Monthly Archives: February 2012

How to spot counterfeit Nikon filters

  It seems that in addition to batteries and battery grips, there are also counterfeit Nikon filters. 1kindphotography has a detailed article on what you should look for to make sure your filter is genuine. Always purchase equipment from authorized Nikon dealers (the “fake” Nikon filter was bought on eBay).

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Translated Q&A session with Nikon France on the D4 and D800/E *UPDATED*

Chasseur d’Images published the full transcript from the Facebook Q&A session with Thomas Maquaire from Nikon France on the new D4 and D800/E cameras. Here is the Google translation (UPDATE: I got a better translation from a reader, thanks Mike):

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Nikon D800E also delayed?

Today Amazon sent emails to existing Nikon D800E pre-orders indicating that the camera was delayed by the manufacturer and currently they do not have an updated delivery date. Existing Nikon D800 pre-orders did not receive such email yet. I am not sure if this is another glitch in Amazon’s system or the D800E is really delayed. A […]

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$500 price reduction for the Nikon D700 in the US next month

In March, the price of the Nikon D700 will drop to $2199.95 in the US. This is $500 reduction from the curent $2,699.95. The price in Europe was already reduced few days after the D800 announcement. The Nikon D700 will be available for sale at least for few more months, maybe even till the end of […]

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Poll: Nikon D800 with 36MP or with 16MP sensor?

Just a quick poll: do you prefer the Nikon D800 the way it is, with a 36.3MP sensor, or you would rather have the D800 with the 16.2MP sensor from the Nikon D4?

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Nikon D800 vs. Nikon D700 high ISO comparison

This Nikon D800 vs. D700 ISO comparison was initially posted on the and my understanding is that it was later removed. I have not seen the original post and I don’t know all the details, but I assume those are 100% crops. You will have to ignore the fact that all D700 samples are blurry […]

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Nikon D800/D800E cost to dealers in the US

If you were ever wondering what is the cost of the Nikon D800/D800E cameras to a dealer in the US, this price list will show you that the D800 costs $2,699.96 and the D800E costs $2,969.96. As usual, the margin on the accessories is much higher – aprox. 40%. With the new Nikon pricing policy, don’t […]

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Weekly Nikon news flash #150

Not sure why Nikon Finland has this fake D800 picture on their front page. Somebody even photoshopped the lens… Nikon updated their online image sharing and storage service MyPicturetown. The new features include Facebook and Twitter integrations plus newly added design templates (source). White painted Nikon lenses (read more). Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC lens (Nikon mount) is […]

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