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Weekly Nikon news flash #346

→ Various Nikon USB flash drives available on eBay. → Topaz Labs is offering 35% off on all Topaz products with coupon code ‘TOPAZ2015’. → The Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 limited edition lens for Nikon F mount will start shipping next week. → Price drop: the Nikon MB-D12 battery grip for Nikon D810 is now $309 at Adorama, Amazon and B&H.

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Nikon eBay finds: rare and expensive

→ Rare Nikon museum collection of more than 75 special and rare Nikon cameras/items for $59,995. → Nikon 13mm f/5.6 AIS rectilinear ultra-wide angle lens for $44,999.99. → Nikon Stereo-Nikkor 1:3.5 3.5cm lens attached to a Nikon S2 rangefinder camera for $47,500. → Nikon Nippon Kogaku SP camera with Nikkor N.C 50mm f/1.1 black paint lens for […]

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Weekly Nikon news flash #280

→ Refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G lens is now selling for $289.95 (regular price: $596.95). → Tamron announced the development of a new SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD full frame zoom lens. → Sigma announce a new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens that will come in two different versions. For more is available here and […]

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The Kodak Hawkeye II / Nikon F3 was one of the first electronic stills cameras used by NASA in space

Here’s a video that shows footage of the very first electronic stills camera used by NASA in space during the last months of 1991, the Kodak Hawkeye II. Using a standard Nikon F3 body; the system was the forerunner to the Kodak Professional DCS-DC3, the world’s first professional digital SLR camera system:

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Low light astrophotography from the ISS

This long video video (25 minutes) by Christoph Malin provides a lot of interesting information on taking photographs from the ISS with Dr. Don Pettit:

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield: how to take photos from the ISS

    In this just released video, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield explains how he takes pictures from the International Space Station:

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