Posts Tagged ‘nikon’

Nikon J5 May Be the First Nikon Camera to Offer 4K, Expected with the D7200 Soon

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Canon just had a torrent of new product announcements earlier this month, and now it looks like Nikon will follow suit with some big announcements of its own.

There’s new word that Nikon will soon be announcing a new DSLR and a new mirrorless camera, the latter of which may be the first Nikon camera to offer 4K video recording.
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Modifying an Old Nikon AI-S 300mm f/2.8 Lens to Give it Faux Autofocus

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If you’d like to use legacy Nikkor lenses on your modern Nikon camera, one thing you can do to improve functionality is add a CPU to them. While there are services out there that can convert your lenses for a fee, you can also buy the programmable component for $30 on eBay and do it yourself.

That’s what photographer Kalafok Vlakostnitsj recently did with his Nikon AI-S 300mm f/2.8 lens.
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The Nikon D750 Filmmakers Kit is a DSLR Bundle for Getting Started in Cinema

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Nikon has unveiled a new DSLR kit that’s specifically geared toward people who want to get into DSLR filmmaking. Called the Nikon D750 Filmmakers Kit, the bundle includes a DSLR, three lenses, and additional accessories that are helpful for video productions.
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Special Nikon D810 Designed for Astrophotography is Reportedly On the Way

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Nikon will reportedly announce a special version of the D810 full frame DSLR next week that’s designed specifically for astrophotography.
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Nikon Patents a 24-70mm f/2.8 Phase Fresnel Lens

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It looks like Nikon is planning to introduce its new Phase Fresnel technology to some popular focal lengths. A newly discovered patent shows a Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens with a Phase Fresnel element.
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‘I Am Different': Short Videos That Offer Glimpses Into the Lives of 5 Nikon Photographers

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Nikon and The Telegraph recently partnered up for a campaign titled “I Am Different.” It’s a series of short videos showing how 5 different photographers are using their Nikon DSLR in various niches of photography.
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The Nikon D750 is Disappearing From Stores Shelves. A Quiet Recall is Underway

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It appears that the Nikon’s response to the D750 flare issue is much more than an offer for a free repair. The camera is currently disappearing from stores, both online ones and brick-and-mortar ones, suggesting that some kind of recall or delay has been implemented while Nikon fixes the defect. [Update: We have confirmed that there is a recall.]
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This DSLR Box Design Doubles as the Owner’s Manual

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Sustainability is a big and important idea these days, and it’s the one behind this new concept box design for DSLR cameras. It’s clever packaging that has two uses: once the camera is safely transported to the owner, the box is taken apart and used as the owner’s manual for the camera.
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A Closer Look at Nikon’s New Phase Fresnel (PF) Lens Technology

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Weighing just 1.66 pounds, Nikon’s newly announced 300mm f/4 is the world’s lightest 300mm full frame prime autofocus lens. It’s also the first Nikon DSLR lens to feature the company’s new Phase Fresnel (PF) technology, which is the main reason the lens can be so small and lightweight.
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Nikon 1200-1700mm Helps French Photogs Capture Hostage Situation from a Safe Distance

Le Monde journalist Maxime Goldbaum tweeted the above photograph this morning as a hostage situation involving Charlie Hebdo suspects unfolded in Dammartin-en-GoĆ«le, France. It seems that the Nikon 1200-1700mm is a tool in Reuters’ arsenal that’s used to keep photojournalists at a safe distance.
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