Weekly Nikon related news/links

"This is the longest reaching and the largest dimension Nikkor optical lens for 35mm photography. It works almost like a optical telescope which projects a compelling 40X magnification of the subject when compared with a normal 50mm standard lens."

  • Nikon circular for Mother's Day (US) - nothing interesting besides a 70-300mm lens rebate.
  • Nikon provides aid to the victims of earthquake in Qinghai, China (source).
  • Some updates on the new Lee filter system for the 14-24 lens (see video here):
    • The Super Wide 150 Filter Holder System is currently in Production. It will initially only fit the Nikon 14-24mm. This system will cover FX lenses without vignetting and take resin graduated & standard filters.
    • The system will include the holder, a collar to attach to the Nikon 14-24 lens and one Neutral Density 0.6 Grad Hard filter. (Though we do not have an exact cost for this system (TBD) , we are hoping to have it available to consumers for about $250.00 USD.
    • There is no polarizer in the pipeline, but one is not to be ruled out for the future.
    • Extra filters that will be available for purchase currently planned to produce (pricing TBD):
    • Though currently available in the UK, this system will not be available in the USA until June / July 2010.

  • Petapixel found an old video commercial for the Nikon F5 - yes, you could shoot video with a Nikon SLR back in 1997:

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