Free Shure VP83/F Shotgun Mics with Canon, Nikon and Sony HDSLRs

Shure VP83

Adorama is giving away a free Shure VP83 or VP83F shotgun mic with a variety of Canon, Nikon and Sony HDSLR and mirrorless cameras.

The VP83 is a shoe-mounted shotgun mic similar to the Rode VideoMic pro and retails for $200. The Shure VP83F includes an onboard recorder for higher quality audio files instead of just passing audio through to the camera. It runs $300.

Check out all the cameras and kit options that include the free Shure shotgun mic here at Adorama.

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

Nikon_70-300mm_Lens

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]