Weekly Nikon news flash #240

→ New book: Mastering the Nikon COOLPIX A.

→ Nikon Df manual is now available for download online (PDF file). The Nikon Df camera is currently in stock at Amazon, B&H, Adorama and Jessops UK.

Refurbished Nikon D3000
Refurbished Nikon D3000 for the price of a Coolpix: $189! More refurbished Nikon products can be found here, here and here.


X-ray of the Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G lens

→ Check out those X-ray images of Nikon (and other) lenses by photographer Guy Viner.

→ New  Nikon cashback program in Switzerland.

→ You can now download a hacked firmware for Nikon D5100 that will allow manual control in live view:

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  • Maji

    The XRay Images are so cool!

  • Spy Black

    The Coolpix A, a larger variant of the Nikon 1. Refurbished D3000 MUCH better investment. That G lens X-Ray shows why that lens is going to be in a landfill in ~10 years, whereas my 35-year-old 105mm F/2.5 Ai Nikkor will probably still be working perfectly.

    • tertius_decimus

      Now I know why my 105VR died after single drop. This never happened to manual lenses because they were built to the last.

      • derpderp

        You shouldn’t be dropping your lenses in the first place.

        • tertius_decimus

          Yes but you never know when that shit will happen when you’re in the field.

          • Ronan

            Field being your basement floor, right?


            • tertius_decimus

              Your grave full of maggots.

            • WDF??

              All the more reason to be decent when you are alive..you are alive arent you numbnuts?

    • AM

      You spend too much time on these forums instead of being out and shooting. That’s why your lenses last an eternity. They’re probably still boxed in their original packaging.

      • Spy Black

        You spend a similar time responding.

        • AM

          Nope, it only took me one click and few seconds to see that you not only spend too much time on this site but other sites as well.

          • Spy Black

            Well you’re certainly quite enamored with my post enough to troll around to see what I’m up to. Therefore I’m giving you the president’s post of the Spy Black Follower Trolls fan club.

    • Thom Hogan

      The Coolpix A is much more a small variant of the D7000, with the non-existent 17mm f/2.8 DX lens. Your comment seems to indicate you haven’t used a Nikon 1, a Coolpix A, or a D7000.

      As for G lenses versus AI lenses, please show some evidence that G lenses don’t last 10 years. Not been my experience.

      • Spy Black

        I was referring to an overpriced, underpowered camera, traits the A the the 1s share quite well. Money much better spent elsewhere.

        Hopefully your Gs will last longer than that. Hopefully parts will be available too.

    • Ronan

      Digital camera’s, of any type, are not ‘investments’ unless purchased professionally with a high flow of return.

      So a professional camera, that can withstand the wear and tear of daily professional usage, especially in hostile conditions, could be considered an investment.

      Nikon D# series for example.

      • peteee363

        except with the speed of ever changing electronics, even the d# series aren’t like the old film cameras in longevity. I wish they could make a camera, similar to the new df, and make the electronics interchangeable. then the camera would be an investment. sorta like the original f camera. the body stayed the same, they just kept improving the metering in the pentaprism over the years. but then again, not buying roll after roll of film is something I am also not purchasing either.

        • umeshrw

          I get your meaning and concur but just a grammar check…. NOT buying roll after roll of film is something I am also not purchasing either. Maybe you missed something in the middle.

  • Spy Black

    Cameta Camera is down at this time. I have a feeling those sales will be vaporized by the time it’s back.

  • Khruschev

    So that’s what TSA sees when they look at my 40 lb. camera backpack…

  • broxibear
    • Derek Gaston


  • whisky

    so far, this has been one of the most disappointing “black friday sales” in memory. from what i’ve seen, some of the best deals were either “lottery plays” or “loss leaders” — by design or consequence inviting bait and switch. it hides the fact many more of the items promoted “on sale” were either more expensive than they were earlier in the year, and in the case of Amazon some were $5 more to cover what seems to be the free shipping. JMO.

    • WDF??

      just what are Nikon thinking, dont they care about their customers to discount their stuff like its sh*t? Oops sorry NR autoreflex reply…

  • umeshrw

    5100 has it means 7100 too should have it and so will 600/610. Why does nikon intentionally cripple their bodies in this way?

    • Tom

      You should check your sources

      • umeshrw

        I am posting regarding manual control in live view by nikonhackers firmware. It is therein this very news flash. Sorry if I was not clear enough.

  • Don Hogfan

    We need more D4x rumors.

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