Monthly Archives: September 2009

What will happen on October 15th according to Nikon France? (Nikon D3s)

As I mentioned previously the Nikon D3s is expected to be announced on October 15th, 2009 and today Nikon France kind of told us the same thing: they have scheduled multiple events during the Paris Expo and if you download the program (pdf file) you will see that they have several “Présentation nouveau reflex” which […]

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New redesigend Zeiss Distagon ZF 1.4/35 with floating element

I posted that on PhotoRumors already, but since many Nikon fans are expecting an updated 35mm f/1.4 lens from Nikon, here is a Zeiss rumor for you (you will  still get only manual focus with a Zeiss lenses, which you can also get with the Nikon 35mm f/1.4 AI-S lens): In his Leica M9 & Nikon […]

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More Nikon lenses (AF-S 100-500mm f/4-5.6 IF-ED VR rumor)

UPDATE: looking at the translation again – I think it says “replaced with” instead of “replacement and”, so we are talking about one potential new lens here: AF-S 100-500mm f/4-5.6 IF-ED VR This rumor is about a new lens from Nikon to be released in Spring 2010 (or around PMA): The current model 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 […]

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Nikon related links/news

UPDATE: this just in – Nikon Camera Profit Likely to Beat Forecast: “Mid- to high-end models of single-lens-reflex cameras are selling more than the company expected“. Lomography Diana F adaptor for Nikon SLR was announced this week – now you can use this cheap $40 fish eye lens (20mm) on you Nikon (D)SLR. Ebay madness: […]

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Nikon D3s: bits and pieces

UPDATE: the Nikon D3s may have a new 1.3x crop mode. I don’t know about this rumor (anonymous email), but here it is – the Nikon D3s looks much better already (if those are true of course): Nikon D3s with ISO 200-12800 (D3 was with ISO 200-6400) New ISO range HI-3 at 102,400 ISO 12.1 […]

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Scratch that, Nikon D3s now @ 99% probability

D3s Ok, rumors are flying fast this weekend – now I can say that the Nikon D3s has a 99% release probability. Still waiting on confirmations for the lens(es). Expected announcement date: October 15th, 2009. As reported previously, some of the Nikon D3s “improvements” will be 14fps and full 1080p HD video.

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“Rumor has it… based on a true rumor”

Based on the stars alignment and the moon phase, I am now 75% confident about a Nikon announcement during the second week of October. Expected is a Nikon D3 refresh (probably called Nikon D3s – not sure yet) and at least a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR lens. I expect the official press invitations […]

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

I received this tip several days ago and was trying to gather some more information before publishing it online. This is what we have so far: According to this post on the Japanese site kakaku the user “That’s 235’s” claims that a new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR lens will be release soon. […]

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