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  • 350 Yr Old Monastery, Destroyed by Nazis, Finally Restored – And it’s Mesmerizing

    06/11/2018 5:33:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 6/6/18 | Michael Tare
    A unique monastery--Russia's own Holy Land, founded by the controversial Patriarch Nikon in 1656--has finally been rebuilt in MoscowThe breathtakingly beautiful, architecturally unique and historically significant New Jerusalem monastery has occupied a place of unique veneration among Russians during its 350-year history. A few years before the Revolution, it was visited by about 35,000 people annually. It was originally founded in 1656 by Patriarch Nikon, who built it to imitate structurally and thematically the Church of Christ’s Tomb in Jerusalem. This was done so that Russians who could not make the long pilgrimage to Jerusalem could get a taste of...
  • Groups Quietly Backing Out Of NRA’s Annual Event

    05/04/2018 10:08:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 5/4/2018 | Mike Brest
    The Altria Group and Nikon Inc. were both expected to attend the NRA’s annual event May 4-6 but have since backed out of the event. Altria Group is the parent corporate for “big tobacco,” such as Marlboro cigarettes and Skoal smokeless tobacco. Nikon, the photograph equipment company – which makes rifle scopes – has been appeared at several past NRA conventions.
  • (Vanity) Seeking comments about the Nikon Coolpix P900 digital camera, with 83x optical zoom

    12/08/2015 11:19:17 AM PST · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    (vanity) ^ | 12/8/2015 | Me
    I saw an astonishing video taken with this camera on Youtube at this link... Am very tempted to buy one. Thoughts/reviews from any Freepers have this camera would be appreciated.
  • Check Out the Nikon P900’s Ridiculous 83x Zoom (impressive video demo)

    03/26/2015 7:20:22 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 03/26/15 | Michael Zhang
    Earlier this month, we shared a video showing the incredible reach of the Canon SX60, a superzoom compact camera with a 65x lens. If you thought that video was crazy, check out this one featuring the new Nikon P900, which packs an even longer 83x optical zoom lens — the equivalent of a 24-2000mm lens in 35mm terms.
  • Nikon’s P900 takes the term ‘Super Zoom’ to a new level

    07/03/2015 12:16:54 PM PDT · by texas booster · 32 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 27 June 2015 | Jim Rossman
    The P900 is a bridge camera. I wasn’t familiar with the term until this week, but it makes perfect sense — it’s a bridge between the pocket camera & a full-blown DSLR. The P900 is an all-in-one; it does not have interchangeable lenses. But the lens it has is a doozey. The P900 is in a subcategory of cameras called super zooms.. The Nikkor ED VR (vibration reduction) lens is sharp at the lower end of the range and not too shabby at the high end. The autofocus speed is very fast. I found the shutter lag (the time between...
  • Nikon Warns of More Fake DSLRs: D610 and D4S Now on Watch List

    04/14/2015 7:43:50 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 04/14/15 | Michael Zhang
    At the end of 2014, Nikon issued a notice saying that fake D800E DSLRs have been discovered during service center repairs. Technicians found that the cameras were actually ordinary D800 DSLRs (a few hundred dollars cheaper) that had their covers replaced with D800E shells. Nikon issued an update today saying that other models are being faked as well, namely the D610 and D4S
  • Nikon Warns That There Are Fake D800E DSLRs Out in the Wild

    12/17/2014 8:35:22 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 48 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Dec 16,2014 | Michael Zhang
    Heads up: there are fake Nikon D800E DSLRs floating around. That’s according to Nikon Europe, which posted a notice “regarding fraudulent Nikon D800E digital SLR.” Apparently some unscrupulous folk are taking the D800, replacing its outer shell with the D800E cover, and selling the fake cameras through online auction sites (presumably eBay).
  • Nikon Asked to Halt All D600 Sales in China After Scathing Nationally Televised Exposé

    03/17/2014 2:37:40 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 30 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | March 17,2014 | DL CADE
    Nikon has probably had just about enough when it comes to the D600 and its sensor dust/oil issues. It started with user complaints, evolved to class action lawsuits from a number of different sources, and has now escalated to a full-on order by the Chinese government to stop D600 sales in China after a state-run television show featured a scathing exposé about the issue.
  • Nikon Introduces New Riflescope For .300 AAC Blackout

    02/26/2013 11:00:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 41 replies ^ | 25 February, 2012 | NA
    The .300 AAC Blackout has taken the industry by storm and is considered one of the hottest new cartridges for hunting feral hogs with AR/MSR platform rifles. This versatile cartridge provides the ability to shoot subsonic ammunition for low-noise applications and supersonic ammunition for longer-range shots. Nikon has developed the all-new P-300 BLK riflescope to embrace both applications and to harness the effectiveness of this exciting new caliber. “When you look at what the .300 Blackout cartridge can do in terms of effectiveness, it really is an amazing caliber. Nikon is excited to jump into the mix and give shooters...
  • Some Nikon D600 DSLRs Not Closing to the Apertures They’re Supposed To (warranty issue)

    12/06/2012 6:31:08 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 33 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | December 06, 2012 | PETAPIXEL
    The photograph above shows two D600 DSLRs. The one on the right is defective, while the one on the left isn’t. Both cameras have their aperture setting set to f/8.
  • The Nikon D600 Has Sensor Dust Issues

