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LensSkins vinyl coating for Nikon lenses

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A reader send me a link to the LensSkins vinyl coating options specially designed for Nikkor lenses. Currently there are over 500 designs available for a dozen of different Nikkor lenses. Here are few examples:

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Best performing 24mm lenses for the Nikon D800 camera

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DxOMark published their test results for the Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC (AE) lens. Here is an updated list of the best performing 24mm lenses for the Nikon D800 camera:

Lens Price DxOMark Score Sharpness
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF.2 $1,699 34 22
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED $1,899 34 17
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC $669 33 21
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2.8 ZF.2 $1,004 23 15

DxOMark conclusion on the Samyang 24mm f/1.4:

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Rumors: Nikon D800s camera preliminary specifications

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Here is the first set of rumored specifications for the Nikon D800s DSLR camera:

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The Nikon lens only rebates will expire this week and will not be extended

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Nikon-lens-rebates-March-2014The current Nikon US instant lens only rebates are set to expire on March 29th and they will not be extended again (the lens only rebates are available for only two months to boost sales before the end of Nikon's financial year).

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The regular Nikon DSLR body + lens rebates will also expire on March 29th. I believe those savings will be extended.

Few other recent price drops (not sure if they will be extended next month):

Adorama offers the same Nikon lens rebates. Amazon also updated their prices to reflect the new lens rebates.

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Yes, the new Nikon NX-D software is made by Silkypix

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A quick update on my last NX-D post: yes, the Nikon NX-D software is indeed made by Silkypix. Using a hex editor, a readers found "Ichikawa Soft Laboratory SILKYPIX" in one of the Capture NX-D files named CNXD.dll.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #256

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→ Samsung announced a new mirrorless camera system with 1" sensor (just like the Nikon 1).

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→ New book: Nikon Df Experience.

DxO Optics Pro v9.0.1

→ DxO Optics Pro v9.1.4 released with Nikon D4s support.

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→ Nikon expects 20% growth in the DSLR camera segment in India. This year Nikon has 55% of the DSLR market share in that country.

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A short piece on the already officially discontinued Nikon D4 camera

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Two years and three months after the official announcement, the Nikon D4 camera is now officially listed as discontinued on Nikon Japan website:

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Few D4 cameras are still available on Amazon.

Here is a short piece on the Nikon D4 written by a reader (ww.facebook.com/VillagerJim):

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