Monthly Archives: July 2013

On Thursday Sigma will announce a new free mount conversion service

Few days ago PhotoRumors broke the news about a new upcoming announcement from Sigma. The details are now in: on Thursday Sigma will announce a new free mount conversion service. This will allow switching between brands very easy and will bring an extra incentive to buy Sigma lenses.

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New Nikon patents for 50mm f/1.2 and 60mm f/1.2 lenses

Nikon filed another patent in Japan for a 50mm f/1.2 and 60mm f/1.2 lenses. The 50mm f/1.2 lens (and different variations of it) has been the most patented Nikkor lens in the past few years – here are some of the related patents filed in the past: 58mm f/1.2 (and another one) 50mm f/1.2 (and another one) 58mm […]

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NPS can diagnose and repair a Nikon D4 in 20 minutes

Nikon Professional Services (NPS) published a new video demonstrating how quickly they can diagnose and fix a Nikon D4 DSLR camera – the total repair time was 20:42: “If you’re a pro photographer, you need a support service that gives you fast and efficient repairs. Nikon Professional Services (NPS) Service Technician, Kodai Matsumoto, demonstrates just how quickly […]

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Weekly Nikon news flash #224

Refurbished Nikon 1 V1 camera with a 10mm-30 VR lens currently sells for $289 (with 1 year warranty). Lomography, in cooperation with Zenit, started a kickstarter project for a Petzval portrait lens for Nikon DSLR cameras. Nissin announced a new Di600 flash for Nikon cameras.

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New DxoMark king: the Nikon 200mm f/2G ED VR II is the sharpest lens ever tested

DxOMark published test results for several super tele photo Nikon lenses, including the Nikkor 200mm f/2 (see review) which is one of the sharpest lens they have ever measured:

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Nikon patent combines dedicated AF and imaging sensors

Nikon patent application 20130182173 is for combining/stacking a dedicated AF and imaging sensors without losing any light (in theory): “The idea is simple: RGB color filter array does not use roughly 2/3 of the light in each pixel, why not use the lost light by a complementary-colored organic AF sensor stacked on top on the […]

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