Monthly Archives: November 2012

Nikkor PC-E Micro 24mm f/2.8 lens: typo or a leak?

Nikon recently sent out a survey to existing product owners. One of the questions about current lens ownership included also a listing for a Nikkor PC-E Micro 24mm f/2.8 ED lens. Nikon currently has three perspective control lenses and 24mm f/2.8 is not one of them: PC-E 24mm f/3.5D ED, PC-E Micro 45mm f/2.8D ED and PC-E Micro 85mm […]

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Nikon 1 V2 in stock, eligible for instant rebates

I don’t think I have ever seen this before – a camera to get an instant rebate the day it is released. This is the case with the Nikon 1 V2 body that started shipping today and is currently in stock at Amazon and B&H with a $50 instant rebate: The instant saving goes up to $150 when you […]

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Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR lens now shipping

The 70-200mm f/4G ED VR lens is now shipping in the US and Europe and is currently in stock from third party resellers on Amazon (some listings have premium price). Here are some pictures of the new lens attached to a Nikon D600 sent by Foto Hans Keuzekamp: The Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 lens compared to […]

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The Nikon D600 sensor doesn’t get any more oil spots after 3000 shots

Few updates on the Nikon D600 oil spots issue. The good news is that no new oil spots get accumulated over time as reported today by LensRentals: “Things are definitely better. Where 20 of 20 cameras required cleaning 6 weeks ago, only 11 of 20 did this time (our average for all SLRs would be about 5 of 20). Like […]

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Nikon D800/D800E price drop on December 15th?

The latest rumors suggests that Nikon will reduce the price of the D800/D800E DSLR cameras in the US on December 15th, 2012. I am not talking about an instant saving when you buy a body and a lens, but a direct price drop  – just like the D600. I was told that Nikon is making […]

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Meike MK-D600 is a cheap alternative battery grip for Nikon D600

Meike released their new MK-D600 battery grip for Nikon D600. The original Nikon MB-D14 grip costs $274.95. You can get the MK-D600 for around $70 on eBay. Additional images:

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Nikkor-S 5cm 1:2 lens review

Nikkor-S 5cm 1:2 on a nikkormat FTn

Today’s guest post by Benjamin Ang is on the Nikkor-S 5cm 1:2 lens (click on images for lager view): History and Overview Released along side the Nikon F in 1959, the Nikkor-S 5cm f/2.0 was the first normal lens produced for the F-mount. It was quickly replaced by the Nikkor-H variant just 5 years later making it […]

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Nikon P7700 camera price drop

The price of the compact Nikon Coolpix P7700 camera went down 14% three months after its announcement – currently listed for $426.95 – down $72 from the original price of $500.

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