Weekly Nikon news flash #387

→ The price of the Nikon D3400 DSLR camera is now down to $469 (grey market). The MSRP also went down $100 to $546.95 at Amazon, B&H and Adorama less than two months after the official announcement. The D3300 currently sells for $496.95 and comes with a free Nikon WU-1a wireless mobile adapter. Now the price and specifications of the D3300 and D3400 are almost identical.

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→ Nikon D5 , D500 and other Nikon products win the "Good Design Award".

Nikon COOLPIX B700 camera Nikon Coolpix A900 camera
→ Nikon announced the official release dates for the latst Coolpix cameras:

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Nikon announced the world’s first vibration reduction laser rangefinders (two models for golfing).

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→ New price drops: both the grey market Nikon D500 and the refurbished Nikon D750 cameras are now $1,499.

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→ Rare Nikon Nikkor 10mm f/5.6 OP fisheye manual focus lens for sale on eBay for $4,799.99 (more info available here).

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Yongnuo YN 35mm f/2 lens for Nikon F mount: quick review and test shots

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Here are two quick hands-on reviews with sample photos of the Yongnuo YN 35mm f/2 lens for Nikon F mount (available on eBay and Amazon). The first one is by Jeremiah Gilbert (website | 500px):

In early September, Yongnuo released a Nikon F mount version of their full frame 35mm f/2 lens, selling for under $100. I thought I’d give it a try and received my copy from China the other day, so I headed to a nearby pumpkin patch to try it out and the photos here are the result. All photos are straight out of camera and shot with a Nikon Df.

In terms of size and weight, this lens is similar to Nikon’s 50mm f/1.8 G lens. While mostly plastic, it does feature a metal bayonet mount. I found the autofocus to be quick and accurate, though on more than one occasion I did encounter an autofocusing issue that was resolved by remounting the lens.

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Zeiss Milvus 2/100mm and Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II lenses reviewed at DxOMark

DxOMark published their reviews/test results for the Zeiss Milvus 2/100mm ZF.2 and Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II lenses:

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Nikon DL cameras shipping date now listed as January 2017; DL price increase in the UK?

Few weeks ago I reported that the Nikon DL cameras are rumored to start shipping in January 2017. B&H has now also changed their shipping date to January 2017 for all three DL models:

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New low price: grey market Nikon D500 for $1,499

There is a new price drop on grey market Nikon D500 DSLR cameras: for a limited time you can now get one on eBay for $1,499 (with free shipping) - a $500 or 25% off from the $1,996.95 MSRP. This is a new low price, the last price point was $1,589.

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Two new Nikon lenses to be announced soon: Nikkor PC 19mm f/4E ED and 70–200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

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In the next few weeks Nikon will announce two new lenses:

I expect the official announcement to happen before the Photo Plus show in New York (October 20th- 22nd), but there is a small possibility for an even later announcement. I am not sure why Nikon did not introduce both lenses at Photokina (which I believe was the initial plan).

You can check how much instant cash you can get for your "soon to be old" Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens at KEH (they currently have a 10% cash bonus promotion), B&H, Adorama and Amazon.

Pictured above: various PC 19mm f/4 tilt shift lens patents filed by Nikon in the past.

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