Monthly Archives: June 2010

Today’s recap

Today Nikon announced that entries for the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 will be accepted between September 1 and November 30, 2010. The prizes include D3000, D5000, D300s and D3s DSLR bodies. Interestingly, the D90 and D700 models were not offered in the prize list. Maybe those models will not be available at the end […]

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Nikon: “we considered a variety of so-called mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras”

This is from the Q & A session for Nikon’s medium term management plan that just got published online: Q: What can you tell us about the new-generation digital cameras? A: Although we considered a variety of so-called mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras for the digital SLR camera market, we discern the appropriate timing for the […]

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Is that it? (Nikon 35mm AF-S f/1.4 N)

I received this picture (original source) few days ago and my initial thought was that this is the current Nikon 24mm f/1.4 lens. Ever since, I received multiple emails from readers pointing the differences between the two lenses (thanks D40-owner and everybody else who sent that in): One aperture in the DOF scale (probably 16), […]

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Weekly Nikon related news/links

I will be on the road in the next 7 days with limited Internet connectivity. I don’t expect anything major to happen during that time and I will still cover any breaking/interesting news. Nikon launched a new site with a “Cool Shot Contest” which is part of its sponsorship of the Nikon at Jones Beach […]

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More on the Nikon Coolpix 1000pj replacement

Last week we heard about the upcoming Coolpix 1000pj replacement and the rumored ability to serve as a conventional external projector. Yesterday Digitimes got some more details: the built-in-camera LCoS pico-projector technology will be from Himax Technologies. The new light engine module should be smaller and cheaper compared to the 2009 version. It remains to be seen if Nikon […]

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Rumor: Nikon rebates will be extended again in the US

The current US Nikon rebate program ends this Saturday (June 26th). It seems that Nikon will extend the rebate program in the US for another month but with some adjustments. For example: the 10-24mm lens will not qualify for a rebate and the 70-300 lens rebate may go down to $100. The US rebate program started back in […]

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DXOmark does lenses (no rumors here)

DXOmark added lens measures and scores to their website. Currently 16 Nikon lenses are part of their database. The highest lens + body score (61) goes to the 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED + D3x combo followed by the 85mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.8D and 50mm f/1.4G lenses: Here are the top 7 Nikon lenses based on optical […]

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Nikon to start a massive marketing campaign this Fall

The rumor is that Nikon is preparing a huge marketing campaign that is suppose to start this Fall. I do not have any details, but probably Nikon will hire an outside company to manage all the details. The “I am Nikon” campaign is already fading away and with the holiday shopping season approaching soon after Photokina […]

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