Weekly Nikon news flash #381

Vello Nikon F to Sony E Auto Lens Adapter Version 4
→ Vello introduces new (version 4) Nikon F to Sony E auto lens adapter.

→ Check out this Nikon D3400 camera prototype/test mule marked as D0000 (screenshot taken from this Slovakian YouTube video at the 0:19 mark).

Nikon Nikkor Reflex 2000mm f:11 lens
→ The price of the Nikkor Reflex 2000mm f/11 lens keeps going down on eBay – now listed for $21,513.75, the lowest I’v seen so far.

Nikon announced the reorganization of sales subsidiaries and the establishment of Nikon CEE GmbH in Vienna, Austria that will “further enrich after-sales services” in Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland.

→From the official Nikon blog: Nikon Photographers at Rio 2016.

→ New articles on ImageChaser.

→ Nikon Tattos

→ Using the 15 years old Nikon D1X DSLR camera on a professional photo shoot (sample photos can be downloaded here).

→ The Nikon D500 won the EISA 2016-2017 photography award in the prosumer DSLR category.

The Yasuhara Momo soft focus lens now available for pre-order

Military Plane Plunged 4,400ft When Pilot’s Nikon Got Stuck in the Controls

→ Q&A with Nikon Imaging Business on their latest financial results:

Q: Can you tell us about the impact of the “2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes” on your business performance?

A: We have made an upward adjustment of our forecast for the first half of the year ending March 2017 as the sales units for the first half will exceed the previous forecasts in May. On the other hand, we anticipate a negative impact on sales in the second half due to the temporary supply shortage caused by the earthquake. Especially, we think that there remains uncertainty about the sales situation at the Year-end shopping season when the sales volume increases most. While there is no significant change to previous forecasts as a result of the impact on business performance due to the earthquake, we have made a downward adjustment of forecasted net sales and operating income for the imaging products business in consideration of the appreciation of the yen. We will continue to implement sales activities that respond to the market trends and keep expenses in check in order to secure our targeted profit.

Q: Can you tell us about your digital camera unit sales forecast for the year ending March 2017?

A: Due to the current market situation and the prospects of parts supply, we have made a downward adjustment in compact digital camera unit sales forecast for the year ending March 2017 from 3.7 million units to 3.35 million units, while we have made an upward adjustment of our previous forecast for digital cameras‐ interchangeable lens type from 3.2 million units up to 3.35 million units. We have made no change to our sales forecast for interchangeable lenses of 4.9 million units.

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