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New Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS fisheye full frame lens for Nikon mount announced

Samyang announced a new 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS fisheye full frame lens for Nikon F mount. For additional information, including few sample images, visit PhotoRumors.com.

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Nikon D810 cameras with thermal fix are marked with a blue dot on the box

After my weekend post, several readers from different countries confirmed that their new Nikon D810 camera they purchased from the new batch do indeed have a blue dot marking on the box to indicate that the thermal fix was already applied. Not all cameras with a blue dot on the box have the black dot inside the tripod socket (this is also based on reports from readers).

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Nikon invitation for press conference on September 12th in Thailand

Nikon already sent out press invitation in Thailand for an event on September 12th at 10:30 (Bangkok time). For US readers, the official announcement will be around midnight on September 10th or 11th. I am surprised that Nikon decided to do the press event on a Friday (maybe this is a post-announcement event).

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Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* lens for Nikon F mount officially announced

The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* lens for Nikon F mount is now officially announced. The lens is available for pre-order at $4,490. For ad additional information, technical specifications and sample images, check this post on PhotoRumors.com.

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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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