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Update on the registered Nikon N1718 camera

Nokishita reports that one of the registered five new Nikon cameras (N1718) will only have Bluetooth and no built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. The radio parts in the new model will be the same as in the current D3400 DSLR camera. The N1718 camera will be made by made Altek – this is an indication that the N1718 […]

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Weekly Nikon news flash #475

→ Zeiss has new lens discounts in the US (direct link to all discounted Zeiss F-mount lenses) and in the UK (only two Zeiss F-mount lenses discounted). → Rare Nikon I rangefinder camera from 1948 for sale on eBay for $27,445. → The latest new products also relevant for Nikon shooters:

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New Nikon summer cashback in the UK (and the rest of Europe)

After the last price increase, Nikon UK is now running a new summer cashback program (see details at WEX, Jessops, and Park Cameras). The cashback program is also available in several other European countries (Germany for example) – check your local Nikon website for more details. The current Nikon US rebates can be found here. More photography deals can be found here (also […]

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New reports indicate that the Nikon D850 sensor (IMX309AQJ) is made by Sony

ChipMod took a Nikon D850 camera apart and came to the conclusion that the sensor inside is made by Sony (Google translation): In an email, ChipMod informed me that they analyzed the sensor and the bonding pattern together with other characteristics are typical for the way Sony manufactures sensors. They also shared with me that Nikon has […]

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Nikon announces the development of a new AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens

Nikon officially announced the development of the previously rumored AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens (see patent). The new lens will be compact and lightweight like the latest 300mm f/4 thanks to the use of Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element (the current 500mm f/4 lens weights 6.81lb/3.09kg and costs $10,296.95) We don’t have a price or a picture, just […]

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The firmware update for the cross-type sensors at the outer areas of the frame is still not released (for Nikon D5, D850 and D500)

Time seems to stand still at Nikon. When the Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E TC 1.4 FL ED VR lens was announced, Nikon promised (in the press release) to release a firmware update for the D5, D850 and D500 that will make the outer row of AF points activated as cross-type sensors to significantly enhance the AF […]

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