Monthly Archives: December 2010

Happy New Year!

Another year has passed and this is the time when I thank all readers for continuing to follow NikonRumors. In 2010 we beat all records from previous years: 3,919,159 absolute unique visitors from 226 countries/territories generated a total of 27,379,445 pageviews! The [NR] blog now has a total of 1,538 posts with 96,438 comments. The NikonRumors Forum that was launched […]

Posted in Other Nikon stuff | 76 Comments

Samyang AE 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Aspherical lens now shipping

Samyang AE 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Aspherical lens with Nikon F mount is now shipping. The lens was initially delayed for further improvements. A full review can be found here. The US price is $512.99 with free shipping.

Posted in Nikon Lenses | 45 Comments

The Nikon D800 book gets postponed again

The Nikon D800 book listing on Amazon now has a release date of May 4th, 2011: The previous listing was for March 9th, 2011:

Posted in Nikon D800 | 48 Comments

Weekly Nikon related news/links #90

I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays. Here are the Nikon links from this week: Rare Nikkor Macro lenses set for sale on eBay (see the [NR] guest review): Nikon Rumors Blog Widget now available for free on (thanks Arman). Update: the download link is currently broken, the widget can be directly downloaded here. […]

Posted in Weekly Nikon News Flash | 35 Comments

Nikon patents a lens that can be zoomed manually and electronically

The next interesting Nikon patent filed in Japan is for a zoom that can be controlled manually and through a zoom button on the camera body: The idea is to use motorized zoom while video recording (for a smoother, controlled transition) and manual zoom for still photography. This patent could potentially be implemented in the upcoming Nikon mirrorless camera.

Posted in Nikon 1, Nikon Patents | 38 Comments

Nikon D7000 firmware update 1.01 is out

Update: you may have to run the firmware update twice in order to get rid of all “bright spots”. Here are three examples: before the update, after the first update and after the second update (.mov files may take a while to load). As previously promised, Nikon USA just published a firmware updated for the Nikon […]

Posted in Nikon D7000 | Tagged | 176 Comments