Nikon Rumors where there’s smoke there’s fire

  • LensRental compares the best ultra-wide zoom lenses from Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma
    by [NR] admin on 19 June 2018 at 17:23

    LensRental posted a detailed comparison of the best ultra-wide zoom lenses from Nikon, Sigma, Canon and Sony: Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S ($1.896.95) Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art ($1,299) Canon 11-24mm f/4L ($2,699) Sony FE 12-24mm f/4G ($1,698) Their conclusion: "If you need […]

  • The current Nikon rebates expire this week
    by [NR] admin on 18 June 2018 at 19:30

      The Nikon US rebates for June are set to expire this week (6/23): Lens only rebates: Adorama | B&H Free grip offer: Adorama | B&H Full list of all current Nikon rebates: Lens only rebates Nikon 12-24mm f/4G DX ($200 off): Adorama | Amazon | B&H […]

  • Update on the registered Nikon N1718 camera
    by [NR] admin on 18 June 2018 at 14:53

    Nokishita reports that one of the registered five new Nikon cameras (N1718) will only have Bluetooth and no built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. The radio parts in the new model will be the same as in the current D3400 DSLR camera. The N1718 camera will be made by made Altek - this is an indication […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #475
    by [NR] admin on 17 June 2018 at 17:10

    → Zeiss has new lens discounts in the US (direct link to all discounted Zeiss F-mount lenses) and in the UK (only two Zeiss F-mount lenses discounted). → Rare Nikon I rangefinder camera from 1948 for sale on eBay for $27,445. → The latest new products also relevant for […]

  • New Nikon summer cashback in the UK (and the rest of Europe)
    by [NR] admin on 16 June 2018 at 04:28

    After the last price increase, Nikon UK is now running a new summer cashback program (see details at WEX, Jessops, and Park Cameras). The cashback program is also available in several other European countries (Germany for example) - check your local Nikon website […]

  • New reports indicate that the Nikon D850 sensor (IMX309AQJ) is made by Sony
    by [NR] admin on 15 June 2018 at 04:09

    ChipMod took a Nikon D850 camera apart and came to the conclusion that the sensor inside is made by Sony (Google translation): In an email, ChipMod informed me that they analyzed the sensor and the bonding pattern together with other characteristics are typical for the way Sony […]

  • Nikon announces the development of a new AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens
    by [NR] admin on 14 June 2018 at 04:33

    Nikon officially announced the development of the previously rumored AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens (see patent). The new lens will be compact and lightweight like the latest 300mm f/4 thanks to the use of Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element (the current 500mm f/4 lens […]

  • The firmware update for the cross-type sensors at the outer areas of the frame is still not released (for Nikon D5, D850 and D500)
    by [NR] admin on 13 June 2018 at 18:15

    Time seems to stand still at Nikon. When the Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E TC 1.4 FL ED VR lens was announced, Nikon promised (in the press release) to release a firmware update for the D5, D850 and D500 that will make the outer row of AF points activated as cross-type sensors to significantly enhance the […]

  • ASML and Zeiss win the patent lawsuit filed by Nikon
    by [NR] admin on 13 June 2018 at 04:29

    Last year Nikon sued ASML and Carl Zeiss over patented semiconductor lithography technology. The court in The Hague dealing with intellectual property has ruled that ASML and Zeiss have not violated any Nikon patents: "The judge bent on a patent from Nikon that was applied for in 2004 and granted […]

  • New firmware updates for the Nikon Df, D810, D610 and Coolpix cameras
    by [NR] admin on 12 June 2018 at 16:08

    Nikon released the second batch of firmware update fixes for the timezone issue (see the first batch here): The SETUP MENU > Time zone and date > Time zone display now shows only the names of major cities in the currently selected zone. (DSLR) The display when Home time zone or Travel […]

