Nikon Rumors I didn’t post (until now that is)

Those are the Nikon rumors I did not consider to be important enough for a separate post, so lower your expectations or skip this post all together:

  • Nikon D500:

"I live in Bangkok, Thailand and while I was at my local store asking about the D300 i heard an interesting rumor.  The store owner said his friend at the Nikon factory (as you probably already know much of Nikon is manufactured in Thailand) told him Nikon is going to unveil the D500.  his friend told him to wait on getting the D300s. It's all hearsay but you never know."

Will the D500 be a cheap full frame camera (a stripped down D700)? With video? Sony is ready to release the α850 which will be full frame, below the α900. Will Nikon follow?

  • Nikon 135 DC f/2.0 rumor:

"Yesterday at my local Calumet in Escondido, CA, I asked about the 135 DC and whether it was really discontinued.  They looked it up in their inventory system and said they have a couple on order.  But they said that while most of the inventory numbers was the same there was a number 5 added at the end.  They told me this means it is a new model.  I don't know if this reflects Calumet's corporate guessing, or that they actually have inside info.  If they are right, I presume we'll get a new 135 DC with Nano coating, but likely made out of mostly plastic rather than metal, but that's just a guess."

  • From a reader: Google search for "D3xs" displayed a Nikon site. I personally did not see this search result. Of course it could mean the plural of D3x:

nikon-d3xs

nikon-p6000-missing

Nikon_300mm_2.8

"ED" tag

Nikon_300mm_2.8_N

"N" tag

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