Weekly Nikon news flash #260

Nikon-instant-rebates-May
The instant Nikon rebates for May remain unchanged.

Nikon-1-J1-camera-on-sale
→ Niko 1 J1 camera with two lenses kit is still on sale for $229.

Nikon-new-educational-video-series
Nikon introduced new educational video series on shooting video with your DSLR camera.

Sigma-50mm-f1.4-DG-HSM-lens-for-Nikon-F
→ The Nikon version of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens is expected to start shipping on May 30th.

Approved-memory-cards-for-Nikon-cameras
→ New tool for finding approved memory cards for Nikon cameras

Nikkor-18-300mm-f3.5-6.3G-ED-VR-lens
→ The new Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR lens is now shipping and in stock.

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→ DxOMark compares the AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8G ED ($546.95) vs. the older AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D lens (around $250 used on eBay):

If you intend to use this G-series model as a more general-purpose lens with its revamped sonic AF motor then this model is unlikely to disappoint. However hardcore macro enthusiasts are still likely to favor the old model due its manual aperture control.

This is crucial when used with Nikon’s current line-up of extension tubes or bellows (which lack automation) to achieve magnifications in excess of 1:1. As a result that model is highly sought after today and can still be found on dealer shelves in limited quantities, though admittedly if that’s not important, then the new lens can still be recommended.

Craftsmanship-of-Nikkor-lenses-video
→ Nikon published a new video on how Nikkor lenses are made (similar to the two videos that were published last year)

→ Nikon D4s video review:

Video of quail embryo wins Nikon Small World motion competition:

→ Behind the Scenes: Nikon at London Live TV:

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