Monthly Archives: April 2010

The latest Nikon patents

Patent Application 20100091161 is for built in phase detect autofocus. Patent Application 20100091184: “The present invention relates to an image processing technique that displays a plurality of still images as smooth movie.” Patent Application 20100100276: “The present invention relates to an imaging apparatus and a drive recorder system mounted on a vehicle for imaging and recording […]

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Rumor: upcoming lenses from Nikon

In addition to the updates for the 200-400mm f/4.0 and the 85mm f/1.4 lenses, I received some information that Nikon also has plans for a 24-xxxmm f/4.0 VR and a 70-200 mm f/4.0 VR lenses. Previous rumor suggested a new 24-120 f/4.0 VR lens, but the long focal end could “only” be 105mm. If true, […]

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Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VRII sales halted on Amazon

Update: this lens is not longer “under review” @ Amazon. Not sure what is the exact reason, but sales of the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.6 VRII has been halted on Amazon since yesterday:

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Nikon’s new President: Nikon will not have the same stable growth in the next ten years

Some top level changes happened in the Nikon’s top executive level today. See the official details here and here. The new company’s President Makoto Kimura (62) said this in a press conference in Tokyo today (via Reuters): “Nikon’s imaging business has been expanding quite steadily over the past 10 years. But can it enjoy the […]

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Possible Nikon announcement: April 27th or 29th, 2010

Nikon may have an announcement on April 27th or 29th, 2010. I have not received any info on scheduled press conference yet and until I do, this rumor will be rated @ 40% probability. If true, no DSLR are expected to be announced this time.

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Weekly Nikon related news/links

Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM FLD AF lens for APS-C (Nikon mount) gets priced in the US: $699. Zeiss released a series of compact cinema prime lenses that will be available with Nikon mount. Adobe CS5 is now available for pre-order. Adorama also various rebates on SanDisk (search their site for more). BorrowLenses now has the […]

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Rumors started to flow: 3 new Nikon DLSR cameras in the pipeline

I can definitely tell that the rumors chatter started to pick up in the last few days after it was dead for a month. Something is definitely coming – I already started to see the first signs of an imminent announcement (Nikon AF-S 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED VR lens) which could happen as soon as the […]

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Thom Hogan: Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G VR “coming very, very soon now”

Update: the patent for this lens was already covered last year. Thom Hogan wrote on his site today that the new Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G VR lens is “coming very, very soon now”. Yes, this lens will have VR as it was already discussed in the patent for that lens: “A lens group or a portion […]

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