Monthly Archives: January 2013

Nikon glass is made in the wholly owned subsidiary Hikari Glass

Recently there was some discussion on NikonRumors about whether Nikon still makes its own glass, spurred on by the new Nikon lens making videos. A reader did some research and sent me the information included in this post (thanks J). It turns out that Nikon’s wholly-owned glassworks, which is its own business called Hikari Glass (Mitsumatanagadan 141 […]

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Nikon announcement on January 29th; additional Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED specs

Nikon will announce their new Nikkor AF-S 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED full frame lens on January 29th (± 1 day). I am still not certain if the new Coolpix cameras will also be announced next week or later in February. Here are some additional 18-35mm f/3.5–4.5G ED specs:

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Capture NX no longer compatible with the latest Nik Color Efex Pro

Nikon UK published this notice regarding the compatibility of the latest Nik Color Efex Pro version with Nikon Capture NX 2 software (Google purchased Nik software in September 2012):

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Nikon to launch “Nikon Image Space” – a new online image sharing and storage website

On January 28, 2013 Nikon will launch a new online image sharing and storage website called “Nikon Image Space“. You will get 2GB of free storage, improved usability, greater performance and collaboration with social networking sites. Existing myPicturetown accounts will be automatically transferred to the new Nikon Image Space.

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Nikon D7000 listed as discontinued in Australian retailer

The retailer Bing Lee, who has a significant presence in Australia, lists the Nikon D7000 as “discontinued and no longer available for sale” on their website. I expect more stores to start marking the D7000 as discontinued in the upcoming weeks/months as we get closer to its replacement. The D7000 is currently on sale with a $300 instant […]

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Nikon D5100 vs. D5200 specs comparison

For some reason this post comparing the Nikon D5100 and D5200 specifications did not get published few weeks ago. Sorry for the delay:

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Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lens: “the best 85mm lens in the DxOMark database”

DxOMark published their test results for the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lens ($496.95 vs. $1,649 for the f/1.4 version) which received the highest score in the current DxOMark database: “With an Overall DxOMark Lens Metric Score of 35 the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G is the best 85mm lens in the DxOMark database and well exceeds the average DxOMark Overall Score of […]

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Weekly Nikon news flash #198

You can buy those bright yellow Nikon lens/body caps on eBay. New lens from Lomography: MC Zenitar-N 2.8/16 fisheye for Nikon mount, here are  the specs: Focal length: 16mm Field of view: 180 degrees diagonal Composition: eleven elements in seven groups Available apertures: f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22 Focusing from 0.3m (1′) to infinity Rubberized […]

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