Monthly Archives: March 2013

Weekly Nikon news flash #208

Nikon Introduces three new Binoculars: Monarch 5 ($329.95), Aculon A30 ($69.95) and Aculon T51 ($179.95). Check out the latest list of upcoming Nikon books on Amazon in the US, Germany, France,  and the UK. The price of refurbished Nikon D800 cameras dropped another $50 to $2,349.00. Nikon gear at the ISS (article at a German magazine). Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G lens review with sample images. New […]

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Nikon Coolpix A at DxOMark

This has been a DxOMark week – another set of test results were published today for the Nikon Coolpix A compact camera. The smallest APS-C camera today outperforms many other compact/mirrorless cameras and comes close to the capabilities of the D5200 and D7100 DSLRs in terms of high ISO and dynamic range performance. DxOMark’s conclusion: “The Nikon Coolpix A […]

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The Nikon 800mm f/5.6 lens is now shipping in Asia

The Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 lens ($17,896.95) is now shipping in Asia according to this forum post on mobile01. The US release date is currently listed as April 4th, 2013. More details on the lens can be found here. Few addition images from mobile01:

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Last chance to take advantage of Nikon’s instant lens rebates and savings

  You have few more days to take advantage of the various Nikon discounts. Several retailers have already indicated that some of the current rebate programs will not be extended after March 30th (the end of Nikon’s financial year). This is a list of the ongoing Nikon instant rebates that are currently set to expire […]

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Nikon D7100 gets DxOMark tested

DxOMark published their test results for the Nikon D7100 DSLR camera. Surprisingly the $400 cheaper D5200 performed slightly better then the D7100. The current top 3 best APS-C cameras tested by DxOMark are the Nikon D5200, D7100 and Pentax K-5 IIs:

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DxOMark: best lenses for the Nikon D800 camera (part 3, wide angle lenses)

DxOMark published their third part on best wide angle lenses for the Nikon D800 camera (see part 1 and part 2). As you would expect “normal” wide angle prime lenses performed better than ultra wide and zoom lenses. Here are the top rated lenses grouped by lens type:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #207

Two of the latest Sigma lenses for Nikon F-mount are now shipping: 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM and 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM. The new Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD lens for Nikon mount (Model A009) will be released on  March 28, 2013. The Nikon Coolpix P330 compact camera (with RAW support) is currently available in stock. The Nikon D90 camera […]

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DxOMark: best lenses for the Nikon D800 camera (part 2, telephoto zoom lenses)

DxOMark published the second part of their Best lenses for the Nikon D800 camera series and this time they are covering telephoto lenses: 70-200mm lenses “The best lens tested is a Nikon model, but it is not the most expensive model. In Overall scores, the Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR comes out on top, with a […]

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