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Nikon D810A recap

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A quick recap on the Nikon D810A camera:

 

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The latest Nikon patents

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Photographybay discovered a series of cell phone related Nikon patents (see this previous filing for a camera that can be attached to a smart phone, another phone related patent can be found here). I've already mentioned that Nikon is rumored to be working on some kind of a smart phone integration.

1 Nikkor 10-600mm f:3.5-6.7 VR FL lens patent
Nikon also has a new patent for 1 Nikkor 10-600mm f/3.5-6.7 VR FL lens (designed for 1" sensor).

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What to expect next from Nikon

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This is an updated post on what to expect from Nikon in the future - the next official announcement will most likely be for the Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-3.5 DX, 500mm f/4E and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses (not sure if they will be introduced together):

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Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX lens US price announced: $999

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The US price of the Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX lens was announced today: $999. B&HAdorama and Amazon are currently taking pre-orders. Shipping will start in August.

Specifications:

  • Mount Availability: Canon, Nikon
  • Focal Length: 24-70MM
  • Full Frame Sensor Comp’: Yes
  • Maximum Aperture: F/2.8
  • Minimum Aperture: F/22
  • Optical Construction: 15 Elements / 11 Groups
  • Coatings: Multi-layer coatings
  • Angle of View: 84.20° – 34.49°
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 14.96 in. (0.38m)
  • Reproduction Ratio: 1:4.73
  • Zooming System: Rotary Zoom
  • Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Filter Size: 82mm
  • Maximum Outer Diameter: 3.52 in. (89.6mm)
  • Dimensions: 4.23 in. (107.5mm L) x 3.52 in. (89.6mm W)
  • Weight: 35.63 oz. (1,010g)
  • Lens Hood: BH-822 Included with lens (pictured)
  • ETA: August

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Press release:

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The world’s widest 1:1 macro lens Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 will be available in Nikon F mount

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Just a quick note in case you are not following PhotoRumors (you should!) - the world’s widest 1:1 macro lens, the Laowa 15mm f/4 that got announced by Venus Optics earlier today, will be available also in Nikon F mount. The price is $479 (available for pre-order). Read all the details and see some interesting sample images taken with the new lens over at PhotoRumors.

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The Nikon D5 is rumored to have a native high ISO of 102,400 and 4k video

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The Nikon D5 DSLR camera is rumored to have a native high ISO of 102,400. The current D4s can go up to ISO 25,600 (expandable till ISO 409,600). Here is an updated list of rumored D5 specs:

  • New 20MP FX sensor
  • 4k video
  • 173 autofocus points
  • Native high ISO of 102,400
  • 15 fps
  • Body design similar to the D4s
  • Announcement expected in late 2015 or in early 2016.

Regarding the Nikon D5 processor and 4k video: for the past few years the Nikon Expeed image processor was based on the Fujitsu Milbeaut ISP. On March 1st 2015, Fujitsu transferred its System LSI business to Socionext Inc. Shortly after the transfer, Socionext announced a new MN2WS03101A chip with 4k video capabilities:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #320

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→ The Topaz DeNoise plugin is 25% off ($20 off) for the month of June with coupon code JUNEDENOISE.

Tokina 100mm f:2.8 AT-X M100 AF Pro D Macro lensTokina AT-X 107 AF DX NH 10-17mm f:3.5-4.5 Fisheye lens
→ Tokina announced price increases in Japan for the 100mm f/2.8 AT-X M100 AF Pro D Macro and AT-X 107 AF DX NH 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 fisheye lenses for Nikon F mount.

Rokinon 7.5mm f:8.0 RMC fisheye lens for Nikon 1 cameras
→ The Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC fisheye lens for Nikon 1 mount is currently $65.14 ($183.86 off).

Update: Amazon raised the price to $149.

Here are the rest of the Nikon deals for this week (several new price drops indicated with ↓):

Refurbished (US warranty) Grey market (no US warranty)
Nikon D3100: $199.95
Nikon D3200 2 lens kit: $299
Nikon D3300 lens kit: $369.95
Nikon D3300 two lens kit$449
Nikon D5200: $379.95
Nikon D5300 lens kit: $509.95
Nikon D7000: $499.95
Nikon Df: $1,949.95 (new)
Nikon Df lens kit: $2.149.95
Nikon D800: $1,849
Nikon D800E$1889
Nikon D810: $2,449
Nikon D4: $3,199 (new)
Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3: $899
Nikon D7200$894.99
Nikon D750: $1,529.10
Nikon D750 + 24-120mm lens: $1,949
Nikon 24-120mm f/4G lens: $579
Full US warranty
Nikon WP-N1 waterproof housing for J1: 96.95 ($650 off)
Nikon 1 AW1 is now $100 off
Nikon D610 with free MB-D14 grip at Adorama & B&H
Nikon D750 with free 12 months CC subscription
Nikon D750/D610 with free Shure VP83 microphone
Nikon Df with free GP-1A GPS & WU-1a wireless adapters
Nikon D810 with 24-120mm f/4 lens is now $900 off

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$500,000 cameras and lenses stolen LensProToGo
→ On June 15th $500,000 worth of cameras and lenses were stolen from LensProToGo (including tons of Nikon gear). The serial numbers of the stolen gear can be found here. Be aware of cheap eBay prices.

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