cpm5280

    Seeing the 28/1.4 listed at that price makes me want to sell mine. I could take a vacation AND buy a new ZF.2 35/1.4…

    • Global

      Sell it. They used to be $4,000 at one point. So basically you lost out. Buy a Nikon 24/1.4G & take your vacation.

    • Manuel

      The price of the 28mm/1.4 seems to come back slowly to reasonable regions. USD 2,750 is about EUR 1,950 – for a mint copy. At the moment, the AF-S 24/1.4 is priced at about EUR 1,800 (USD 2,550) at serious non-Ebay dealers in Germany.

  • plug

    Somme video…a bit over the top maybe!

  • ZoetMB

    The “Battle of F-Stop Ridge” looks really good (although a very cloudy day, so they didn’t have to battle with dynamic light extremes), but I’d love to know whether it was shot on a Nikon or a Canon. The original file (without going through YouTube compression) probably looks even better.

    • Worminator

      You are thinking too hard. Just sit back and laugh a little.

      • http://www.russbarnes.co RussB

        +1. I laughed my ass off. Even my Mrs laughed and she hates photography :)

      • asdf

        I actually didn’t find it very funny.

        • c.d.embrey

          Pathetic. After spending all that money for GEAR, the most creative thing they’ll ever do with it is to appear in this video.

          When will the “behind the scenes video” be posted.

          • Michael Vincent

            Actually it’s probably all rental gear from the store and most of them, and particularly two are very accomplished creative photographers.

  • broxibear

    Another Nikon relevent thing that happened this week was Japan falling into another recession.
    All the carmakers and electronics companies are waiting to see the impact of the Summer power cuts, the warmer the weather the more prolonged the power cuts…as many have pointed out certain manufacturing processes can’t happen without constant power.
    “The power shortages may last quite a long time; some experts are predicting that Japan’s shortage of electricity may last two or three years and that production slowdowns will continue in many sectors such as automotive, semiconductors, electronics, special chemicals, machinery, and precision equipment.”
    http://seekingalpha.com/article/271215-japan-s-recession-returns

    • One More Thought

      broxibear: we need to call you “Sunshine” for all of your optimistic updates :)

      All kidding aside, thanks for keeping us informed…

      • broxibear

        Hi One More Thought,
        I know what you mean lol, but I just post the information when I get it…positive or negative it is what it is ?
        I do give Peter/admin other interesting links, a few of the videos above are from me… It’s not all bad.

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

          Yes, I do get a lot of Nikon related links form Broxibear and they are not all negative :)

    • Eric Pepin

      you realize japan is on the other side of the equator, meaning there in fall and soon going to be in winter? so colder weather.

      • Gerry

        I think you need to brush up on your geography…..

      • Common Sense

        Can somebody please donate a National Geographic Channel or Discovery Channel to this guy? I like how confident he is….”you realize…”.

      • asdf

        Australia is on the moon!

      • broxibear

        Hi Eric Pepin,
        If Japan were south of the Equator you’d be right, but it’s not. I know the recent earthquake moved it a few metres but not that much… http://www.free-photos.biz/images/nature/earth/world_map_with_equator.jpg

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/manarianz5/ manarianz5

    converting 10.5mm DX lense to FX by shave the lense hood,such a good idea,,,

  • RMT

    In the Battle video, what was the camera that “misfired”? : )

    • http://snailartphotography.daportfolio.com/ benjamin

      the one with the film dangling out? Nikon FA with MD15 motor drive. PMAS, matrix metering, 1/4000, 1/250 sync, ttl. prob most versatile manual focus nikon ever!

    • E.

      To me it looked an F3, probably the most common version, which is the F3HP or “High Eyepoint” model. The angle of the motor drive seems to confirm it and that would be the MD-4. The base of the motor drives for the lighter models is shorter, without the forward slant.

      Considering the humorous intent of the video I cannot think of a better choice of camera to include. The F3 constitutes, at least in my mind, the alignment of the design features found in earlier “pro-grade” Nikon equipment with the most fundamental values of traditional masculinity, which the video captures with remarkable effectiveness.

      I anyone has interest in understanding the historical mystique of Nikon professional-grade equipment and does not yet own an F3, I would suggest getting one. They can be found in near perfect condition for less than $300 and the motor drives are just about everywhere. I have two F3 bodies, one of which I use with both, the MD-4 Motor Drive and the relatively rare MK-1 Firing Rate Reducer (not shown in the video). The MK-1 is used to give 1, 2, or 3 frames per second, or the maximum allowed by the drive. The entire package is one impressive piece of “ordnance” even though the F3 alone is small enough to make it a very practical 35mm camera.

      • http://snailartphotography.daportfolio.com/ benjamin

        o.. my bad! it IS an F3. can see by the flash attachment.

  • http://photoartbymark.zenfolio.com photoartbymark

    at least no one died

  • Dweeb

    Don’t think I’ll be shaving anytime soon. A few years ago there was a product marketed as a lense cleaner that you applied like a collodion and peeled off with the dirt attached. I wonder if that would be used to give the element a bit of protection during the procedure. If the product is still available.

    • Jimmy Lamont

      Hell, some simple quality masking tape would work just fine…That guy is taking risks for no reason.

  • BenS

    Nikon D700 with a 16mm lens captures space shuttle Endeavour’s last flight. >> Did the D700 get toasted by the space shuttle ? did it survive the amount of vibration caused by the launch ? Poor D70o, it must have been traumatized :) :) :)

    • Common Sense

      If it didn’t survive….would you be looking at those pictures? If the d700 body was toasted…what do you think would happen to the memory card?

      • http://meanwhileinwv.com Kuyler McComas

        Tethered capture? The Nikon Wi-Fi broadcaster? Something like the Eye-fi?

  • chuck

    I found another creative use for the 10.5 fisheye in the ultra durable high speed field:
    http://www.visinst.com/Lenses.html

  • http://kimbullockphotography.com/blog Kim Bullock

    Wow, that was quite the video

  • Greg

    Why is the ebay auction for the 28mm 1.4 listed here? Is it your auction? It’s no exactly a rare lens.

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

    The Japanese Ashton Kutcher seems a lot more likeable (and certainly a lot more attractive) than his American counterpart.

  • http://flickr.com/vidaextinta joaquim Prado

    The band video was shot with nikon lens and probably with a 5D Mark II ! hehehe. I guess nikon didn’t had any FullHD DSLR at the time so the guys did with a canon. hehehe

  • The invisible man

    Back from Seaworld (Orlando) $5.60 a gallon of gas !

    I took a picture of the gas station’s sign (I wish I could post it on NR)

    25lb (10kg) on my back all day under 90° (35c) I need to get rid of one of my lenses.

  • http://www.truphotos.com gnohz

    Great battle video! :o

  • http://www.dreamlitephotography.com Jon T.

    Don’t think the 28mm 1.4D on ebay is much of a big deal. Here in NJ, I saw one at a local photo store in Princeton for sale. In NYC alone, one smaller store (fotocare) carried 2-28mm 1.4 lenses on their used shelf. everyone shoulda sold those lenses for $3k, $4k before nikon started releasing the new AF-s f/1.4 lenses.

  • Lucho

     great battle f-stop video

  • http://www.ilophoto.ca nfiorito

    I went to school with the guy who made the Battle at F-Stop ridge vid! Very cool video and very cool store; I get most of my gear through them.

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