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Deal of the day: refurbished Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens for $15,000

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Roberts Camera has listed a refurbished Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens for $14,999.88 on eBay with 180 days USA warranty and free shipping (new lens price: $17,896.95). Few other refurbished listings:

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Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera now shipping

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The Nikon 1 V3 camera started shipping today worldwide (Amazon may still have some in stock). I can also confirm that B&H added a free Nikon FT1 adapter to existing Nikon 1 V3 camera pre-orders:

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The Kodak Hawkeye II / Nikon F3 was one of the first electronic stills cameras used by NASA in space

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Here’s a video that shows footage of the very first electronic stills camera used by NASA in space during the last months of 1991, the Kodak Hawkeye II. Using a standard Nikon F3 body; the system was the forerunner to the Kodak Professional DCS-DC3, the world’s first professional digital SLR camera system:

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Nikon FT1 adapter L firmware update 1.20 released

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Nikon released a new L firmware update 1.20 for the FT1 adapter ($209.99) with support for the Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera. Download links: Nikon USA Nikon EU

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Nikon Capture NX 2.4.7 released

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In addition to the new ViewXN version, Nikon also released Capture NX 2.4.7 ($131.99). Download links: Nikon USA Nikon EU List of Capture NX 2.4.7 updates:

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Nikon ViewNX 2.9.2 released

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Nikon released ViewNX 2.9.2 with the support for the latest Nikon 1 V3 and Coolpix S810C cameras. Support for Windows XP has been eliminated.

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Nikon 1 V3 manual available online, camera to start shipping in 3 days with a free FT1 adapter

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The manual for the Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera is now available for download. An updated B&H listing indicate that the Nikon 1 V3 will come with a free FT1 mount adapter: The new V3 model will start shipping on April 17th: The release dates for the other Nikon 1 accessories can be found here.

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