    10/22/2012 11:22:29 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Oct.23, 2012 | Roger Cicala
    We tend not to get too excited about sensor dust problems at LensRentals; we clean sensors on every camera after every rental, so it’s just routine. When we started carrying the Nikon D600, they all arrived with a fair amount of dust, but that’s pretty routine, too. Manufacturing and shipping can be a dusty experience. When our techs started complaining that D600s were all coming back from their first rental with a lot more dust (despite being freshly cleaned before leaving) we didn’t pay much attention to that either. We all remember the oil/dust issues the D3x and D3s had....
  • Nikon to Stop Making Parts Available to Unauthorized Camera Repair Shops

    02/20/2012 11:06:31 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies · 1+ views
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Feb 21, 2012 | swampsniper
    In mid-January, Nikon sent an letter out to independent camera repair technicians across the US, informing them that “it will no longer make repair parts available for purchase by repair facilities that have not been authorized by Nikon Inc. to perform camera repairs.” After July 13th, 2012, unauthorized repair shops will no longer be able to repair Nikon cameras
  • Nikon P510 Offers Highest Zoom Ratio Ever Seen in a Compact Camera

    02/01/2012 9:39:16 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 106 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Feb 03, 2012 | swampsniper
    Nikon has unveiled a new superzoom compact camera called the P510 that offers a ridiculous 42x optical zoom — the highest zoom ratio ever seen in such a camera. In 35mm terms, the lens goes from a 24mm on the wide-angle side to a 1000mm on the telephoto end. The 16.1MP camera also boasts a 3-inch LCD screen, 1080p video recording, GPS, 5fps continuous shooting, and ISO 3200. It’ll hit store shelves later this month with a price tag of $430.
  • Help With Best Way to Download From Nikon D60 To Mac --Vanity

    11/12/2010 9:10:19 AM PST · by brytlea · 51 replies · 1+ views
    I am new to the world of MacBook and while I love it, I don't really like downloading my photos from my Nikon D60 with IPhoto. The process to be able to finish them in Photoshop is tedious (at least as far as I can tell--maybe there is a better way that I don't know about!). Or, maybe there is a better software. I was working with Photoshop 7, so I am also having to learn the new things of CS5 too (altho I'm loving everything except the lack of lighting effects) so far. But, I would really like to...
  • What is Nikon Polska Planning?

    05/06/2010 6:33:07 AM PDT · by Brugmansian · 4 replies · 369+ views ^ | May 5 2010 | LensTip
    Recently, the owners of Internet domains containing the word “Nikon” started receiving letters from Nikon Polska, asking them to stop using the name of Nikon and change their domain’s name. This fact is even more interesting as also those internet sites which have cooperated smoothly with the Nikon company for several years have got such messages . . . During the last several years there have been a lot of complaints about the quality of the Nikon customer service. The problem must have been serious indeed because in autumn 2009 the discontent of the Nikon users reached a peak as...
  • Cheap Nikons on eBay: 22 stolen from NYC red light cameras

    07/28/2009 8:34:40 AM PDT · by libh8er · 23 replies · 1,320+ views
    Endgadget ^ | 7.27.09 | Tim Stevens
    Hopefully you're not the sort to risk things by gunning it when the light turns yellow, pushing your (and our) luck, saving yourself a few seconds on the race to the next intersection, and sneering red light cameras. Maybe if you knew the kind of hardware in there you'd have more respect: Nikon's D2X digital SLR. We had no idea there were pro-level shooters in there, but a New York City couple certainly did, running around the city with a cherry picker and pilfering 22 of the things, all sold at pawn shops for a total of $88,000 $6,600 --...
  • Nascar Sprint Cup - UAW-Dodge 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Sun. March 2 - FOX 330 pm ET

    02/27/2008 2:17:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1,217 replies · 1,644+ views ^ | 2/27/08
    Where California's second race date should be? Vegas, Baby!!!
  • Nikon D50 vs D70s?

    03/22/2006 10:55:30 AM PST · by rampage8 · 34 replies · 825+ views
    me | March 22, 2006 | me
    I about to purchase a digital SLR camera, and I was hoping to get some input from fellow Freepers. I've heard that Nikon makes the best DSLR's, but I can't really decide between the D50 and the D70s. They seem pretty similar from what I've read, but there is a $450 price difference.(I've also looked into the Canon Rebel, but I didn't like the body of the camera.) The price is important to me, but since I plan on owning this camera for years, it is not my biggest priority. I am more concerned with great shots, fast response, and...
  • Japan's Konica Minolta to stop making all cameras

    01/19/2006 12:45:19 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 49 replies · 1,276+ views
    Yahoo News & AFP ^ | January 19, 2006
    TOKYO : Japan's Konica Minolta, one of the world's leading photographic equipment manufacturers, said on Thursday it would stop making all cameras because the market had become too competitive. The company plans to slash 3,700 jobs or about 11 percent of its global workforce by 2007 under a restructuring package that will also see part of its business making high-end digital cameras sold off to Sony. Konica Minolta will also gradually stop making camera film by 2007 to focus on its more profitable optics and medical imaging activities. "In today's era of digital cameras... it became difficult to timely...
  • Nikon to End Production of Most Film Cameras

    01/12/2006 9:22:00 AM PST · by Jack Black · 120 replies · 2,253+ views
    Nikon Press Release ^ | Jan 11, 2006 | Nikon
    Reshaping Nikon's Film Camera Assortment As the film camera market shrinks and the popularity of compact digital cameras increases, demand for products that offer advanced features and extra value is growing rapidly. Additionally, the demand for high performance digital SLR cameras is also steadily increasing as customers shift from film SLRs or upgrade from compact digital cameras. With film cameras accounting for an ever smaller percentage of Nikon's total sales volume, the company has decided to concentrate its vast resources toward those business categories that continue to demonstrate the strongest growth. Consequently, as Nikon focuses more on the digital camera...