Monthly Archives: September 2013

Nikon 1 AW1 advanced interchangeable lens camera to be announce with at least two new 1 Nikkor AW lenses

If you do a quick search at for “Nikon AW1”, you will get several inactive pages which indicate that the new Nikon 1 AW1 will be an “advanced interchangeable lens camera“. At least two new lenses will be announced: 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6

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Nikon AW1 rugged/underwater camera to be announced in 2 hours

Just few clues two hours before the official announcement – the above screenshot was taken from – it seems that they have schedule a post to go live at 5:00am GMT (midnight EST). If you go to the actual link ( you will notice that the URL contains the words “Nikon’s AW1 is set to make a splash“. This pretty […]

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First Nikon D600 price drop ($100)

Update: Amazon has now also reduced the price of the Nikon D600 camera. Adorama currently offers several free accessories with the purchase of a Nikon D600 body: If you remove those accessories from your cart and enter coupon code S123456789 during checkout, you will get $100 off the total price (this is on top of […]

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Nikon introduces OPTIA: new technology for the development of DSLR and Nikon 1 lenses

Nikon announced the development and deployment of OPTIA – a device that is able to measure all forms of lens aberration. The new system includes also a dedicated image simulator. This technology will help the company produce “high-performance lenses with unique characteristics” and “provide customers with interchangeable lenses that offer new forms of value never before […]

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Nikon announcement in the next two days: new Nikon 1 rugged camera

I received some information that Nikon will be having a world-wide announcement this Thursday, September 19th (the official press release should be out around midnight tomorrow, Wednesday EST). The new product was described to me as a “Nikon 1 rugged camera”. This is most likely the previously rumored underwater camera that will be part of the Nikon 1 product line, […]

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New price drops on refurbished Nikon gear

Several new price drops on refurbished Nikon products (all include a full 1 year warranty): Refurbished product Old price New price Price drop Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR ED lens (refurbished) 529.00 519.00 -10.00 Nikon D3 DSLR camera body (refurbished) 2899.95 2849.95 -50.00 Nikkor PC-E 24mm f/3.5 D ED lens (refurbished) 1699.95 1599.95 -100.00 Nikkor […]

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Nikon USA removed D600 and D5100 from their MAP list

As of September 14th Nikon USA removed the D600 and D5100 cameras from their MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) list. This means that US dealers can now sell those two models at any price they wish and will not be punished for that. Nikon is trying to clean inventory for the upcoming D610 and D5300 cameras. The D5100 is already officially […]

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Weekly Nikon news flash #231

   New: Rogue Safari DSLR pop-up flash booster. Not a surprise, but now it’s official: the old Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D lens is listed as discontinued.    There were three memory cards announcements last week: new Lexar four bay USB 3.0 reader hub | SanDisk 256GB Extreme Pro CF card (160MB/S) | SanDisk CFast 2.0 (450 MB/s)     Nikon Europe is […]

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