Weekly Nikon related news/links

The shuttle launch from 12 miles away with Nikon 200-400mm f/4 & D300s

  • First, a word about our new affiliate sponsor: BorrowLenses.com. The space shuttle Atlantis had its final launch last Friday and I was there to witness this historic event. Since I could not get tickets to the Kennedy space center (6 miles away from the launch pad), my only option was to watch the lift-off from the closest public park (12 miles away from the launch pad). I also realized that my D300s + 70-200mm combo will be useless in such a distance. At the same time, I was in touch with the guys from BorrowLenses.com and decided to try their service – I got the 200-400mm f/4 lens (old version). The idea is very simple: they ship you the lens, you use it and ship it back. I think the prices are reasonable and you should give them a try if you need an exotic lens for a special occasion or you would like to try some glass before buying it. For some close-up pro pictures of the launch click here. There are only two more shuttle launches left. I also had some fun in the local park and zoo.
  • Two more Nikon F3 NASA cameras on eBay: selling for $12,450 and $22,000.

Continue after the break:

  • Nikon Hungary extended DSLRs warranty to 3 years (source).
  • New cashback of $200 for the  D700 will start tomorrow (17th May 2010) in Australia.

Disclosure: BorrowLenses is an affiliate sponsor of [NR], which means that if you rent a lens using the affiliate link, [NR] will make a small commission. The 200-400 lens was sent to me for free to try their service.

This entry was posted in Weekly Nikon News Flash. Bookmark the permalink. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.
  • FCC disclosure statement: this post may contain affiliate links or promotions that do not cost readers anything but help keep this website alive. Thanks for your support!

  • Back to top