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Sigma 24-105mm f4-2

We are finally seeing results from a lawsuit that Nikon filed against Sigma in May 2011. A judgment was issued against Sigma last month in Tokyo District court, which awarded 1.5 billion Yen to Nikon (close to $15M USD).

The dispute centers a number of Sigma lenses using vibration reduction technology. Nikon originally sought the equivalent of close to $150M USD; however, the judgment stated that the damages was equivalent to 15% of the profits of the violating products earned by Sigma, cutting damages down from the max profits of 10.1 billion Yen.

This has to be quite the blow to Sigma. The company has been a roll lately with awesome lenses like the 24-105mm f/4 OS and 18-35mm f/1.8 lenses. Hopefully, Sigma’s operations won’t be negatively affected in a manner that would delay future lens releases and Sigma’s momentum will continue to gain traction as a solid third-party lens maker.

[via Nikon Rumors]

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Nikon D800

ebay (via robertscamera) has the Nikon D800 (refurbished by Nikon) for $2099.99 (compare to $2799 new). There are limited quantities available, so act fast on this if you are thinking about it. Check it out here on ebay.

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Nikon 1 70-300mm VR Lens

As I read Nikon’s announcement of the new Nikon 1 V3 last night, I glanced over the pricing info and caught $999.95 in there. I was digging through the specs and figured that was a body-only price of the V3 since the kit was $1200. But that assumption was wrong.

When I re-read all the info, I realized that there is not a body-only option for the V3, but the pricing was for what appears to be a standard 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens. [click to continue…]

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Nikon 1 V3 Announced

by on March 13, 2014

in Nikon

Nikon 1 V3

The Nikon 1 V3 is a new mirrorless camera that features an 18.4MP CX format sensor (1-inch class) and captures still images at an impressive 20 fps. The V3 also captures 1080/60p video and 720p video at 120fps for that ultra smooth 5x slow motion video (when conformed to a 24p frame rate). [click to continue…]

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Nikon D3200

B&H has the Nikon D3200 with the 18-55mm and 55-200mm DX lenses, along with a Nikon camera bag, for $596.95 (reg. $846.95). Check it out here at B&H Photo.

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DxO-Optics-Pro-9

DxO Optics Pro has been updated to version 9.1.3 with added support for the Nikon D3300, Canon EOS M2, Panasonic FZ70, Samsung NX1000 and NX1100. Additionally, more than 260 new camera/lens combos have been added to library of DxO Optics Modules.

More about DxO Optics Pro 9 on the DxO Labs website.

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