Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Nikon D5 and D500 sensors are both made by Sony

TechInsights (previously known as Chipworks) published their reports on the sensors inside the Nikon D5 and D500 DSLR cameras – both sensors are made by Sony: Sony IMX321 CMOS image sensor in the Nikon D500 Toshiba (Sony) T4K54 CMOS image sensor in the Nikon D5 For a detailed list of Nikon DSLR cameras and their […]

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Update: the Nikon D7200 replacement could be called D7500

A quick update: so far I have reported the replacement of the Nikon D7200 camera as the D7300 assuming that Nikon will follow their existing D7xxx naming convention. Well, they will not – the D7200 replacement will most likely be called Nikon D7500 – probably to go with the D500 since both models will have the […]

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Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens for Nikon F-mount: pricing released, open for pre-orders

Sigma announced the pricing of their new 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens for Nikon F: $799. Pre-orders are now open: B&H Adorama For comparison, the Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR is $1,396.95 Shipping is expected to start at the end of May. Additional information on the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens:

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Updated/rumored Nikon D7500 camera specifications

A quick update on the rumored Nikon D7300 D7500 specifications: 20MP sensor from the Nikon D500 ISO range: 100 – 51,200 4K video 51 points AF 8 fps Tilt screen SnapBridge Update: the new camera will be called Nikon D7500. Follow the new Nikon D7300 D7500 Facebook page for additional future coverage.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #411

→ It seems that the last Nikon D810 firmware update made some third party batteries, like the Watson EN-EL15, unusable. Update: I received multiple reports that the batteries do work fine after the latest firmware update – maybe this was just an isolated incident. → Firmware update version 1.2 released for the Nikon Coolpix W100 camera.   → Subal […]

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Travel photography with a 35mm prime lens

“Travel Photography with a 35mm prime lens” is by Thorge Berger ( I am a travel photographer from Germany and a long-term NikonRumors reader. I have written one guest post for NR before which you can find here. From the beginning of my photography – which is … almost 30 years ago (can’t be true!)- I […]

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Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 lens review (for Nikon)

Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 lens for Nikon F-mount ($499.95) review by Marc Rogoff (Twitter | Instagram | Website | Facebook): I bought this lens last year and I must admit I haven’t used it all that much so far. This is mainly due to the fact that for the kind of work I do as a professional fashion […]

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What to expect next from Nikon

Time for another recap. Do not expect anything new to be announced from Nikon this month (obviously) since March 31st is the end of their financial year. It seems that Nikon has decided to take a hit in the yearly financial reports and start fresh on April 1st (no pun intended). I already started receiving […]

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