Weekly Nikon news flash #320

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→ The Topaz DeNoise plugin is 25% off ($20 off) for the month of June with coupon code JUNEDENOISE.

Tokina 100mm f:2.8 AT-X M100 AF Pro D Macro lensTokina AT-X 107 AF DX NH 10-17mm f:3.5-4.5 Fisheye lens
→ Tokina announced price increases in Japan for the 100mm f/2.8 AT-X M100 AF Pro D Macro and AT-X 107 AF DX NH 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 fisheye lenses for Nikon F mount.

Rokinon 7.5mm f:8.0 RMC fisheye lens for Nikon 1 cameras
→ The Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC fisheye lens for Nikon 1 mount is currently $65.14 ($183.86 off).

Update: Amazon raised the price to $149.

Here are the rest of the Nikon deals for this week (several new price drops indicated with ↓):

Refurbished (US warranty) Grey market (no US warranty)
Nikon D3100: $199.95
Nikon D3200 2 lens kit: $299
Nikon D3300 lens kit: $369.95
Nikon D3300 two lens kit$449
Nikon D5200: $379.95
Nikon D5300 lens kit: $509.95
Nikon D7000: $499.95
Nikon Df: $1,949.95 (new)
Nikon Df lens kit: $2.149.95
Nikon D800: $1,849
Nikon D800E$1889
Nikon D810: $2,449
Nikon D4: $3,199 (new)
Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3: $899
Nikon D7200$894.99
Nikon D750: $1,529.10
Nikon D750 + 24-120mm lens: $1,949
Nikon 24-120mm f/4G lens: $579
Full US warranty
Nikon WP-N1 waterproof housing for J1: 96.95 ($650 off)
Nikon 1 AW1 is now $100 off
Nikon D610 with free MB-D14 grip at Adorama & B&H
Nikon D750 with free 12 months CC subscription
Nikon D750/D610 with free Shure VP83 microphone
Nikon Df with free GP-1A GPS & WU-1a wireless adapters
Nikon D810 with 24-120mm f/4 lens is now $900 off

$500,000 cameras and lenses stolen LensProToGo 2
$500,000 cameras and lenses stolen LensProToGo
→ On June 15th $500,000 worth of cameras and lenses were stolen from LensProToGo (including tons of Nikon gear). The serial numbers of the stolen gear can be found here. Be aware of cheap eBay prices.

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Nikon selected as Best Photography Brand at the 2015 Which? awards.

Nikon F-mount to Sony E-mount electronic AF adapter
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→ A new Nikon F-mount to Sony E-mount electronic AF adapter will be announced soon.

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→ Nikon expansion in India continues: Nikon India appoints Kazuo Ninomiya as Managing Director.

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  • MonkeySpanner

    Tokina announced price increases? Why? Is that macro lens flying off the shelf?

    • boulderghost

      One reason only, this guy:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reZKp6KEm_8
      His videos are spreading like wildfire on YouTube and generally pissing every manufacturer off…except Tokina! Good, uninfluenced advice but very “passionate”. He is driving up the prices of used gear, single handedly.

      • Patrick O’Connor

        I liked his reviews until I saw that some of them contradicted others.

        • boulderghost

          Yea, he does that. Still he has pointed out some great “secret” glass and has affected the used glass market as a result. Amazing times we are leaving in when the tail can wag the dog.

          • Patrick O’Connor

            Yep, but not always for the good. It really gets me when a (relatively) few posters can raise such a ruckus that someone, who hasn’t broken any laws, loses their job for the sake of PR.

            Sorry…off topic.

            • boulderghost

              Not clear on your point, care to elaborate?

            • Patrick O’Connor

              I was referring to individuals losing their jobs for being on the “wrong” side of social issues.
              As for your larger point, I think more voices are only better depending on the quality of the speech and up to a certain number of voices. Pretty soon they become noise.

        • Read the FAQ

          He’s a for-profit YouTube business like everything in the world is these days. Nothing is really out of an altruistic desire anymore, it’s all just an omnipresent drive to make $$.

        • iamlucky13

          He sounds young. Maybe it’s Ryan Rockwell…

          • Patrick O’Connor

            🙂

      • true

        The guy seems way too passionate about his opinions for my liking. Instead of trying to present them as facts, he could show some image samples, comparisons done by other, show some evidence for his findings. No, he’s just talking stuff out of his ass, with his self-proclaimed lens expertise. He claims to have had many lenses to play with and compare, but it doesn’t really matter because he hasn’t really compared them as in-depth and objectively as sites like dxomark, cameralabs and lenstip do. I find these type of videos distasteful, because I know there are photogs out there who do MUCH better reviews / recommendations than he does. Matt Granger has shown (in my view) Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC to be very good lens, in some (or many) regards even superior to Nikon counterpart. BUT he’s not chanting the said lens on a church and saying “only buy this, this is the only way to go”.

