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 Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Available in mid-December, the just-announced Speedlight SB-910 replaces the Speedlight SB-900. Learn about the Nikon Speedlight SB-910 here:
 
Nikon USA Press Release
Nikon USA Product Page
Nikon.com Product Page
 
Preorder the Nikon Speedlight SB-910
 
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Adorama
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Post Date: 11/30/2011 9:38:34 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, November 04, 2011
From Nikon:
 
3rd Notice on the damage from the flood in Thailand
 
November 4, 2011
 
This is to advise you of the latest situations of submersion at Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a consolidated manufacturing subsidiary of Nikon Corporation in the Rojana Industrial Park in Ayutthaya Province located in Central Thailand.
 
1. Damages
 
The 1st floor of all buildings at the premises continues to be submerged. Operation of the factory has been suspended since October 6. No human damage is reported. As for the water level, the Rojana Industrial Park, where Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is located, announces that it has lowered by about 40 centimeters from the highest period at measuring points in the Park.
 
2. Estimated impact to our business performance
 
The impact of the flood on our business performance for the financial period ending March 31, 2012 has been estimated, within the scope of our current findings and understanding, to push down net sales by 65 billion yen and operational income by 25 billion yen. Our estimation of the financial results for the Year Ending March 31, 2012, announced at 15:00 JST today, has reflected these negative factors.
 
3. Recovery
 
We have set up support and recovery system under the Emergency Headquarters for Disaster Control headed by president and will endeavor to restart the operation as early as possible. Every possible measure is now under preparation to resume production by means as purchase of new manufacturing equipment, review of production allocation among Nikon group companies, etc. As for drainage from the industrial park, the Rojana Industrial Park authority explained to us that they expect water pumping-out to start in the beginning of November and complete by the end of November.
 
We are planning to start production at other Nikon group manufacturing plants and our partner factories in Thailand one after another from December 2011. Production will partially resume from January 2012 at Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd., and production of digital SLR and interchangeable lenses will return to the normal level by the end of March 2012.
 
We deeply apologize you for any inconveniences caused by the disaster such as short supply of our products.
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Post Date: 11/4/2011 9:33:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, October 21, 2011
From Nikon:
 
2nd Notice on the damage from the flood in Thailand
 
This is to advise you, following our first notice of October 11, of the latest situations of submersion at Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a consolidated manufacturing subsidiary of Nikon Corporation in the Rojana Industrial Park in Ayutthaya Province located in Central Thailand.
 
1. Damages
 
The 1st floor of all buildings at the premises are presently submerged and the water level is as high as around 2 meters and there arose no remarkable change since October 12. Operation of the factory has been suspended since October 6. It is reported that there is no human damage.
 
2. Estimated impact to our business performance
 
We still have difficulty to grasp the overall damages of our equipment and facility since access to the premises continues to be prohibited. We are now continuing our utmost to estimate the impact of the flood to our group companies and business performance. We assure you to immediately advise our findings once it is judged there will be an important change in our forecast.
 
3. Recovery
 
We are unable to define how soon operation will be resumed. It will take a certain time before the situation normalizes including completion of water pumping out from the Rojana Industrial Park. We have set up support system under the Emergency Headquarters for Disaster Control headed by the president and will endeavor to restart the operation as early as possible. Every possible measure is now under preparation to resume production by means as purchase of new manufacturing equipment, review of production assignment among whole Nikon group companies. As for drainage from the industrial park, we are requesting its acceleration to the Thai government, together with the Rojana Industrial Park authority, other companies in the Park and Japan External Trade Organization.
 
We deeply apologize you for any inconvenience caused by the disaster such as short supply of our products.
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Post Date: 10/21/2011 8:51:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, October 20, 2011
 Monday, October 17, 2011
Nikon press release:
 
Steady sales of NIKKOR lenses continue
 
Total Production of NIKKOR Lenses for Nikon SLR Cameras Reaches Sixty-Five Million
 
October 17, 2011
 
TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that total production of NIKKOR interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras reached sixty-five million at the beginning of October 2011.
 
