Ten Nikon D5 Dslrs Will Arrive At The International Space Station Tomorrow

Ten Nikon D5 DSLRs will arrive at the International Space Station tomorrow

Back in August, NASA's love affair with Nikon cameras made the news when the space agency ordered 53 unmodified Nikon D5 DSLRs that it would use on the International Space Station and for 'training purposes' here on Earth. Ten of those D5 cameras are scheduled to make it to the ISS this week.

Packed aboard the Orbital ATK OA-8 Space Station Cargo Resupply Mission that took off this Sunday at 7:19am Eastern time, the camera are scheduled to arrive at the ISS tomorrow morning around 4:50am (you can actually watch live coverage of the rendezvous on NASA TV starting at 3:15am).

Nikon Cfi90 20xc Glyc Objective For Biological Microscopes Supports Whole Brain Imaging

Nikon CFI90 20XC Glyc objective for biological microscopes supports whole brain imaging - FareastgizmosNikon announced the release of a new objective for biological microscopes, the CFI90 20XC Glyc, designed for deep imaging of whole, cleared tissues such as the brains. Nikon’s new CFI90 20XC Glyc objective not only provides deep imaging capabilities at high resolutions, but its large field-of-view also improves throughput when imaging large tissue samples. A correction collar accommodates a wide range of refractive indices and a variety of immersion media and clearing agents. The NikonCFI90 20XC Glyc objective achieves a unique parfocal distance of 90 mm, resulting in both a large field-of-view and high numerical aperture.

Nikon Shuts Down Camera Factory In China, Blames 'the Rise Of Smartphones'

Nikon shuts down camera factory in China, blames 'the rise of smartphones'

Earlier today, the Nikon board of directors announced plans to close Nikon Imaging (China) Co., LTD (NIC)—a subsidiary based in Wuxi City, Jiangsu, China, where NIC employed some 2,500 workers at a factory that produced compact digital cameras and DSLR lenses. The closure, says Nikon, is due to "the rise of smartphones" and the "rapidly shrinking" compact camera market.

Nikon's announcement of the closure lays the blame for this cut squarely on the shoulders of the smartphone revolution.

Nikon Releases Official D850 Lens Recommendation List

Nikon releases official D850 lens recommendation list

Nikon has published a list of lens recommendations for D850 owners, highlighting a total of eleven lenses that are suitable for use with its newly-launched, high-res, high-speed DSLR. The list covers prime, zoom, and speciality lenses, all of which are Nikon products (duh).

Here they are for your perusing pleasure below, just in case you want to make sure your glass is up to snuff with your fancy new camera:

Nikon Establishes Demonstration Facility For Non-destructive Inspection

Nikon Establishes Demonstration facility for non-destructive inspection and non-contact 3D metrology systems in Japan - FareastgizmosNikon Instech, a subsidiary company of Nikon today announced the establishment of a demonstration facility in Sakae-ku, Yokohama City, to expand product awareness and increase sales of the non-destructive inspection and non-contact 3D metrology systems. Within the facility, Nikon have installed the Laser Radar, a system capable of non-contact inspection of large-sized structures, such as aircraft parts and automobile body-in-white. Furthermore, each system is available in individual rooms, so that customers may bring in confidential samples to test privately.
Continuous growth is expected of these systems worldwide. Nikon established the new facility to further expose Nikon products to customers in Japan and other regions in Asia. With the opening of the new demonstration facility, Nikon hopes to increase Nikon's worldwide presence in the industrial metrology business.

The Nikon D850 Is The Best Camera Dxomark Has Ever Tested, First To Hit Score Of 100

The Nikon D850 is the best camera DxOMark has ever tested, first to hit score of 100

Forget all of those DxOMark Mobile scores, it's time to talk about "real" cameras again. DxOMark just completed their review of the Nikon D850 and, not entirely surprising, it is officially the best camera DxOMark has ever tested. In fact, it's the first camera ever to reach a score of 100, pushing the Sony a7R II into second place with its score of 98.

As it stands now, the camera rankings put the Nikon D850 and its predecessor, the D810, in the number 1 and 3 spots.

Nikon Director Of Development: 'if Nikon Will Go Mirrorless, It Must Be Full-frame'

Nikon Director of Development: 'If Nikon will go mirrorless, it must be full-frame'

We've known for some time now that Nikon is working on a mirrorless camera—in fact, Nikon confirmed this to DPReview directly. But one question has remained tantalizingly unanswered: will it be a full-frame system, or simply an evolution of the old 1-inch Nikon 1 system?

The answer, at least according to one high-level Nikon director, seems to be what we were all hoping for. The mirrorless camera will be full-frame.

