The 10mm f/2.8 patent was filed back in March, while the 10-100mm f/4-5.6 VR lens patent was filed in late April. These are probably a couple of the more popular 1-Series lenses, so a replacement at some point makes sense.
As always, don’t take a patent filing as evidence of an impending announcement. It’s just something to keep on your radar.
You can check out the patents yourself by clicking links below.
ebay (via GetItDigital) has your flagship choice of the Nikon D4s or the Canon 1D X for $3,999 (the D4s retails for $6499 and 1D X retails for $5299). Both are in limited quantity while supplies last.
Check out the Nikon D4s here on ebay.
Check out the Canon 1D X here on ebay.
Note: Both are labeled as gray market items and, therefore, won’t include a US warranty card. At the time of this post, ebay seller GetItDigital has a positive feedback rating of 99.6% and offers its own 1-year warranty with the cameras.
ebay (via BuyDig) has the Nikon 1 S2 in limited quantity for $169 with the 11-27.5mm kit lens. The Nikon 1 S2 is a compact mirrorless camera using Nikon’s CX format sensor with 14.2MP resolution. It can capture 20fps full resolution still images and features 1080/60p HD video. Check it out while it lasts here on ebay.
When Nikon announced its new AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens earlier this month, it was supposed to ship by late August. Now, Nikon Japan is saying that the lens is being delayed with an official released date in October 2015.
No real details for the cause of the delay were released other than the expected comments about “final adjustments” in the lead up to the launch. You can still pre-order the new lens here at B&H Photo.