Category Archives: Other Nikon stuff

Nikon USA layoffs

Nikon USA recently had layoffs that mainly impacted NPS staff (Nikon Professional Services). I do not know the exact number of laid-off employees, but I was told it was “significant”. Update #1: it seems that the NPS layoffs happened also in Canada. Update #2: Nikon laid off most of NPS this week as well as people […]

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Maybe Nikon won’t exit the camera market?

“Maybe Nikon won’t exit the camera market” is by RC Jenkins: There has been lots of talk lately on “market share.”  Part of this is due to the recent article that identified Nikon has having 7.5% mirrorless market share in Japan, likely written by some journalist.  Journalists are interesting in how uninteresting they are.  They […]

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Some quotes from the recent Nikon Q3 2021 earnings call transcript

Some quotes from the recent Nikon Q3 2021 earnings call transcript that relate to the Imaging Business:

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More changes at Nikon Corp.

Nikon announced several new corporate changes this week:

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CIPA January 2021 numbers: it’s no longer all red

CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association in Japan) published their camera production data for January 2021 (orange: 2021, black: 2020, blue: 2019, click for larger view) and the numbers are no longer red (negative) only – we finally starting to see some green (positive) developments (previous reports have been red across to board for a long […]

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Another SPECULATION that Nikon will exit the camera business (CLICKBAIT ALERT)

People have been speculating (or rather wishing) that Nikon will exit the camera business for years, maybe even decades. I remember the same conversations during the move from film to digital… then Sony was going to buy Nikon, then Fuji was going to buy Nikon… there was also the Nikon acquiring Samsung’s camera business fiasco, […]

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Funleader announced a new and updated version of their 18mm f/8 cap lens for Nikon Z-mount

Funleader announced a new and updated version of their Funleader 18mm f/8 cap lens for Nikon Z-mount (see previous version here). The price is $199 and orders can be placed directly at the official Funleader website with international shipping. Additional information, including specifications and MTF chart can be found here. Update: I am not 100% sure, […]

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Nikon presentation at the 2021 CP+ show: “We plan to release many new products this year”

Nikon did not introduce any new products at the 2021 CP+ show and this explains the lack of rumors and leaks in the past few weeks. Nikon had several online presentations during the CP+ show – here are some of the main points (all Google translated):

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