Monthly Archives: May 2009

Is this patent for a new Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens?

This was sent in by a reader. The first picture is from a Nikon lens patent, the second is the existing AF VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED lens. I am not an optical engineer, but the lens constructions diagram looks very similar: The patent was granted on February, 2008. The current 80-400mm lens was introduced […]

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Nikon related news/links

“Nikon will synch 50 Nikon D700 digital SLR cameras to capture celebrities in a visual “surround sound,” providing a stunning 360-degree perspective certain to leave fans at home star-struck. Many of the Fashion 360, Powered by Nikon images will appear throughout the broadcast and online in an exclusive photo gallery on“ Interesting catalog of old […]

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iPhone app for remote control of Nikon DSLR coming soon

For all iPhone addicts – soon you will be able to control your Nikon DSLR through your iPhone, including LiveView (camera must be connected to a computer):  “I’ve got good news for you – we will be adding support for Nikon DSLRs as well which will be available in an update to the app in […]

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Nikon D300s poll

Let’s help Nikon with a poll: Would you buy the rumored Nikon D300s(online surveys)   The first Nikon D300s post got a lot  of comments already – I also created a new Nikon D300s discussion topic on the NikonRumors forum.

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Nikon D300s specs

I received that tip anonymously several days ago. The name Nikon D300s is not really what we all expected, but everything makes sense (at least to me):  same as the D300 plus HD movie mode, built-in mic and stereo audio input, dual SD and CF slots (differences are in red): Nikon D300s  Type  Single-lens reflex digital […]

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Another free software for Nikon shooters

Here it is: StudioTether & LightroomTether (Mac). This is how the app looks like after it is installed: Here is a list of other free software for Nikon cameras from previous posts: Sofortbildapp (Mac) – the best one in my opinion Nkvid (PC) Video for D300 (PC) Free capture software for Nikon DSLR (PC) Free Nikon camera control software […]

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Nikon service advisory

If you own a Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED lens you may want to read today’s Nikon service advisory – you don’t want your $6,000 lens to “fall through the crack”.

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Nikon to cut 1000 jobs

Nikon to cut about 1,000 jobs, mostly at its domestic plants. Nikon to downsize its subsidiary in Singapore and transfer part of the business to Taiwan. Job cuts are expected to save 8 billion yen (84 million dollars). Source

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