Nikon rumors from around the web

This is a recap of the online Nikon rumors from the past few days - none of those stories sound promising enough to get their own post. Thanks to everyone that has sent me tips and please don't get offended if I don't post your submission - I am still accumulating the leads and once I see a pattern, I will pull the trigger.

  • The camera stores in Italy have some kind of a video interactive tool that displays specs and prices of Nikon equipment. NikonCafe reported that the following lenses were not listed:
  1. 85 F/1.8 AND 85 F/1.4
  2. 105 F/2
  3. 135 F/2
  4. 180 F/2.8
  5. 200 F/4
  • dpreview: a new rumor about a new, compact 70-200 f/2.8 Nikkor without VR in the price range of 700$. Too good to be true. Update: busted - this was about the new Tamron lens, not Nikon.
  • Another "hint" from dpreview - what's coming in 2009:
  1. AF-S Zoom Nikkor 16-35 f2.8 ED IF N ( could be 17-40 T.B.A. ).
  2. AF-S 80-400 f4-5.6 ED VRII
  3. AF-S Nikkor 28 f2 ED N
  4. AF-S VRII Micro Nikkor 200 f4 IF ED N
  5. and one new flash and one maybe two mid to low range camera bodies.

Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 06:06:00 -0500

From: [   ]
Subject: Backorder Item(s) on your Adorama Order [  ]
To: [    ].com

Dear [   ],
We are writing regarding the order you placed with Adorama.
Order# [   ]. Unfortunately, the manufacturer let us down, and now we let you down. We apologize for being off our estimate. Adorama is built on customer satisfaction and we try very hard  to avoid situations like this. I hope you understand that such situations are beyond our control. We will of course rush to ship it as soon as we receive it. Please be assured we are constantly following up with the manufacturer to get your backorder shipped out. However, If your need is time sensitive, you may want to either call our sales department at [  ], and they will be able to suggest an alternate choice, or you may e-mail us at [  ] to cancel. We'd be sorry to lose your order, but we'd be sorrier to lose you as a customer.
Thanks again for choosing Adorama.
Sincerely,
Adorama Customer Service

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