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Weekly Nikon news flash #277

Petzval-lens
→ The Lomography Petzval lens for Nikon mount (see review) is now in stock.

Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1 flash for Nikon
→ The new Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1 flash for Nikon cameras is now in stock at B&H and Adorama.

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→ Price check: grey market (imported, no US warranty) Nikon D610 DSLR cameras now sell for around $1,500 on eBay (some listings were as low as $1,400). The Nikon Df is listed for around $2,200.

Rokinon 50mm f:1.2 lens
Rokinon rumored to announce their new 50mm f/1.2 lens on August 26th.

→ Nikon D810 photography essentials featuring Lucas Gilman:

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  • Eric Calabros

    What a boring week ;-)
    Its 24th August Peter, and we still have no idea about D750 AF
    Wish our majesty Nikon doesnt challenge us with 39 pieces ice bucket, again

    • Eric Duminil

      For a D700 sucessor, Nikon just needs to release a D610 with pro AF or a D800 with less than 36 MPix. Anything in between would be fine for me.

      • Andrew

        If all you need is D610 with pro AF, then may I suggest you wait for the D620 which should be out next year. Now the D810 with a 24 MP sensor will be a very desirable D750 camera. The D810 also has improved video capability which will be great in a smaller sized D750 body. Now give us all that in a 8 fps (frames per second) camera will make for a potent photographic tool.

    • Eric Duminil

      For a D700 sucessor, Nikon just needs to release a D610 with pro AF or a D800 with less than 36 MPix. Anything in between would be fine for me.

      • Lumenatic

        Since I use both cameras I can totally second that.

  • Bill

    What is the “WL1″ that he talks about to sync two cameras?

  • br0xibear

    Nikon Ambassador Blair Bunting does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

    http://vimeo.com/104144807

    • TheInfinityPoint

      *yawn*

  • Kynikos

    Some discussion that the Rokinon (Samyang) isn’t the 50 1.2 for stills but a declicked cine-thing.

    Df including hipster nifty-fifty $2500 in Canada. Exchange rate that’s about $2250 US, includes Canadian warranty (would need to ship…). Sell the 50 ($175?) and maybe the whole affair costs $2150? No huge savings, but you get the warranty…

    • longzoom

      Possible, but designation would be 50/T1.3 for cine…

  • http://krqe.com/2014/07/18/at-first-a-health-scare-now-world-renowned-art/ photoroto

    Finally! A lens that is both hip and pure! What more could a Df owner ask?

  • Ian Dangerzone

    Rokinon is awesome. I got the 14mm a while back and adore it.

  • Spy Black

    Can’t wait till the Df drops below $200…

    • megadon357

      Me Neither!

    • Captain Megaton

      Or even $2000. I’m not sure its any better than my D600 which I got for $1200 though.

      • Andrew

        It is better! But you did get an awesome deal on the D600. So overall, you must be happy. Nikon most likely will produce the Df at quantities close to its market demand to keep inventory low, so the lowest its price could drop to would be around $2,000.

        • Spy Black

          I wouldn’t say “better”, simply “different “. Personally I would’ve preferred the D610 sensor than the D4 one. I know the ISO is great, but I love the resolution of my D600, and the sensor has great dynamic range.

    • Michiel953

      I wonder how the Df is selling. Admittedly it’s a niche product with a lot of component sharing, but still…

      • Spy Black

        Yeah, that’s a good question.

  • http://www.amateurnikon.com/ AmateurNikon.com

    What on earth is the Lomography Petzval lens, and why would I wanna pay $800 for it, when I can get a fine Sigma 85mm f/1.4 for the same money? (partially rhetorical questions)

    • http://loewald.com/ Tonio Loewald

      It’s a lens designed specifically to make me feel better about having bought a lens baby.

  • Neopulse

    Wanted to ask anyone’s personal experience with Metz and Nissin flashes quality and functionality (and other stuff like battery consumption).

    • saywhatuwill

      Metz goes back a LONG way with pros and wedding photographers so you know they’re built for professionals. Nissin is a new brand, so they’re questionable.

      • Neopulse

        Thanks for the info. I prefer word of mouth rather than the traditional advertising rant.

    • http://www.gradyphoto.com/ Pete Grady

      I had a Metz “potato masher” for years and it was very reliable. Went on forever. Sold it recently on ebay for $90. I think I paid $200 in 1985.

      • Neopulse

        Pricey especially for its time. Thanks for the info, need to read more into them :-)

  • br0xibear

    Nikon to implement “new global Facebook page structure”

    https://www.facebook.com/NikonUSA/posts/10152434394109620

  • nobody

    Looks like Nikon has very firm control over which rumors are being leaked and when…

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