Soon you will be able to calibrate and update Samyang lenses with this new “Lens Station”

At the 2017 Seoul International Photo & Imaging Show Samyang had on display their upcoming “Lens Station” - a new USB docking station for firmware updates and customization similar to the Sigma USB Dock and Tamron TAP-In Console.

Samyang is expected to start making AF lenses for DSLR cameras.

Via PhotoRumors

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The day the Sony a9 was announced

Today should be a day of mourning for all Nikon users and fans. Until yesterday nobody could challenge the speed of high-end DSLR cameras, but today I think Sony did just that - their new a9 camera improved many of the disadvantages of previous a7 models. It looks like the a9 will finally be a serious competitor to pro DSLR cameras like the D5, at least on paper - we still have to see how the a9 will perform in real life (Sony specs always look very nice on paper, but not as good in real life).

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New Nikon in space video, search NASA’s photo archive and more

Nikon Europe published a new video:

Nikon in Space video: time-lapse view of the world | Nikon 100th Anniversary

Nikon's history in Space began with the Nikon Photomic FTN, a modified Nikon F camera that was used aboard the Apollo 15 in 1971 and Nikon cameras have been aboard every manned space flight since. This film, edited by SmugMug Films, is a compiled time-lapse video using thousands of still images. The bright flashes are lightning strikes hitting the earth, watch and enjoy.

This is the first of many remarkable moments, both big and small, which we will be sharing in the lead up to Nikon 100th Anniversary! Stay tuned for more.

NASA launched a new website at where you can search their entire photo archive - you can spot a lot of Nikon cameras (via Petapixel).

Nikon will soon start a search for photographs to feature in their special 100th-anniversary film:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #414

→ This miniature Nikon F model camera is now available for sale on eBay.

Nikon introduced new metal hot shoe cover styles in Japan. The also have a new memory card holder (also sold only in Japan). I know, I know...

→ Nikon released a firmware update version 1.1 for the Coolpix A900 camera.

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New server and HTTPS for NikonRumors was just moved to a new server at HostDuplex. The old server could no longer handle the traffic and an upgrade was necessary. You probably already noticed that NikonRumors is now a “secure” website (HTTPS) which is the industry’s standard today:

Several other changes were also introduced on the back end that should improve the speed of the blog. The comments sync is still ongoing and may take a few more hours. If you see any strange behavior, please add a comment to this post and I will look into it.

PhotoRumors, LeicaRumors and PentaxRumors are also now “secure” websites. FujiAddict will be converted next, followed by SonyAddict and 43addict.

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A detailed report on the Nikon prototype cameras exhibition at the Nikon Museum in Tokyo

This is an update to my previous post regarding the exhibition of Nikon prototype cameras held at the Nikon Museum in Tokyo for the 100th anniversary of the company: Richard Haw posted a detailed report from the exhibition on this website - for more pictures and additional coverage, please visit the original post here:

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