Monthly Archives: August 2013

Top 10 NikonRumors posts for August 2013

         Those are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts for August 2013: This “Nikon D800x super kit” camera sculpture is huge Rumor: Nikon preparing to announce new D5300 and D610 DSLR cameras Nikon planning to release a new Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4G VR lens Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 lens trivia by Moose Peterson Nikon […]

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Weekly Nikon news flash #229

Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 AI fisheye lens listed on eBay for $79,200 (offers accepted). Specifications of the not yet released Samyang APS-C 10mm f/2.8 ED AS UMC CS lens with Nikon mount. Long time guest posts contributor Christoph Malin announced his first astrophotography/time-lapse workshop.

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Nikon SB-300 flash, Nikkor 18–140mm f/3.5-5.6G lens now shipping

The Nikon SB-300 Speedlight and Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR lens are now shipping in the US and Europe. New sample images from the lens can be found here. The lens is currently in stock at Amazon US, the flash is in stock at B&H. Amazon UK has the SB-300 flash in stock. The 18-140mm lens will be available in […]

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The current Nikon rebates end on August 31st, extension is very likely to include more lenses

The current Nikon US instant rebates will end on Saturday, August 31st. Given the lack of new product announcements, I expect that the rebate program will be extended and will be more aggressive – it will include a wider range of products (lenses) in order for Nikon to generate some additional sales for this quarter. […]

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Rumor: Nikon preparing to announce new D5300 and D610 DSLR cameras

The latest rumors are that Nikon will release new D5300 and D610 DSLR cameras. I am still working on the details, but such announcement will be within the new company strategy to concentrate on entry level DSLR models. The D5300 will most likely be a marginal improvement over the D5200, maybe with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS functionality […]

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Nikon’s patent for electrically controlled optical low-pass filter

Nikon filed a patent in Japan (2013-156379) for electrically turning ON or OFF the optical low-pass (OLPF) a.k.a. anti-aliasing (AA) filter. Currently the Nikon D800E and D7100 do not have AA filters on their sensors. Nikon filed a similar patent back in 2011 which offered a mechanical ON/OFF solution. Another patent from last year suggested adding the OLPF inside the lens. Detailed description […]

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Weekly Nikon news flash #228

→ New book: Mastering the Nikon D7100. → The new Sigma USB dock for Nikon mount is now in stock. → The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens for Nikon is delayed again. The new shipping date is September 25 2013. → Rare Nikon 300mm T2.2 lens listed on eBay. → Instant savings on third party F-mount lenses: […]

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Guest post: Nikon D800 goes wild in Africa

Today’s guest post is by Roie Galitz (website | Facebook) on his recent trip to Tanzania (click on images for larger view): Tanzania is one of my favorite places in the world. The incredible planes of the Serengeti and the little brothers of mount Kilimanjaro are home to the great natural wildlife as it has been for […]

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