The latest Nikon rumors

  • A European Nikon reseller sent out a notification that the Nikon 85mm f/1.8D AF lens is taken out of Nikon’s catalog. The lens is currently available in all major US stores.
  • Another report from a store in Norway – they cannot order Nikon D700 from Nikon Norway any longer.
  • The new Nikon 24mm f/1.4 lens is shipping in the Middle East (source). It should be available in the US next week.
  • DigitalRev thinks that the next Nikon DSLR will have between 8MP and 10MP. I give 0.01% probability to this rumor:

“…but the latest information indicates a resolution significantly lower than the 16 to 18 megapixels range we predicted or even the 12 megapixels of the current models. Apparently in a move away from the expected, Nikon will be releasing a sensor with super high IQ and Dynamic Range but with a resolution between 8 to 10 megapixels. Completely sacrificing the higher megapixels expectations of some of the Nikon users, the new bodies with this sensor will be able to deliver unmatched results.”

  • Vincent Versace labeled one of his pictures on flickr as “This image was captured with a Nikon D-3 camera with a 70-300mm VR Nanocoated lens”. The rest of the pictures have the same comment but without “Nanocoated”. The current 70-300mm lens is not nanocoated. Could be a typo.
  • Nikon D90’s “out of stock” date in Best Buy is listed as September 7th, 2010. The Nikon D700’s out of stock date is August 3rd, 2010 – exactly two years since they got them in stock. Not clear if this is a standard procedure in Best Buy or they know when they will stop getting those models from Nikon:

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