Weekly Nikon news flash #246

→ The new Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens for Nikon is available for pre-order.

→ Price drop: Pro Optic 85mm f/1.4 lens for Nikon is now $249 (from $319).

→ New Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G lens (grey market) for sale on eBay for $1,623.93. The same reseller still has Nikon D800 cameras for $2,332.82.

→ The Russian company Gfoto offers an add-on chip designed for Nikon 1 cameras (the chip is glued to the adapter) that offers focus-assist and automatic exposure in A mode for manual lenses. Update: the chip is now available on eBay (see also the Gfoto store).

→ Those are the latest Nikon instant rebates for the US (available also on Amazon).

→ Nikon Df camera finally listed on Amazon Germany (still missing on Amazon UK for some reason).

→ The Nikon Df was the reader’s choice for the camera of the year (2013) at the popular Japanese website DC.Watch.

→ Nikon joins Zoom photographic charity auction (full press release available here).

BCN Ranking published their 2013 awards for best selling cameras in Japan:

DSLR Cameras Sales Share (%)
Canon 49.2
Nikon Corporation 42.5
Sony Corporation 3.0
Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras Sales Share (%)
Olympus 28.9
Sony Corporation 26.5
Panasonic 14.2
Canon 9.3
Nikon Corporation 9.2
Compact Digital Cameras
Sales Share (%)
Canon 20.0
Nikon Corporation 15.5
Sony Corporation 15.4
Casio Computer Co., Ltd. 14.7
Panasonic 10.6
Fujifilm 9.9
Olympus 8.8
All Digital Cameras
Sales Share (%)
Canon 23.6
Nikon Corporation 19.2
Sony Corporation 14.6
Casio Computer Co., Ltd. 10.7
Olympus 9.5
Panasonic 9.3
Fujifilm 7.4
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