Nikon 400mm lens gets the lead role in quantum experiment
Photographers are not really thinking about conducting scientific experiments with their equipment. However, a team of European researchers are doing so. The scientists have proposed astronauts aboard the International Space Station to modify a Nikon 400mm lens, in order to perform a quantum entanglement experiment.
Nikon boiled a water-damaged lens to successfully repair it
A clumsy and unlucky photographer dropped a very expensive Nikkor lens in salt water. Even though he was no longer hoping to get it repaired, he took it to a Nikon Repair Center in Taiwan. The technicians had the ingenious idea of boiling the lens and, after replacing some parts, the Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 was functional again.
Nikkor 1200-1700mm telephoto lens to welcome new pope soon
The Vatican conclave is currently on the verge of electing a new pope. Photographer Dylan Martinez is waiting for the end of the conclave, in order to capture the newly-elected pope at the famous Saint Peter’s Square balcony with the help of a super-telephoto lens: the Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P IF-ED.
Nikon now listing unannounced 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens on its website
In recent times, multiple digital imaging product manufacturers have decided to skip past an official announcement in order to introduce a new creation. The latest company to perform such an act is Nikon, which has begun listing the 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens on its USA website, even if the optic is a no-show.
Nikon unveils new AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm telephoto lens
Nikon announced three new cameras, but took its time to reveal a new lens, too. Ten years have passed since its predecessors launch, therefore the AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens decided to make an appearance to replace its sibling. It comes with a new optical design and autofocus system, ideal for wildlife photography.
Space Odyssey’s HAL 9000 consisted of a Nikon Nikkor 8mm fisheye lens
2001: Space Odyssey is must-see movie for geeks. As for photography fans… they should know that the film’s main antagonist, HAL 9000, consists of a Nikon Nikkor 8mm f/8 fisheye lens. ThinkGeek is currently selling a life-size replica of the artificial intelligence system, which is capable of saying 15 different phrases from the movie.
Nikon celebrates the 80th anniversary of Nikkor lenses with new video
Nikon is being serious about promoting its brand, therefore it is showing how Nikkor lenses are manufactured in a new video, which is celebrating the lenses’ 80th anniversary. The company released a video showing the entire manufacturing process of a Nikkor lens, to assure people that it is paying attention to all the details.
Nikon files patent for 58mm f/1.4 lens
Big companies constantly apply for patent as it is the only way to release new products on the market and to protect their intellectual property. Nikon is the latest camera manufacturer to apply for a 58mm lens with a large aperture of f/1.4. The patent was filed in Japan and it is the fourth 58mm lens patent application from Nikon.
Nikon announced AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm and 800mm ED VR lenses
Just like everybody expected, Nikon introduced two new Nikkor lenses today. The company decided to expand its camera lens lineup in order to mark the 80th anniversary of the first Nikkor lens. “Aero-Nikkor” is celebrated with the launch of new wide-angle zoom and super-telephoto prime lenses.
DxOMark proclaims Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G as the best 85mm prime lens
DxOMark is the industry standard when it comes to camera and lens image quality ratings. The latest lens reviewed using DxOMark’s software was the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G, which became the best 85mm prime lens. The Nikkor lens is dubbed as an “awesome prime” that does not cost too much, as it delivers a “great” quality-price ratio.
Nikon to introduce new Nikkor 18–35mm f/3.5–4.5G ED FX lens at CP+ show?
An inside source has confirmed that Nikon will announce a new full frame lens at the upcoming CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2013, an event that will open its doors for visitors at the Pacifico Yokohama center, in Japan. The new Nikkor lens is expected to replace the older 18–35mm f/3.5–4.5G ED FX lens.
Nikkor glass making video from Nikon Imaging Japan
Do you know how photographic lenses are manufactured? Nikon Imaging Japan published a video presenting the Nikkor glass manufacturing process, which have recently allowed the Japanese company to reach a milestone of 75 million units shipped to photographers across the globe.
Nikon 1 J3 and 1 S1 mirrorless cameras introduced with two Nikkor lenses
Nikon is trying to prove that it is getting serious with the mirrorless industry, so it has unveiled two new 1-series cameras, called J3 and S1, at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013. This duo continues the tradition set by the 1 V1 and 1 J1 mirrorless cameras introduced back in September 2011.