Top 10 posts for March, 2011

Those are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts for March 2011:

  1. Satellite images of Nikon Sendai plant before and after earthquake.
  2. Did Nikon Korea just leak the Nikon D5100?
  3. Rumor: Nikon’s mirrorless camera will be targeting professionals, to be released in few weeks.
  4. Nikon’s official statement on the disaster in Japan.
  5. How to take a Nikon D7000 apart.
  6. Rumor: Nikon D5100 to have 11 AF points.
  7. Nikon D3s camera falls from a motorcycle, continues to shoot.
  8. Auto-focus accuracy: a scientific cross brand analysis.
  9. Nikon plants in Sendai “virtually impossible to resume operations in 14 days”.
  10. Potential Nikon announcement: late March, early April.
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  • Matt


  • The invisible man

    I agree with you admin, we won’t see it soon.

  • broxibear

    Don’t know where to post this so I’m going to put it here if that’s ok Peter?
    Ministers and business leaders in Japan are trying to make arrangements over power consumption to avoid rolling blackouts. The blackouts are preventing places like Nikon’s Tochigi plant from production because they require a 24 hour supply.
    If they can’t find a way to reduce consumption across Japan the blackouts will continue into July…
    “The industry ministry and business circles are making arrangements to reduce this summer’s power consumption by 25% during peak daytime hours compared with the level a year earlier, sources close to the matter said Friday.
    The move to promote businesses to make voluntary efforts is apparently aimed at having them avoid rolling blackouts, which would make it difficult to draw up operating plans.
    In business circles, Japan’s largest business lobby, Nippon Keidanren, started compiling steps for voluntary energy savings by businesses and industry.
    The envisioned measures by the Japan Business Federation include dispersing operating days and hours in factories and temporarily shifting production to western Japan”

    • The invisible man

      This is no good news for us, I’m glad I got my 14-24mm f/2.8 last week.

      I have no idea if that will be a issue for the D800/900 production (probably already designed and tested) but it will delay the availability for sure.
      I better be nice with my wife if I have to tell her that I’ll buy an other D700 !

      • broxibear

        Hi The invisible man,
        It’s amazing how long people have been talking about the D800, on nikonrumors the first mention I could find about it was July 2008
        Hopefully for all those waiting for the D800 it’s on schedule. I’m not privy to any inside information but I just don’t see after all that’s happened (and is still happening) in Japan how it’s release is going to be on time.
        I’m not in the market for a D800 so it doesn’t affect me as it does others, What I see are more photographers who are deciding not to get the next new model, and instead skipping a generation. Part of this is cost, but it’s also down to the current higher end dslrs like the D700 being so good that they have no real need for any extra mp or 1080p video.
        Unless the D4 has something special I think is relevant to the way I work I won’t be selling my D3…I’ll be looking at the D5 series.
        Others will feel different and that’s cool.

  • Let’s face it, the whole deal now for pro gear is about the situation Japan, and it might be having an effect on the stuff made in Thailand too.

  • broxibear

    Came across a bit more information about Notion Vtec, taking over some of the high end production from Sendai…
    “MalaysiaOSK Research affirmed that as a contingency plan, Notion Vtec would be supplied with raw materials from Nikon to produce the body mount with immediate effect.
    It was preparing jigs and fixtures and utilising existing computer numerical control (CNC) machines to produce these precision components.
    “The finished body mount components will then be trucked to Nikon’s plant in Thailand for assembly. ”

  • Steve Seier

    Enter my name to win the Nikon lens.

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