Monthly Archives: June 2012

Nikon 18-55mm f/4-5.6 lens patent for a mirrorless APS-C camera

Nikon’s 18-55mm f/4-5.6 lens patent 2012123118 appears to be for a mirrorless APS-C camera. The Nikon 1 system has a sensor smaller than APS-C. Maybe Nikon is working on a camera similar to the Pentax K-01? Patents do not guarantee new product introductions, but almost every new lens fr0m the past few years has been patented first.

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Nikon D800 and D4 in stock updates

Today’s in-stock updates – Nikon D800 is currently in stock at: Samy’s Camera BestBuy OneCall Cameta Camera Amazon US Amazon DE Amazon UK Jessops (UK) Nikon D800E is now in stock at BestBuy. Nikon D4 is currently in stock at: Amazon J&R OneCall Cameta Camera Samy’s Camera Jessops (UK)

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Nikon D4 in stock at Amazon

Today’s in-stock update: Nikon D4 is currently in stock at

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Nikon updates lens distortion control data for many DSLR cameras

Nikon released new lens distortion control data with a new firmware update for the D90, D3100, D3200, D5000, D5100, D7000, D4, D800 and D800E cameras. This was probably the rumored firmware update I reported last week. The L firmware update provides corrections for lens barrel and pincushion distortions. You can see the complete list of supported […]

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Nikon 18-200mm and 18-300mm DX lenses size comparison

I added some more images of the new lenses in yesterday’s post. Above: a quick size comparison between the old 18-200mm and the new 18-300mm DX lenses. A detailed review of the new lenses will be coming in the next few weeks.

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Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 and 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 lenses now shipping (UPDATED)

The recently announced Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR and 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lenses are now shipping in the US. Amazon currently has then in stock via third party resellers at a regular price: Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR In Europe, Foto Hans Keuzekamp has the 18-300mm and 24-85mm lenses in […]

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Nikon gear in space

Camera porn: NASA astronaut Don Pettit on board of the ISS with a bunch of Nikon cameras and lenses.

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Nikon D4 now in stock at J&R, OneCall (UPDATED)

Update: J&R is now sold out but OneCall currently has Nikon D4 is stock:

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