In 1959, Nikon (then Nippon Kogaku K.K.) released its first SLR camera, the Nikon F. At the same time, Nikon also released its first NIKKOR interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras, among them the Nikkor-S Auto 5cm f/2. In the half century since, NIKKOR lenses have become the favorite lenses of a wide variety of users, and have been extremely well received by a great number of photo enthusiasts and professional photographers.
 
In March 2011, total production of NIKKOR lenses reached sixty million. Since then, Nikon has continued to expand the product lineup by releasing two new NIKKOR lenses for FX- and DX-format SLR cameras. The fact that NIKKOR continues to satisfy a wide variety of photographers is evidenced by production of an additional five million lenses in just half a year, bringing total production to sixty-five million.
 
NIKKOR lenses released since March 2011
 
• AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G (released June 2011)
A fast, standard fixed focal length (prime) lens that produces bright images and offers beautiful blur characteristics and superior rendering performance with a focal length of 50 mm and fast maximum aperture of f/1.8. This lens is compatible with the FX format.
 
• AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G (released August 2011)
A standard Micro-NIKKOR lens with a focal length of 40 mm and a maximum aperture of f/2.8. This lens enables extremely close-up shooting with a minimum focus distance of just 0.163 m and offers beautiful blur characteristics. It also offers a unique style when shooting portraits, landscapes and more. This lens is compatible with the DX format.
 
Announced worldwide on September 21, the Nikon 1 J1 and the Nikon 1 V1 are the first and second cameras in the Nikon 1, Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses, that utilize the new Nikon 1 lens mount system. The F-Mount NIKKOR lenses, with over half a century of history, can also be attached to the Nikon 1 J1 and the Nikon 1 V1 using the dedicated Mount Adapter FT1*. This enables users to enjoy tremendous variety in their imaging expression with the ability to select a lens best suited to the scene, subject, or their own creative intent from a broad lineup of standard and special-purpose NIKKOR lenses. Nikon will continue to expand its lineup of NIKKOR lenses utilizing optical technologies accumulated over its long history to offer increased convenience to users of Nikon cameras.
 
* Autofocus may not perform as expected in some situations or with some lenses. Restrictions apply to mounting and functionality with some lenses.
 
The NIKKOR brand
 
As the brand name for Nikon lenses, NIKKOR has become synonymous with high-performance, high-quality SLR lenses. The NIKKOR name comes from adding "R"—a common practice in the naming of photographic lenses at the time the name was established—to "Nikko", the Romanized abbreviation for Nippon Kogaku K.K. In 1933, the large-format lens for aerial photography was released with the name Aero-Nikkor.
 
NIKKOR has always been ahead of the times. The OP Fisheye-Nikkor 10mm f/5.6 fisheye lens for SLR cameras, released in 1968, was the world's first lens to incorporate aspherical lens elements. What's more, NIKKOR lenses for the latest SLR cameras utilize a number of Nikon's own cutting-edge technologies, including Nano Crystal Coat, which virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths.
 
The current lineup of more than sixty NIKKOR lenses for Nikon SLR cameras offers a rich variety of lenses, including fisheye lenses, super wide-angle to super telephoto lenses, micro lenses and PC-E lenses.
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Post Date: 10/17/2011 9:07:04 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, September 22, 2011
Built From The Ground Up: The Nikon 1 System Balances Speed, Style And Simplicity To Creatively Capture All Of Life’s Spontaneous Moments
 
Sorry for being a bit slow in posting news right now - I'm traveling at this time. I'm also running behind in my email replies - just FYI. :)
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Post Date: 9/22/2011 12:57:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, September 08, 2011
Nikon has commented on a media article:
 
Comments on Media Reports about Nikon's imaging product
 
Nikon understands that some article appeared in the media regarding Nikon's imaging product. Please note that Nikon has made no announcement in this regards.
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Post Date: 9/8/2011 8:13:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Nikon has quietly introduced a red D3100.
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Post Date: 9/8/2011 9:34:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Nikon has today introduced a long list of compact digital cameras. Here is that list along with links to the Nikon USA press releases.
 
Nikon COOLPIX P7100
Nikon COOLPIX S8200
Nikon COOLPIX S6200
Nikon COOLPIX S100
Nikon COOLPIX S1200pj
Nikon COOLPIX AW100/AW100s
 
The I Am Nikon Blog has more information.
 
