Posts Tagged ‘NIKKOR’

Nikon Shows Off and Explains the Benefits of Its Fluorine Coating Technology

Most lenses nowadays come with a multipurpose chemical coating, meant to not only protect the lens a bit more from accidental scratches, but to also reduce reflections and aberrations and provide a clearer image. How the coating actually works might be a mystery to many of us though. Read more…

Nikon Releases $12,000 AF-S 400mm f/2.8E Lens and 1.4x AF-S Teleconverter

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Not to be outdone by Canon’s lens announcements from yesterday, Nikon has come back with a few major announcements of its own. And foremost among them (at least in terms of price) is a brand new AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens that will pair very well with the new AF-S TC-14E III teleconverter… well, assuming you have about thirteen grand handy. Read more…

Nikon Rumors ‘Confirms’ that a New Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G is On the Way

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Are you a wildlife or sports photographer with a whole lot of cash just burning a hole in your checking account? Well, you’re in luck, because according to Nikon Rumors, there’s an updated version of the Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR lens in the works. Read more…

Ultra-Rare 2000mm f/11 Nikkor Lens Up On eBay for $25K… Broken

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The last time we wrote about the Nikkor 2000mm f/11 C Reflex lens was in 2010 when a working version of the behemoth was up on eBay for the not-so-affordable price of $19,950. Given that information, how much would you pay for a broken, beat-up version of the same lens 3 years later? Well, someone on eBay thinks it’s worth $25K. Read more…

This Nikon-Made Nikkor Lens Clock Wakes You Up to the Sound of a D4 Shutter

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We’ve seen all manner of household items take on the shape of your favorite lens (think mugs, humidifiers and portable speakers), but this is the first time we’ve seen a full-fledged alarm clock lens. And what’s more, this Nikkor-inspired clock is being made and given away by Nikon itself! Read more…

Nikon Introduces a New 58mm f/1.4G Lens, Harkens Back to the 58mm f/1.2 of Old

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In the midst of all these camera announcements, Nikon has taken the time to unveil a new piece of high-end glass as well. Paying homage to a lens discontinued 15 long years ago, Nikon is bringing back the 58mm prime lens, this time with an f/1.4 aperture. Read more…

One Millionth Leica and Modified Nikon F3 NASA Camera up for Auction at WestLicht

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Each year, the WestLicht Photographica auction house puts some incredible historic cameras on the block and lets us mere mortals “oh” and “ah” at them before some collector with deep pockets plunks down hundreds of thousands of dollars to take them home (where they will, of course, be used daily right?…).

There’s always special items going up for auction — remember Alfred Eisenstaedt’s 1931 Leica IIIa with which he shot his iconic V-J Day kiss photo? That camera sold for almost $150,000 — and the 24th camera auction set for November 23rd is no different. Read more…

Nikon Unveils 18-140mm Lens, Speedlite, and Superzoom in One Fell Swoop

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There’s nothing like the smell of fresh press release in the morning, and earlier today, Nikon decided to send two our way. The releases contain info about three new products that Nikon is announcing all at the same time: a new DX format lens, a small speedlight, and a 14x superzoom compact camera. Read more…

Nikon Updates Vibration Reduction Stats to Comply With New Standard

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This month, the Consumer & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) released a new standard to help make better sense of the world of image stabilization. Theoretically, the standard will make sure that all manufacturers test and report image stabilization statistics the same way, so you can better compare between lens brands.

And although we haven’t heard anything from any other company, Nikon has already hopped aboard and released a list of CIPA-compliant numbers. Read more…

Nikon Debuts Super-Fast 32mm f/1.2 Lens for Nikon 1 Mirrorless Cameras

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Nikon 1 photographers have a decent selection of eight lenses for their mirrorless camera, and now we can add one more choice to that list: the super-fast medium-telephoto 32mm f/1.2. The lens was announced earlier today, and promises “Superior Resolution and Incredible Depth of Field” for Nikon 1 shooters. Read more…