Monthly Archives: November 2010

Do you want to be a guest blogger on NikonRumors?

I am going to try something new – I will start featuring guest posts on NikonRumors. If you have an interesting Nikon related topic, drop me an email and we will talk. The trick is that the topic has to be about something interesting and unique. Explaining the difference between FX and DX for example will not […]

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Nikon D7000 videos only for “personal and non-commercial use”?

According to the Nikon D7000 manual, the AVC (Advance Video Coding) can only be used for “personal and non-commercial use”: This is above my pay grade and I am not sure how this is supposed to work. Does this mean that users have to apply individually for a licence if they want to use any video recorded […]

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And the winner is…

The winner of the 10th NR giveaway for a Think Tank Photo Retrospective Lens Changer 3 (Pinestone) bag is Trisha M. Congratulations! There were 4466 entries for this giveaway. I selected the winner by running a SQL script on the database that randomly picked one of the 4466 comments (I also made sure there were no duplicate […]

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Nikon MB-D11 Multi-Power Battery Pack for D7000 will start shipping in mid-December

Amazon sent out emails to existing pre-orders indicating that the Nikon MB-D11 Multi-Power Battery Pack for D7000 will start shipping in mid-December: “Nikon MB-D11 Multi-Power Battery Pack for Nikon D7000 Digital SLR Camera. Estimated arrival date: December 14 2010” Few readers got a later estimated shipment dates.

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Nikon launches global NPS website

Today Nikon launched new global NPS (Nikon Professional Services) website located at

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DxOMark tests the Nikon D7000

DxOMark released their test results of the Nikon D7000. The overall score of the D7000 is 80, which puts it on second place in the APS-C category after the Pentax K-5 with 82 scores: From all measured sensors (full frame, medium format), the D7000 is currently ranked #10. Pentax K-5 is $400 more expensive than […]

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Weekly Nikon related news/links #83

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens (Nikon mount) now available for pre-order. Cheaper alternatives to original Nikon remote controls (new products at B&H): Pearstone RS-N1 (alternative to Nikon MC-30); Pearstone IR-N1 (alternative to Nikon ML-L3) and Pearstone RW-N1 FreeWave wireless remote. Used & refurbished Nikon at B&H: Used Nikon lenses | Used Nikon DSLR cameras | Refurbished Nikon equipment New […]

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Is f/1.4 at ISO 200 really f/1.4 at ISO 200?

Luminous-landscape has a very interesting article on how camera manufacturers are silently increasing the ISO in order to compensate for light loss from the lens. The whole analysis is based on data from DxOMark: The above graph show the light loss at the sensor level for different Canon and Nikon cameras when using a f/1.4 lens wide […]

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