Monthly Archives: June 2010

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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What are you waiting for?

Time for some polls: What are you waiting for (Nikon DSLR)?survey software What are you waiting for (Nikon lenses – pick two)?survey software

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Interesting Nikon patents (curved image sensor and more)

Nikon’s curved image sensor patent (Google translation) will improve the sharpness in the corners of the image: Patent publication number 2010-109096 Release date 2010/05/13 Filing Date 2008/10/29 Using a lens with field curvature aberration The image plane conversion element, sandwiched between the lens and image sensor Each pixel has a single optical transmission pipe Element […]

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Weekly Nikon related news/links

Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM price announced: US: $669.00 | UK: £649.99, expected to ship within 1 to 2 months. Nikon Coolpix L18 camera survives 1,100 miles ocean trip to Florida. Official press release from Nikon: Nikon equipment to be used in the Russian segment of the International Space Station. New orders received for Nikon D3S […]

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New Nikon Imaging website is up

The Nikon Imaging website got a face lift. I cannot find anything interesting to report except the fact that there is a new Nikon lenses catalog (pdf format). At that point I think it is safe to assume that there will be no new product announcement this month (June). July 4th is an official holiday in the US, which makes […]

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