Monthly Archives: October 2011

Nikon releases new MyPicturetown iPad/iPhone app

I had to break the union discussion in the pervious thread with this new post about the wonderful news that today Nikon launched a new Picturetown Pad application for iPads and iPhones. The app can be downloaded for free from iTunes.

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The situation in Thailand doesn’t look good for Nikon

Nationmultimedia published the above table about the effect of the Thailand flooding on Japanese companies. Quote from the same article: “Electronic manufacturers also are heavily dependent on production in Thailand. Nikon Corp.’s Thailand plant produces low- to mid-range single-lens reflex cameras, which account for 90 percent of the company’s SLR camera production.”

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Another Nikon D7100 typo?

This is the second appearance of a Nikon D7100 on a major document (see the first one here) – Adobe listed the D7100 as a new camera in red in their Camera Raw 6.5 Read Me PDF document (see page 3):

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Rumor: Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G DX lens to be refreshed

There are some rumors that the next DX lens may actually be a refresh of the current AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR ($650). This matches previous reports that the new DX Nikkor will be a consumer lens and it will be a replacement of an already existing zoom lens.

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What about the Nikon D4?

The Nikon D4 will probably be announced in the first quarter of 2012, maybe even in January (PMA show?) but it’s just too early to put any credibility to this rumor. Most of the tips I received point to a 18MP sensor for the D4, just like the Canon EOS-1D X. Note that the new […]

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Canon EOS-1D X will be announced tonight, now Nikon has the ball

Here are the specs for the upcoming Canon EOS-1D X camera: Full Frame 18.1MP Dual DIGIC 5 – 17 Times The Processing Power of DIGIC 4 ISO 100-51200 Native 100,000 Pixel RGB Metering Sensor EOS iSA (Intelligent Subject Analysis) 61 Point AF 21 f/5.6 Cross Type Sensors 20 f/4 Cross Type Sensors 5 f/2.8 Cross […]

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New Nikon instant rebates now live on Amazon

The new Nikon instant rebates are now live on Amazon. As previously reported the savings are up to $400 if you buy a qualifying lens and DSLR. Amazon also raised their prices, complying with the new Nikon policy, for example: Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 is now $2,399.00 (was $2,159.96 last week) Nikon  24-70mm f/2.8 is now $1,889.00 (was $1,700.96 last week) Nikon […]

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Chasseur d’Images: two big major Nikon announcements expected in the coming weeks have been postponed

A reader just sent me this note from the French Chasseur d’Images (Google translation) suggesting that two major Nikon announcements have been postponed as a result of the flooding in Thailand: “Two big major launches, expected in the coming weeks, have been cancelled / postponed. Some recently announced cameras are delayed due to lack of some material.”

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