Monthly Archives: December 2009

Your next Coolpix may be sending/receiving emails (Nikon patent)

Update: Similar camera to the one described in this patent is just to be announced by Samsung. According to patent applications 20090307322 Nikon is thinking about integrating an email client into a point and shoot camera: “A digital camera comprises an image-capturing unit that captures an image of a photographic subject and acquires image data, a […]

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Nikon AF-S 300mm F2.8 G ED VR II & AF-S TC-20E III available for pre-order

The new Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 VRII lens and the TC-20E converter are now available for pre-order: Nikon AF-S 300mm F2.8 G ED VR II @ Amazon Nikon AF-S 300mm F2.8 G ED VR II @ Adorama (available in January) AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III @ Amazon AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III @ Adorama (available in January) I will […]

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm F2.8 G ED VR II is real! So is the teleconverter TC-20E III…

This post will be updated multiple times. Check back again (Slovenia got it right after all!). Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm F2.8 G ED VR II @ Nikon USA Price: $5899.95 Vibration Reduction (VR II) enables sharper pictures while shooting at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than would otherwise be possible Three focus modes […]

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Nikon lenses poll

It’s a poll week, but first a quick update on the Nikon AF DC Nikkor 135mm f/2.0D lens rumor from Germany – a major German electronics store currently has two lenses listed as Nikon 135/2.0 in their inventory system. The only noticeable difference is the price: one is listed for 1459 €, the other for 1539 € (same […]

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Official Nikon D300s survey

Nikon just sent out a D300s survey (via email). It seems that this survey is not personalized and everyone can do it (at least in the US) – here is the link. There are a lot of questions about lenses. Tell Nikon what you think!

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Nikon 300mm f/2.8 flashback

Back in August I reported about the silent change of the “ED” to “N” label on the Nikon AF-S VR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens: “Nikon changed the gold label of the Nikon AF-S VR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED from “ED” to “N” (Nikonusa has the ED picture, Nikon imaging has the “N” picture) – this lens always […]

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About tomorrow

Slovenia seems to be the only country with a scheduled Nikon event for tomorrow (December 10th). The scheduled maintenance of all European Nikon site is a fact. I received a tip from a new source that tomorrow Nikon will introduce a new 300 mm f/2.8 VR II lens and a new converter – TC 20 II. The […]

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Nikon Rumors giveaway #4

Update: The giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced soon. How does Lomography relate to Nikon? It did not until two months ago when Lomo introduced the Diana F+ lens adapter for Nikon DSLR. The original medium format Diana camera was first introduced in Hong Kong back in 1960 and it was produced […]

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