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Nikon’s patent for a Nikkor 600mm f/4 FL lens (with fluorite element)

Few months ago I reported that Nikon will start upgrading their remaining high end tele-lenses with fluorite element (FL). We are already seeing the first signs of this rumor: a new patent got published in Japan today for a Nikkor 600mm f/4 FL lens which will replace the current 600mm f/4G ED VR AF version. As […]

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Nikon and Tamron filed a joint patent application for a 200-500mm f/4.5-5.6 lens plus Nikon’s patent for honeycomb sensor with subpixels in between

Nikon and Tamron filed a joint patent application in Japan for a 200-500mm f/4.5-5.6 lens. Nikon has already filed for 200-500mm f/3.5-5.6 and 200-500mm f/4-5.6 patents in the past. Tamron recently released a new SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens, while Nikon has their 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II model. Nikon also recently filed a patent for a […]

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Another price drop: up to $300 off Nikon 1 cameras and kits

More Nikon price drops: the Nikon 1 J4 camera with 10-20mm lens is now $200 off, while a two lens kit (10-30mm and 30-110mm) is now $300 off. See all available combos at B&H, Adorama and Amazon. The waterproof Nikon 1 AW1 mirrorless camera is only $100 off for now – see listings at B&H, […]

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Nikon repairs deceased hiker’s broken camera, returns photos to family

The 66 year-old avid photographer Kazuo Wakabayashi of Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture was one of the victims of the unexpected eruption of Mount Ontake on September 27 that claimed the lives of another 55 people. Mr. Wakabayashi has recently purchased a brand new Nikon camera (pictured above) that was later found broken and covered in ash. Then Nikon stepped […]

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Weekly Nikon news flash #288

→ The Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 ATX Pro DX II lens is now $479.99 with free shipping (regular price: $525, deal expires 11/10, available also at B&H). → New low prices on refurbished Nikon DSLR cameras: Nikon D3300 camera + 18-55 lens for $399 Nikon D610 for $1,499 Nikon D800 for $2,149 Nikon D800E for $2,349 Nikon D4s […]

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Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens review

This new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens (see specs) is already shipping – you can check the availability at B&H, Adorama and Amazon. Here is a detailed Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens review is by Onasj. I was fortunate to receive my Sigma 150-600 S yesterday; here are some first […]

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Nikon announced Q2/2015 FY financial results

Nikon announced their financial results for the first half of the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2015 – the company is still profitable and the sales and income forecasts stay unchanged:

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