Monthly Archives: April 2013

Update: Nikon denies reports of dumping Ashton Kutcher as a spokesman

A quick update to one of the posts from the weekend: in a statement to Imaging-Resource Nikon’s representative denied previous reports that Ashton Kutcher is no longer the company’s spokesman:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #209

The Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens, which comes with an USB dock for firmware updates, will start shipping on May 15, 2013.    Nikon F SLR camera build from LEGO pieces: if this design gets 10,000 supporters, Lego may consider to produce it as a separate kit. Five Nikon digital cameras received the “red dot award: product […]

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Nikon dumps Ashton Kutcher

Update: Nikon denied reports that are no longer associated with Ashton Kutcher. The National Enquirer reports that Nikon dumped Ashton Kutcher as their company’s spokesperson because he got greedy and tried to double his multimillion dollar contract. Reportedly Nikon didn’t even try to negotiate with the actor. Let’s see who will be the new face […]

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Nikon SDK C# wrapper library

For all of you software developers out there – a reader created an open source C# wrapper library for Nikon’s MAID SDK: “This project aims to provide an easy-to-use C# library that wraps the functionality of the native Nikon MAID SDK. The library allows you to control your Nikon DSLR via USB using just a few lines […]

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Nikon’s patent reveals passcode protection of lens-body combination

In order to prevent the use and resale of stolen gear, Nikon filed patent 2013-61508 in Japan that will require the photographer to enter a passcode in order to make a certain lens-camera combination usable. The authentication process will most likely use the lens and camera serial numbers and link them to a pre-selected password. Unless the correct password […]

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Nikon eBay madness

I haven’t done Nikon eBay madness for a while – here are some interesting Nikon items currently listed on eBay: Nikon I camera for $21,000. Nikon SP camera including motor and battery pack for $16,000. Nikon F3 camera used in the Space Shuttle Program for $10,000. Brand new Nikon 35Ti Titanium film camera – the current […]

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Nikkor AF-S 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens delayed till May 31

Few days ago I mentioned about the potential delay of the new Nikkor AF-S 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens. Nikon Japan now officially announced the delay – the new release date is May 31, 2013. If you are thinking of purchasing this $17,896.95 lens that weights 10.12 lb (4.59 kg), take a look also at those additional long lens support add-ons from […]

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DxOMark test results for the Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens are out

DxOMark published their test results for the Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens ($1,996.95) which was not part of their previous selection for best wide angle lenses for the Nikon D800 camera. They have now updated their findings and of course the 14-24mm lens is the top performer:

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