Monthly Archives: November 2012

New Nikon 58mm f/1.2 lens patent

Nikon filed two different patents (2012-230133 and 2012-230340) in Japan for a 58mm f/1.2 lens: Patent release date: October 22, 2012 Patent filing date: April 4, 2011 Focal length: 58.0220mm Aperture: 1.210 Half angle of view: 20.81° Image height: 21.6mm Lens length: 108.8935mm Back focus: 38.0120mm The legendary Ai Noct Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 lens, that was […]

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Those are the best Nikon deals for Black Friday

Nikon D7000 deal: The best deal on Nikon gear for this Black Friday is the D7000 with 18-105mm lens for $996.96 ($500 off with free shipping and 2% in rewards) – basically you are getting the lens for free (body only costs $996.95 as well).    You also get free shipping (one day free shipping […]

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Nikon announced digiscoping adapter DSA-N1 and DSB-N1 bracket for Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras

Nikon announced two new products that will enable the use of Nikon fieldscopes on Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras. Similar product already exists for DSLRs (see sample images). The latest Nikon fieldscopes have built-in VR technology (some models cost over $5,000). Here are the details on the new DSA-N1 adapter and DSB-N1 bracket:

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Time-lapse video of the Nikon D600 dust accumulation problem

The time-lapse video below shows the dust accumulation problem with a brand new Nikon D600. Note that the lens was never changed during this test – so this is not really dust coming from the outside, but internal particles accumulated around the same upper left portion of the sensor: This is what the author of the video wrote about […]

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Eye-Fi cards now compatible with the Nikon D800 camera

Quick update for all Wi-Fi cards fans: in their latest firmware release v5.0018 Eye-Fi resolved the compatibility issue with Nikon D800/D800E cameras. FYI: Transcend recently announced their own 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi enables SD memory cards.

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Nikkor 70-200mm f/4 and 18.5mm f/1.8 lenses to start shipping next week

According to Nikon Japan and the new AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR lens ($1,399) will start shipping next week, on November 29, 2012. Sample images taken with the new lens can be seen here, here and here.

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Read this before you upgrade to Windows 8

Nikon Europe issued a statement with a list of software products that they intend to test (and support?) with the new Windows 8 operating system. Included also is a list of products that they do not intend to provide compatibility:

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Black Friday deals

Here are some of the Black Friday special for this week. I will be updating this post in the next few days. Adorama’s offers for Black Friday can be found here. In addition, you can get 2% rewards on most Nikon DSLRs and lenses. Amazon has a special page setup for Black Friday. Check also […]

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