• The Silence From Nikon
    on 18 June 2018 at 15:33

    Given Nikon's silence on new camera products for almost a year now, look what's happening with this spring's camera buying. NikonUSA really only has two cameras that are generating any big dollars for the company, and for opposite reasons: the inexpensive and always on sale D3400 and the can't […]

  • Who Leads, Who Follows, Who Wins?
    on 18 June 2018 at 11:50

    One way to look at the changing landscape of cameras is to look at the "who is leading, and who waited to follow?" question. As it turns out, the true leaders in deploying significant technologies have almost always ended up with higher market share initially. Sometimes the followers caught up and […]

  • Nikon's Second "New Product" in 2018
    on 14 June 2018 at 13:36

    Apparently even the crew in Tokyo has decided that Nikon has been too quiet. With only only one announcement so far in 2018—the 180-400mm f/4E lens—and no camera announcement since the D850 late last summer, Nikon has finally made another product announcement. Only it's not a […]

  • No Show Versus All Show
    on 8 June 2018 at 12:32

    You might have noticed that Sony announced another camera last week: the US$1200 RX100m6 (Mark VI in Sony's Roman numeral fetishism). You probably couldn't escape noticing.  I'm not sure how many media and web folk were at the Sony event in New […]

  • The Nikon D750 Versus the Sony A7m3
    on 4 June 2018 at 13:58

    I’ve just posted my review of the Sony A7 Mark III (which I abbreviate as A7m3). Almost immediately the questions started coming in about whether someone should buy a D750 or an A7m3. Indeed, those questions have been coming into my In Box since the A7m3 was announced.  Let’s […]

  • Nikon Adds Some Lenses to Rebates
    on 3 June 2018 at 13:28

    Nikon's "See, Thom, we do have some DX lenses (unbuzz, unbuzz)" instant rebates are now active. As usual with Nikkor rebates, I'll outline my thoughts on each lens [all links go to this site's exclusive advertiser, B&H, who often throws in some extras]: 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G DX — US$30 […]

  • Nikkor Lens Availability
    on 1 June 2018 at 14:24

    It's about this time each year when Nikon seems to have the most trouble keeping lenses in stock. So I thought I'd do a check to see what is and isn't available through both B&H and the NikonUSA store. First, B&H. Out of 148 listings (some refurb, some imports), the following are the […]

  • Photoshop World Specials
    on 31 May 2018 at 18:37

    This site's exclusive advertiser has a few Photoshop World specials that are of note (all links go to B&H): Creative Cloud Plan (12 months) —US$120, but you get a US$30 B&H gift card on purchase. There aren't a lot of ways to save on Adobe CC plans. Amazon sometimes has a one-day […]

  • Investors Versus Customers
    on 31 May 2018 at 14:33

    An article published this week in the Harvard Business Review by Bain & Company partner Shigeki Ichii describes some of Nikon's recent corporate behavior. That article simply reinforces what I've been writing about for some time: Nikon is currently in a phase where cost-cutting is a […]

  • You Need a Good Egg Before You Can Have a Better Chicken
    on 25 May 2018 at 15:14

    Which came first, the chicken or the egg sometimes can be answered. At least I think so. Sometimes you need to start with an well conceived egg to get a viable chicken.  Nikon lately has been fiddling with trying to get more traction as a video enabler. They’ve now got another new […]

  • A Minor D5 Firmware Update
    on 24 May 2018 at 19:14

    Nikon updated the D5 firmware to version 1.3. Not a lot to this update, with one new “feature” and four bug fixes for things that most people wouldn’t notice. The new feature has to do with a button-assignable addition called Recall Shooting Functions. This can be assigned to […]

  • The "Lowly" D7500
    on 7 May 2018 at 14:53

    Every now and again I get an email that has a lot of meat in it, and which describes Nikon's problems as well as I can. Here's one I received recently (my comments will follow): "I read your review and what you have to say about the D7500 with great interest.I have struggled for a year with […]

  • Maybe Buy Your Mom a Nikon?
    on 5 May 2018 at 13:04

    NikonUSA has introduced new discounts in time for Mother's Day: D500 [advertiser link] — free grip with body, or US$479 discount plus free grip with 16-80mm f/2.8-4 lensD750  [advertiser link] — US$500 discount plus free grip with body, or US$1100 discount plus free […]

  • Buy Your Mom a Sigma?
    on 3 May 2018 at 12:42

    Let's quote the press release: "Sigma...today announced a special Mother’s Day promotion, offering incredible savings on its award-winning Art lens line. Beginning May 3, 2018 and running through May 14, 2018, anyone looking to treat the mother in their life, or even themselves, to a gift […]

  • Nikon 2017 News
    on 2 January 2016 at 16:10

    In these folders you’ll find the several hundred news and commentary articles about Nikon and DSLR cameras that appeared on this site in 2017: January 2017 Nikon News February 2017 Nikon News March 2017 Nikon News April […]

  • Nikon 2018 News
    on 2 January 2016 at 16:10

    In these folders you’ll find the several hundred news and commentary articles about Nikon and DSLR cameras that appeared on this site in 2017: January 2018 Nikon News February 2018 Nikon News March 2018 Nikon News April […]

  • Nikon 2016 News
    on 1 January 2016 at 18:09

    In these folders you’ll find the several hundred news and commentary articles about Nikon and DSLR cameras that appeared on this site in 2016: December 2016 Nikon News November 2016 Nikon News/Views October 2016 Nikon News/Views […]

  • Nikon 2015 News
    on 20 January 2015 at 20:40

    In these folders you’ll find the several hundred news and commentary articles about Nikon and DSLR cameras that appeared on this site in 2015: December 2015 Nikon News November 2015 Nikon News October 2015 Nikon News […]

  • Nikon 2014 News
    on 31 October 2014 at 19:40

    In these folders you’ll find the several hundred news and commentary articles about Nikon and DSLR cameras that appeared on this site in 2014: December 2014 Nikon News November 2014 Nikon News October 2014 Nikon News […]

  • Nikon 2013 News
    on 27 December 2013 at 18:54

    In these folders you’ll find the several hundred news and commentary articles about Nikon and DSLR cameras that appeared on this site in 2013: December 2013 Nikon News November 2013 Nikon News October 2013 Nikon News […]