Monthly Archives: April 2013

It takes three people to unbox the Nikon 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens

If you are one of the lucky few who have ordered the most expensive lens in the current Nikon lineup, you may need an extra hand when unboxing this 800mm monster:

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Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens tested at DxO Mark

Today DxO Mark published their test results for the Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens ($596.95) which was also on the list of recommended lenses for the D800E camera. The lens has a performance identical to the 24-120mm f/4G lens ($1,296.95) and outperforms the 28-300mm ($1,046.95) in almost every measurement. Both Tamron and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses obviously scored higher […]

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Nikon published an updated list of recommended lenses for the D800E camera

When the D800/E cameras were announced last year, Nikon released a technical guide which contained a list of recommended lenses for the D800E model (page 16). Several new lenses were announced since and recently Nikon published an updated new list of “lenses that offer excellent resolution” for the D800E:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #211

The Rokinon 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC tilt-shift lens for Nikon mount will start shipping on May 2nd, the Samyang version of the same lens is scheduled to be released on May 15th. New sample images are available here and here. Nikon F camera made from cardboard on Etsy. Many of you have probably received an email about a new website called Nikon Cinema. Unfortunately the content […]

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Military grade “Desert Mirage Lizard” painted Nikon gear

Custom painted Nikon equipment is nothing new – we’ve already seen white and Bruce Lee versions of the D3, has also done few nice custom D4 and Nikkor lens designs. Alexy Joffre Frangieh (who also did the D3 hail torture video) did something different – he used a military grade “Desert Mirage Lizard” paint for some of his Nikon camera […]

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Nikon 800mm f/5.6 lens shipping to NPS members, user’s manual available online

I received some information that the new Nikkor AF-S 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens ($17,896.95, 2% in rewards available) started shipping to NPS members. The lens was delayed and the new official release date is May 31, 2013. The manual is currently available online and can be downloaded here. If anyone has some sample images taken with […]

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