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 | 47 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 […]

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Nikon patents interchangeable sensor for mirrorless camera

Nikon filed a patent in Japan for interchangeable sensor solution in mirrorless cameras. According to the patent application, the interchangeable sensors will have different AF system, speed (fps) and pixel count in order to suite different shooting preferences: AF Rate Image quality Remarks Contrast AF Slow Good All pixels and therefore can be used for […]

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Nikon Coolscan 9000 ED now discontinued also in the US

Nikon Coolscan 9000 ED is now listed as discontinued at B&H as well. The scanner has already been listed as discontinued in Europe. I expect the prices to go up on eBay.

Posted in Other Nikon stuff | Tagged | 32 Comments