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New Nikon F-mount adapter for Coolpix cameras to be announced together with the D3200

Nikon will announce a new adapter that will allow you to attach F-mount DSLR lenses to any Coolpix camera. The idea is similar to this adapter that lets you attach Nikkor lenses to your iPhone. The new Nikon adapter will have a F-mount on one side for attaching the lens and a very strong Neodymium magnet on the other side for attaching the Coolpix camera (click on images for larger view):

Those two pictures show the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached to the new Coolpix S30 camera.The exact name/model of the adapter is covered on one of the images - only the "NIK" portion is visible:

The price is expected to be $99. The adapter is scheduled to be announced together with the D3200 later this month. Due to the small sensor size of the Coolpix cameras, the crop factor will be somewhere in the 5x range (depending on the actual sensor size). This will turn the 70-200mm lens into a 350-1000mm monster!

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  • http://www.twitter.com/#!/mc_razza mc_razza

    I initially thought it was real as it’s April 2nd here in Australia. :(

    I still want one though. Come on, Nikon! Make it happen!

    • Andre

      Of course it is lame April 1st gag and with the date difference between “over there” and here downunder we all know the Americans are a little bit slow. :D

  • Joseph

    Okay got me :)

    The funniest part is the Neodymium magnets. Those things are super-powerful and would not be a good thing close to sensitive electronics!!

  • Srini

    I still think it is all fools day prank.

    Even if it is true, why would any one buy this for a cool pix? Buying an FX lens instead is sensible, is it not?

  • DeHarvell

    I can’t wait for the put the new AF-S 16-35mm f/2.8 on my Coolpix S550. Finally a camera system that will not limit me! Does anyone know what means ISO?

  • Pdf Ninja

    I’ve ordered a pink one. I can’t wait to show it off at my next birding workshop.

  • Srini

    This combo would kill the entire suite of Nikon product lines…..

  • Rudi

    Wow, magnet holding. April fool!!

  • Sebastian

    It would be so awesome to see a Coolpix + F-Mount-Adapter + TC-20EIII + Nikkor 600
    :D
    Fricken Telescope…

    • Sebastian

      600 * 2 * 5.62 = 6744mm equivalent … damn.

  • Cathrine

    I want some Nikon D400 news! :)

    • d1000

      +1!

    • Hhom Togan

      Sadly Cathrine Peter seems focused on BS and delaying good news (like when he already knew about the D800) with this kind of crap.

  • Shawn

    -1

    Sorry, just not that funny. Not sure anyone reading this site would care enough to believe it. Should have gone with Nikon introducing a consumer level FX or Canon releasing something “faster, better, cheaper” than D800.

    • twoomy

      -1 You’re a poop! I thought it was funny/ridiculous!!! A giant 70-200mm with a little pink Coolpix attached to it. Hysterical!

      • Shawn

        +1

        You’re right, I am a poop. My wife would agree with you on that. :)

        I guess I just prefer my April fools jokes to suck me in with believability and at least seem important. Oh well.

        I think someone’s earlier suggestion of having matching pink lenses w0uld have been funnier. I could definitely laugh at a pink 70-200 2.8.

  • EKB

    You can’t fool me. That’s really a leaked prevew of the D400:

    — 3.14 gigapixel CX sensor
    — “Nikon Magic” Pentagram viewfinder with 0.98% coverage
    — Base ISO 1600, with a maximum ISO of 640,000,000
    — Burst shot speed of 10 seconds/frame
    — Modes include P, S, A, M, Onion, Green Peppers, Ground Beef, and Extra Cheese
    — Comes with the 70-200 f/2.8 as the kit lens. (No body-only option for now.)

  • Merv

    Nikon should pay attention to some of the (now deflated) excitement of this April Fool’s thread; they could sell more Coolpix cameras.

    Mind you, they have an adapter for their less commonly bought fieldscopes:

    http://nikonrumors.com/2012/03/30/nikon-announced-new-fsb-uc-bracket-for-attaching-coolpix-cameras-to-fieldscopes.aspx/

  • Mark

    Looks like a Chihuahua mating with a Newfoundland.

  • http://www.wobblypixel.com norbs

    ok did anyone notice how peter took these pics? i think the pink camera is resting on the ‘top’ of a vertically mounted lens. it’s either that or the grass is vertical judging by the soft focus in the rear of the image. so no magnets, just gravity.

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

      that’s correct – just gravity, no photoshop :)

  • Kim Seng

    Now everyone can be a bird photographer. Don’t know whether it works with my P5100 coolpix?

  • Jerry Wang

    Emm…what about the price of the D3200?

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