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Weekly Nikon news flash #280

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→ Refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G lens is now selling for $289.95 (regular price: $596.95). → Tamron announced the development of a new SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD full frame zoom lens. → Sigma announce a new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens that will come in two different versions. For more is available here and […]

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The Kodak Hawkeye II / Nikon F3 was one of the first electronic stills cameras used by NASA in space

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Here’s a video that shows footage of the very first electronic stills camera used by NASA in space during the last months of 1991, the Kodak Hawkeye II. Using a standard Nikon F3 body; the system was the forerunner to the Kodak Professional DCS-DC3, the world’s first professional digital SLR camera system:

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Low light astrophotography from the ISS

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This long video video (25 minutes) by Christoph Malin provides a lot of interesting information on taking photographs from the ISS with Dr. Don Pettit:

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield: how to take photos from the ISS

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    In this just released video, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield explains how he takes pictures from the International Space Station:

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400mm Nikon lens to be modified at the ISS to capture photons sent from Earth

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Another ISS related post: thespacereporter published an article today about a quantum entanglement experiment on the International Space Station that will involve modifying an existing Nikkor 400mm lens to capture photons sent from scientists on Earth (with the help of NightPOD):

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Nikon gear at the ISS

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     The German magazine Spiegel published an article with images taken from the ISS where you can spot several Nikon cameras and lenses. Here are some of the captured images:

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Nikon gear in space

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Camera porn: NASA astronaut Don Pettit on board of the ISS with a bunch of Nikon cameras and lenses.

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