Weekly Nikon news flash #116

I did not have Internet connection during the past weekend. This is the weekly Nikon news flash for last week:

  • New Nikon D5100 ad:

  • Nikon D7000 under the shower:

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  • Lio

    First !

    • Lio

      To add a real comment, sample images of the 17-35 f/4 are not top notch. At least deformation and vignet at 17mm seem low.

      • Why is it that at those Nikon online stores everything is in stock, yet overpriced?

        • The invisible man.

          @David Hasselblad
          Why do you always have to be faster than me ?

      • The invisible man.

        Man, that was a REAL comment, you will make Ken jealous !

  • Second. I wonder what the Tokina is like. I might be interested in something like that.

    • Yeah, but the B&H price for the Nikon is still less than the price listed for the Tokina on PhotoRumors…

  • AnoNemo

    I won!!! I should buy lottery tickets! I predicted that Nikon will extend the rebate again! Let’s go and buy up all the 12MP. πŸ™‚

    • AnoNemo

      And let’s make another prediction, Nikon will further extend the rebate after July 30!

    • The invisible man.

      Good idea, buy two 12MP, you’ll get a 24MP for cheap !

      • AnoNemo

        But how do you take pictures at the same time with both? Wouldn’t it make it actually 24MP 3D? πŸ˜‰

        • The invisible man.

          and why do you think God gave you 2 hands ?

          • AnoNemo

            I need one hand for holding up the brush!

  • Typographer’s eyes are bleeding of these rebranded logotypes. πŸ˜€

  • AnoNemo

    NR Admin where did you go that you could not buy a simple USB dongle? You really had to hide and/or ran off the map to do that. πŸ™‚

    • USB dongle won’t help if you don’t have any coverage (deep in the mountains)

      • AnoNemo

        USB dongles (many of them) have a little antenna connection. You can use a little electric wire and voila (if you don’t have a proper antenna). I often do that.

  • L_hardy

    why suggest as alternative when same price (marginally more) as the Nikon?

  • The invisible man.

    I just received my AF-s 200mm f/2 VR II today, great lens, a little heavy for my wife.
    (just kidding, I’ll never be able to afford a glass like that !)

    • AnoNemo

      and sure you would not let your wife carry that lens! She has to deserve to carry such tool. Just give her the tripod πŸ™‚

  • the prices are high for the Nikon online stores that is why they are never out of goods since only an idiot would pay those prices

    • The invisible man.

      Lower price, always and always….

      That’s the reason why you can’t find any local camera store anymore.
      With a professional photographer who give you advices and where you were able to “feel” the camera/lens you wish to buy.

      When I had my store, Nikon (and other brands) was selling me camera at a higher price that the online market.

      Oh well, that the way it is, even myself now is buying online….

  • Kino Adell

    Why does’nt nikon have a line of lenses with good quality but not high grade pro shit 2.8, I believe canon has a full range of f4. With nikon is go pro or go shit.

    • The invisible man.

      @Kino Adell
      Nikon DOES NOT MAKE MONEY on his pro DSLR market, the only reason why Nikon keep producing pro DSLR/Lenses is all about his reputation.

      So, if you can’t afford professional Nikon DSLR/Lenses, get a SONY/PENTAX/WHATEVER BRAND.

    • Mike

      16-35, 24-120, 200-400, 500, 600. All f/4, all VR, all gold ring. I have the first two, they are pretty high quality.

  • mikils

    Frankly I don’t give a damn for another nutter who feels like showering his own camera; show me rather a video of same camera a week from now, or better yet, a video of said nutter going to shop to buy another body, and hopefully a lens too.

  • mandrake

    What’s the purpose of that app? All I would have to do is go to Nikon’s website for the same info and it wouldn’t cost me anything.

  • broxibear

    Interesting comparison of the Nikon 35mm f/1.4 G AF-S vs f/2 AF-D from Kai over at digitalrev http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEzeLrvkFGw&feature=channel_video_title

    • The invisible man.

      I had the AF-D 35mm f/2.0
      Not a fantastic lens.

      • I agree, the 35mm f/2 AF-d is not sharp until stopped down to f/5.6. f/4 is just acceptable with visible loss of sharpness in the corners. f/2 and f/2.8 are not good at all.

  • The Tokina seems wonderful! Now let’s wait for the price (or is it already known)?

  • AnoNemo

    I said the same thing a week or too ago πŸ˜‰

  • The invisible man.

    Actually I heard that Peter will rename the site Nikon News, but I’m not sure, it maybe be just a rumor.

  • broxibear

    Hi James,
    You want a rumour?…
    A new body to be announced in July, possibly Monday 25th…it can only be one of three so take your pick.

  • kaze kaze

    opps just realised got diverted to the PR blog just then, but yea, the tokina sounds like good match to the trustly 17-35 2.8D, which was introduced over 10 yrs ago (along side the D1) and manage to keep the 77mm filter size for a f2.8 lens. This new comer, on the other hand, at least on paper probably have better corners @17mm, good news for those who sit at home and stare at their monitor open at 100% crop… doesn’t bother me though.

  • Duff

    The Tokina 17-35 f/4 looks like a winner to me (if you get a good sample, lol!), but it will probably be bad for infrared, like all Tokinas are.

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