Nikon Launches “The Full Story” Photography Contest

Nikon launched “The Full Story” photography contest yesterday.  The contest was created by Nikon to inspire budding photojournalists to express their stories through imagery and offers participants the chance to win an exclusive photo expedition with National Geographic Traveler magazine contributing editor and Digital Nomad Andrew Evans. [Read more…]

Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Lens Unveiled

Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Lens

As previously rumored, Nikon announced its new AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR lens today.  The new lens is the first Nikkor lens to feature third generation of Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) technology and the first to offer five stops of image stabilization.

The Nikon 70-200mm f/4G VR lens will be available in November for $1399.95 and is available for pre-order here at B&H Photo.

Complete details in the press release below. [Read more…]

Nikon 1 V2 Announced

Nikon 1 V2

The Nikon 1 V2 is the latest in the 1 Series mirrorless system and it brings improved ergonomics, a new built-in flash and command mode dial to the table.  The Nikon 1 V2 features a 14.2MP CX format sensor and captures 1080p HD video.

The V2 should be available in November 2012 for $899.95 with the included 10-30mm VR lens.  You can find the V2 here at B&H Photo.

Alongside the V2, Nikon also introduced the SB-N7, a new i-TTL speedlight that is designed for connection on the V2’s hot shoe.  The flash head tilts up to 120 degrees and provides guide number of 18 meters/59 feet at ISO 100.  The SB-N7 is powered by AAA batteries and should be available in January 2013 for $159.95.

Nikon 1 V2 Key Features

  • 14.2-megapixel CX-format CMOS Sensor alongside EXPEED 3A image processing engine
  • Enhanced design featuring a traditional grip and new Command Dial
  • New Direct Setting Control enables quick access to manual controls
  • Advanced Hybrid Autofocus (AF) system
    • 73-point AF array
    • High-speed continuous shooting with continuous AF approx. 15 fps up to 45 frames
  • Features a new built-in pop up flash and wide ISO range (160-6400) for difficult lighting conditions
  • Full HD 1080p video capability
  • High-resolution 921,000-dot, 3.0-inch LCD display
  • Full Auto/Manual controls alongside image effects and in-camera creative functions
  • New Shooting Modes include:
    • Enhanced Motion Snapshot Mode: Users can simultaneously capture a slow-motion movie sequence alongside a single image
    • Best Moment Capture Mode: Allows individuals to use Slow View to slow down the image they are capturing
    • Advance Movie Mode: Simultaneously shoot 1080p Full HD video and high-resolution stills of the same subject
  • Compatible with all 1 NIKKOR lenses and WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter for easy upload via Wi-Fi to social networks and/or remote operation
    • Also compatible with new SB-N7 speedlight, FT-1 Mount Adapter

    Check out the official press release below. [Read more…]

    Nikon 70-200mm f/4 VR Lens Coming Next Week?

    The Nikon version of the famous 70-200mm f/4L IS from Canon is expected to arrive next week – just in time for PhotoPlus 2012.  Nikon Rumors received word that the lens will be the first to feature Nikon’s next-gen VR system.

    Given that the Canon equivalent runs $1350 at retail, I’d say that would be a good starting point to look toward for the Nikon lens – possibly up to $1400 or $1500.

    Stay tuned for all the news from PhotoPlus next week.