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Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 fisheye lens video and photo samples

We have already seen some video footage taken with the rare Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 fisheye lens which over the years has been listed on eBay with price tags ranging from $27k to $99k. Before listing their lens on eBay, the folks from the Danish store Photografica also took some sample video footage with the 220° angel of view lens:

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The latest Nikon patents

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Nikon filed a patent for tracking moving objects without looking at the viewfinder - the camera will lock on the moving object and provide feedback to the photographer with a vibrating shutter button.

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Another $100 price drop on the Nikon Coolpix A, refurbished D610 now $1,439.95

The price of the Nikon Coolpix A camera dropped another $100 to $599 at B&H, Adorama and Amazon (you can also take an additional $25 off at Amazon with this offer). The camera was $699 three weeks ago.

Update - B&H is now also offering free SanDisk 16GB Extreme SDHC Memory Card and Pearstone Onyx 250 camera pouch.

The price of a refurbished Nikon D610 camera is now $1,439.95 (compare to $1,199.99 for a grey market and $1,596.95 for a new D610).

The Nikon instant rebates were extended without any changes to the lens selection.

More Black Friday deals and ongoing rebates are available here.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #290

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→ Rare look inside Nikon's factories in Thailand: the website CyberBiz published an article that gives us a rare glimpse of the Nikon factories in Thailand located in Rojana Industrial Park that employees. 7,000 people.

→ Metz announced new mail-in rebates on their flashes (up to $90 off, valid through December 31, 2014), here are their Nikon compatible models:

→ Japan unexpectedly enters into a recession.

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20 days in Zanzibar with the Nikon D5000

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Cristiano Gatti (www.cristianogattiph.com) spent 20 days in Zanzibar with his Nikon D5000 camera:

For about 10 years we're experiencing an incredible evolution in technology: better computers, better cars, better mobile phones and obviously better cameras and lenses. Regarding photography, every 6 months, more or less new models are released, sometimes introducing new features and sometimes offering only a simple restyling of our old gear; indeed biggest competitors like Nikon, Canon and Sony must have always new products to offer to their customers, trying to be the #1 in sales rank.

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Creative underexposure with Nikon DSLR camera

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Creative underexposure with a Nikon DSLR camera is written by Deci Gallen (Website | Facebook | Instagram):

With the release of the D750, much has been made of its ability to recover shadow detail. Given the range of talents that the D750 has it is strange that this has been singled out given that the D800 and D4, released in 2012, outperform it in this regard, and the cheaper D600 (also from 2012) is able to match it at base ISO. And the old guard, the D700, D3 and D3s, weren’t too shabby at recovery either!

With news of incredible shadow recovery typically there comes two responses: the hyperbolic “That’s amazing! I want one NOW!” and the cynical “you wouldn’t need shadow recovery if you exposed right.” There is, of course that third response: ‘I wish the 5D mkIII could do that’ but I won’t get into that here…

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Deal of the day: spend $100 in camera gift cards at Amazon, get an additional $25

Amazon has a new deal on DSLR and compact system cameras: spend $100 in camera gift cards* and get an additional $25 to spend on qualifying digital cameras. You can read all the details here. A list of all ongoing rebates and deals for Black Friday can be found here.

* The camera gift card can be used toward the purchase of any product(s) shipped and sold by Amazon.com.

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