Weekly Nikon news flash #382

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→ Several new Nikon D500 books are now available on Amazon:

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→ Rocky Nook also has few Nikon D500 books and now they have a 40% off deal when you use coupon code LEARN at checkout (valid for paperback, ebook, and bundles).

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→ Nikon released rendering of their 2016 Photokina booth.

Nikon AI Nikkor 105mm f:1.8S lens
→ New post on nikkor.com about the AI Nikkor 105mm f/1.8S, the fastest 100-105mm class lens of its time.

Nikon Photo Contest

→ More info on the Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017.

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→ Smartphone photographers driving DSLR sales, at least this is the case in India:

“More than 55% of sales in the DSLR category are now coming from amateur photographers as more people are switching from a smartphone camera,” Kazuo Ninomiya, managing director of Nikon India, said adding that “Nikon has been using the hype created by smartphone brands as an advantage to promote photography.” Nikon India currently has over 55% market share in the DSLR category.

High Nikon prices in South Africa
→ Nikon prices in South Africa are almost twice as high as the rest of the world - see this article “Crazy Nikon rip-off in South Africa”. Here is a price comparison for the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm lens:

Retailer Country Local Currency Price Price in ZAR
Orms Direct South Africa R22,195 R22,195
Techno Pro South Africa R24,738 R24,738
Techrific Australia AU$1,074 R11,000
Amazon United States US$947 R12,647
1 AUD = 10.2425 ZAR; 1 USD = 13.3529 ZAR

→ New Nikon company profile video released.

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