A recent Nikon patent application reveals an update to the Nikon AF-S 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens with a new model. The US patent application (14/556,113) was filed in November 2014 and published earlier this spring on March 26. [Read more…]
New rumors suggest that Nikon will (finally) release full frame mirrorless camera with a traditional F mount later this year or in early 2016. The camera is rumored to be small and similar in size to the Olympus OM-D E-M1. Additionally, it is rumored to offer no EVF and is currently being field tested. [Read more…]
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).
The new price drop brings it below the street price of of the previous generation of this lens when it was replaced. This could spell an update for the 5-year-old lens with a new version that includes a fluorite element.
[via Nikon Rumors]