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Total production of Nikkor interchangeable lenses reached 90 million

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Nikon announced that they have produced a total of 90 million interchangeable Nikkor lenses. Here is the timeline of the previous Nikkor milestones:

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The Nikon 1 Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens is finally in stock

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The Nikon 1 Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens is finally in stock at B&H, Amazon and Adorama.

Additional lens information:

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Nikon D7200/D9300 specifications, maybe

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Nikon D7200 mockup from the Japanese magazine Impress

I do not want to give you any false hopes, but those are the rumored specifications of a new Nikon DX DSLR camera (could be called D7200, D9300 or maybe a completely new name) I received recently from a new source:

  • New 24.7MP sensor from Sony
  • EXPEED 4b processor
  • Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3600DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 72 focus points (including 39 cross-type sensors; f/10 supported by 39 sensors)
  • ISO: 100-12,600 (expandable to 50-51,200)
  • Shutter speed 30-1/8000
  • 1.3x crop mode
  • 8 fps; 10 fps with external grip
  • Video: full HD (1080p) - 120FPS, no 4K
  • Similar in shape to the Nikon D810
  • Large viewfinder with 100% coverage

[NR] probability ratings for now: 30% (new source).

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Today only: $50 off Sigma Art lenses and many other deals

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Till the end of today (November 3rd) B&H has a long list of special deals you can get with promo code BHPPE14. For example: up to $350 off many Sigma lenses (including $50 off the 35mm and 50mm f/1.4 Art and 18-35mm f/1.8 lenses):

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The BHPPE14 promo code will work only if you use this link to access all of the listings, otherwise you will not see the promo code window:

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The Nikon D750 camera now comes with free accessories ($79.39 value):

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Weekly Nikon news flash #287

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Nikon D750 Experience e-book is now available on Amazon.

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DxO OpticsPro 10 released (you can get a discount with coupon code BHPPE14).

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Refurbished Nikon Coolpix AW120 underwater camera for $169.95 from Adorama on eBay (original price: $289).

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→ Huge Nikon Df price drop in Finland - you can now get the camera for  1,559 EUR (around $1,950). Update: this was a one week promo that ended today, not a permanent price drop.

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→ First impressions of the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens can be found on this dpreview post (the lens should start shipping any day now).

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Nikon Small World competition: 40 years of winners. The winner of the 2014 competition was announced.

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Nikon D750 camera review and comparison with the D810

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Roberto Panciatici (website) reviews the Nikon D750 DSLR camera (click on images for larger view):

Since I’m a full time professional photographer, the question I’ll try to answer in this review is: can the Nikon D750 be used for professional wedding photography? It’s not an easy question to answer, because there are numerous factors to consider, and the first factor is obviously the photographer’s particular style of shooting. I’ll try to respond based on my own actual experiences and real needs in the course of a day’s work, comparing the Nikon D750 with the camera I currently use (check out my ShotKit to see what’s in my backpack), and thus not limiting myself to evaluating solely technical aspects.

General features

  • Sensor: CMOS (35.9×24.0mm), 24.3 Million
  • Sensor Pixel Size: 5.9µ
  • Image Size: 6,016 x 4,016
  • Native ISO Sensitivity: ISO 100-12,800
  • Image Processor: EXPEED 4
  • Storage Media: 2x SD
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: 6.5 FPS
  • Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000 to 30 sec
  • Exposure Metering Sensor: 91,000-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering III
  • Autofocus System: Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX II
  • Number of AF Points: 51 AF points, 15 cross-type
  • Detection Range: -3 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
  • Wi-Fi Functionality: Built-in
  • Battery Life: 1,230 shots (CIPA)
  • Weight (Body Only): 750g
  • Dimensions: 140.5 x 113 x 78mm

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Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T* lens review: the king of all lenses?

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Max Angeloni reviews the Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T* lens:

Big, fat, heavy and manual focus. Can a lens like this be considered a must have lens in the era of miniaturization and electronics? Let's find out together.

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Nikon DF, Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 - 1/1800, f/1.8, ISO 100

Imagine you are a lens engineer. One day your boss comes to you saying you have to design a lens. Of course you ask for more information. You need to know the price tag, the technical specifications, the materials it has to have. The answer you get is...well...no answer. You just have to design and build the perfect lens, forgetting about all the possible constraints and limits...you're free to design the best lens without any limit.
Now even if this is just a "fairy tale", at the same time it's not so far from being true in this case. It's not so far from being true even in the "no limits" idea that Zeiss engineers decided to follow.

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