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Deal of the day: Nikon 85mm f/1.8G lens now $40 off

The Nikon 85mm f/1.8G lens is currently selling on Amazon for $439.95 – this is $40 off compared to the full price of $476.95. The lens is shipped and sold by Amazon. In the past few months Amazon has been quietly discounting Nikon products for a few days and then bringing the price back to normal.

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Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lens: “the best 85mm lens in the DxOMark database”

DxOMark published their test results for the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lens ($496.95 vs. $1,649 for the f/1.4 version) which received the highest score in the current DxOMark database: “With an Overall DxOMark Lens Metric Score of 35 the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G is the best 85mm lens in the DxOMark database and well exceeds the average DxOMark Overall Score of […]

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Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lens now shipping in the US

The Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lens ($499.95) that was announced with the D4 is currently shipping to dealers in the US. I expect shipping to existing pre-orders to start by the end of this week. Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lens MTF chart and lens/construction design:

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Nikon D4 sold out on Amazon in less than an hour, Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G lens still available for pre-order

Amazon is no longer accepting pre-orders for the Nikon D4. My guess is that they had a limited quantity that sold out in less than an hour. The new AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G lens is still available for pre-order.

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Nikon D4 announcement in 3-4 hours

I believe Nikon will announce the Nikon D4, AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lens and probably the Nikon WT-5 wireless transmitter tonight, around midnight EST. I think the January 10th date on the leaked Wells Fargo article was a mistake.

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Nikon D4: $6,000, Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G: $500

The first article about the Nikon D4 appeared briefly online today. The article was dated January 10, 2012 – this may be the actual release date to the public. The January 6th press event could just be to introduce the camera to the press. I cannot publish the entire article, but here are some interesting new specs (the […]

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