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Nikon announces three new full frame lenses (press release)

New Nikon lenses August 2015
This is the full US press release for the three new Nikon lenses (see also the pre-order options):

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Nikon D750 and D810 filmmaker’s kits are now $350 off

Nikon D750 filmmaker's kit

Nikon D750 filmmaker's kit

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Nikon D750 filmmaker's kit

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Nikon D810 filmmaker's kit

In addition to the new Nikon lens-only rebates, the prices of the D750 and D810 filmmaker's kits are now $350 off with 2% in rewards:

The last time I calculated it (without the new $350 rebate), the D750 kit offered savings of about $650 compared to purchasing the items separately. The D810 kit's savings were $993.

 

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What to expect next from Nikon

Nikon Rumors
This is an updated post on what to expect from Nikon in the future - the next official announcement will be this week (most likely tonight EST) and will include three new, previously rumored lenses:

AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f:5.6E ED VRAF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f:2.8E ED VRNikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f:1.8G ED lens

Rumored Nikon products that will be announced later in 2015 or in early 2016:

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→ Nikon D5: the D5 is rumored to have 15 fps continuous shooting rate. The official announcement will most likely be at the next CES show in January 2016.

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→ Nikon Coolpix camera with a large sensor:

  • Nikon is working on new Coolpix cameras with a large sensor. Most likely there will be two different models.
  • On several occasions in the past Nikon's reps mentioned that they are still committed to their mirrorless and Coolpix product lines and they still see potential future in 4K video and advanced compact cameras.
  • I am still not sure of the size of the sensor - I am receiving rumors for everything between 1" to APS-C and full frame. Most likely there will be one model with 1" sensor and another with a DX sensor (replacement for the Coolpix A, which is already listed as discontinued). In a recent interview, Nikon's executive confirmed that a new compact camera with 1" sensor is coming in the future:

Q: Any new Coolpix A? Any plans to respond to Canon and Sony's 1-inch sensor fixed-lens compact cameras?
A: Sony's 1-inch CSC is definitely very successful. We will have a competing product in the future.

New: Nikon may also announce a new super-zoom compact Coolpix P4000 camera with 24-4800mm f/3.8-10 lens (200x zoom), 1.5kg. weight, 3.5" LCD screen and magnesium body. After the success of the P9000 (out of stock everywhere), it is very likely that Nikon will introduce another super-zoom model.

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Nikon announcement this week (most likely tonight): 24mm f/1.8G ED, 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR and 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lenses

AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f:5.6E ED VRAF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f:2.8E ED VRNikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f:1.8G ED lens
New Nikon announcement this week (most likely tonight around midnight EST) that will include the three new, previously rumored lenses:

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New Nikon lens only rebates now live (up to $400 off)

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Nikon USA has a nice surprise for August - new lens-only rebates that are now live at B&H, Adorama, Best Buy and Amazon (you don't have to purchase a camera in order to qualify):

The "regular" Nikon camera and lens bundle rebates can be found here.

The new rebates are set to expire on August 28th.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #326

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→ New: Shanny SN910EX-RF 2.4GHz i-TTL master/slave flash with built-in wireless radio (1/8000s, GN60) for Nikon. More information available here.

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→ The new AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR lens is not compatible with Nikon D1, D2, D100, D200, D40, D50, D60 D70 D80, D90 and D3000 cameras. Read more on dpreview and check Nikon's lens manual.

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Hands-on review of the Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens.

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Top sports photographers review the new Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses during Wimbledon and The Open 2015.

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens field test

White-tailed Eagle swooping down for a fish – Nikon D4s, 500mm f/4E, 1/3200sec, f/6,3 @ ISO 400 Diving Northern Gannet – Nikon D4s, 500mm f/4E, 1/3200 sec, f/6,3 @ ISO 400
White-tailed Eagle against forest background – Nikon D4s, 500mm f/4E, 1/2000sec, f/5,6 @ ISO 1250 Northern Gannet taking off – Nikon D4s, 500mm f/4E, 1/2500sec, f/6,3 @ ISO 400
This field test report on the new Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens is by Roy Mangersnes (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram, click on images for larger view):

Superior lineup from Nikon
FIRST IMPRESSIONS

The 500mm f/4 was my preferred telephoto lens for many years. I was using the Nikon one between 2008 and 2013 before switching to the 400mm f/2,8. As a wildlife photographer I have always appreciated the versatility of the 500mm compared to the more specialised 600mm. I also enjoyed the slightly lighter weight of my lens compared with colleagues dragging around the “monstrous” 600 f/4. Now it seems things have changed.

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