Weekly Nikon news flash #398

→ The Venus Optics Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 "distortion-free" lens for Nikon F-mount is now in stock.

→ EasyCover silicone protection covers are now available also for the Nikon D3400 and Nikon D5600 cameras (via DC.Watch).

→ This Sphere Pro lens (available also for Nikon f-mount) employs a toroidal design with the ability to capture a 360° horizontal and 180° vertical field of view. No other lenses with an equivalent capability are known to exist. A sample video can be seen here. More info is available here.

→ Nikon KeyMission 360 firmware version 1.2 released (fixes an issue where parts of photographs are recorded in black-and-white).

→ Nikon updated their Wireless Mobile Utility app.

→ Nikon's 100th anniversary celebration is already starting in Japan with a special exhibition in the Nikon museum.

→ KeyMission 360/170 Utility editing

→ TCSTV's best and worst camera gear of 2016.

→ Nikon published several videos on YouTube from their photomicrography video contest.

→ Interview with Joe McNally from Nikon School UK.

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  • Spy Black

    That F-mount clock at the Nikon Museum is kinda cool, must cost some obnoxious amount.

    • br0xibear

      “F mount petit clock (1st anniversary design)
      It is a special design of the 1st anniversary of the Nikon Museum, with a table clock that arranged the “F mount” of the Nikon SLR camera.
      Price (tax included): 4,000 yen
      It sold out”

    • silmasan

      I wish there was a way to flip the page into English.

      You can do just that with either Bing translator or Google’s.

      • Spy Black

        Yeah, that doesn’t always work too well. It’s always better when there’s been a page worked from the ground up in a given language.

        • silmasan

          Well, microsoft’s engine is supposedly the better one at making sense out of sentences. Far from perfect but I find it much better than google mostly.

  • guibo

    The update to WMU is significant for iOS, especially iPad. Finally updated to native resolution for all devices I was able to test on. It’s a nice update.

    Functionality wise, I don’t see any changes.

  • Eric Calabros

    “fixes an issue where parts of photographs are recorded in black-and-white”

    There are some funny bugs in Nikon codes.

  • Spy Black

    The Sphere Pro lens is an interesting concept. They should have software to eliminate the chromatic aberration, which is has quite a bit of. They should have also used a camera like the Sony a7S II to get better dynamic range of footage in high contrast lighting.

  • T.I.M

    Merry Christmas everyone, hopefully we will get some exciting Nikon DSLR to offer for Xmas next year…

    • with a 512MP sensor and ISO 1,632,000.

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