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 (new price : $999).

The $200 price drop for the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens will expire on March 31st.

→ Nikon New Zealand extended the manufacturers warranty to 3 years.

→ Nikon-Walkley exhibition to open at USC gallery.

Tamron 10mm f:2.8 fisheye lens patent
→ Tamron filed a patent for a 10mm f/2.8 fisheye lens.

Asian Football Confederation Champions League 2014
Nikon supports AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Champions League 2014.

DxOMark published their test results for the Nikon Coolpix P340 compact camera:

Nikon-Coolpix-P340-DxOmark-test-results Nikon-Coolpix-P340-camera-DxOmark-test-results
DxOMark conclusion:

Most of Nikon’s work was achieved with the previous model’s revamp over the earlier P310, and this iteration is really only a mild reworking.

The swapping of the built-in GPS unit for WiFi capability seems fair, and seemingly improved battery life but as for sensor performance there’s nothing between the two to choose from. It easily compares with similar rivals but the physically small size of the sensor means it falls short of the pricier Sony RX100 models.

→ New Nikon behind the scenes video Golden Hour Expedition:

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  • Eric Calabros

    ridiculously, Nikon V3 with bigger sensor has less DR than compact P340! 10.7 vs 11.9

    • Ronan

      Can anyone even notice the difference?

      Serious questions, when the numbers are pretty small like that, i actually wonder if you can see the difference in a normal viewing/situation.

      • Nikon User

        Everybody can see the huge price difference.

        “You pay what you get” simply doesn’t apply to the V3 let’s face it.

    • RMJ

      Ridiculously D7000 has 13.9EV dynamic range when much bigger sensor on 5Dmk3 has 11.9

    • Ridiculously, someone is paying attention to DX0.

  • catinhat

    Canon with an F-mount ?!
    This is the most interesting news I’ve seen in a while. Now they just need to release 5D3F with F-mount for those who want a D700 update. Go Canon!! 😉

    • B

      Top Nikon post of the year yet to come. canon and Nikon join forces and overthrow the planet in 2014.

    • RMJ

      5D3 can’t even stand against D700 let alone it’s successor.

      • silmasan

        Have you tried it? 5D2 doesn’t have comparable AF, but 5D3 has a good one, if not better than D700’s AF. If you could get past DxO scores you might be surprised when you try one.

        Then again D700 came four years earlier…

        • Have you tried it with comparable lenses? I haven’t found the D700 to be anything but par or better than anything from Canon, bar the 1D series.

          • silmasan

            Hm, yes there’s that variable too, so difficult to to say for just the cameras
            between different systems. The few Canon USM lenses I tried seemed to me to be a bit
            snappier in locking focus than Nikon’s SWM/AFS lenses though, at least in
            bright/daylight. Anyway, the 5D3 has similar AF to 1Dx except for

    • silmasan

      Nikon F seems to be the widely-adopted standard for industrial optics, so no surprise there.

    • Nikon F is the de-facto standard for ind / eng / med optics. We use Nikon 50 / 1.4 Ai all over the place in our lab.

    • D. Travis North

      Not really that significant of news, really. Industrial applications…Nikon rules the industrial lens market. So if Canon wants to get a camera in there, they would use an F mount. Otherwise, the competitors win because the other cameras offer F mount.

      Now if it were a consumer camera with an F mount, that might be news.

    • tengris

      Best chance to use Pentax (industrial) lenses on a Canon body without need for any adaption, because both use a Nikon mount. But be warned: Naked F mount with nothing else than a bayonet. No AF, aperture lever, EXIF chip, VR or whatever. For most industrial applications focus and aperture are adjusted once and locked to withstand vibrations in a tough factory environment.

  • John_Skinner

    This is the type of warranty behaviour that really….really makes me cheesed of of Nikon. Non-service across countries like North America and apparently the people in New Zealand’s money is better than ours.

    • nzswedespeed

      Our consumer laws protect us for 3years anyway (consumers guarantee act). So really they are just making themselves look good by offering it, where as if you know the law, you are protected for that time anyway. Fuji also offer 3 years standard warranty for their X gear. For the amount of money the gear costs it should come with a 3year warranty (or x amount shutter count). Cameras are way more expensive here than say the US so it’s not all great

    • Manvin

      NikonUSA used to offer 5 years warranty but not anymore i’m not sure why they pulled off….

      5 years is very good to cover hardware malfunction

      • They never offered 5 years on bodies, only lenses. And as far as I know, they still do.

        • Manvin

          oh i see, thanks for head up Miach!

  • Spy Black

    The Samyang PC lens is nor $699. The $599 would’ve been awesome.

  • RMJ

    Back to the roots… Life is a circle…

    After 80 years of hopelessly wandering around, they are back where they started at…

  • BernhardAS

    Industrial cameras had m42 or Nikon mount since dawn of time. Reason is that you need an aperture ring. (No g lenses for industrial application)

  • Nikon User

    The Sigma 17-50 f2.8 is a no-brainer.

  • Zen

    that dog looks pissed. lol

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