Weekly Nikon news flash #353

Nikon D750 free mic deal
Nikon D810 Lightroom deal
→ New Nikon deals:

Carl Zeiss 1000mm f:5.6 Mirotar lens
Carl Zeiss 1000mm f:5.6 Mirotar lens 3 Carl Zeiss 1000mm f:5.6 Mirotar lens 2
→ Check out this Carl Zeiss 1000mm f/5.6 Mirotar lens adapted to Nikon F mount.

→ Phottix officially released their Odin II TTL flash trigger (Nikon version available).

→ The new AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G already spotted as a kit lens to the D3300 (picture coming from the UK).

Tribogenics logo
Nikon announced a strategic investment in Tribogenics Inc. for Handheld X-ray analyzers and Cabinet-Type X-ray CT products (more info available here).

→ Two Nikon service centers closing in Japan.

Step by step instructions on how to disassemble and clean the Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 lens.

→ Reportedly Nikon used images without permission in their 2014 Photokina campaign.

→ Reasons not to dump DSLRs for mirrorless.

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  • Eric Calabros

    Wow. that Tribogenics device is very interesting. I have no clue about x-ray or metal detection, but I loved its design. Nikon should let them design a FF mirrorless camera, and lable it Designed in Los Angles. would be epic 🙂

  • Lee Myers

    Absolutely annoying background ‘music.’ Stopped watching after 15 seconds.

  • Eric Calabros

    in nikon-image.com there are only 6 service centers in the list, now 2 of them are closed! I checked the buildings in Google Map street view, they seem pretty expensive offices. Maybe they want to cut the cost by minimizing the physical presence.

    • PhilK

      This degrading of camera service is going to bite them in the butt in the long run. Sigh.

    • Eledeuh

      These two are in Fukuoka and Sapporo. While they both are huge cities, maybe they just didn’t have enough volume there to justify a full-fledged service center ?

      I only ever go to their Shinjuku one, but I think it’s usual for them to pair their service centers with a showroom and a gallery. On the CS side, anything beyond sensor/camera cleaning, AF fine-tuning, and general problem detection, has to get a trip to a factory.

      So, yeah, I don’t know if we can read too much in this. I suppose it’s possible that the cost/reward ratio was not to their advantage.

  • Patrick O’Connor

    I was watching a video where the guy was using a metabones adapter to use a Canon lens on the Sony a7RII. Half way through the camera stopped recognizing the lens. No problem, says the guy…just turn off the camera, take off the lens, put the lens back on, turn the camera back on and voila! 🙂

    • fanboy fagz

      nice and simple. thats exactly what ill do when he puts the ring on her finger and it goes MIA on me.

  • Captain Megaton

    So the D3300 gets the new AF-P 18-55 VR without any fanfare. I wonder what happens to the non VR version?

    • CaMeRa QuEsT

      Will be very interesting to see if this new kit lens focuses faster in LV compared to its predecessor and if there are improvements in how VR works while filming videos (for example while panning), but the noise reduction while focusing in itself is very welcome.

  • Richard Haw

    Thanks for sharing the 50mm f/1.4 tear down post. there are newer ones in the blog and the latest one is the 55mm f/1.2, thanks again!

  • Spy Black

    Mirror lenses can be fun, but optically they’re quite shít. A well-made refractor lens is always a better option.

    • Neopulse

      Mind elaborating a bit. I’m actually quite intrigued at reading such a comment. Just would have never thought something like that would matter optically.

      • Spy Black

        They work well as telescopes, but they suck as photographic lenses. Their contrast is rather low, and they don’t resolve as well as as a refractor optic for a given focal length. It’s a shame, because they’re light weight and rather portable for their focal lengths.

        • Neopulse

          Thanks for the reply. Interesting

  • TheInfinityPoint

    I’m sad there are no lens-only rebates this year.

    • Patrick O’Connor

      As soon as I read that, I went ahead and bought the lens I wanted rather than look for a rebated lens I could use.

    • doge

      Last year they weren’t announced until mid February. So we still have about a week of hope.

  • Frank N. Blunt

    This info
    “The Nikon 1 Nikkor 10mm f/2.8 lens is now $100 off”
    appears to be inaccurate.

    • they raised the price again, will remove it from the list

  • Is the Nikon Feb combo for ALL of Feb or could it end at anytime?

    I’m so kicking myself BH had the best combo when you first announced the Feb rebates (2/1), but removed it today (2/9)

    D750 24-120 delux kit (battery grip, 2xBatteries, Dual battery charger 32GB card, Wireless Remote, and shoulder bag) all for $2,400

    • They will probably have the rebates back in March because it’s the last month in their financial year and they will try to make few extra sales.

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