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Category Archives: Nikon Lenses

Finally: Nikon rumored to announce a new Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4 FL VR lens

Nikon will soon introduce the long rumored AF-S Nikkor 300/4 VR lens with Nano and fluorine coating. The new lens is expected to be very lightweight and will replace the current AF-S model ($1,369). Nikon has already filed at least two different patents for a 300mm f/4 lens – in 2012 and in 2013. Those […]

Pictured: the current Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED lens
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Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* ZF.2 lens for Nikon F mount now in stock

The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* ZF.2 lens for Nikon F mount is now in stock for the first time at B&H and by third party resellers at Amazon. DxOMark labeled the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 lens as the best performing portrait lens ever tested. Technical information and sample images can be found […]

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Interesting: Nikon filed a patent for a full frame mirrorless lens

Nikon filed a patent in Japan for a new 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 VR full frame mirrorless lens. I do not remember seeing something similar in the past. Could there be a new FX system on the horizon for 2015? Nikon already had an AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D lens designed for DSLR cameras that has been discontinued for a […]

Nikon 28-80mm f:3.5-5.6 VR lens patent
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Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED lens review

As promised earlier today, here is the guest post review of the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED lens: When the new Nikon AF-S 20mm 1.8G was announced (only a few weeks prior to Photokina 2014) it created quite a buzz on the Internet. And – as always with announcements nowadays – the first impressions were quite biased. Many (include […]

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Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED lens additional coverage

Update: see also this Nikon 20mm f/1.8 lens review. With all of the Photokina stress, I forgot to post this quick hands-on review of the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G lens sent by a reader:

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The best Nikon cameras and lenses according to SenScore and LenScore

Senscore.org is another website that provides their own sensor and lens ratings and testing similar to DxOMark. Here are the best Nikon DSLR cameras according to their tests (click to enlarge): For comparison, the best Nikon DSLR cameras according to DxOMark:

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Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 fisheye lens video and photo samples

We have already seen some video footage taken with the rare Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 fisheye lens which over the years has been listed on eBay with price tags ranging from $27k to $99k. Before listing their lens on eBay, the folks from the Danish store Photografica also took some sample video footage with the 220° angel of […]

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