Monthly Archives: June 2011

Nikon patents update

Patents application 2011-113052 is for a 50mm f/1.2 lens (the patent describes also a f/2 version). This is the second patent for fast 50mm lens (see previous patent): Patent application 2011-112832 is for a 24-145mm or 28-145mm f/4 lens: Patent application 2011-118379 is for a 200mm f/3.2 Macro lens (again, several different designs were described with focal lengths ranging from 160-220mm and […]

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New firmware update v1.1 for Nikon Coolpix L23, L120 and P500

Nikon released new firmware update v1.1 for the Coolpix L23, L120 and P500 cameras. The new firmware fixes the error message when formating certain memory cards. Direct links for download and changelog: Nikon Coolpix L23 Nikon Coolpix L120 Nikon Coolpix P500

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You have another month to upgrade your Nikon D3 buffer

The Nikon D3 buffer upgrade was introduced back in July of 2008. Today Nikon announced that the service will be discontinued on July 20th, 2011. If you own a D3, you have another month to perform the upgrade:

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Nikon D4 with 32MP, D400 with 24MP sensors from Sony?

I received a tip about Sony’s new a920 full frame camera with a 32MP sensor to be announced this August. If this turns out to be true, there is a good chance that the Nikon D3s replacement (D4?) will also use this 32MP sensor (given that Nikon continues to use Sony sensors). On the APS-C […]

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Weekly Nikon news flash #115

June 15th was the 12th anniversary of the Nikon D1 – check this blog post. Nikon camera manuals in different languages. Nikon to support 14th FINA World Championships as Official FINA Partner. Nikon 50mm f/1.8D vs. f/1.8G. The Great Camera Shootout 2011 by Zacuto incl. the Nikon D7000. Another Nikon tethering solution. Nikon D3s price drop in […]

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DIY wireless tethering for Nikon D300s

This DIY wireless tethering for Nikon D300s was created by Jamie Carl. “As you can see, I have it mounted inside my MB-D10 vertical grip. To do this I used my spare MS-D10 battery holder which holds 8xAA batteries. I then cut off the battery mounts from one side so that I could fit the Trulink device […]

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