Monthly Archives: February 2009

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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Sea & Sea MDX-D700 underwater housing for the Nikon D700 coming soon

Very nice and very expensive: MDX-D700 will be available first week in March. Part # SS-06148 MSRP: $3995 Details: 60m/200ft 2 Fiber Optic Cable Ports, 1 YS Converter Sync Port, 1 5-Pin Nikonos Sync Port

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New Nikonians Lighting book now in stock

New book from NikoniansPress is now in stock @ Amazon The Nikon Creative Lighting System: Using the SB-600, SB-800, SB-900, and R1C1 Flashes:

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Nikon ViewNX 1.2.1 now available for Mac

Download link The latest Windows version is 1.2.2.. Apple & Nikon relationship is just fine – a reader noted that on Macworld back in January, Apple used a Nikon P6000 in their iLife 09 presentation (because of GPS tagging).

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Second price increase from Nikon UK now official

What was a rumor over a week ago is now official: Press Release “Nikon UK will be introducing a second price increase on the 1st March 2009 which will affect Nikon’s Imaging and Optics products. The price increase is due to the relative weakness of Sterling and the continued strength of the Yen. A range […]

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