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Philosophy of Nikkor: Designers’ Voice (video)

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Nikon released a new video where Nikkor lens designers Takayuki Sensui and Toshinori Take talk about features, advantages and challenges when designing interchangeable lenses:

The videos is part of the newly developed www.nikkor.com website where you can find other interesting information on Nikon lenses.

Here is the second new video released today at nikkor.com - THE SETTING UP by Leandro Erlich:

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Nikon develops new firmware for the D4s, D810 and D750 DSLR cameras

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Today Nikon distributed a new press release about upcoming firmware updates for the D4s, D810 and D750 DSLR cameras that will bring support for timecode and recording command functions with HDMI output - the cameras will be able to basically communicate with external video recorders.

I am not sure if this is somehow related to the rumors of a new firmware download program which I still think is/was legit.

Here are the full press releases:

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Nikon DSLR combo rebates for April

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The Nikon lens only rebates are now gone. Here are the new Nikon combo rebates for April:

The following lenses are included in the Nikon DSLR combo rebates for April:

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Similar savings are available also at Adorama and Amazon.

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Rumored Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 lens for Nikon F mount officially announced

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Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 lens
Today Lensbaby announced the previously rumored Velvet 56mm f/1.6 lens that will be available for Nikon F mount cameras. Here are the Velvet 56 basic specs and features:

  • f/1.6-16
  • 1:2 Macro
  • 56mm
  • 62mm filter
  • Focuses from 5" from front element to infinity
  • Metal lens hood included with Velvet 56 lenses for mirrorless cameras only
  • Dimensions (DSLR) 86mm at infinity to 112mm at Macro, 71.96mm diameter
  • Dimensions (mirrorless without hood) 94mm Infinity to 120mm at Macro
  • Weight ~400 grams

The price of the lens is $499.95 and it is currently available for pre-order at B&H and Adorama. There is also a Velvet SE (Special Edition) version with clear anodized finish, engraved aperture and focus markings that will retail for $599.95:

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Shipping will start on April 13, 2015.

Additional information:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #309

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→ Samyang/Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 and T3.1 ED UMC MACRO lenses for Nikon F-mount officially announced.

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Iridient Developer 3.0.1 released with Nikon D7200 support.

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Three Nikon products received the 2015 Red Dot Product Design award: Nikon 1 J4, Nikon 1 S2, and the Coolpix S6900.

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→ The latest Nikon deals (updated weekly - arrows indicate a price change since last week):

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Nikon is one of the sponsors of the OPTIC 2015 - a free 3 days conference in NYC on outdoor photography/video travel imaging.

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Nikon 1 J5 sample images

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Nikon 1 J5 with the new CB-N2220SA camera case

Here are few sample images from the Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera that has a new 1" 20.8MP backside-illumination CMOS sensor:

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Sports photography with slow shutter speeds

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Sports photography with slow shutter speeds is by Omari Stephens (website | Google+ | Patreon):

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