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The latest Nikon patents

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Nikon filed a patent for a new 16-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR DX lens that will probably replace the current 18-55mm models. Nikon also filed a patent for a new version of the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens for the Nikon 1 system.

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Nikon reached a settlement for the patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma

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Nikon reports that it reached a settlement for the patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma filed in Japan in 2011. The amount of the settlement Nikon received from Sigma was not disclosed:

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Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon mount now shipping

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The Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon mount is now shipping – the above pictures was sent by a reader in Austria who just received the lens from his local Foto Schneider Baden store (thanks Erich). In the US, Amazon currently is showing that the lens is in stock by third party resellers (fulfilled by […]

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Nikon offers firmware update fix for the VR issues found in the Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens

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Nikon is now offering a firmware update for the VR issues found in early shipments of the Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens (serial number under 205101). The problem: when shooting at around 1/125 or lower shutter speeds with a D8xx cameras, handheld shots with the VR OFF were much sharper than the shots taken with the […]

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New interview with Nikon representative on various Nikkor lens topics

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Fotosidan published an interesting interview with Zurab Kiknadze, product manager for Nikkor lenses in Europe where he talks about the possibilities of a Nikkor 50mm f/1.0, future PF lenses and the limitations of the F-mount. I cannot embed the video, you have to visit this page in order to watch it.

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New Zenit Helios 40-2H 85mm f/1.5 lens for Nikon F-mount announced

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A new Helios 40-2H 85mm f/1.5 lens was recently announced by the Russian manufacturer Zenit. This is an improved version (new design) of the previous 40-2 model. Check availability and pricing on Amazon and eBay (not yet available at the time of this post). Here are the translated specifications:

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Philosophy of Nikkor: Designers’ Voice (video)

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Nikon released a new video where Nikkor lens designers Takayuki Sensui and Toshinori Take talk about features, advantages and challenges when designing interchangeable lenses: The videos is part of the newly developed www.nikkor.com website where you can find other interesting information on Nikon lenses. Here is the second new video released today at nikkor.com – THE SETTING UP by Leandro Erlich:

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