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Weekly Nikon news flash #279

Zeiss Otus 85mm f:1.4 lens
→ Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* lens will be announced tomorrow (US price: $4,490).

Sigma to announce tow new lenses: 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM and 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM.

→ Refurbished Nikon D4 listed for $4,495 at Adorama and eBay.


→ The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens (old version) is now $150 off.

→ Nikon UK published a new article "Which version of Distortion Control Data can I install". The new Nikon Distortion Control Data version 2.005 can be downloaded here.

Nikon released a new version of Nikon Transfer 2.

→ Article from businesskorea.co.kr: Sony, Samsung dominating digital camera market while Canon, Nikon struggle.

→ New Capture NX-D support article: "Capture NX-D version 1.0.0 and 1.0.1 changing resolution (dpi) during file conversion causes reduced resolution of saved image".

→ The latest CIPA data for camera shipment in Japan for July, 2014.

→ The Nikon D810 cameras in France that already have the thermal fix are marked with a blue dot on the box (not sure if this is valid for other countries).

→ Nikon D810 vs. D800E by DigitalRev:

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Where to follow the Nikon D750 announcement next week

Just in case the servers overheat next week for the Nikon D750 announcement, here are few alternative ways to follow NikonRumors.com:

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What to expect from Nikon for Photokina

A quick recap on what to expect from Nikon for Photokina. First, an updated list of Nikon D750 specifications:

  • 24.3MP full frame sensor (99% sure)
  • EXPEED 4 imaging processor (some rumors suggested dual EXPEED 4 processor, but I doubt it)
  • 51 AF points (some rumors suggested a new 79 points AF system, but I don't think Nikon will do it)
  • 8fps (I've seen different reports on this - it could also be 6.5 fps)
  • TTL exposure metering using a 91k pixels RGB sensor - same as in the D800/D800E/D810 (some rumors suggested a new 300k pixels RGB sensor)
  • Tilting LCD screen (99% sure)
  • XQD memory card support (not sure about that and again - I doubt it)
  • Wi-Fi support (I doubt that one too)
  • New OVF facial recognition feature (this is a possibility)
  • Priced around $2,500 (the current Nikon FX camera price points are - D610: $1,896.95, Df: $2,746.95, D810: $3,296.95, D4s: $6,496.95)
  • There will be a big marketing push to show the video recording capabilities of the new D750 (this already started with the D810) - I've heard also about 4k video recording, but I am not sure
  • Nikon will market the D750 as an "action" camera (the promotional material will involve skaters - probably high-speed action shots and video)
  • The official announcement will be on September 11th (or September 10th around midnight EST)
  • I believe Nikon will continue to sell the D610 after the D750 announcement
  • I have to mention this again because I still get emails with questions - all of those D750 pictures are mockups/fake:

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$50 off Zeiss ZF.2 lenses for Nikon mount is your deal of the day


For a limited time B&H is offering $50 off on Zeiss ZF.2 manual focus lenses for Nikon mount (Zeiss DSLR lenses are usually never on sale, at least I do not remember seeing this before).

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Rumors for a new Nikon 20mm f/1.8G lens with Nano coating

This rumor is based on a tweet from somebody that works for a camera shop in Japan. I have a reason to believe that his information is correct: Nikon is rumored to release a new Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G lens with Nano coating (see patent). Here is the translation:

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Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III (1.4x) now in stock

In case anyone is still looking for one: the new Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III (1.4x) is currently in stock at Amazon.

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Nikon D750 DSLR camera to be announced in 10 days

Nikon D750 DSLR camera mockup

Another Nikon D750 mockup created by a reader (thanks broxibear)

A quick update on the Nikon D750 - the camera will be announced in approximately 10 days (around September 11-12th), which is right before the start of the Photokina show (September 16th). I can also confirm the 51 AF points. I have few other specifications that I may publish later today (still trying to confirm them). If you have any additional specs, please contact me.

Update: the actual announcement date will most likely be September 11th, since the 12th is a Friday and Nikon has never made any announcement on a Friday.

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