Weekly Nikon news flash #426


→ Dpreview posted sample photos from the Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR lens (in stock at AdoramaAmazon DE | Amazon UK).


→ Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art lens ($1,599) + Nikon D800E report on Sigma's blog.


CameraLabs reviewed the Nikon 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E lens (pre-order: B&H | Adorama).

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The new Nikon “lens-only” rebates are now live


The new Nikon "lens only" rebates are now live and include up to $200 off on nine different Nikkor lenses (direct links: B&H | Adorama - check all listings, some stores offer free accessories):

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR:
$200 off, new price: $2,596.95 @ B&H | Adorama | Amazon


Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED:
$200 off, new price: $1,696.95 @ B&H | Adorama | Amazon


Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED:
$200 off, new price: $946.95 @ B&H | Adorama | Amazon


Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED:
$100 off, new price: $1,696.95 @ B&H | Adorama | Amazon


Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED:
$175 off, new price: $596.95 @ B&H | Adorama | Amazon


Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G:
$100 off, new price: $596.95 @ B&H | Adorama | Amazon


Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED:
$100 off, new price: $696.95 @ B&H | Adorama | Amazon


Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G:
$50 off, new price: $396.95 @ B&H | Adorama | Amazon


Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G:
$30 off, new price: $166.95 @ B&H | Adorama | Amazon

The new rebates will expire on July 29th.

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Thom Hogan explains why Nikon’s late entry to the mirrorless market could actually be a good thing



 

Continuation to my post from earlier today: there could be multiple reasons why Nikon is still not releasing their mirrorless solution. All previously announced mirrorless cameras from other companies were not perfect and they all had some serious disadvantages. Just in the past year, we started seeing mirrorless cameras with improved EVF (Leica SL), dual memory cards (Fuji X-T2), better battery life (Sony a9) and other improvements. Maybe Nikon is simply waiting for the tech to mature and to see what works on the expense of other company's R&D budget and then jump in with the perfect mirrorless solution? A few days ago Thom Hogan (www.bythom.com) made a very good commentary on this topic here on [NR] - it's worth the read:

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Nikon’s president confirms new mirrorless camera in an interview


Last week the Japanese newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun published an interview with Nikon's President Mr. Kazuo Ushida. In the interview Mr. Ushida hinted again (see also this post) that Nikon will be releasing a new mirrorless camera - see the Google translation of the article (fourth paragraph):

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The Nikon “lens-only” rebates are coming back this weekend


As I already reported, this weekend Nikon will bring back the popular "lens only" rebates for a new set of Nikkor lenses (rebates will go live tomorrow, Saturday, at midnight):

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There is no new Nikon EN-EL15 battery recall


Several websites reported today about a Nikon EN-EL15 battery recall. Please note that this is an old recall from 2012 and Nikon Japan recently just updated their website with some additional information (reported here last month). Nikon USA was probably late with the translation and just recently updated their website here. As far as I know, nothing has changed in the recall, but you can still check your batteries here.


BTW, the new Nikon EN-EL15a battery is also compatible with older cameras - see the full list here.

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