Monthly Archives: July 2011

Nikon rep: two DSLRs will be announced by the end of August

This is the email I received from a reader describing a recent Nikon event organized for major authorized dealers in a country I will not mention online in order not to get anyone in trouble: They essentially explain what happened with Nikon since March 11th (earthquake, tsunami, Fukushima, etc.) and what major decisions have been […]

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Weekly Nikon news flash #119

Ikelite announced a new underwater housing for the Nikon D5100 camera. The price is $1,400 with a depth rating of 200 feet (60m): New LockCircle camera body cap for Nikon DSLR cameras coming soon: 25% savings when buying 3 Lexar UDMA 600x CF memory cards (free shipping): 8GB, 16GB, 32GB. Nikon sells branded confections in Japan. Nikon Malaysia […]

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Picture of Nikon D700x appears on a store giveaway promotion

This European online store published a picture of Nikon D700x to promote an official Nikon Netherlands giveaway: The D700x image is not part on the official giveaway website.

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This one didn’t make it: Nikon D3s get crashed by a Ford pickup truck

I had my D3s w/28-300 for 89 days. May 26, 2011 I had just finished taking pictures of a cropduster flying on rice seed, and backed my pickup up along the field road to a “T” where I could back in and pull forward. I placed the D3s on the seat next to me with […]

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Nikon Micro 40mm f/2.8 lens patents (updated)

Update: Nikon’s lens patent 20110170195 seems to have the correct lens diagram for the recently announced AF-S DX Micro 40mm f/2.8G lens. The patent got published online just two days after the lens got announced! (thanks Astrophotographer) A reader asked me if Nikon has previously filed any patents for the recently announced AF-S DX Micro 40mm f/2.8G lens. I […]

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Nikon Coolpix L23 service advisory

Nikon issued a service advisory for the Coolpix L23 compact camera warning that it may overheat causing the top cover to become deformed. This is the first official service advisory after Nikon’s Image Authentication System got cracked and D5000’s power issue. The full details:

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The best photo geek commercial of the year (updated)

I couldn’t resist sharing this video (some Nikon equipment is involved): Update: here is the behind the scene video:

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Nikon explains why in-lens VR is better compared to in-camera VR

In a recent article, Nikon explains why in-lens VR system is superior compared to in-camera VR: Corrected finder image makes photo composition easy. Each lens is optimally tuned to achieve reliable correction. Image information captured by the AF and metering sensors is corrected with in-lens VR. Patterns of image blur are not the same with […]

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