Monthly Archives: May 2010

The latest Nikon rumors

This information is from a new source, I have no way to verify the validity of this info: Nikkor 135mm f/2 AF-S G N VRII Both f/1.8 and f/2 versions prototyped No DC feature – apparently most of the subtlety regarding the feature in the existing can be replicated in post. No word what so […]

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Nikon instant rebates program will end this Saturday (US)

The current Nikon instant rebates (US) will expire this Saturday (May 29th, 2010). It will be interesting to see if they will be extended for another month (FYI: the rebate program got extended twice already – it was initially introduced in March of 2010).

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Nikon reps in Europe continue to deny any D700 replacement in 2010

In the past few days I received a new wave of email rumors (mainly from Europe) indicating that the Nikon D700 will not be replaced in 2010. The main sources are Nikon reps who spread it to various dealers around Europe. I have never received such a high amount of identical tips on the same […]

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Nikon D3s, “the unicorn”

Today even Engadget chimed in on the lack of Nikon D3s stock in various stores and this the official word they got from a Nikon spokesman: “A company spokesperson has told us this week that there’s nothing more to blame than extraordinary demand, seeing how a single factory produces units for the entire world” The […]

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Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM gets a price

The new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM is priced @ $899 in the US and is currently available for pre-order. Here is a brief specs comparison with the current Nikon AF 85mm f/1.4D IF (I will repeat this comparison once the new Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4 lens gets released – hopefully by then we will also […]

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Nikon D700 availability

Those are just some of the email I received in the past few days on the Nikon D700 availability around the world. I also got some conflicting info that a fresh D700 shipment is expected in Germany in 2 weeks. Here is the rest: “I work at *** and the D700 is listed in our […]

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Weekly Nikon related news/links

ThinkTankPhoto’s new Retrospective line is now available. The new Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM OS is now in stock. Voigtländer Apo-Lanthar 90mm SL II price announced in Europe: €549 or £487.62 (Nikon mount available). New gizmo: SteadePod, “a patented camera steadying device”. Rayqual will produce adapter for the Sony NEX cameras (Sony E […]

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2 Nikon D90 cameras, 3D portraits

Alex Fry and Jamie Nimmo will have a 3D photography exhibition “Stereo Portrait Project” in Sydney Australia on 27th May (scroll down for the full press release). Here is the technical background: For the Stereo Portrait Project, we used off the shelf hardware and software, from the cameras, lighting, triggering, post production to the printing of the […]

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