80 years and more 75 million lenses ago, Nikon launched the Nikkor brand for crafting lenses. Here's what the production looks like in this day and age
By Tim Barribeau on February 5, 2013
In 1932, Nippon Kogaku K.K. registered the NIKKOR trademark, shortly shipping the Aero-Nikkor aerial photographic lenses in 1933. Since then, Nippon Kogaku K.K. has become Nikon, but the lenses still say Nikkor written across them.
With three new ultrazooms and two new compacts, Nikon is overhauling much of its consumer lineup
By Tim Barribeau on January 29, 2013
At CP+ in Japan, Nikon has unveiled a stack of new cameras, including three new superzooms, and a pair of affordable traditional compact cameras. By far the most interesting of the set is the new Nikon Coolpix P520, and update from last year's well-regarded P510. The newest high-end long-zoom from Nikon will arrive with a $449.95 in February, and will feature 42x 24-1000mm equivalent f/3-5.9 lens.
Nikon has been on a bit of a lens tear lately and they apparently have no intention of stopping. Now, they have a new super-telephoto lens and a budget-friendly wide angle zoom to add to the Nikkor line-up.
Starting next week, Nikon's "My Picturetown" will be Morphing Into "Nikon Image Space", offering new features and tools
By Tim Barribeau on January 23, 2013
Nikon's My Picturetown has been running since 2007, offering a largely ignored way of uploading and sharing photos. Now the company is taking another stab at the whole online photo thing with the newly announced Nikon Image Space.
This full-frame DSLR provides high-performance at a low price
By Philip Ryan on January 23, 2013
A full-frame DSLR body has long been on the wish lists of many more photographers than could afford one. Now, both Nikon and Canon have announced cameras priced at about $2,100 (street, body only), pitching them as “low-cost” full-framers.
Things are getting a bit crowded at the entry-level of Nikon's 1-series ILC series. Today, there are two new additions to the 1-series cameras: The 14.2-megapixel J3 and the 10.1-megapixel S1.Both camera take a lot of their features from those that came before them. They both use the CX-format CMOS sensors with Expeed 3A image processors to do the number crunching. They both use the Hybrid AF system, which uses phase detection pixels embedded directly onto the imaging sensor. Both have 73-point AF, as well.
By combining a see-through screen and Live View, you get more than a 100% field of view
By Tim Barribeau on January 3, 2013
Transparent LCDs are a piece of technology that have popped up on the tech scene in the last couple of years. While companies like Samsung are working on creating crazy screens, Nikon has created a patent to use it as an augmented Live View for their cameras.
How would you like to convert your Nikon FM2 to digital?
By Tim Barribeau on December 18, 2012
It's one of the holy grails of photography — a practical, easy way to switch between digital and film for all the incredible analog 35mm cameras that are already in circulation. And while we don't know if it'll ever be produced, Nikon has recently patented a way of doing exactly that — a replaceable digital back for 35mm film cameras.