Monthly Archives: July 2012

Weekly Nikon news flash #171

Nikon lens bracelet at Photojojo. Sigma APO Macro 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens pricing and availability announced: shipping starts on July 27 for a street price of $1,699. Nikon 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P IF-ED lens: a look back at this massive lens. Check out the new Aculon T11 and Monarch 7 binoculars.

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Nikon has a permit for a still photography shooting in Miami

The website lists Nikon as the permit holder of a still photography shooting currently in production in Miami. The photographer is Tom Bol who has worked for Nikon before. Could this be the marketing campaign for the upcoming Nikon D600 camera?

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Voigtländer 28mm f/2.8 Color Skopar SLII lens specs

The Voigtländer 28mm f/2.8 Color Skopar SLII lens was announced few months ago with almost no additional info. Now the company decided to update their website with the detailed specs and the price of the new lens. The US price for the Nikon mount version is $599 (529 Euro):

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Nikon 800mm f/5.6 lens announced

Nikon Japan has already listed the previosuly rumored Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 lens on their website. There is not much information except that the new lens will be on display during the The 141st Open Championship golf tournament (July 19-22, 2012) and Photokina (September 2012). Update: I got the official press release, Nikon basically announced the development […]

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Lexar announced support for XQD memory card

Today Lexar announced that they will start producing XQD memory cards that are currently used only in the Nikon D4 DSLR camera. The first Lexar XQD cards are expected in Q3 of 2012. Currently only Sony sells XQD memory card and they recently announced a faster S version.

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Guest post: Using the Nikon P7000/P7100 for underwater photography

Intro Since the termination of the Nikonos series of underwater cameras in 2001, Nikon has not invested or contributed to using its cameras underwater. This led to the rise of the “digital camera in a housing” concept and the majority of cameras used underwater these days are actually standard digital cameras with a dedicated housing. […]

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Nikon patent adds low-pass filter in the lens

Nikon’s patent 2012128155 filed in Japan is for implementing an optical low-pass filter (OLPF) in the lens for optimum performance and improved resolving power. The low-pass filter is used to prevent/reduce moiré patterns in images. The patent describes a 300mm f/2.8 lens with OLPF.

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Guest post: birds of prey in a studio environment with the Nikon D800

I have scheduled several guest posts for this week. Nikon related news/rumors will pick up at the end of July when we will start approaching the pre-Photokina announcement time. The first guest post is from Steven Hyatt who had the chance to photofraph birds of prey in a studio environment with the Nikon D800 and Nikkor 200-400mm f/4 VRII […]

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