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Finally: Nikon rumored to announce a new Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4 FL VR lens

Pictured: the current Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED lens

Pictured: the current Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED lens

Nikon will soon introduce the long rumored AF-S Nikkor 300/4 VR lens with Nano and fluorine coating. The new lens is expected to be very lightweight and will replace the current AF-S model ($1,369). Nikon has already filed at least two different patents for a 300mm f/4 lens - in 2012 and in 2013. Those are the rumored basic specifications:

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Nikon Coolpix A camera now $399, listed as discontinued

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The last few Nikon Coolpix A cameras are currently selling for $399 at B&H - that's $700 off with free next day delivery (only silver models left at that price). You can add the DF-CP1 viewfinder for another $99 - see the link under "Savings Available":

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A black Coolpix A with a viewfinder is now $569. The camera is already listed as discontinued at Amazon:

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Adorama is offering a free 1 year drops & spills warranty on selected Nikon cameras and lenses; B&H now has free next day delivery

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Adorama is currently offering a free 1 year drops & spills warranty to selected Nikon cameras and lenses.

Update - B&H is offering free next day delivery:

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Difference between Nikon’s fluorite lens and fluorine coating

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Many readers (including myself) were initially confused between Nikon's fluorite lens and fluorine coat. Here are how both terms are described on Nikon's website:

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Nikon D750 1.01 and D810 1.02 C firmware updates released

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Nikon released new firmware updates for the D750 and D810 DSLR cameras:

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Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* ZF.2 lens for Nikon F mount now in stock

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The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* ZF.2 lens for Nikon F mount is now in stock for the first time at B&H and by third party resellers at Amazon.

DxOMark labeled the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 lens as the best performing portrait lens ever tested.

Technical information and sample images can be found here.

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Apparently there are fake Nikon D800E cameras out there

Fake Nikon D800E DSLR cameras
Nikon Europe issued a service notice regarding fraudulently modified D800 to D800E DSLR cameras. After the D810 announcement, D800/E prices have dropped significantly - if you are buying a used D800E camera, make sure to check the camera model inside the menu - don't trust the outside markings:

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