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Craig Litten documents the the old city pier on Anna Maria Island, Florida with a Nikon V1 camera and 10mm f/2.8 lens

Today’s guest posts is by Craig Litten who documented the the old city pier on Anna Maria Island, Florida with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 10mm f/2.8 lens (click on images for larger view): I started shooting this project named “Microcosm” with the Nikon V1 at the beginning of the summer (2012), and have […]

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Nikon 1 V2 in stock, eligible for instant rebates

I don’t think I have ever seen this before – a camera to get an instant rebate the day it is released. This is the case with the Nikon 1 V2 body that started shipping today and is currently in stock at Amazon and B&H with a $50 instant rebate: The instant saving goes up to $150 when you […]

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Nikon 1 V2 manual now available

The user manual for the Nikon 1 V2 mirrorless camera is now available for download from Nikon support site. The camera is already shipping in Japan and is expected to be in stock in the US by the end of this week.

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Nikon 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 lens now shipping

The 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 lens is now shipping and is currently in stock at Amazon, B&H and Adorama. Sample images taken with the new lens can be found at nikon.com:

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Nikon announced digiscoping adapter DSA-N1 and DSB-N1 bracket for Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras

Nikon announced two new products that will enable the use of Nikon fieldscopes on Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras. Similar product already exists for DSLRs (see sample images). The latest Nikon fieldscopes have built-in VR technology (some models cost over $5,000). Here are the details on the new DSA-N1 adapter and DSB-N1 bracket:

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Nikon patent for adapter that can improve AF when using old Nikkor lenses

Nikon filed patent 2012-215769 in Japan for obtaining a high precision focus when attaching an old Nikkor lens to a digital camera (this solution is probably intended for Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras). The patent describes a high precision AF mount adapter that has a built-in automatic focus adjustment mechanism – the AF is first determined by TTL phase detection and […]

Nikon patent for improved AF when using old Nikkor lenses
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DxOMark test results for Nikon 1 J2 mirrorless camera are out

DxOMark released test results for the Nikon 1 J2 mirrorless camera: Unsurprisingly, the Nikon 1 J2 doesn’t show significant progress over the Nikon 1 J1, given that they share the same sensor — one that doesn’t seem to have changed at all between the two generations.  Strengths of the Nikon 1 J2: Color depth. Good […]

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