Monthly Archives: May 2011

Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G unboxing video

The Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G lens is already shipping in Europe and here is the first unboxing video:

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Nikon D700 microsite is gone

The Nikon D700 microsite seems to be removed or it’s currently broken (click on the enter button). The link the microsite from the product page is also not working. Maybe a new site for the D700 replacement is in the works? The microsites for Nikon D3s and D300s are still up and running. Here is the Google’s cached version […]

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Weekly Nikon news flash #111

Another abused Nikon D90. Nikkor AF-D 28mm f/1.4 lens for sale on eBay for $2,900. Nikon D700 with a 16mm lens captures space shuttle Endeavour’s last flight. How to “shave” a Nikon 10.5mm lens. Nikon D7000 wins the Camera GP2011 Readers Award. New G-EOS adapter for Nikon lenses New Korean Nikon D7000 iPhone app (free). […]

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Nikon D7000 + Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G samples

The Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G lens is already available for sale in Slovakia and a [NR] reader posted some sample photos online. You can use Picasa’s zoom feature for each photo for pixel picking. The lens is expected to ship on June 2nd (June 16th in the US?). Thanks Viktor!

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Nikon patent for ON/OFF optical low-pass filter (OLPF)

Nikon filed a patent application in Japan (2011-97288) for an optical low-pass filter OLPF (aka as anti-aliasing filter) that can be turned ON or OFF depending on the need of the photographer: “The imaging device by the invention according to claim 1 receives object light via a photographing optical system, The low pass filter component which is arranged […]

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Speed Magny: “The Instant Nikon F camera”

In addition to the Kodak DCS100 digital back, here is another way you can get “instant results” from an old Nikon film camera: the Speed Magny 100 Back can turn your Nikon F into a instant Polaroid machine. KEHblog has a detailed description and they even have two pieces in stock (price: $225–$235): “The Speed Magny back attaches […]

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The history of Nikon’s first digital camera (QV-1000C)

NikonWeb has another excellent article on the history of the first Nikon digital camera (the QV-1000C) with many interesting stories, including this one from Kenji Toyoda (the planning manager in charge of the QV-1000C): “It was in 1988. Just before my visit to Photokina, I talked with a chief editor of a Japanese photographic magazine, a friend of mine, and […]

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Nikon Japan announced the release date of the Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G lens

Nikon Japan announced the release date of the new Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G lens as June 2nd, 2011. The US press release indicated a release date of June 16, 2011. Maybe this time the shipments will start earlier than previously expected. See all available pre-order options here.

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