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.

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