Monthly Archives: January 2013

Nikon 58mm f/1.4 lens patent

Nikon latest patent filed in Japan is for a 58mm f/1.4 lens: Patent application: 2013-19993 Patent release date: January 31, 2013 Patent filing date: July 8, 2011 Focal length: 58.0216mm Aperture: 1.450 Half angle of view: 20.82° Image height: 21.6mm Lens length: 93.67772mm Backfocus: 38.71868mm Lens design: 9 elements in 5 groups, two aspherical elements

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Nikon patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma dismissed by Tokyo District Court

Back in 2011 Nikon filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Japan against Sigma over lenses with VR technology. Jiji Press reports today that Tokyo District Court dismissed Nikon’s claims of patent infringement. Nikon was looking for a compensations of 12 billion yen (around 130 million dollars). The lawsuit was based on six Sigma lenses with image stabilization […]

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New Nikon D5200 bundle at B&H with free battery and grip

     B&H has a new Nikon D5200 bundle that comes with a free Pearstone EN-EL14 Lithium-Ion battery ($29.50), Vello BG-N6 battery grip ($59.95) and includes also free shipping in the US. All Nikon D5200 camera configurations can be found here.

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Nikon’s new 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 and 800mm f/5.6 lenses available for pre-order

Nikkor AF-S 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens pre-order options: B&H Photo Adorama Amazon Nikkor AF-S 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens pre-order options: B&H Photo Adorama Amazon Check later for more pre-order options.

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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM lens for Nikon DX cameras announced

Sigma announced a new 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM lens designed for APS-C DSLRs (45mm equivalent on a Nikon DX camera):

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Nikon D4 firmware update A1.04, B1.02 released

Nikon released firmware update A1.04, B1.02 for the D4 which contains one improvement: “subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder has been improved”. The new firmware can be downloaded on Nikon support site.

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