Firmware update C version 1.01 for the Nikon D3300 released

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Nikon released firmware update C version 1.01 for the D3300 DSLR camera that adds support for the new AF-P Nikkor lenses:

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Tamron SP 85mm f/1.4 Di VC USD lens patent

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Tamron filed a patent in Japan for a SP 85mm f/1.4 Di VC USD full frame DSLR lens. Few months ago Tamron announced SP 35mm and 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lenses for Nikon F mount and it seems that the 85mm f/1.4 will be next prime in this lineup. The details from the patent application:

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What happened to the two new Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G lenses?

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After the official announcement, we did not hear much about the two new Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G lenses. There are no pre-order options in the US and no mention on Nikon USA website. Amazon UK however has both new models listed as "Temporarily out of stock":

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Here is the UK pricing:

Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f:3.5-5.6G VR lens
AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens: £199.99

Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f:3.5-5.6G lens
AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G lens (no VR): £149.99

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Weekly Nikon news flash #351

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→ In Japan you can customize the Nikon D5 with your name.

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Used Nikon AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens (9+ condition) now available at B&H for $11,999.95 (reg. $16,296.95).

Tamron SP 24-70mm f:2.8 DI VC USD vs Nikon 24-70mm f:2.8E ED VR lens comparison
DCfever compares the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD with the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens.

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Pricing and availability of Sigma WR water repellent ceramic protector filter announced.

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Check out these Nikon cameras

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→ Another Nikon F3 NASA camera on eBay.

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Nikon chocolate camera
→ This is it - the best Nikon camera: it costs only $36 and is made out of... chocolate. Spotted by Arnaud Zufferey in Vienna, Austria.

Pre-release ultraportable DSLR.
Pre-release camera #2.
→ Check out also this mini-Nikon on flickr.

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