The number of Nikon patents worrisome shrinking over the years


The latest trend is that Nikon patent applications are shrinking over the years – here is the data:

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Where is Nikon Z gear produced?


Nikon published a list of countries where Nikon Z equipment is produced (updated as of November 28, 2022:

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Reminder: Nikon deals at BuyDig/Beach Camera


Here are the current Nikon deals at BuyDig/Beach Camera (authorized Nikon US dealer).

If purchasing any of the cameras below, you can add the Nikon FTZ II adapter for an additional $147 (add both the adapter and camera to the cart). The $100 discount will only show in the cart when both the camera and adapter are added.

The Z30 & Z5 cameras below include a 128GB Lexar 1667x SDXC UHS-II card, Deco Gear camera bag, and extra battery (aftermarket) which will be added to the cart along with the camera:

The Z6II & Z7II cameras below include: 2x 128GB Lexar 1667x SDXC UHS-II cards and Deco Gear camera bag which will be added to the cart along with the camera:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #705


Film Convert and Cine Match now support the Nikon Z9 camera.


3D printed Nikon body caps.


Zemlin Photo released an updated Nikon Z9 eye cup eyepiece with a custom molded silicone eye cup.

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This rare Nikkor-O Auto 58mm f/1 lens sold for $182k at the Wetzlar Camera Auction – the highest price ever paid for a Nikon lens


This rare Nikkor-O Auto 58mm f/1 lens sold for €187,500 (around $182k) at the last Wetzlar Camera Auction in Germany – the highest price ever paid for a Nikon lens (more info available here):

“The only Nikkor-O Auto 58 mm f/1 known to us to date, with serial number 580101. The serial number is probably a combination of the information for the focal length and the aperture stop, as well as the consecutive number 1 for the very first lens of this Series. Developed for cathode ray tube (also called CRT (Cathode Ray Tube)) photography.”

Additional pictures:

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The latest Chinese lenses for Nikon cameras from TTartisan, 7artisans, Astrhori, and Meike (including a new DSLR lens for Nikon F-mount)





It is hard to keep track of all the new/upcoming Chinese lenses. Here are the latest news and updates, including a new… DSLR lens – the first F-mount lens from TTArtisan (pictured above):

TTartisan

TTArtisan surprised us and just announced their first DSLR lens:

7artisans


7artisans has a new cinema lens:

Astrhori


AstrHori is expected to announce two new lenses this month (AstrHori lenses are sold on Amazon):

Meike


Meike has been announcing a new lens every other week for the past few months. Their latest lens is:

More third-party lenses can be found here:

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Top 10 NikonRumors posts for November 2022

  
  
  
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Nikon temporarily suspended orders for the Nikkor Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S lens because of a “large number of orders which exceeds our expectations”


Nikon Japan temporarily suspended orders for the Nikkor Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S lens because of a “large number of orders which exceeds our expectations“.

The Nikkor Z 100-400mm lens is currently in stock at:

Expect availability to become limited in the coming weeks/months.

Here is the Google-translated notice from Nikon Japan:

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