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Category Archives: Nikon Lenses

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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Rumored Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 lens for Nikon F mount officially announced

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Today Lensbaby announced the previously rumored Velvet 56mm f/1.6 lens that will be available for Nikon F mount cameras. Here are the Velvet 56 basic specs and features: f/1.6-16 1:2 Macro 56mm 62mm filter Focuses from 5″ from front element to infinity Metal lens hood included with Velvet 56 lenses for mirrorless cameras only Dimensions (DSLR) […]

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This is the new Samyang/Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens

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The previously rumored Samyang/Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens for Nikon F mount is now listed on B&H website. In case the listing gets removed, you can see all the details on PhotoRumors. Shipping should start on April 27th, 2015.

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Samyang rumored to announce a new 100mm macro lens

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Samyang is rumored to announce a new 100mm full frame macro lens (probably f/2.8). The company already published their first teaser on Facebook.

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Lee Filters announced new SW150 MK II filter system

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Lee Filters announced a new SW150 MK II filter system (replacement for the current SW150 version) that will support the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G lens. It looks like they redesigned it to prevent light bleeding during long exposures. Additional information:

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Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED lens tested at DxOMark

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    DxOMark published their test results for the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED lens ($796.95, see review):

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Printable Nikon lens hood templates

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Back in 2013 I already covered here on the blog the website www.lenshoods.co.uk where you can download printable lens hoods for various Nikon lenses. In the past two years they have added several new templates and have launched a new site called lenshoods.com which is “optimized for digital SLRs with 1.5x and 1.6x crop sensors”.

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