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Category Archives: Nikon Lenses

Total production of Nikkor interchangeable lenses reached 90 million

   Nikon announced that they have produced a total of 90 million interchangeable Nikkor lenses. Here is the timeline of the previous Nikkor milestones: 65 million Nikkor lenses in October, 2011 70 million Nikkor lenses in June, 2012 75 million Nikkor lenses in November, 2012 80 million Nikkor lenses in June, 2013 85 million Nikkor […]

90 million Nikkor interchangeable lenses produced
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Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T* lens review: the king of all lenses?

Max Angeloni reviews the Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T* lens: Big, fat, heavy and manual focus. Can a lens like this be considered a must have lens in the era of miniaturization and electronics? Let’s find out together. Imagine you are a lens engineer. One day your boss comes to you saying you have to […]

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Nikon: “we are not ignoring the DX line”; new “exciting” lenses coming soon

Dpreview published a new video interview with Steve Heiner from Nikon USA. The only interesting point from the entire interview is the statement that Nikon is not ignoring the DX line and we should expect more “exciting” lenses in the near future. The last comment from Steve Heiner  was “go and buy a FX format camera”. Here is […]

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DIY: “shaving” a Nikon teleconverter to work with old Nikkor lenses

Ken DePue wrote a detailed step by step instructions on how to “shave” a Nikon teleconverter and make it work with a wider range of F-mount lenses: For those who shoot with Nikon, you may have noticed that their current lineup of teleconverters only work with certain lenses. This is due to the fact that the […]

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The latest patents from Nikon: camera that can be attached to a smart phone, 28mm f/2.8 lens and more

Here are some of the patents Nikon filed in the last few months:    → patent for a camera that can be attached to a smart phone     → patent for a one-piece external flash hot shoe and viewfinder accessory → patent for a 28mm f/2.8 lens for unknown sensor size (it’s either for […]

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Nikkor lens technology explained (video)

Take a look at all of the technology that goes into a Nikkor lens in this new Nikon video:

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What to expect from Nikon in the next few months

The next big wave of Nikon announcements will happen in January/February 2015 for the CES/CP+ shows. There is also the PhotoPlus show at the end of this month, but I doubt Nikon will release any new products one month after Photokina. As of today, I expect the following products to be announced in the next […]

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