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Nikon has a new “NOCT” trademark for cameras and lenses

A very interesting development: two weeks ago, on may 18th, Nikon filed a new ” NOCT ” trademark for cameras and lenses: A quick reminder that Nikon already has filed patents for a 52mm f/0.9 and 36mm f/1.2 full frame mirrorless lenses: Nikon 52mm f/0.9 full frame mirrorless lens f = 51.60 (focal length) FNo = 0.91 (aperture) ω = 46.19 (half angle of view) Y = 21.63 (image height) TL = 256.8 (total length) BF = 18.225 (backfocus) Nikon 36mm f/1.2 full frame mirrorless lens f = 36.00 (focal length) FNo = 1.27 (aperture) ω = 31.0 (half angle of view) Y = 20.94 (image height) TL = 159.500 (total length) BF = 21.673 (backfocus) Via Nokishita Related posts: New Nikon patents: Nikkor 52mm f/0.9 and 36mm f/1.2 full frame mirrorless lenses Nikon filed a patent for a 24-70mm f/3.5-4.5 full frame lens Nikon patents for 17mm f/4 tilt and shift, 10mm f/4, 16-30mm f/4.5-5.6 and 28mm f/1.4 lenses

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Nikon mirrorless camera rumors update

Nikon mirrorless camera concept © by Broxibear I am continuing to update my list of rumored/expected details for the new Nikon mirrorless camera.

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New Nikon patent for a folding lens designed for mirrorless cameras

Nikon has a new patent ( P2018-77520A ) filed on May 17th, 2018 for a folding lens with a shutter unit designed for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (ILC): Extended (ON) state: S=sensor, 40=shutter unit Retracted (OFF) state Via hi-lows-note Related posts: Nikon has a lens patent designed for APS-C mirrorless camera Nikkor Micro 37mm f/2.4 lens patent for Nikon’s mirrorless cameras Another Nikon lens patent designed for 1″ sensor (9mm f/1.8)

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TowerJazz Q1 2018 report: “We are moving according to our plans with the leading DSLR camera supplier”

Here is a quote from the TowerJazz Q1 2018 earnings call transcript where company’s executives talk again about the foundry’s image sensor business and their ongoing relationship with a ” leading DSLR camera supplier “: ” We are moving according to our plans with the leading DSLR camera supplier and we will start soon as second even more ambitious project, which includes stacked backside illuminated wafers for this market. This will continue to position us as a leading foundry for high-end photography applications. All these exciting activities will bear fruits in the coming two to three years in a steady high volume, high margin production as the world-leading provider of CMOS sensors for high-end applications.” There have been some speculations in the past that the sensor inside the Nikon D850 is manufactured by TowerJazz, but this was never confirmed.

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Nikon mirrorless camera rumors: the most likely scenario

I already started receiving small bits and pieces about the new Nikon mirrorless camera and here is the recap (old and new info combined): The official announcement of the new Nikon mirrorless camera is rumored for shortly before Photokina while shipping is expected to start a month after Photokina ( there were already multiple reports for an announcement in the second half of 2018, see also this  and  this  post) The new Nikon mirrorless camera  will definitely be on display at Photokina  in September One new camera and two new lenses will be announced first (for Photokina) with another batch of lenses following shortly after (4-6 months after Photokina) I was told that Nikon is currently developing a large number of new mirrorless lenses and this is a priority The most likely scenario is for a full frame mirrorless camera  first (APS-C model will probably follow later, but I am still not sure about that) New Nikon mirrorless Z-mount  - confirmed by multiple sources (could still be called something else) Nikon is putting a lot of R&D in the viewfinder Very sophisticated new F-mount adapter  - also confirmed by multiple sources Two electric AF motors  (no new info) Related posts: A quick update on the rumored Nikon full-frame mirrorless camera Z-mount Nikon’s upcoming mirrorless camera rumored to have a new Z-mount with 16mm flange focal distance Nikon: new mirrorless camera will be brought to market by next spring

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Nikon announces the addition of 10 new ambassadors

Today Nikon announced the addition of 10 new Nikon Ambassadors  - the question is who will do the official promo for the new mirrorless camera. Here is the full  list with the press release: Ten New Photographers Named to The Nikon USA Ambassador Program An Exciting Group of Talented Visual Storytellers Joins the Distinguished Roster of Industry Elite MELVILLE, NY  – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the addition of ten new visual artists representing a diverse variety of disciplines to the prestigious Nikon Ambassador Program

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Nikon: new mirrorless camera will be brought to market by next spring

Here is an NHK interview with Nikon from the 2018 CP+ show where company’s representative confirmed that the new Nikon mirrorless camera will be brought to market by next spring (2019): This is not really any new information -  the new Nikon mirrorless camera is expected to be released in the next few months (most likely for the 2018 Photokina show in September): Nikkei: both Nikon and Canon to announce new full-frame mirrorless cameras in the second half of 2018 Sony executive predicts that Nikon will release a new full-frame mirrorless camera in the next 12 months Tamron also thinks Nikon will launch full frame mirrorless camera “in the near future” Nikon is developing a new mirrorless camera at a “rapid pace”, getting close to the official announcement Nikon officially confirms they are “developing new mirrorless products” Nikon’s president confirms new mirrorless camera in an interview Related posts: Tamron also thinks Nikon will launch full frame mirrorless camera “in the near future” Nikkei: both Nikon and Canon to announce new full-frame mirrorless cameras in the second half of 2018 Sony executive predicts that Nikon will release a new full-frame mirrorless camera in the next 12 months

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At least two high-end Nikon cameras and at least two lenses expected by the end of 2018

For 2018 Nikon is rumored to announce at least two high-end/professional grade cameras and at least two lenses. I assume that at least one of those cameras will be mirrorless . Nikon already has three new cameras that have been registered for a while with various government agencies but are not yet officially announced. A  replacement for the Nikon Coolpix P900 camera  is also long overdue.

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Nikon is developing a new mirrorless camera at a “rapid pace”, getting close to the announcement

The Japanese website SankeiBiz published an article on the current state of the camera industry. There was also a paragraph on Nikon, specifically on their upcoming mirrorless camera : Nikon is developing a new mirrorless camera at a “rapid pace”

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Nikon patents a zoom eyepiece for EVF

Nikon has a new patent ( 2018-60041 ) for a zoom eyepiece for EVF. The full title is ” Eyepiece Optical system, optical instrument and manufacturing method of eyepiece optical system “.

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