Amazon.com is accepting preorders on most of these cameras.
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Post Date: 8/24/2011 9:00:22 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, August 11, 2011
 Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro Nikkor Lens (press release) has been announced today.
 
I can't say that this lens would have been my top priority if I were Nikon.
 
More information is available at the I Am Nikon Blog.
 
Adorama is accepting Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro Nikkor Lens preorders.
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Post Date: 7/12/2011 10:23:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 04, 2011
From Nikon USA:
 
To users of the Image Authentication Software
 
Thank you for choosing Nikon for your photography needs.
 
We have confirmed that reports of a vulnerability with the Image Authentication Software that results in false image authentication have been posted on third-party websites.
 
These websites state that image files can be modified so that the Image Authentication Software falsely authenticates even images that have been enhanced or altered as unchanged from the original image captured.
 
The information posted on these websites is based on independent analysis of Nikon products by a third party.
 
If you have additional questions about this Service Advisory, please contact Nikon Customer Relations at 1-800-Nikon US (1-800-645-6687), 8am to 2am (Eastern), 7-days-a-week.
 
Inquire directly here.
 
We hope that you will continue to choose Nikon for your photography needs.
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Post Date: 7/4/2011 11:48:22 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, June 20, 2011
Nikon Europe has announced the discontinuation of the D3 Buffer Memory Expansion service.
 
"Please be aware that the D3 Buffer Memory Expansion service introduced as a payable upgrade option to Nikon D3 owners on 30th July 2008, is now being discontinued. This upgrade option will end on 20th July 2011 and not be available after this date."
 
Update: Nikon USA has now announced discontinuance of the D3 Buffer Memory Expansion Service.
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Post Date: 6/20/2011 9:41:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor Lens that previously made a brief appearance on Nikon USA's website has been formally announced.
 
This very reasonably-priced lens should be a big hit - preorder now at Adorama or Amazon.com.
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Post Date: 4/27/2011 9:19:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, April 13, 2011
There has been no press release, but a complete Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR Lens page is now showing on Nikon's website.
 
Update: Nikon removed the referenced page.
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Post Date: 4/13/2011 11:10:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Nikon has announced the D5100 DSLR along with a shoe-mounted microphone, the Stereo Microphone ME-1.
 
Preorders:
Nikon D5100 + 18-55mm VR Lens Kit at Amazon.com
Nikon D5100 Body at Amazon.com
Nikon D5100 + 18-55mm VR Lens Kit at Adorama
Nikon D5100 Body at Adorama
 
More information and pictures are available on the I Am Nikon Blog.
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Post Date: 4/5/2011 8:07:31 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, March 31, 2011
3rd Notice on the impact by the Major Earthquake in Northeastern Japan
 
March 31, 2011
 
The Nikon Group would express our deepest condolences to the victims of the earthquake and extend our profound sympathy and heartfelt concern to those individuals and families suffering from the disaster.
 
The following is an update regarding Nikon Corporation and its group manufacturing facilities.
 
  1. Safety of the employees
    As have previously informed, to our deepest regret, death of one employee of Sendai Nikon Corporation has been confirmed and safety of three employees is not yet confirmed in the area of Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture.
     
  2. Reopen of operation at the manufacturing facilities and outlook on the future production
    One of our own plants and seven of our manufacturing subsidiaries are located in the disastrous region of Miyagi Prefecture, Tochigi Prefecture and Ibaraki Prefecture *. All of these facilities have resumed their operation now with reopen by yesterday, March 30 of Sendai Nikon Corporation and Miyagi Nikon Precision Co., Ltd.
     
    It has been becoming clearer that we will be able to secure parts/components including their replacements through our investigation of the current conditions and possible measures to secure the procurement in our collaboration with our business partners. However, we have a concern that the situation may continue where our production cannot fully satisfy our customers’ requirement due to inability of full swing production worsened by the planned blackouts of electricity. While we will do our utmost effort to overcome such expected difficulties, we will be most grateful if our customers could understand such circumstances.
  3. Forecast of effect by the damage to our business performances
    We are continuing our endeavor to evaluate how the immediate damage by the disaster and planned blackouts of electricity will result in our group companies and business performances. We will announce our findings immediately when it is judged that there will be important change in our forecast.
     
