Monthly Archives: June 2012

Weekly Nikon news flash #168

Nikon version of the ioShutter Camera Remote is coming this summer. The cheap knockoff MB-D12 battery grip for Nikon D800/D800E I mentioned two weeks ago is now available on eBay for less than $100. This Chinese manufactured Meike MK900 Speedlight is a clone of the Nikon SB-900. Nikon 1 J1 + 10-30mm lens costs $379 at DigitlaRev (with free shipping) […]

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The sensor inside the D3200 is made by Nikon

Chipworks teared down a Nikon D3200 DSLR camera and found that the 24MP sensor inside is made by Nikon. The sensors of the Nikon D3, D3s, D700 and D3100 are also all made by Nikon. The sensor of the D7000 is made by Sony.

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There is a new DxOMark king: Nikon D800E

Few weeks ago the Nikon D800 got the highest DxOMark score of 95 (Nikon D4 scored 89, D3200 scored 81). Today DxOMark released the test results for the Nikon D800E with a total overall score of 96 (1 point higher than the D800). Here is another D800E comparison with the D3200 and the full frame […]

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Nikon D800 in stock right now at Amazon UK (UPDATE: another price drop)

Update: Amazon UK lowered the Nikon D800 price to £2,399.00 (now £200 off). As previously reported, Amazon UK did receive a large shipment of Nikon D800 cameras and currently has them in stock for £2,499 (£100 off). FYI: (UK) has been canceling D800 pre-orders in the past few days.

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Another Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens patent filed in Japan

A new Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens has been rumored for a while. There were several patents filed in the past (20100214667, 20100284092, 2009282214) and another one was just published in Japan (2012113182):

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Rumor: second Nikon D800 firmware update coming out soon

Nikon is expected to release a second D800 firmware update as early as this week (not sure about the exact date). Some of the potential fixes are: Nikon Japan acknowledged the D800 wireless flash trigger problem and offered a work around – this usually means that a fix will be provided with the next firmware update. There are some rumors that Nikon may […]

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Phottix released their new Odin TTL flash trigger for Nikon

Today Phottix released their new Odin TTL flash trigger for Nikon cameras:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #167

The new Nikon instant rebate program for the month of June went up $50 compared to last month. The rebates include Nikon D3100, D3200, D5100, D7000 and the mirrorless V1 and J1 cameras (when purchased together with selected lenses). News samples on flickr from the Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. Nikon D3200 now in stock. NEF […]

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