Weekly Nikon news flash #109

This has been a slow week, which is typical after an official announcement. Here are few links and videos worth mentioning:

  • Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens now available for sale (Nikon mount).
  • PMA/CliQ show now moved to January, 2012.
  • New “Welcome to our world” website from Nikon is now online.
  • Painted Nikon D7000 cameras.
  • DIY: how to replace the bulb/tube on the Nikon SB-600 flash unit. See also this link.
  • This photograph was taken with the help of 1000 hand-held flashes + Nikon D3x + 14mm lens.
  • Behind the scenes at Nikon UK’s temporary service depot for the royal wedding
  • “According to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, some 60% of Japan’s major manufacturers victimized by the March 11 quake and tsunami have resumed operation by April 25, and some 30% will restart operation by July. And some 70% of the manufacturers surveyed have found other suppliers for components and materials but only 40% said they can secure enough amount by July. Thus the recovery to normal operation of the supply chain will be delayed until this autumn.” (source: PEN Weekly News)
  • Nikon D300s bent pin replacement time-lapse video:

  • Nikon is a sponsor of the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) & World Swimming Championship. Here are two videos recently uploaded by Nikon Corp:

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