Monthly Archives: April 2010

Nikkor AF-S 105mm f/2.8G ED IF VR Micro lens now made in China

Starting February, 2010 the Nikkor AF-S 105mm f/2.8G ED IF VR Micro lens is being produced in China instead of Japan. See the slideshow below for more details (source: Eri_c@flickr):

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Nikon AF-S 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED VR to be replaced in few weeks

This is the first reliable rumor I received in a while: in few weeks Nikon will introduce a new version of the Nikon AF-S 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED VR lens. The improvement will be a new VR and few other minor tweaks. I also got a report from Japan that this lens cannot be ordered from […]

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USPTO approved Nikon’s patent for a 35mm f/1.4 lens

Nikon’s patent application for a 35mm f/1.4 lens was reported back in August last year (patent application 20090086340). On February 16, 2010 the USPTO approved the patent for this lens (7663816): Specifications: f = 36.000 FNO = 1.45 ω = 31.53 Y = 21.6 TL = 131.135 Bf = 38.02909

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED lens now in stock

Update#2: the lens was in stock – a reader was able to order one and the status of his order is “Ready to ship”: Update#1: this lasted like 15 minutes, the lens is now again listed as new. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED lens now in stock at B&H. This lesn was suppose to […]

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Nikon D90: updated “in the near future”, firmware update not possible

Another interview with a Nikon executive (Nabuaki Sasagaki, General Manager, Marketing Department of Nikon Imaging Japan) by Focus-Numerique. His answer on the Nikon D90 replacement (Google translated): “Before the D90 there was no demand for a video recording feature on DSLR. Since it became a standard and we receive many requests for improvements. It is therefore very […]

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Weekly Nikon related news/links

I received a tip that Amazon shipped some Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM lenses yesterday (still listed as not released). Nikon Learn and Explore iPhone app now available in the UK. DIY (just for fun): how to fit a Nikon IR remote in a Lego block. Update: similar cheap grips are already available […]

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Nikon Rumors giveaway #8

Update: the giveaway is now closed. The winners will be picked on the forum and I will announce them later on the blog. In this giveaway you can win a Nikon D700 or a Nikon D3s/D3x book by David Busch (bibliography). The rules are again simple – just leave a comment to this blog post […]

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Nikon patents of the week

Patents gives us a glance on what’s on the mind of Nikon’s engineers, nothing more. In the past, Nikon has filed patents for new products before their announcement (example: the 85mm f/3.5 DX Micro lens). I will continue to monitor all new patent applications with the hope to discover signs of a new product. Here are my findings […]

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