→ Check out the latest Nikon deals at the new nikonrumors.com/deals dedicated page (you can always access this page from the top navigation menu - I will be updating it few times per week).
→ Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko with Nikon gear on the ISS (more on flickr).
→ The latest CIPA data for Europe: DSLR sales down, mirrorless flat since 2012, DSLR still dominates mirrorless 3:1.
→ Nikon names 2015's top state for photographing fall foliage - New York tops the list with most number of photographs submitted.
This Shooting an airshow with the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens post is by Jason Chu:
Greetings NR readers! My name is Jason and I have been a Hawaii based photographer for the past 6 years. A month ago I decided to see an airshow as I haven't been to one in many years. Since the local photo gear rental shop I frequent just got their delivery of the Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E lens I was very keen on testing out this lens on fast but predictable moving targets. I was also interested in testing out the lens since I was seriously considering it as a future lens purchase.
A Marine CH-53E Super Stallion cargo helicopter transporting an artillery piece.
This Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens review for birding is by Willy Alfaro Cervantes:
In mid October I lead a bird watching trip, 10 days around Costa Rica, photographing birds. I used a Nikon D7200 with the Nikkor 300mm E PF ED VR and a Nikkor TC-14E III. All pictures were taken handheld
The Nikon D7200 has 24.2 megapixels in DX crop and native ISO 100-25600, very convenient for the challenging light in the Tropical forests. It also has a 1.3x crop that allows you to shoot 7 fps, which turns your lens 2 times “longer”, so roughly the lens with the TC that are 420mm end up being equivalent to 840mm at 15.4 megapixels (the D810 in DX is 15.4 megapixels).
Barred Antshrike - Nikon D7200 with Nikkor 300mm f/4 PF + TC-14E III, 1/500s, f/5.6, ISO 3200
The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens is currently in stock at B&H, Amazon and BestBuy.
The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens is also currently in stock at Amazon and Adorama.
Nikon released firmware version 1.3 for the Coolpix P900 camera that fixes the issue with some Points of Interest (POI) in Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan not being displaying correctly.
A reader informed me yesterday that Amazon received a new P900 shipment that was user to fulfill existing pre-orders. Third party resellers (with US warranty) currently have arriving time between November 18-23 for the P900:
Interesting comparison from Amateurphotographer on the demand/sales between Nikon, Sony and Canon products for the last quarter:
Nikon continues to actively file lens patents for their Nikon 1 mirrorless system (1" sensor). The latest patent application is for a Nikkor 9-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens. Here are few more Nikon 1 lens patents filed in the past few months: