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Category Archives: Nikon Lenses

A new 18-300mm mirrorless lens to be announced with the Nikon 1 J4 camera

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Few more new bits of information on the upcoming Nikon 1 J4 mirrorless camera: it will feature LCD touch screen and flash sync speed of 1/60s. A new lightweight (550 g/20 oz) all-plastic 18-300mm lens (with f/6.3 at 300mm) will also be announced. Correction: the new 18-300mm will be a DX lens.

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Is this Nikon AF-S 135mm f/2G lens real?

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A reader sent me this picture of a new Nikon AF-S 135mm f/2G lens: What do you think, real or fake? Update: Nikon has already filed a patent for a 135mm f/1.8 lens.

Nikon AF-S 135mm f:2G lens
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DIY selective focus lens (freelensing)

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Here is an idea on what do to with an old/broken/unused lens: you can turn it into a selective focus lens (similar to Lensbaby). The included videos below came from Sam Hurd, the included images are by Francesco Spighi - visit his website for more information and sample images. Here are the step by step instructions:

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LensSkins vinyl coating for Nikon lenses

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A reader send me a link to the LensSkins vinyl coating options specially designed for Nikkor lenses. Currently there are over 500 designs available for a dozen of different Nikkor lenses. Here are few examples:

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Best performing 24mm lenses for the Nikon D800 camera

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DxOMark published their test results for the Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC (AE) lens. Here is an updated list of the best performing 24mm lenses for the Nikon D800 camera: Lens Price DxOMark Score Sharpness Carl Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF.2 $1,699 34 22 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED $1,899 34 17 Samyang […]

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New Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens announced

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Samyang announced today a new APS-C 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens with Nikon mount ($549):

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Nikon awarded $14.5 million from Sigma in VR patent infringement lawsuit

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The Tokyo district court ordered Sigma to pay 1.5 billion JPY (around 14.5 million dollars) compensation to Nikon as a result of the patent infringement case for lenses with VR technology that was filed back in 2011. The lawsuit was based on six Sigma lenses with image stabilization technology. Initially Nikon was looking for a compensations of 12 billion […]

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