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Category Archives: Nikon Lenses

Zeiss just discontinued some of their DSLR lenses (ZF/ZF.2)


Cosina Japan announced the discontinuation (end of production) of the following Zeiss lenses with Nikon F mount (the ZF.2 models are currently up to $300 off): Zeiss Distagon T* 3.5/18 ZF Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZF.2 ($300 off) Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/25 ZF Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28 ZF Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35 ZF.2, ZF Zeiss Planar […]

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens now in stock at BestBuy

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f:5.6E ED VR lens

The Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens is currently in stock at BestBuy. There is no way to verify if this batch is affected by the latest AF issue, but BestBuy has a pretty good return policy (you can also ship it to your local store for pickup and decline the purchase after you check the serial […]

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Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens tested at DxOMark (Nikon F-mount)


DxOMark published their test results for the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens for Nikon F-mount ($1,199.00):

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Some Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lenses have AF issue, must be sent back to Nikon for service

Nikkor 200-500mm f:5.6E ED VR

Today Nikon issued a new service notice for the Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR – lenses with a serial number under 2008365 will need a firmware update in order to fix a confirmed AF issue: Update: in the US Nikon will cover the shipping and handing to and from the service facility.

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Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.2 announced with support for new Nikon F mount lenses

Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.2

Adobe announced new versions of Lightroom, Camera Raw and CC: Lightroom CC 2015.2 announced (download links at the bottom of page) Camera Raw 9.2 released Updated Creative Cloud (see current plans) New Nikon F mount lens profile support in Lightroom 6.2:

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DIY solution for using Nikkor G lenses on Nikon film SLR cameras


A reader sent me this DIY solution for using modern Nikkor G lenses on manual Nikon film SLR cameras like the FE or FM2 (it solves the lack of aperture ring problem):

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Nikon AF vs. Fuji XF lenses size comparison


I don’t have a guest post for this weekend, but a reader sent me an interesting picture comparing the size of the older full frame Nikon AF (D) lenses with the new “modern” APS-C Fuji XF mirrorless lenses (click for larger view): Obviously the new Nikon AF-S lenses are bigger but the old AF (D) […]

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