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Nikon 1 J4 camera and Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 lens to be announced tonight

Quick update: the Nikon 1 J4 and the Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G VR ED DX lens are rumored to be announced tonight. There could also be some new Nikon 1 accessories. Stay tuned to detailed coverage in the next few hours.

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This is the new Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G VR ED DX lens

This is the first picture of the new Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DX lens I reported last week. For comparison, here is a picture of the current Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G DX model (830 g/29 oz vs. 550 g/20 oz for the new version):

Nikon 18-300mm f:3.5-6.3 lens
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Correction: the new 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 will be a DX lens

Correction on my last post – the upcoming new 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 will be a DX lens, probably a smaller, lighter and cheaper replacement (550 g/20 oz) for the current Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G DX model (830 g/29 oz).

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

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?

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)

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

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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