Tag Archives: Nikon & NASA

Nikon Z9 goes to space: new Nikon cameras and Nikkor lenses aboard the space station

Nikon and NASA have a long and rich history of working together: Nikon USA just announced that multiple physically unmodified Nikon Z9 cameras and Nikkor lenses went to space aboard the International Space Station:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #754

→ Really Right Stuff (RRS) announced a new MC-LS universal L-bracket: one plate, many cameras (additional information is available here).           → A reader sent me this website by Timm Chapman who put together this massive trove of info all about the Nikon NASA cameras and history. The details are incredible. […]

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It seems that the Nikon Z9 camera is going to the moon

It seems likely that a Nikon Z camera, probably the Nikon Z9, is in the testing phase to go on the next US moon mission “Artemis III”. The original news was published by the European Space Agency on 10/24 – if you zoom in on the headline picture you can see that the lens is […]

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Weekly Nikon news flash #643

I will be traveling in the next few days and will have limited Internet access. Blog posts and social media coverage could be delayed. → There is a new third-party battery equivalent of the Nikon EN-EL25. → Stunning images captured from space by an astronaut using the Nikon D5 and Noct 58mm f/1.2 lens. → […]

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Nikon cameras in space (a history of cameras in space video)

Here is a nice video about the history of cameras in space that of course covers several Nikon custom models: Via LeicaRumors

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Nikon lens spotted in the historic SpaceX DM-2 launch and docking

There is a new NASA video that shows the “behind the scenes” footage from space during the historic SpaceX DM-2 launch and docking from the perspective of the ISS where you can see some Nikon gear after the 7-minute mark:

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Kill some time before the end of the year with these interesting Nikon related videos

In the last days of 2017 I have nothing interesting to report, so enjoy a few Nikon related YouTube videos: → Jared interviews NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik – a lot of Nikon talk there and  a lot of interesting info. → SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch timelapse shot with the Nikon D810 and 14-24mm lens. […]

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Nikon D5 launched on its first mission into space

From Nikon’s Facebook page: “We have liftoff – The Nikon D5 launched on its first mission into space! Ten Nikon D5 cameras are aboard the OA-8 mission to resupply the International Space Station, and will be used to capture images from orbit high above Earth.” Back in August Nikon confirmed that NASA ordered 53 unmodified […]

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