Monthly Archives: February 2009

Rumor from Korea: entry level Nikon D5000 @ PMA

According to Slrclub the next entry level Nikon DLSR will be the D5000: near D90 quality pictures, no AF motor just like D40/60, more than 3 points AF. Is this going to be Nikon’s solution for the next entry level model number – D5000? Update: here is better translation of the above text (thanks k): […]

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX again

The reviews of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX triggered enormous interest. Another one (with test shots) popped up on this Czech site (I think I have to move to Eastern Europe – they get the goodies before us).

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Carl Zeiss Distagon T*18mmF3.5 ZF

Nevermind – this lens was released few months ago – false alarm… it’s not a new lens …and another lens rolled out this time from Carl Zeiss (just two days after the release of Leica’s Super-Elmar-M 18 mm f/ 3.8 ASPH). This lens will be available as a ZF version (F bayonet mount support). Here is a link to Cosina […]

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Nikon Control Beta 1

Please note that this post is not about Nikon’s Camera Control Pro software, but rather for an app developed by a reader (to prevent confussions the name of the app will be changed soon). First was the D700 video capture software, which revealed the existence of the Nikon SDK package, then was my “quest” for […]

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So, was it fake?

This is a hard reading, but you can give it a try – 3D rendering explained and the verdict for the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 10-18mm f/4 G ED N is “fake”. This would be also the first time our poll is wrong: 2289 (48%) readers said the lens looks real (vs 1718, 36% for fake). […]

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED VR lens discontinued?

Update: B&H contacted NR and reported that this was a programing error. The lens is not discontinued. According to B&H – yes:

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More on the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX review from Optyczne

Here is some more info and a better translation of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX review posted few days ago (link): “In fact, in your translation, there is a lack of the one serious adventage: exceptional sharpness in the center of the frame. The behavior at the center is really good and comparable to much more expensive […]

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No Nikon MX today

For everyone that missed this post: there will not be a new Nikon MX announcement today @ WPPI.

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