This is the upcoming Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 distortion-free lens for Nikon F mount from Venus Optics

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I already reported on PhotoRumors about the upcoming Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 distortion-free lens (close-to-zero distortion) from Venus Optics that will be officially announced next week, on July 30th. I just received the first picture of the Nikon F-mount version of the lens:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #377

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→ The new Nikon D500 guide is now available on Amazon.

Rare Nikon Nikkor-C reflex 2000mm f:11 mirror lens
A rare Nikkor-C reflex 2000mm f/11 mirror lens is listed on eBay for $31,000.

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Nikkei brief: for the full year, Nikon sees operating profit down 25 pct to 46 billion Yen. Nikon corp will likely report a group operating profit of roughly 9 billion Yen ($84.5 million) for the April-June quarter.

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The walls of Myanmar (Burma)


The walls of Myanmar (Burma) is by Julian Ray (Website | Blog | Instagram, see also his previous guest posts):

It’s 6:00am in downtown Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) and the people that are part of my travel photography group are complaining boisterously about the Monsoon rains that are in full force outside. They all want to stay in the hotel and wait it out, siting equipment concerns, wind, flooding, and so on.

From time to time I lead photography tours and teach groups around the SE Asia area when I need a break from the commercial and PJ photography world that is my life. This is just such a tour.

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Most pros used Nikons to record Apollo 11 blast-off to moon

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47 years ago the Lunar Module 'The Eagle' landed on the moon...

Most pros used Nikons to record Apollo 11 blast-off to moon

When Apollo 11 slowly lifted skyward from Cape Kennedy on its lunar flight, spewing violent clouds of smoke and flame in its wake, more cameras than pairs of eyes seemed to be aimed at the launch pad.

The prospect of being able to record history while-it-was-being-made was too great a temptation to the thousands of newsmen and newswomen at Press Site 39. Every reporter who owned or could borrow a camera seemingly put aside his or her typewriter and notebook and turned photographer to record the spectacular event on film.

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Nikon battery grips and wireless transmitter on sale

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Some new Nikon deals from Adorama that will expire at the end of the month (use coupon code SOOOGOOD at checkout):

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