        • boulderghost

          I agree, Angry is like your beer drinkin buddy who has all the answers and doesn’t always remember his own opinion. However he has touched on some deeply concealed truths about the photo gear marketing game. And several of his recommended primes and older zooms are truly outstanding values that until now where only known by collectors and veteran photographers. For that, he is serving a valuable service.

        • fanboy fagz

          I had the tokina. sold it, the 105VR was on sale so added another $300 and got that. the tokina is nice but nikon is better. the tokina is a good $400 alternative but not better than the nikon. id take the tamron over the tokina if I had to. the 105VR has better bokeh ,better sharpness and very little CA vs the tokina which is a big issue with them.

          I agree with you completely. talking out of his ass. no samples just fluff.

          I did see 2 of his videos. some of what he said was true but some not so so 50/50. him pushing ken rockwell makes me lose respect for a photog. and thats how I see him. a 50/50 guy. meh

          not because he doesnt shoot raw but because all ken does is say positive things about everything just so you buy and possibly use his links so hell get money. if he said “dont buy this lens because it isnt a good performer” then its potential money thrown away. his photographing his breitling watch and his mercedes is pathetic and begging for handouts is disgusting in my eyes. and throwing his children in every picture so we feel “awww” and give him money is really sad and pathetic. kr is no photog. he is an engineer. not a photog. shooting everything at f/11 doesnt make you a photog ken.

        • True. This guy lost my interest when he pointed to the reviews from Ryan Rockwell site.

      • He seems to be basically taking some of Ken Rockwell’s opinions (some of which are very valid) and converting them into video rants — eating Rockwell’s lunch. (Ken Rockwell seems to have lost interest in his site, doing little more than posting deals with links on them, although he still posts the occasional review.)

        Unlike a lot of frequenters of this site, I actually like Ken Rockwell’s site — even though I kind of hate his photography (just dial saturation up to 11, right?). He’s opinionated and sometimes inconsistent, but who isn’t? And he actually points out issues with lenses and gear that more methodical people don’t (like sunstars, coma, comparisons to other lenses including second-hand options).

  • Glen Marszalowicz

    Is that fish eye gone? Is there a code? Nikon 1 is still pricey (150), but fuji x mount is 66.22.

    • I still see one in stock: http://amzn.to/1H7ACR9

    • ha, they raised the price…

    • pedantic_brit

      Amazon did you a favour – I tried the Rokinon 7.5 on my V2/V3 when it first came out and it is no exaggeration to say it is the worst lens I have ever used. I had high hopes too – loved the Samyang 14mm on my D800.

  • Synapsux

    stolen gear = cheap gear! NICE! looking forward to seeing them sell at prices that Nikon should have sold them for in the first place

    • mikeswitz

      I hate armchair CEOs

    • Spy Black

      Let us know when your house gets robbed. We can probably get your stuff for even cheaper.

    • Robert Alatalo

      Will be interesting since they actually have all the serial numbers which have been entered into databases of stolen equipment, anyone who sends that equipment in for service will likely end up with a surprise. Those that stole the equipment will likely know this which means they won’t be sold though any process which leaves a track back to them… so ebay and craiglist are unlikely if they are smart, but they may think they can cover their tracks… so who knows.

      • Aldo

        The surprise is how difficult it is for the owner to get the gear back once is found… (at least in the US) All you need is proof that you paid for the stolen gear and you have rights on it. The true owner must then match the price you paid if he wants it back. I found some of my stolen gear in a pawn shop after I found it on ebay. It was a pita to get ot back.

        • Peter Parker

          That wasn’t my dad’s experience. He had is camera gear stolen from work more than 20 years ago. About 5 years after it was stolen, he got a call from the police in another state. They found some of the gear in a pawn shop. They asked what him wanted to do with it. He told him to call the insurance company since they already paid for the replacement.
          That was also when he found out he had better insurance than my brother-in-law. My dad got replacement money for his stuff and my brother-in-law got value money.

          • Aldo

            That’s good to hear… but since the gear was insured your dad had little to worry about… He would have been in my shoes if he had to recover the gear from the pawn shop… at which point he would have to pay whatever the pawn shop paid for the gear plus shipping.

        • Neopulse

          Whoa that sucks to hear 🙁

    • true

      Say that when someone steals your car. You can get it back for only -60% price!

  • Are there any other third-party Nikon 1 lenses?

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