Weekly Nikon news flash #243

First, a quick note: I will have limited Internet connectivity for the next week or so. I have scheduled several guest posts and will jump online when possible. Enjoy your holidays!

→ Nikon 1 J1 camera with 10-30mm lens listed for $219 (includes Nikon leather body case). The Nikon 1 J3 can still be found for $296.95.

→ Free Sigma USB dock offer in the UK:

→ Vote for the worst camera of the year award.

→ The Lomography Petzval lens (available also in Nikon mount) is now shipping to Kickstarter backers and is available for pre-order.

→ New Nikkor lens coffee mugs being sold by Nikon Japan (see the different versions available on eBay).


→ The Nikon D7000 was the most stolen camera of 2013.

→ DxOMark publish their test results for the Nikon 1 AW1 camera:


“While it’s somewhat disappointing that the sensor in the AW1 is the same unit found on the Nikon 1 J3 and V2 models, it’s not really surprising.
Given the competitive price, which is less than most dedicated underwater housings, the AW1 is an attractive option for thrill-seeking outdoor photographers, and it’s just as home on the beach in the summer. Adopting an extended mount, with twin-seals for the new lenses while retaining compatibility with the original 1 Nikkor lenses, was a clever yet crucial solution, greatly expanding the AW1’s flexibility and potential popularity. As such, the AW1 is an intriguing reinvention of the system.”

→ Two Nikon Df camera prototypes from the DCWatch interview I mentioned last week:

Nikon Df camera prototype 2 Nikon Df camera prototype
DC.Watch published another interview with Nikon’s executive (Nobuaki Sasakaki of Nikon Imaging Company Marketing Division). You can see the main points from the interview here. If you have a better translation, please post it in the comments or email me.

→ Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.02 is now available with support for the Nikon D5300 and Df.

DxO Optics Pro logo
DxO Optics Pro v9.1.1 supports six new cameras, including the Nikon Df and the Sony Alpha

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