* Locations of each plant and manufacturing subsidiaries
 
• Mito Plant, Nikon Corporation : Mito, Ibaraki Pref.
• Sendai Nikon Corporation : Natori, Miyagi Pref.
• Miyagi Nikon Precision Co., Ltd. : Zao-machi, Katta-gun, Miyagi Pref.
• Zao factory, Nikon-Trimble Co., Ltd. : Zao-machi, Katta-gun, Miyagi Pref.
• Tochigi Nikon Corporation : Otawara, Tochigi Pref.
• Tochigi Nikon Precision Co., Ltd. : Otawara, Tochigi Pref.
• Kurobane Nikon Co., Ltd. : Otawara, Tochigi Pref.
• Nasu Nikon Co., Ltd. : Nasukarasuyama, Tochigi Pref.
 
Note:
Nikon-Trimble Co., Ltd. is an equity-method company.
Nasu Nikon Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Nikon-Essilor Co., Ltd. which is an equity-method company.
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Post Date: 3/31/2011 8:25:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, March 22, 2011
2nd Notice on the impact by the Major Earthquake in Northeastern Japan
 
March 22, 2011
 
The Nikon Group would express our deepest condolences to the victims of the earthquake and extend our profound sympathy and heartfelt concern to those individuals and families suffering from the disaster.
 
We have set up the Emergency Headquarters for Disaster Control headed by the President on March 11 immediately after the earthquake, and have been gathering safety information of our employees, examining damage to the manufacturing equipment and continuing every effort to resume operation at the earliest possible. The following is an update regarding the impact of the earthquake on the Nikon Group and outlook on the future production.
 
1. Safety of the employees
 
To our deepest regret, death of one employee of Sendai Nikon Corporation has been confirmed. Safety of three employees is not yet confirmed in the area of Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture.
 
2. Damage to the manufacturing equipment and outlook on the future production
 
One of our own plants and seven of our manufacturing subsidiaries are located in Miyagi Prefecture, Tochigi Prefecture and Ibaraki Prefecture in the disastrous region*. Operation has been suspended at all of them after the earthquake.
 
At Tochigi Nikon Corporation, operation has started from Friday, March 18.
 
At Sendai Nikon Corporation and Miyagi Nikon Precision Co., both of which have been severely damaged, operation is expected to resume by the end of this March. Operation at the remaining facilities will start tomorrow on March 23.
 
Even after operation resumes, we have a concern that the situation may happen where our production cannot fully satisfy our customers’ requirement due to inability of full swing production caused by problems such as the planned blackouts of electricity and procurement of components from our business partners. While we will do our utmost effort to overcome such expected difficulties, we will be most grateful if our customers could understand such circumstances.
 
We assure to extend our best support for restoration of the facilities hit by the disaster to our customers of Precision Equipment and Instruments business, and repair/servicing to our customers of Imaging business suffering from the disaster.
 
3. Forecast of effect by the damage to our business performances
 
We are continuing our endeavor to evaluate how the immediate damage by the disaster and planned blackouts of electricity will result in our group companies and business performances. We will announce our findings immediately when it is judged that there will be important change in our forecast.
 
* Locations of each plant and manufacturing subsidiaries
• Mito Plant, Nikon Corporation : Mito,Ibaraki Pref.
• Sendai Nikon Corporation : Natori, Miyagi Pref.
• Miyagi Nikon Precision Co., Ltd. : Zao-machi, Katta-gun, Miyagi Pref.
• Zao factory, Nikon-Trimble Co., Ltd. : Zao-machi, Katta-gun, Miyagi Pref.
• Tochigi Nikon Corporation : Otawara, Tochigi Pref.
• Tochigi Nikon Precision Co., Ltd. : Otawara, Tochigi Pref.
• Kurobane Nikon Co., Ltd. : Otawara, Tochigi Pref.
• Nasu Nikon Co., Ltd. : Nasukarasuyama, Tochigi Pref.
Note: Nikon-Trimble Co., Ltd. is an equity-method company.
 
Nasu Nikon Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Nikon-Essilor Co., Ltd. which is an equity-method company.
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Post Date: 3/22/2011 8:14:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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