Monthly Archives: June 2013

Amazing restoration of old Nikon lenses

The Nikon Repair Center in Taiwan can restore and paint any Nikkor lens. NRC sent me some pictures of their latest lens restoration and transformation project – the detailed steps remain a trade secret, but they told me that the process is similar to how they cleaned a lens damaged by salt water few months ago. They first bought a […]

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86 Nikon Image Space accounts compromised, Nikon issues an apology

Nikon issued a statement that a total 86 Nikon Image Space accounts were compromised. The issue is now fixed, but those 86 users will no longer be able to login to their accounts (full details after the break). Nikon Image Space offers 20GB of free online photo storage if you own a Nikon camera. New Android and iOS apps for […]

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Nikon announces N1-CL1 close-up lens adaptor

Nikon Australia announced a new N1-CL1 close-up lens adaptor for the Nikon 1 mirrorless camera system:

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PocketWizard announces new Nikon power cable

PocketWizard announced a new Nikon power cable for use with the MiniTT1, Plus III and MultiMAX radio triggers. The price of the cable is $19.95.

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The Russian Zenit Helios 40-2 85mm f/1.5 lens is now available with Nikon F-mount

The Russian Zenit Helios 40-2 85mm f/1.5 lens is now available for F-mount. In the past this manual focus lens could be used on Nikon cameras only with an M42 adapter. Here are the specifications:

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DxOMark test results for the Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens

DxOMark published their test result and conclusion for the Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED ultra-wide zoom lens ($746.95):

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Weekly Nikon news flash #218

Two new Samyang APS-C lenses to be announced this summer: 16mm f/2.0 wide-angle ($479) and 300mm f/6.3 reflex lenses. Good deal: refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens for $409 (regular price $499.95). Photographing Earth from the cupola on the International Space Station. BorrowLenses rented 13 Nikon D800 bodies and 28mm f/1.8G lenses for the shooting of the FX television series “Wilfred”. Read […]

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Nikon 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens now shipping

  The latest Nikon 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens is currently en route to retailers in the US. Shipping to existing pre-orders will most likely start this weekend or early next week. Some new sample 32mm f/1.2 images can be found at A detailed review is available at mobile01.

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