Monthly Archives: May 2013

Nikon D400 rumors are back

Nasim Mansurov posted a new article on his blog regarding the mythical Nikon D400 camera. According to his source, who initially predicted the D400 announcement last year, the camera is supposed to be out around September this year:

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The multi-camera system at the Tokyo Skytree is powered by 12 Nikon D3S cameras

Nikon recently published this interesting article on the multi-camera system located at the Tokyo Skytree which consists of twelve D3S DSLR cameras equipped with the Nikkor AF 35mm f/2D lens that take 360° photographs of the city 24 hours a day: “The Multi-Camera Control System consists of 12 D3S digital single-lens reflex cameras installed on […]

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DxOMark: new Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens vs. old version

DxOmark published their test results for the Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens – the new version performs significantly better then the old (the price of the new model is also significantly higher: $2,696.95 vs. $1,675). Here is their conclusion:

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Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS lens coming this summer, more lenses on the horizon

Samyang has scheduled to release several new lenses in 2014. The first one will be a 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS for APS-C cameras ($449). A second APS-C lens is also rumored to be announced this summer. During the 2012 Photokina show the company introduced a 10mm f/2.8 ED AS UMC CS lens for APS-C cameras that has not […]

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Nikon Coolpix P7700 firmware update 1.2

Nikon released firmware update 1.2 for the Coolpix P7700 compact camera (currently listed for $389). The only modification in this release is: “When shooting with shooting mode set to M (manual) with Flash, and the ISO sensitivity set to Auto, ISO 80-200, ISO 80-400, or ISO 80-800, ISO sensitivity was sometimes not locked at ISO […]

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Weekly Nikon news flash #215

New silicone sleeve for the Nikon D5200 was announced in Japan. Similar Delkin products are sold in the US but not in bright yellow (only black). New: Jobu Design L bracket for Nikon D600 (for use without battery grip). New products also from ReallyRightStuff: plates for Coolpix A, D7100 and for D7100 + MB-D15 battery grip. […]

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Nikon patents 200-500mm f/3.5-5.6 full frame lens

Nikon filed a patent in Japan for a 200-500mm f/3.5-5.6 and  200-500mm f/4-5.6 full frame zoom lenses:

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How much abuse can the Nikon D3s take?

We have seen Nikon cameras falling off from a motorcycle, getting run over by a pickup truck, being submerged in mud, getting exposed to hail and water. The French website Pixelistes went a step further and published a 15 minutes video where they torture a Nikon D3s through mud, water, ice and fire. At the end, the camera was still […]

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