Deal of the day: three Irix lenses for Nikon F-mount are now up to $125 off


Three Irix lenses are currently on sale in the US:

The new discounts are now active also at Adorama and Amazon and similar offers are available also in Europe (Amazon UKAmazon DEAmazon FRAmazon IT):

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Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter now shipping in the US and Europe


The Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set ($139.95) for the D850 DSLR camera is now shipping in the US and Europe.

B&H already charged credit cards for the first batch of existing pre-orders:


A reader also sent me the ES-2 user's manual:

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Nikkor AF-S 180-400mm f/4 ED TC VR lens field test report by Roy Mangersnes


Roy Mangersnes ((Facebook | Twitter | Instagram, see his previous [NR] guest posts) published his field test report of the new Nikkor AF-S 180-400mm f/4 ED TC VR lens:

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Deal of the day: Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens for Nikon F-mount on sale for $599


Today B&H Photo's DealZone has the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens for Nikon F-mount on sale $599 ($200 off). The lens comes with a free Sigma 67mm WR UV filter ($70 value) and free shipping.

This is a new low price for this lens - the last time the discount was only $100. For comparison, the Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR is $1,396.95.

Additional information on the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens:

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At least two high-end Nikon cameras and at least two lenses expected by the end of 2018


For 2018 Nikon is rumored to announce at least two high-end/professional grade cameras and at least two lenses. I assume that at least one of those cameras will be mirrorless. Nikon already has three new cameras that have been registered for a while with various government agencies but are not yet officially announced. A replacement for the Nikon Coolpix P900 camera is also long overdue.

Two new Nikkor lenses are rumored so far: 600mm f/5.6 PF and 60mm macro.

In the past 12 months, Nikon has announced only one camera - the D850 (the Nikon D7500 was announced on April 12th, 2017).

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The value of Nikon Metrology business has dropped by $94M USD


Yesterday Nikon issued a press release announcing that they expect an "extraordinary loss" in the value of their Nikon Metrology business based in Belgium:

As a result of reviewing NMNV’s future cash flow in the aforementioned process, the fair value of the investment in NMNV has declined, and 10,343 million yen of the loss on valuation of the investment in subsidiaries is expected to be recorded as an extraordinary loss based on Japanese GAAP. (NMNV=Nikon Metrology NV)

For those of us without a financial background, Dpreview has a better description of what is going on:

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