Weekly Nikon news flash #458

→ New deals on Tamron lenses for Nikon F-mount  (you can get also an additional student discount):

EasyCover silicone protection cover for Nikon D850 now in stock.

ProGrade Digital is a new memory card company started by former lexar executives.

Nikon's dedicated page for the 2018 CP+ show is already online

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games reports on the Nikon Blog.

→ You can see the 50 finalists of the 2018 Nikon Film Festival:

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Nikon Canada teaser for 02.22.18 (new Nikon TV?)

Nikon Canada has a new teaser "2.22.18 Nikon Canada is launching..." for what appears to be a new Nikon TV:

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Nikon MB-D18 battery grip for the D850 camera now in stock in the US

A quick update: the Nikon MB-D18 battery grip for the D850 DSLR camera is currently in stock at Adorama and Pictureline (all are authorized Nikon US dealers).

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Lexar XQD memory cards discontinued (again)

B&H sent out emails to existing pre-orders that the Lexar 64GB XQD memory card is now officially discontinued by the manufacturer and all orders will be canceled:

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Nikon D850 is Map Camera’s top selling camera for 2017 and January 2018

I will just post this here since some readers have been questioning my previous reports... yes, it is from only one store from only one market but it's just confirms what I have been reporting here on the blog for months - the major Japanese store Map Camera just published their top selling cameras for January 2018:

  1. Nikon D850
  2. Sony α7R III
  3. Panasonic LUMIX G9 PRO
  4. Fujifilm X100F
  5. Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  6. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  7. Olympus Tough TG-5
  8. Olympus PEN E-PL 8
  9. Fujifilm X-T2
  10. Fujifilm X-T20

If I understand the translation correctly, the Nikon D850 was also their top selling camera for 2017 followed by the Sony a7r3:

Nikon D850 called "popularity immovable from last year's release" became the top. Sony, which introduced the high spec machines continuously with α9 in 2017, ranked second in α7 R III.

Update #1: The price comparison site kakaku.com, which includes a large number of camera retailers, including Map Camera, also has the D850 at the top of their rankings in the camera category:

Update #2: Here's an overlay of Amazon sales ranking from camelcamelcamel, which I believe tracks rankings daily based on the "Camera & Photo" category on Amazon (blue=D850, red=A7Riii):

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A reader bought a refurbished Nikon 13mm f/5.6 NIKKOR AI-S lens with a 90 day warranty!

A reader found a refurbished Nikon 13mm f/5.6 NIKKOR AI-S lens in a great, "like new" shape, at B&H last week and purchased it for $8,499 (the lens came with a 90 day US warranty). This was a pretty good deal considering previous listings of this lens. Here are the unboxing pictures:

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