Monthly Archives: February 2009

Nikon D5000 @ PMA

Today I got another confirmation form a source that has never been wrong before: the Nikon D5000 is real – it has a swivel display that rotates in all directions; 12.3 Mpx sensor. That’s all I got for now. I would say 90% chance it will be released at PMA next week.

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New Nikon 80-200mm F2.8?

Just look at the previous post with the new prices in Japan – it says “AI AF Zoom-Nikkor ED 80-200mm F2.8D〈New〉”: What does “New” stand for? A typo? Was there an “old” model?

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I don’t get it – Nikon to increase prices in Japan

I thought all the recent price increases were caused buy the weak yen – why is then Nikon raising prices in Japan (effective April 17th)? Here is a list of affected products: Product Old price New price F6 Body 315,000 362,250 FM10 body 38,850 43,050 FM10 standardset (AI Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm F3.5-4.8S-) 52,500 57,750 AI Nikkor 20mm F2.8S 85,050 […]

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Nikon at PMA 2009 (recap)

PMA starts in a week. For our not-so-regular readers, here is a recap of the PMA Nikon rumors: D400: the one thing we know for sure is that the D400 will be released by July 2009 – this is when a Nikon D400 book will be available in Germany (the book was confirmed by multiple […]

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Not again

Ritz Camera filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. Nikon is among the largest unsecured creditors with $26.6 million (source). Circuit City’s debt to Nikon was $14,926,445 – not sure what % of that was recovered.

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Is RED working with Nikon?

I received an interesting email from a reader – I could not find any links connecting Nikon with RED, so this remains a speculation for now: “AF-S 24-105/2.8 VR: No I don’t came up with this just because I think it might be a nice lens, I actually found a hint where I would not […]

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