Weekly Nikon news flash #346

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Various Nikon USB flash drives available on eBay.

→ Topaz Labs is offering 35% off on all Topaz products with coupon code 'TOPAZ2015'.

The Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 limited edition lens for Nikon F mount will start shipping next week.

→ Price drop: the Nikon MB-D12 battery grip for Nikon D810 is now $309 at AdoramaAmazon and B&H.

→ Thom Hogan agrees with me: "this Nikon-buys-Samsung rumor makes little to no sense to me".

→ More interesting stats from Flickr.

→ Room with a View - from the International Space Station by Christoph Malin: some of the footage is rare original D3s / 8mm fisheye material by Dr. Don Pettit.

→ Video: which Nikon gear couldn't you live without?

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  • monopod

    Nikon EOS, Nikon alpha…what in the world are these!!?

    • Yah, unfortunately for Nikon fan boys – no official promotional product from Nikon themselves.

      And meanwhile, Canon has something badass like this! (Canon 5D Mk2)

      • Oh wait I forgot, a few years ago upon the release of the D4, Nikon did made a D4 USB flash drive! – still the level of detail is not that much

    • Spy Black

      Third-party crap.

  • Wade Marks

    Interesting that most of those pro’s interviewed listed the D4s as the one piece of Nikon gear they couldn’t live without.

    It’s also interesting, IMHO, that Nikon has yet to really put the D4s on any type of significant discount. You would think with a new model approaching…

    Canon has put a significant markdown on their 1DX, for instance…as they get ready to introduce its successor.

  • Patrick O’Connor

    Well if Thom Hogan agrees with you…

    • Thom Hogan

      Sometimes I can’t even agree with myself…

      • Patrick O’Connor

        My point was just that no one’s opinion is more valuable than another’s. Especially, in a case where “not making any sense” won’t stop them from doing anything.

        • I think that is Thom’s point as well…:-)

  • Nikita

    “battery grip for D810 is now $309,” still an insulting markup (from Nikon).

    • spicynujac

      Agreed. I just received the Vivitar brand D750 battery grip from jet.com for I think $50. I can’t imagine what Nikon would do to their version to make it any better. When I shot Canon their grip was reasonable, maybe cost $80 or so. This is just highway robbery.

  • Eric Calabros

    The number of Nikon users who have a Canon as secondary camea is about 1.5x of those Nikon users who have a Sony! ..with all those mirrorless hype I thought it would be the other way around.

    • Patrick O’Connor

      I think “hype” is the key word here.

  • Max

    I want a Nikon EOS

  • Lidia Humphrys

    Nikon vs Canon. Sounds a lot like FPV vs Holden and look what happened to FPV. Nikon need to put their products out there more often and more awsomely than their competition. This thing about the product sells itself because it’s good is rubbish. If you dont tell people about your product in a way that says you are proud of it it wont sell.

  • Mike

    I couldn’t be an astronaut. The movie Gravity preyed on some primordial fear of falling and they carried me out of the theatre twitching. I went home and hugged my 85 1.4G. That’s the lens I couldn’t be without. It’s finish is smooth and shiny now vs the matte & textured that it comes as when new. Weddings, portraits, modest telephoto… Just like Frank’s Hot Sauce….. I use that $hit for everything. 🙂

  • Brandon Dittsworth

    Lensbaby take all my money.

  • purenupe1

    Apple paired with apple is a nonsense metric as these are phone upgrades not pairings. The frequency at which apple releases the same phone with different number designations to its flick of sheep is padding the stat

    • Thom Hogan

      Hmm, I’m pretty sure Nikon keeps releasing different number designations, too.

      • purenupe1

        What im saying is MOST people aren’tpairing smartphone s with other smartphones for the sake of photography. The most logical interpretation of this stat is that the user had a iphone 4s and swapped it out for a 5 so continued observations would show only the 5 going forward until a new upgrade. The brand loyalties in my opinion is the only significant conclusions from this data set as people use whatever is at hand….the best question being what brands / technology are kept at hand.

        • spicynujac

          I see your point, and while most smartphone users buy a new model every 2 years and most photographers don’t, Apple has a premium camera and this is one of its selling points, and it could lose market share to a competitor if it didn’t keep its phone quality up. They have 800 employees working full time on the ios camera. It may not be an apple to orange comparison (ha) but it does say something about the ios camera and its popularity.

  • These numbers are interesting, but they reflect only the pool of photographers who post photos on flickr.

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