Lens Patent for Nikon 1 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens

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A recently published patent application reveals a new version of the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens for the Nikon 1 system. The optical formula in the patent focuses on make the lens more compact to accommodate the smaller Nikon 1 system.

Of course, the patent was just published on only filed back in October 2014, so don’t expect the lens anytime soon since the current version just started shipping a few months ago (it was announced in March 2014 alongside the Nikon 1 V3) and is still not regularly in stock (currently backordered at B&H).

[via USPTO]

 

Nikon D810 for $2499 – Deal Alert

Nikon D810

ebay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D810 for $2499.99 (reg. $2999.99) in limited quantity. Check it out while it lasts here on ebay.

Note: This is labeled as a gray market item and, therefore, won’t include a US warranty card. At the time of this post, ebay seller GetItDigital has a positive feedback rating of 99.5% and offers its own 3-year warranty with the camera.