The current Nikon “lens-only” rebates are expiring tomorrow


The current Nikon "lens-only" rebates are expiring tomorrow and will most likely be extended for the Black Friday sale next week. Some retailers also offer additional cash reward (see the dedicated pages at B&H, Adorama and Focus Camera):

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The new Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD lens will be in stock this Friday


B&H confirmed that the new Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon F-mount will be in stock this Friday (November 17th). The price is $799. For comparison: the Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6 lens is $1,396.95, while the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary is also priced at $799.

Additional information on the lens:

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Nikon appoints Bo Kajiwara as the new CEO for the Americas

Bo Kajiwara, CEO of Nikon Corporation for the Americas (photo credit: Nikon)

Nikon announced the appointment of Bo Kajiwara as the new CEO of Nikon Corporation for the Americas.

Here is the full press release:

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The 2017 BCN camera rankings are out – Canon is up, Nikon and Sony are down


BCN published their (preliminary?) camera rankings for 2017 and there are no big surprises:

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2017 Tamron Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

The 2017 Tamron Black Friday and Cyber Monday US deals are already live - check pricing and availability at B&H | Adorama | Amazon:


Like the new Tamron Facebook page and Tamron Facebook group.

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First indication that the Nikon D850 sensor could be made by TowerJazz

 
Even before the official announcement, I reported that the sensor inside the Nikon D850 was not made by Sony (FYI: the D850 is 45.7MP, while the latest Sony a7R III is 42.4MP). A recent teardown did now provide any additional information on the sensor manufacturer:

  
There have been some rumors floating online from questionable sources that the Nikon D850 sensor is made by the Israeli company TowerJazz which is also known as the sensor supplier for some Leica cameras. I have not seen any evidence to prove that claim.

Panasonic used to be a major investor in TowerJazz.

Update: the Nikon D850 sensor being made by TowerJazz was first reported by a reader here on [NR]:


During their recent Q3 financial results conference call a few days ago, the CEO of TowerJazz said this:

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