Monthly Archives: July 2009

Is the new Ritz camera chain now 50% owned by Nikon?

I already reported the news that David Ritz bought Ritz Camera stores at bankruptcy auction. At the same time I received the first report on this topic and initially did not pay much attention to it. Then a NikonRumors reader wrote this comment on one of the posts: “A friend of mine, who works at a […]

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AF-S Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II details

The new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II should have the following specs (from my previous post): Stabilization system VR II Nano coating New faster Auto Focus Weight 1540g (70 grams more than the current model) 209mm length (slightly shorter than the current model) Minimum Focus Distance: 1.4m (for the current model […]

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Confirmed: two new Nikon Lenses this Thursday

This is now a 99.99% confirmed rumor: besides the Nikon D300s and the Nikon D3000, we will also get two lenses: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II AF-S Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II Both will be improved versions of the current models. After all, there was a reason for the 70-200mm […]

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And another one (Nikon D300s)

A Nikon Rumors reader (thanks A.) sent me a close up of the Nikon D300s camera from the Nikon Club event in the Philippines (click on image for hi-res): Note the mic holes – exactly the same as on the previous leaks. Let’s revisit the old D300s picture threads/discussions and have some fun 🙂 If […]

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Nikon related news/links

Brooklyn traffic cameras are Nikons (and somebody stole $88,000 worth of them) – my question is: couldn’t they achieve the same results with a D40? Nikon launches South India’s first exclusive D-SLR zone More info on Nikon’s takeover bid for Metris available here and here Be aware of free Nikon books from Nikonians press being […]

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Possible Nikon D300s appearance

Nikon D300s held by the president/CEO (Mr. Anderson Tan) of a local Nikon distributor at the Nikon Club 1st Yr Anniversary Party (in the Philippines): here is the link – scroll down to the picture of the guy with the red Star Wars shirt. Update: another link with more pictures from the same event. This […]

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Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 rumors will just never stop

This one is coming from Australia (this is an authorized Nikon dealer in Australia): Note the question marks – I am not sure if they are asking us or telling us about this new lens. This could also be a cheap trick to attract attention to their site. NikonRumors history shows that this same site was […]

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Nikon press conference scheduled for August 4th in Austria

Another Nikon press conference is scheduled for August 4th in Hotel Sacher, Vienna, Austria (same place where the Nikon D5000 was announced). After all, we will have two pressconferences in a row this time. A Nikon event is scheduled also in Sweden on the same date. This second event is probably for the Coolpix cameras. […]

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