Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor 8mm f/8 lens and the HAL 9000

This short video created by Ron Volmershausen is showing the story behind a Nikon lens that turned into the HAL 9000 in the epic movie "2001: A Space Odyssey" from the 1960s . Using a collection of screen-grabs and footage taken from other sources, the video tells the story about how the lens would go on to become an important and iconic part of movie history:

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Refurbished Nikon D500 for $1,496.95 (coupon code included)

The authorized Nikon dealer BuyDig is currently selling refurbished Nikon D500 cameras for $1,496.95 with coupon code DXPRO2X50 (limited quantity available, limit 1 camera per order, free shipping, 45-day return policy, 90 days Nikon USA warranty).

New Nikon D500 body only now costs $1,796.95 and comes with a free grip. The Nikon MB-D17 grip alone costs $371.49.

Be aware of the many fake listings on Amazon offering refurbished Nikon D500 cameras for $298.

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Nikon lens-only rebates ending tomorrow

The latest Nikon lens-only rebates are set to expire on December 10th. All other Nikon Black Friday offers seems to be extended as well. Different free accessories and rewards are offered for each lens - check the listings at Adorama and B&H for more details.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #395

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→ Firmware ver. 1.1 for Nikon Coolpix W100 camera released.

Nikon to support the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships as an official partner.

Firmware v1.06/13 released for the Odin II TTL flash trigger for Nikon.

→ The new Metz Mecablitz M400 flash for Nikon is now available for pre-order.

→ New Pixel X900 speedlite for Nikon announced (more info available here).

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F-mount now in stock.

→ It seems that Yongnuo will announce also a new 50mm f/1.4 lens.

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Rare Nikon goodies at Grays of Westminster

This video from Matt Granger has enough cool Nikon stuff to get its own post and not be part of the upcoming Weekly Nikon News Flash - check out all the rare Nikon goodies at the Grays of Westminster store in London:

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Nikon D500 and a D7100 go to the misty Terai forests near the Himalayan foothills


Hello! My name is Nilanjan Ray (500px page | Instagram page | website galleries page), and I am an amateur wildlife and nature photographer. Last month I spent a few days in Dudhwa National Park, contiguous to Royal Bardia National Park in Nepal. Dudhwa is located in the Terai region of Northern India, near the Nepal border and the close to the Himalayan foothills. It is famous for its rich and diverse Terai ecosystem, with the terrain mostly comprising grasslands, swamps and tall sal trees.

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