New Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II S lens for Nikon F-mount

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Cosina announced a new Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II S lens for Nikon F-mount that will replace the previous N version (already discontinued). The lens has built-in CPU and is Ai-S compatible, the optical design is not changed. The new model also has the classical Nikon design (color-coded depth of field scale). Two different versions will be available - silver and black (price in Japan: ¥65,000, around $630). The LH-58s lens hood will be sold separately (¥5,000). US pricing is not yet announced.

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Nikon DL cameras delayed because of serious issues with the integrated circuit for image processing

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The Nikon DL cameras were delayed because of the Kumamoto earthquakes and serious issues with the integrated circuit for image processing - this is according to Nikon tech support's answer to reader:

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Nikon SnapBridge version 1.0.1 released for iOS

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Nikon released SnapBridge version 1.0.1 with improved reliability of the connection to the camera and other bug fixes. You can download it here. Right now SnapBridge supports only the D500 and D3400 cameras. Support for the Coolpix A300, B500 and W100 is expected to be released in late September (October for the W100).

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Refurbished Nikon deals: $1,000 off on the new 24-70mm f/2.8E lens

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Several new deals on refurbished Nikon gear, the best one being a refurbished Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E lens (new version) for $1,399 ($1,000.95 or 41% off).

New: the refurbished Nikon D7200 is now $779 (new low price).

There are several other Nikkor lenses with good discounts - see this page for more info. Here are the direct links:

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Nikon D3400 DSLR camera now shipping in the US

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Just a quick update: the Nikon D3400 DSLR camera is currently shipping in the US and Focus Camera has few in stock already.

Update: now in stock also at B&HAdorama and Amazon. The new Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED (VR) lens is also in stock at B&H and Amazon.

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Samyang starts a new line of “Premium” lenses (14mm f/2.4 will be available for Nikon F mount)

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Samyang started a new line of "Premium" lenses designed for high resolution cameras (resolving power for 50MP and 8K productions). The first two "Premium" lenses are the 14mm f/2.4 and 85mm f/1.2 but only the pictured above 14mm f/2.4 will be available for Nikon F mount (US pricing is not yet announced). The new lenses are made out of aluminum alloy metal. Additional information, including technical specifications, MTF charts and lens design can be found here.

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