Monthly Archives: June 2013

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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The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens price announced: $799

Sigma announced the pricing of their groundbreaking 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens for Nikon DX cameras and I think it’s a pleasant surprise: the lens is currently listed at B&H for $799. For comparison (not really, but still) the Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II DX lens costs $846, the 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF DX Lens […]

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JVC announced a 4K interchangeable lens camcorder with Nikon F-mount

It seems that Nikon is not interested in competing in the growing video/camcorders market with Canon and other manufacturer. The good news is that you can still use Nikkor lenses (in manual focus mode only) on a professional video camera: today JVC announced a new 4K interchangeable lens camcorder with Nikon F-mount. The price is $18,000. Here […]

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