  • Nikon price increase in Europe
    by [NR] admin on 11 June 2018 at 04:27

    After the last price increase in the UK, Nikon will also increase their prices in the rest of  Europe. I received multiple reports about it, but I am not sure if the price increase already happened or if it's about to happen. Check the latest Nikon EU prices at Amazon DE | Amazon […]

  • In memoriam David Douglas Duncan
    by [NR] admin on 10 June 2018 at 19:53

    Some readers are probably not aware that photographer David Douglas Duncan (1916-2018) made the Nikon and Nikkor brand names known all over the world when he was covering the Korean war in 1950: "Mr. Duncan shot in black and white, with lightweight Leica cameras and Nikkor lenses, made by the […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #474
    by [NR] admin on 9 June 2018 at 18:51

    → New eBay coupon code: get 10% off select purchases of $25+ with coupon code "PERFECT10" (ends: Sunday, June 10th at 11:59 PM PST). → Still no news on the Lexar XQD memory cards - the new batch was supposed to ship in June (Lexar XQD listings removed from Adorama, listed as discontinued […]

  • Photographing Japanese food with a Nikon D750
    by [NR] admin on 9 June 2018 at 15:14

    Photographing Japanese food with a Nikon D750 by Vincent from cecj2.com: I'm Vincent from Paris, France and I created the website cecj2.com in 2008 about Japanese restaurants. As a semi-professional food blogger, I have read many books and articles on how to take food pictures. A tripod, a […]

  • New Nikon Coolpix A1000 camera registered online *UPDATED*
    by [NR] admin on 8 June 2018 at 05:02

    Nikon registered a new Coolpix A1000 camera with bluetooth.com. The new model will have built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. This could either be the long-rumored P900 replacement or a Coolpix A300 replacement. Update: the upcoming A1000 will be a replacement for the current Nikon Coolpix A900 camera. I […]

  • The new version of the Vello BG-N19-2 battery grip for Nikon D850 is now in stock *UPDATED*
    by [NR] admin on 7 June 2018 at 16:02

    The new version (BG-N19-2) of the Vello battery grip for Nikon D850 is now in stock. The old version is currently $20 off. Update - the B&H listing shows that the speed of the new model is 9 fps where the old version supports only 7 fps: I could not find any difference in the specs, […]

  • New Nikon firmware updates for the D850, D750, D500, D7500, D7200, D5600, D5300, D3400, B500 and P900 cameras
    by [NR] admin on 7 June 2018 at 15:10

    Today Nikon released a minor firmware update that has to do with the time zone settings for almost all of their current cameras: Nikon D850 Ver. 1.02 Nikon D750 Ver. 1.13 Nikon D500 Ver. 1.15 Nikon D7500 Ver. 1.01 Nikon D7200 Ver. 1.04 Nikon D5600 Ver. 1.03 Nikon D5300 Ver. 1.03 Nikon D3400 Ver. […]

  • The Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens is now $360 off
    by [NR] admin on 6 June 2018 at 00:38

    For a limited the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens is $359.96 off or 20% off at Amazon only (shipped and sold by Amazon). Update - the lens is now sold out and is expected to be in stock again on June 11 (the price is still 1,439.99). B&H and Adorama still list the lens at […]

  • Recap: what to expect next from Nikon?
    by [NR] admin on 5 June 2018 at 18:14

    Nikon has announced one camera (D850) and two lenses (70-300mm and 180-400mm) in the past 12 months. The only good news here is that they currently have five registered and not-yet-announced cameras - more than any other brand. Here is an updated recap of what to expect next from […]

  • Nikon also makes… selfie sticks (and they are on sale today)
    by [NR] admin on 5 June 2018 at 16:27

    The Nikon selfie stick and the Nikon mini table-top tripod are something I did not know existed and they are both currently on sale at BuyDig: Nikon selfie stick: $8.99 (regular price: $39.95) Nikon mini table-top tripod: $5.49 (regular price: $29.95) Thanks for the heads up Robert! […]