Dpreview believes Nikon 1 is no longer in development

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A reader pointed out to me this paragraph from the just published Canon EOS M review by Dpreview:

Trying to figure out where the EOS M3 fits into the mirrorless landscape is tough. Its closest peers, based on price and features, are the Fujifilm X-A2, Olympus E-M10 II and Sony a6000 (we're leaving Nikon 1 cameras out of the list, as we believe the series is no longer being developed.)

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Nikon D3400 camera could be announced tomorrow (August 17th)

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The new Nikon D3400 DSLR camera could be announced tomorrow (August 17th). For all US readers this could mean that the press release will be published online tonight (Tuesday) around midnight. I received this info from a reliable source who has provided me with correct info in the past.

As previously reported, the Nikon D3400 will come with a 24.2MP sensor, Snapbridge connectivity and an improved "Guide Mode".

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More photos taken with the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens

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The Nikon ambassador Vincent Versace has also posted several photos taken with the new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens on his Facebook page. From his own words:

"The sharpest and by far the prettiest bokeh of any lens I have ever shot with."

"The 105mm F 1.4 has to be the most beautiful lens I have ever shot."

Update: the photos are also available on flickr.

Here are the pictures with commentary:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #380

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→ This Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G lens thermo mug/cup is now selling for $14.95 at B&H and can be found even cheaper on eBay.

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→ EasyCover cases for the Nikon D5 camera are available for sale at B&H and Amazon (available in black, yellow and camouflage).

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→ Vape and Crepe: hands on with the flagship Nikon D5 and SB-5000.

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→ Few new priced drops on refurbished and grey market Nikon gear:

Refurbished:

Grey market:

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More sample photos taken with the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens

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Few more sample photos taken with the new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens by Lindsay Silverman (found on his Instagram account):

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Look to the East

“Look to the East” by Michael Dees (website | Instagram | 500px):

It’s probably not customary to write a guest post about a dear love of mine.  It would seem incongruous with the technical jargon of the Bayer pattern, to speak of the affections, would it not?  Not to mention the fact that, as a Nikon aficionados and photography enthusiasts, many would spend their time elsewhere, rather than reading an autobiographical account of a loved one in my life.  I say this by way of introduction to prepare the reader for a mix of sorts: a mix of technology, of art, and as noted, of tender sentiments.

I suppose I’ve mislead you a bit for rhetorical flourish.  It’s in this: that I speak of no person, but a place.  Zion National Park is where I speak of, and in particular, of the East side of this spectacular park in Southwest Utah.  The East side of the park is, literally, a less sheer beauty than the more popular Zion Canyon.  The altitude changes are more gradual and the landscape more curvy.  Make no mistake that the canyon that the Virgin River has carved over so many years has beauty unparalleled.  It’s breathtaking and awesome.  The East side, however, has a more tranquil appeal to it.

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