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Finally: Nikon rumored to announce a new Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4 FL VR lens

Nikon will soon introduce the long rumored AF-S Nikkor 300/4 VR lens with Nano and fluorine coating. The new lens is expected to be very lightweight and will replace the current AF-S model ($1,369). Nikon has already filed at least two different patents for a 300mm f/4 lens – in 2012 and in 2013. Those […]

Pictured: the current Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED lens
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Additional Nikon D3300 specifications

Additional Nikon D3300 specifications: 24MP sensor 11 AF points ISO range: 100-12800 (25,600) EXPEED4 image processing engine with excellent noise reduction processing Continuous shooting at 5 fps 3″ LCD screen Scene mode corresponding to the scene of the six most frequently used Guide function 13 special effect modes New kit lens: 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II

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Another Nikon patent for a 300mm f/4 lens with diffractive optical element (DOE)

Nikon filed a patent in Japan for a 300mm lens with a diffractive optical element  (Canon has a good DOE explanation on their website). The exact aperture was not specified, but I am pretty sure it’s f/4 (see this patent from last year). This is an interesting development because I expect Nikon to announce a new […]

Nikon 300mm DOE lens patent
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Nikon planning to release a new Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4G VR lens

There will be several changes in Nikon’s product map as a result of the recent forecast cuts. As you can see from the above Q&A session, Nikon is planning “to launch new products in the latter half of the fiscal year expect a shift towards newer products that have higher profit margins”. I already mentioned that […]

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Lenses, lenses, lenses… 8 new Nikkors expected in 2010

I got a word that Nikon will release eight (8) new lenses in 2010 (I will rate this rumor @ 80% probability). If true, this will be the most lenses Nikon has ever released in an year (at least in recent history): 2009 – 7 lenses (ok, one is a teleconverter – click on image for […]

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