Weekly Nikon news flash #247

→ First Nikon D4 price drop? DigitalRev currently sells the Nikon D4 for $5,399 (no US warranty). For a limited time they also have the Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens for $1,659 (again, no US warranty).

→ The new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens should be crazy good (Zeiss Otus good).

→ Starting March 14, you will be able to engrave your Nikon Df camera in Japan for ¥4,200 (around $40).

→ Will Tamron start producing lenses for Nikon1? They recently filed a patent for a 10-100 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens designed for 1″ sensor.

BBC is shooting Sherlock with an array of Nikon cameras.

→ Nikon USA re-launched its website with new design and features (see press release):

“The relaunch of nikonusa.com will ensure that Nikon remains relevant in customers lives today and in the future. The importance of building meaningful connections and interactions with our customers online is an integral part of Nikon’s growth and this site fully supports that goal. This platform will enable Nikon to not only sell, educate, and service our clients online, it will also be a foundation to support future product and service growth,” said David Dentry, Sr. General Manager; Customer Experience.

Nikon to focus on DSLR cameras in the Gulf region:

“Nikon will stick to Digital Single-Lens-Reflex (DSLR) in the Middle East rather than going for the latest technology that makes cameras light and compact, Takashi Yoshida, managing director of Nikon Middle East and Africa, told Gulf News.”

→ The Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G lens ($1,696.95) reviewed by Kai:

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