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Category Archives: Nikon Flashes

Nikon SB-900 no longer available for order in several countries

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In addition to my initial report from October, I received new tips form several other countries that the Nikon SB-900 speedlight ($479) is no longer available for sale to dealers. Some countries have not received shipments for a while and do not expect any new SB-900 units any time soon.

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Easy bounce pop-up flash diffuser for Nikon DSLR

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This easy bounce pop-up flash diffuser for Nikon DSLR cameras is available on eBay for $29.95:

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A possible scenario for the “other three products” expected to be announced with the Nikon D800

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Here is a possible scenario for the other three products that are expected to be announced alongside the D800, probably on October 26th. Nikon SB-910 speedlight, the replacement of the SB-900 (see this and this related posts) DX lens – probably a consumer lens. One tipster actually mentioned a new wide angle DX lens, which would be great for […]

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Nikon SB-900 speedlight listed as “deleted” at BestBuy

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More on the Nikon SB-900 speedlight being discontinued story: in BestBuy’s internal inventory system the Nikon SB-900 flash is already listed as “deleted” which usually means this product will no longer be available for sale: The Nikon SB-900 is still available for sale on BestBuy website.

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Nikon SB-900 speedlight has reached end of life?

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I received separate emails from retailers in two different European countries that the Nikon SB 900 speedlight has reached end of life and can no longer be ordered. This is a rather unusual development since the SB-900 was announced in 2008. The previous SB-800 model was announced in 2003. Maybe this is just a glitch in Nikon’s […]

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Nikon patents update

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It’s Friday - time for another Nikon patents update. First, a new patent application for a 10mm f/2 wide angle lens with a 155° angle of view: Next patent application 20110080659 is for a 18mm f/2.8 DX format (28mm equivalent). This lens is not designed for F-mount (back focus is 19mm) and is compact (58mm from image plane to front element) – […]

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Pocketwizard patents a new type of embedded radio flash trigger for Nikon cameras

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I follow only Nikon related patents and when I saw this patent from a company called Lab Partners Associates, I immediately ignored it. But then I got curious – who is that company that dares to patent a new wireless radio flash trigger for Nikon. Well, Lab Partners Associates Inc. is actually Pocketwizard and the inventor of this patent […]

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