About that Sony buying Nikon “rumor”

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Initially I was not going to cover this nonsense here on the blog (remember the Nikon buying Samsung camera division "rumor"?), but Thom Hogan wrote a very nice and long article that covers pretty much everything I have to say on this topic - you can read it at dslrbodies.com. Here are just a few quotes:

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Some sample photos from the new Nikon PC 19mm f/4E ED lens

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Here are a few full resolution sample photos from the new Nikkor PC 19mm f/4E ED lens (show with Nikon D810):

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens MTF bench tests

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Lensrentals published their MTF bench tests for the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens. Their conclusion:

"The optical bench confirms very nicely what the early reviews have said: this is an exceptionally sharp lens edge-to-edge. Optically, it’s probably the best thing Nikon has put out in several years; it’s a genuinely world-class optic. It’s not inexpensive, but it is less expensive than a lot of other lenses that have optical quality like this."

Here are the charts from the 105mm f/1.4 compared with several different lenses:

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Top 10 NikonRumors posts for October 2016

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These are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts for October, 2016:

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Yongnuo to release also a new 85mm lens (most likely f/1.8)

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The picture above shows a new, not yet announced Yongnuo 85mm lens next to the already existing YN 50mm f/1.8YN 35mm f/2 and the new YN 100mm f/2 I reported yesterday.

Here is a close up of the lens - I cannot tell the aperture, but I think it will be f/1.8 - the front element is too small for a f/1.4 lens, plus the design looks very similar to the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens.

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Nikon Nikkor PC 19mm f/4E ED lens now in stock

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The new Nikon Nikkor PC 19mm f/4E ED lens is now shipping and is currently in stock at Amazon and Adorama. Here is the first unboxing video:

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