Weekly Nikon news flash #100

This weekend is the 100th week anniversary of the weekly Nikon news flash - I will celebrate it with another giveaway next week. Here are the news for this week:

  • Nikon Malaysia is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and they will have a 3 days expo in Kuala Lumpur (the ad is from a local photography magazine):

#1 Canon EOS Kiss X4/T2i/550D (unchanged)
#2 Nikon D90 (up)
#3 Nikon D3100 (down)

"The forecast for total shipment (the cumulative total of shipments from January to December) of digital cameras in 2011 is 131 million units, a year-on-year increase of 7.8%. In a breakdown of digital cameras by product type, shipments of cameras with built-in lenses and those with interchangeable lenses are forecasted to reach approximately 115.5 million (a year-on-year increase of 6.4%) and 15.5 million units (a year-on-year increase of 20.2%), respectively.

Of particular note is the expectation that the rapid growth trend will continue in the category of digital cameras with interchangeable lenses for markets outside Japan, with shipments of 13.8 million, a year-on-year increase of 21.1%, anticipated. The total shipments of lenses for interchangeable lens digital cameras continue their marked growth in step with the expanding market for digital cameras with interchangeable lenses and the broad range of product offerings, with a forecast for 2011 of shipments of 26.4 million units, a year-on-year increase of 21.7%."

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  • dan

    Now my Samyang can be like a Canon L.

  • venancio

    it’s amazing that the D90 is still raking in the numbers on sales… maybe with a decent firmware (others are saying that firmware 1.002 on Lens has shown a more number of keepers and sharper images, although others would still say a tripod will almost always do that ) Nikon can still have an active selling tier between D5100 and D7000… now what if the sales of D700 is also going up?

    • I saw no difference in focus accuracy with the new firmware. The d90 still doesn’t like many AF-D lenses and could use a user accessible fine tune function.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone have any experience with these Samyang lenses?

    Built quality?

    Image quality?

    They seem to becoming a player.

    • WoutK89

      http://www.photozone.de has some reviews up if you’re interested

      • Anonymous

        Very interesting. Thanks.
        I think it’s not that bad overall.

    • w00rd. have my eye on them for a long time now, but I still feel so unsure about ’em…

    • Vivek

      Is it true that brand matching the body + lens will typically prove to be a better system?
      Eg. Nikon D5000 + Nikkor 18-200 vs Nikon D5000 + Sigma 18-200?

      • SZRimaging

        No, lenses should be taken on a case by case basis. There are amazing lenses and duds built by all the major companies.

  • o2atoman

    That mode dial decal is sweeeeet!

  • I have a Samyang 85mm f/1.4 UMC although it is marked “Rokinon”. IQ is very good and so is build quality. It has a heavy solid feel like the old time stuff and a very smooth MF action. The aperture can be controlled by the camera, so all AE modes work.

  • KC

    Hey admin, I think you put a typo. It reads Costco selling D700 kit for 1799.99. I think you meant d7000 kit.

  • Happy #100 week anniversary! 😀

  • mshi

    Just buy the $40 Coco Speedlight ringflash and you’re set.

  • bobos

    I might consider the Samyang if it is better than the 35mm f/1.8 DX

  • Check out my Nikon D7000 macbook skin


    • Funduro


  • Nicholas Lee

    I’m going to the expo in Kuala Lumpur since i’m actually from Malaysia. We’ll keep you guys updated!

  • Funduro

    comment on the DSLR audio accessory mount: Looks made for un-intrusive street photography.

    • jonnyapple

      Love it, Funduro.

      BTW admin, it’s the mount and not the recorder they’re making. That recorder is a zoom h4n (I love mine).

    • That’s definitely one mount I would never ever put on my camera. It does not get much uncooler…

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