Monthly Archives: January 2012

Weekly Nikon news flash #147

Tokina 12mm-24mm f/4 lens with Nikon mount is currently $75 off. B&H is now also taking pre-orders for the 16GB and 32GB XQD cards. Refurbished Nikon D5100 kit for $589.95. Rare Nikon Repro NIKKOR 85mm f/1.0 lens on eBay. European Samyang 24mm f/1.4 D AS UMC price announced: EUR 625 for the Nikon mount version. “Sendai […]

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Tamron sold more lenses than Nikon in Japan

The Japanese site BCNRanking published their 2012 BCN Awards for various products: Nikon got the #2 spot in the DSLR section Nikon Coolpix cameras are not in the top 3 in the compact segment (Casio is at the #3 spot!) In the lens category, Tamron got the #2 spot after Canon – Tamron sold 0.6% […]

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Nikon vs. Sigma patent infringement lawsuit could be finalized in the next few weeks

Back in May of 2011 Nikon filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma over lenses with VR technology. I was told that the negotiations between the two companies should be finalized in the coming weeks and a press release will be issued. Nikon was initially looking for a compensation of 12.6 billion yen (around 150 […]

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Nikon D800 on February 7th, Coolpix cameras on February 2nd

I already mentioned about the Nikon event on February 7th, 2012 but I was not sure what would be announced on that date. It will be the Nikon D800. The camera will have 36MP (not 24MP like reported on several websites). The new Coolpix cameraswill be introduced on February 2nd, 2012. For all US readers this means […]

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New Tokina AT-X 11-16 f/2.8 PRO DX Ⅱ lens announced

Tokina just announced a new version of their popular 11-16mm f/2.8 lens. The new lens will have an aspherical element, new coating for improved performance and a SD-M (Silent Drive-Module) autofocus motor (AF-S equivalent) and US price of $669. You can now use this lens even with Nikon DSLR cameras that don’t have an integrated AF […]

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Nikon D700 & D300s are now officially discontinued

Nikon D700 and D300s are now officially listed as discontinued on Nikon’s website. The surprise here is the phase out of the D300s, because I have not received any reliable information about a potential replacement. I believe the D700 will be available for sale for at least few more months after the D800 announcement. Update: I was told […]

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Nikon to announce the first waterproof, shockproof Coolpix camera for kids

With the next batch of Coolpix cameras, Nikon will introduce also a new point and shoot product line for kids. The first camera will be waterproof, shockproof and will have some unique built-in features (probably some fun image editing). The US price is expected to be under $120. This will be the second Nikon Coolpix waterproof camera […]

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“Nikon D3200 for Dummies” book now available for pre-order

The first Nikon D3200 book is already listed on Amazon UK and on Amazon Germany. The more interesting listing is on Amazon France where the book is currently available for pre-order:

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