Category Archives: Weird

Rare Nikon cameras and lenses at the upcoming Westlicht Camera Auction

Nikon S3M black half-frame camera

  Here are Nikon highlights from the upcoming Westlicht Camera Auction that will take place on November 21st, 2015 in Vienna, Austria (the complete and detailed catalogue will be published 3-4 weeks prior to the auction date):

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This is not a lens, this is sensor cleaning device (Fujin D F-L001)


The Fujin D model F-L001 is the second generation of the “vacuum cleaner in a lens concept”. The Nikon version (with F mount) will start shipping on October 28th and will come with a pouch and pack of 3 filters. Here are the other details:

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In 1995 a Fuji X/Nikon hybrid camera with 1.3MP was priced at $20,000


Flashback from 1995: “Flash back to 20 years ago, when photography was just entering the digital realm. This episode of CNET Central from the summer of 1995 features the “B-2 Stealth Bomber” of digital cameras, a Fuji X/Nikon hybrid. Roughly the size of a volleyball, this camera packed 1.3 megapixels and a removable 131 MB […]

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Nikon D700 owners also received “free maintenance service initiative” offer

A reader received the “free maintenance service initiative” email for his Nikon D700 camera. It seems that this program is not targeted for D800 cameras only and indeed is just a good gesture from Nikon to existing customers.

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Nikon F3 camera was used to shoot the mine car chase scene in the Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom movie


    Ron Volmershausen published another interesting video showing how the guys at ILM used a stock-standard Nikon F3 to film parts of the mine car chase scene in the Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom movie. The film registration system within the F3 proved to be so accurate for the stop-motion filming, that the only […]

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Nikon got a wedding studio truck


Update: pictures of the Nikon truck can be found here and here. Nikon and Joe McNally converted a truck into a fully functional photo studio and will offer newlywed couples free portraits outside of the NYC Marriage Bureau on June 4 and June 5, 2015. Additional information can be found on Joe McNally’s blog. Here is the full press […]

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Flashback: the Nikon Coolwalker MSV-01 offered 30GB of picture storage back in 2004

Nikon Coolwalker MSV-01 30GB Stand-Alone Data Storage Unit

A reader sent me a link to this used product listing at B&H. It’s probably something most of you don’t even remember – a Nikon Coolwalker MSV-01 30GB stand-alone data storage unit that was introduced back in 2004. The device has a 2.5″ TFT color LCD display with 117,600 pixels and accepts CompactFlash and MicroDrive (SD […]

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