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Top 10 NikonRumors posts for August 2015

Nikkor 24-70mm f:2.8E ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f:2.8E ED VR lens review 2 Nikon 24-70mm f:2.8G ED vs. 24-70mm f:2.8E ED VR lens
Nikon-D750-camera-starts-shipping technical details on the new Nikon 24-70mm f:2.8E ED VR lens Nikon-AF-S-Nikkor-24-70mm-f2.8E-ED-VR-lens-sample-photos
Nikon 24-120mm f:4G ED VR vs. 24-70mm f:2.8E ED VR lens Superior lineup from Nikon 056 24 70VR product 005
These are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts for August, 2015:

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Tamron SP 35mm and 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lenses for Nikon F mount announced

Tamron announced the previously rumored full frame prime lenses for Nikon F mount:

  • Even when used wide open at F/1.8 aperture, provides outstanding image quality with maximum aberration compensation, thanks to optimal use of sophisticated glass materials and highly advanced optical design
  • 35mm focal length with fast F/1.8 maximum aperture and integral VC (Vibration Compensation) for full-frame DSLR cameras
  • World's first full-frame 45mm focal length with fast F/1.8 maximum aperture and integral VC (Vibration Compensation)
  • MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.29m (11.4"), the best-in-class close focusing capability**
  • Optimal relative illumination means no dark corners
  • eBAND Coating deployed to thoroughly suppress ghosting and flare
  • High-speed AF with USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)
  • Fluorine coating on the front element repels water and fingerprints
  • Moisture-resistant construction for shooting outdoors under adverse weather conditions
  • Circular aperture for enhanced bokeh
  • Compatibility with Adobe and Silkypix software

Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD model F012 (pre-order at $599)

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Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD model F013  (pre-order at $599)

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Shipping will start on September 29th. Here are the technical details from Explora:

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Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F mount tested at DxOMark

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DxOmark published their test results of the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F mount. Their conclusion:

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Nikon USA instant combo rebates for September now include 28 lenses

The new Nikon instant combo rebates for September (up to $300 off) now include 28 different lenses, a flash, tele-converter and will be valid till October 3rd. It seems that the lens only rebates from August were not extended. The Adorama versions of the rebates can be found here.

Update: the price of the Nikon D7200 also dropped by $100 ($300 off for the lens kit).

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UV filters – do you need them or not?

"UV filters - do you need them or not?" is a new article by Steve Perry (website | YouTube | Facebook). You can check also his previous [NR] posts here:

UV filters - they certainly have the power to fire up heated debates among photographers. Who would have thought such a small piece of glass would be responsible for so many energetic exchanges on internet forums and inside the walls of camera clubs?

I’ve certainly found myself taking sides in this battle over the years - until it occurred to me that most of the facts put forth by each side (mine included) were based more on assumptions and suppositions than actual tested facts. Even the anecdotal evidence where someone breaks a filter and proclaims it saved their lens is largely untested. (Would the lens really have cracked without the filter attached? The video has the answers.)

So, I decided that instead of trusting to my own assumptions, I would put all the major arguments under a microscope - and share the results in a video.

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Nikon 2015 CSR report published online

" realizing sustainable growth with “Trustworthiness and Creativity” as our base"
"Realizing sustainable growth with Trustworthiness and Creativity as our base"

Nikon published their 2015 CSR report. Here are the highlights related to the imaging business:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #330

→ TopazLabs released ReMask 5 - an updated version with new features of their masking software. Use coupon code "GetReMask5" for $20 off (valid from August 25th - September 18th).

→ Pixel recently announced a new X800N flash for Nikon (check pricing and availability at Amazon and eBay).

→ Check out this Red Bull photoshoot with Nikon D810, J5 and V3 cameras (from Wired):

"The team completed three shoots in three days at an airport in Prague. Vojtech works with Fomei and Nikon, which provided his complicated kit. The photographer used 34 strobes, each between 400 and 600 watts, to saturate the sky with light. The lighting crew positioned half of the strobes above the plane on a lift; the others stood on the ground. Vojtech used a Nikon D810 camera with Nikkor 24-70/2.8 and Nikkor 70-200/2.8 VRII lenses. Filmmaker Martin Privratsky documented the shoot with Nikon D800, Nikon J5 and Nikon V3 cameras."

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→ New EasyCover for the Nikon D5500 now available.

→ Here are this week's deals on Nikon cameras:

Refurbished (limited US warranty)

Grey market (no US warranty)

Full US warranty:

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