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Category Archives: Nikon Lenses

Rokinon/Samyang/Walimex 12mm f/2.8 fish-eye lens review

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Rokinon/Samyang/Walimex 12mm f/2.8 fish-eye lens for Nikon F mount ($499) review by Julian Eichhoff  (Website | Facebook | Twitter): In September 2014, Samyang announced a 12 mm f2.8 fish-eye lens for full format cameras. At Photokina Cologne, I had the chance to take a peek, but since it was showcased behind glass, I did not learn anything I did not know […]

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Some interesting Nikon patents including a Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 PF VR lens

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Some interesting Nikon lens patents: In May, 2014 Nikon filed a patent for a new 24-70mm f/2.8 lens with Phase Fresnel (PF) element (diffractive lens). I already mentioned few times that a new 24-70mm f/2.8 VR lens is on the horizon – if Nikon really uses a PF lens in the next version, the size and weight will […]

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Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens now shipping worldwide

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The new Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens (more information available here) is now shipping worldwide, including in the US. The lens was scheduled to start shipping on February 5th. You can check in-stock availability at those retailers: Amazon B&H Adorama Best Buy Foto Hans Keuzekamp WEX (UK) Jessops (UK) Here is a quick […]

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Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX lens US price announced

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The US price of the Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX lens (Aspherical, IF, APS-C) was officially announced today – B&H just listed the lens as available for pre-order at $599. Shipping will start on March 2, 2015. Additional information on the Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX lens can be found here, some sample images are available here. […]

Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f:2.8 PRO DX lens
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Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD lens price announced, available for pre-order

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The US price for the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD (model A012) full frame lens was announced today: $1,199.00. Adorama is currently taking pre-orders for the Nikon version (update: the lens is also now available at B&H). Additional information on the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD lens:

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The latest Nikon patents: 1 Nikkor 9-30mm f/1.8-2.8, “build your own lens” and an adapter with a lens shutter

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Nikon filed a patent in Japan for a fast zoom for Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras: 1 Nikkor 9-30mm f/1.8-2.8. Another interesting Nikon patent is for a “do-it-yourself” modular lens – you can pick the needed pieces from a pre-defined set and build your own Nikkor lens: Different lens combinations and attachment methods were described in the patent: The third […]

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Additional Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens coverage

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Some additional coverage for the new Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens (announcement | pre-order options | sample images | comparison with previous version) that will start shipping on February 5th: Update: Nikon Europe posted more sample photos on flickr: → Sample images can be found on dpreview and dcfever (update: new set of photos was posted […]

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