Monthly Archives: March 2014

Grey market Nikon D800 cameras now sale for $2,100

The price of the grey market Nikon D800 camera dropped to $2,099.99 on eBay. Note that grey market Nikon equipment does not have US warranty and Nikon USA will not repair it.

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Is this Nikon AF-S 135mm f/2G lens real?

A reader sent me this picture of a new Nikon AF-S 135mm f/2G lens: What do you think, real or fake? Update: Nikon has already filed a patent for a 135mm f/1.8 lens.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #257

→ Interesting: Canon camera with Nikon F mount. The new Canon M15P-C industrial camera equipped with 15MP monochrome APS-C sensor has Nikon F-mount. → Roberts Camera is currently offering 10% off in their eBay store which also sells used, refurbished and new Nikon equipment. → Refurbished Rokinon 24mm f/3.5 tilt shift lens for Nikon available for $599 on eBay […]

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Confirmed: Nikon lens only rebates will not be extended

I received a confirmation that the current Nikon lens only rebates will not be extended after they expire tonight. The most popular lenses are out of stock, but Amazon still lets you place an order and they will ship it once it becomes available: Check also the availability at B&H and Adorama.

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DIY selective focus lens (freelensing)

Here is an idea on what do to with an old/broken/unused lens: you can turn it into a selective focus lens (similar to Lensbaby). The included videos below came from Sam Hurd, the included images are by Francesco Spighi – visit his website for more information and sample images. Here are the step by step instructions:

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Nikon promises to replace defective D600 cameras if the spot issue is not fixed

Nikon issued a news announcement today indicating that they will replace defective D600 cameras with a new D600 or an equivalent model. Here is the full text of the announcement:

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LensSkins vinyl coating for Nikon lenses

A reader send me a link to the LensSkins vinyl coating options specially designed for Nikkor lenses. Currently there are over 500 designs available for a dozen of different Nikkor lenses. Here are few examples:

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Best performing 24mm lenses for the Nikon D800 camera

DxOMark published their test results for the Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC (AE) lens. Here is an updated list of the best performing 24mm lenses for the Nikon D800 camera: Lens Price DxOMark Score Sharpness Carl Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF.2 $1,699 34 22 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED $1,899 34 17 Samyang […]

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