The D850 Should Dismiss The Idea That Nikon Is On The Ropes

The D850 should dismiss the idea that Nikon is on the ropes

To be clear, I've not done much more than handle the D850 so far. Until we've spent a lot more time testing the camera, we won't know whether it's as good as its specs suggest it should be. But if it can deliver on a significant proportion of this promise, it'll be one hell of a camera. That would make Nikon look like a company fresh for the next round, rather than unsteady on its feet and heading for the canvas.

True enough, it's been a difficult couple of years for Nikon. The company's mirrorless 1 System never seem to have found its audience, at least not based on the limited US and European sales figures I've seen. The company has had an awkward run of very public recalls and apparent lapses in quality assurance and control: from oil spots in the D600, to battery recalls and faulty shutters on some D750s. To compound these woes, the company generated a lot of excitement with the announcement of the DL series: a trio of 1" sensor compacts that got as far as the company's paid pros before Nikon was forced to cancel the project due to problems with the processors.

The Nikon D850 Can Scan Film Using The New Es-2 Digitizing Adapter

The Nikon D850 can scan film using the new ES-2 digitizing adapter

There's a neat trick baked into the new Nikon D850 that you may not have noticed yet. Hidden away among the many features broken down in the D850 announcement is this line:

Negative/Positive Scanning: With the optional ES-2 Film Digitizing Adapter and compatible Micro-NIKKOR lens, the camera enables super high-resolution digitizing of 35mm slides or negatives and converts them in-camera to positives

Nikon D850 Offers 45.7mp Bsi Fx-format Sensor, 7 Fps Bursts, 4k Video

Nikon D850Nikon appears to have pulled out all the stops for its D850, announced today. It combines high resolution and speed: a full-frame 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor with no low pass filter capable of full resolution 7 fps bursts with AF/AE (boosted to 9 fps when paired with the optional MB-D18 battery grip and EN-EL18a/b battery). The D850 also offers the D5's excellent 153-point AF system, as well as a native ISO range of 64-25,600 (expandable to 32 or up to 102,400).

The D850 also improves on the D810's video offerings with the inclusion of full-frame 4K 24/25/30p capture. Focus peaking (1080p-only) and zebra stripes are provided for videographers, as well as uncompressed 4:2:2 8-bit 4K HDMI output and microphone/headphone inputs.

Throwback Thursday: The Nikon D700

Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D700Back in 2007 (yes, that really was 10 years ago), the D3 made quite a splash in the digital camera world. It was Nikon's first ever full-frame DSLR, and while it couldn't compete with Canon's EOS-1Ds Mark III in terms of resolution, it did come with some of the best low-light performance around.

Nikon D850 Press Release Photos Leaked Ahead Of Announcement

Nikon D850 Press Release Photos Leaked Ahead Of Announcement

The Nikon D850 exists and we know that because back in July, Nikon confirmed that they are working on it and that the camera is expected to be the successor to the Nikon D810 from a few years ago. However apart from that confirmation, things like specs and also photos of the camera have yet to be revealed, or at least until now.

The folks at Nikon Rumors have recently managed to get their hands on a bunch of photos that appear to be part of the press release that Nikon is expected to put out in the near future, meaning that this is as official as it gets. According to Nikon, the D850 will be a full-frame camera, but the company stopped short of actually sharing specs like megapixel count, shooting speeds, and so on.

Nikon Delays 100th Anniversary D5, D500 And Lenses Over Logo Printing Issue

Nikon delays 100th Anniversary D5, D500 and lenses over logo printing issue

Nikon has delayed the shipment of its 100th Anniversary D5 and D500 sets due to an issue with the logo printing process that may result in the logo peeling off. Nikon Japan revealed the delay in a newly issued apology advising customers that they will have to wait for shipments to resume in late October 2017. However, the company will continue to accept new orders for the commemorative sets until August 31st.

According to the notice from Nikon, the logo printed onto the sets' metal case was, in some cases, peeling off. The issue will be remedied and cases with properly printed logos will be shipped starting again in about two months. The temporary shipment delay affects all three products: the D5 100th Anniversary set, the D500 100th Anniversary set, and the Nikkor F2.8 Zoom Triple Lens 100th Anniversary set.

Canon Beats Nikon To Get Eisa's Pro Dslr Award For 3rd Year Running

Canon beats Nikon to get EISA's Pro DSLR award for 3rd year running

Canon's EOS 5D Mk IV has won the European Imaging and Sound Association's (EISA) Professional DSLR of the Year award, making this the third year in a row that the brand has beaten Nikon to the top spot in the professional camera category. Neither company, though, managed to come out as well as Sony, which won a total of six titles for is compact system range.

One of Sony's titles was the prestigious European Camera of the Year award—a prize the company hasn't won in nine years—which went to the a9.