Nikon Corporation owns the .nikon top-level domain name

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Just like Canon, Nikon also owns the .nikon top-level domain name. Nikon Corporation already has a live website at http://nic.nikon. More information on top level domain names can be found here.

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Deal of the day: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED lens (open box) now $500 off

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B&H has few open boxes of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED lens and they are selling them for $500 off from the regular price ($1,499 vs. $1,996.95). They also have Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens open box for $169.95.

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Nikon D500 lens kit is currently in stock *UPDATED*

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As I reported last week, a second wave of Nikon D500 cameras has reached US stores. The D500 lens kit is currently in stock at B&H. It seems that even the second shipment was not sufficient to fulfill all existing pre-orders. Future D500 shipments could be delayed even further due to the impact of the recent Kumamoto earthquakes in Japan.

Update #1: B&H sold out, but now Amazon has the Nikon D500 lens kit in stock.
Update #2Nikon D500 body only now in stock on eBay from an authorized dealer.
Update #3: ‪‎Nikon‬ ‪‎D500‬ body only now in stock again on eBay from another authorized dealer.

Update #4: Nikon D500 body only now in stock at BestBuy

Update #5: a new D500 shipment is expected late next week.

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Great news: you can now repair some Nikon grey market cameras at third party US repair facilities

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The D7100, D610, D800, D810 and D4s DSLR cameras were recently added to Nikon's list of bodies that are authorized for repair in the USA by Nikon authorized third party repair centers. This means owners of grey market bodies now have a means for servicing them in the USA. A reader already checked with the two largest repair centers (APS and C.R.I.S.) and confirmed that both have been supplied with all the necessary info/certification/parts for work on the mentioned models and that both will work on grey market bodies. There are currently 8 centers authorized to work on the D4s and 7 on the D810 - you can see a listing of them on this Nikon page (first select category, model and then you see the list of available repaid facilities):

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Weekly Nikon news flash #367

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→ Zeiss is currently offering up to $600 rebates on selected Zeiss ZF.2 lenses (for Nikon F mount). Both B&H and Adorama are eligible for those rebates (Amazon is not). This offer is valid till June 30th. Additional details can be found here or on the main Zeiss rebate page.

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A perfect copy of the Nikon S2 rangefinder camera listed on eBay.

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YongNuo released the Nikon version of their highly-anticipated YN685 Speedlite flash (check pricing and availability).

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→ It seems that many readers have missed my post from a month ago where I reported that the The Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 lens for Nikon F mount is now available.

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