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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

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":

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

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:

BandH free next day delivery

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Difference between Nikon’s fluorite lens and fluorine coating

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

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

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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