Monthly Archives: November 2010

RRS thinks that Nikon D4 will be released in mid-2011

ReallyRightStuff sent out their 2011 catalog today and they have a entry for a new BD4 or BD4-L plates for Nikon D4 camera. The comment section says “Camera to be released mid 2011. Check website for plate details”: The wide spread belief is that Nikon does not share information in advance with different vendors about unreleased cameras. On […]

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PocketWizard finally shipping MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Nikon *updated*

Update: The first lucky owner from Sydney, Australia sent me a picture of the new PocketWizards (picture credit: The first PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 units are already shipping from the factory and should be available in mid-December in the US (maybe even earlier in Europe and Canada). The article contains also a detailed run down of the specs […]

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CompactFlash is not dead and SanDisk, Sony and Nikon want to make it better

Today SanDisk, Sony and Nikon “announced the joint development of a set of specifications that address the future requirements of professional photography and video markets.” Those specifications were submitted to the CompactFlash Association and the goal is to standardize the CompactFlash format. The proposed specifications target “Professional photography and High Definition (HD) video applications”: Data transfer rates of up […]

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Weekly Nikon related news/links #86

Ikelite released a new underwater housing for the Nikon D7000. The price is $1,424.95 (cheaper than the Nauticam version). Nikon rebates are now extended till December 11th on B&H and Amazon. See also the current Nikon rebates in Belgium. “I am Nikon” T-shirts now on eBay. There is a small church in Greece called St.Nikon. Nikon delays its Picturetown 3D […]

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Guest post: Shooting products with Nikon tilt lenses

Hello, I’m Henk van Mierlo from I’d like to share with you why I use Nikon tilt lenses for product shoots. The most well known tilt lens is the PC-E Micro Nikkor, but there are also some less known and more affordable options. I’ll tell you in detail the (dis)advantages of these. Why use […]

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Update on the latest Nikon patents filed in Japan

Patent application 2010-186640 is for a flash with built-in cooling fan: “Problem to be solved: to provide a heat radiation device for easily installing on an existing lighting device and surely radiating heat of light-emitting section.” Patent application 2010-186641 appears to be for a new small flash: “Problem to be solved: to provide a lighting […]

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Nikon SB-700 flash to start shipping on November 26th in Japan

According to Nikon Japan and Nikon Direct, the SB-700 flash should start shipping on November 26th, 2010 in Japan. This is the last product to be released to stores from the Photokina round of announcements (the Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 lens is already shipping in very limited quantities in Europe and North America).

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Nikon rebates update

The new Nikon instant rebates program is active today and will expire on Saturday, November 27th, 2010: Nikon D3000 rebates: $100 – $250 savings on selected Nikkor lenses Nikon D3100 rebates: $100 – $250 savings on selected Nikkor lenses Nikon D300s rebates: $100 – $400 savings on selected Nikkor lenses Nikon D700 rebates: $200 – […]

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