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Weekly Nikon news flash #294

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012) lens for Nikon mount pricing and availability announced.

Nikon Reflex-Nikkor 2000mm f:11 mirror lens
→ Currently there are few Nikon Reflex-Nikkor 2000mm f/11 lenses listed on eBay priced between $25k and $39k.

→ The new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport lens is rumored to be delayed due to manufacturing defects.

→ Interesting thread over at dpreview: with the falling value of the ruble, the price of Nikon cameras dropped significantly when converted to western currencies. For example: Nikon Df for 1,317 EUR ($1,600), D4s for 2,865 EUR ($3,500), D750 with 24-120 for 1,203 EUR ($1,470) and D810 body for 1489 EUR ($1,800). Most of the cameras are already sold out.

ProFoto announced HSS upgrade (1/8000 sec) for their ProFoto B1 off-camera flash system.

→ The latest Nikon price drops:

→ Still ongoing deals:

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Last moment holidays gift idea: FotodioX Nikon replica crystal camera

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Last moment holidays gift idea - Amazon and B&H are selling this Nikon D90 replica crystal camera for $60:

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Checkout the Nikon Rumors Forum and this D750 review

I get many emails and social media messages with questions on various Nikon topics. While I am trying to answer most of them, you should post your inquiry on the NikonRumors Forum - there are many knowledgeable people there that will be happy to help you. Many interesting Nikon topics are being discussed on the forum every day. Here for example is a nice Nikon D750 camera review from forum member turboBB (click on images for a bigger size on flickr):

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Finally: Nikon rumored to announce a new Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4 FL VR lens

Pictured: the current Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED lens

Pictured: the current Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED lens

Nikon will soon introduce the long rumored AF-S Nikkor 300/4 VR lens with Nano and fluorine coating. The new lens is expected to be very lightweight and will replace the current AF-S model ($1,369). Nikon has already filed at least two different patents for a 300mm f/4 lens - in 2012 and in 2013. Those are the rumored basic specifications:

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Nikon Coolpix A camera now $399, listed as discontinued

The last few Nikon Coolpix A cameras are currently selling for $399 at B&H - that's $700 off with free next day delivery (only silver models left at that price). You can add the DF-CP1 viewfinder for another $99 - see the link under "Savings Available":

A black Coolpix A with a viewfinder is now $569. The camera is already listed as discontinued at Amazon:


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Adorama is offering a free 1 year drops & spills warranty on selected Nikon cameras and lenses; B&H now has free next day delivery

Adorama is currently offering a free 1 year drops & spills warranty to selected Nikon cameras and lenses.

Update - B&H is offering free next day delivery:

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Difference between Nikon’s fluorite lens and fluorine coating

Many readers (including myself) were initially confused between Nikon's fluorite lens and fluorine coat. Here are how both terms are described on Nikon's website:

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