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Nikon Announces Monster 800mm Lens

Nikon Announces Monster 800mm Lens

You could easily bludgeon somebody to death with this lens.

Nikon has gone all Microsoft on us and pre-announced a piece of hardware ahead of this year’s Photokina show. The kit in question is a huge monster of a lens, the 800mm ƒ5.6, which will take the place of the current 600mm ƒ4 as the longest autofocus lens in Nikon’s lineup.

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U.K. Retailer Lists ‘Apple Mystery Product’ On List Of Top Ten Christmas Gifts

U.K. Retailer Lists ‘Apple Mystery Product’ On List Of Top Ten Christmas Gifts

Retailers expect a “mystery” Apple device to be a big hit this Christmas.

We’re nearly halfway through July, and while the vast majority of us are enjoying the summer weather (unless you live in the U.K. where it continues to rain), retailers are already preparing for Christmas. U.K. retailer Currys and PC World just published its of predictions for the top ten gifts this holiday, and at number four it lists an “Apple mystery device” with pricing to be confirmed.

Could this mystery device be the upcoming iPad mini?

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Faux Leather Tape Gives Your Digicam A Retro Makeover

Faux Leather Tape Gives Your Digicam A Retro Makeover

Bought a new shiny, silvery compact camera? Think that maybe it’s a bit too silver? Then why not make it less silver by covering up the silver with some non-silver grip-tape? That’s exactly what PimpMyDigicam is offering in its Leather Kit for the Nikon J1, which guarantees that you’ll see less silver.

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Leaked Photos Show Nikon’s Budget-Priced Full Frame D600 [Rumors]

Normally we leave camera rumors alone until the actual real thing is launched. But the stories whirling around the internet regarding the Nikon D600 are too much to resist.

The D600 is said to be an entry-level full-frame DSLR, coming in at a price way below the new D800, and also the amazing D700. This is a big deal as full-frame (35mm film sized) DSLRs have always been reserved for the high (and expensive) end of manufacturers’ lineups. And now, we have (purported) photos to prove it.

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Nikon Introduces A Pair Of Light-Shy Zoom Lenses

AFS Nikkor 24 85 VR

Zoom? Zzzzz.

Nikon has made two new lenses available for your photographic delectation. One is a dim superzoom for DX (crop-sensor) cameras — the 18-300mm ƒ3.5-5.6G ED — and the other is an equally dim short zoom for full-frame bodies, the 24-85mm ƒ3.5-4.5G ED VR.

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The Best Cameras [Best Of]

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We know that you Cult of Mac readers are also a bunch of photo nerds, so we thought that this week’s best-of list could be about cameras. You’re iPhone might be great (and even makes it into this list) but sometimes you need something more powerful, more rugged or just plain better. Here’s our list of the best cameras out these.

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See The Softer Side Of Your DSLR’s Speedlite With The Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible [Review]

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There are probably a thousand different flash-diffusing accessories out there that claim to transform your DSLR Speedlite’s sickly beam of photons into one that’s more soft’n'dreamy. Problem is, many portable diffusers are tricky to use, don’t work well, or both.

But the Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible ($60), though it looks a little too much like a flash’s top hat, is surprisingly effective at softly lighting all that surrounds it.

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Lensbaby Pro Effects Kit Is A Great Way To Save $55

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Struggling to get rid of that last $750? Lensbaby has just the thing for you

If you have been thinking about dipping a photographic toe into the contrasty, blurred waters of Lensbaby’s lenses, and you happen to have $750 (but not $805) lying around the house with nothing to spend it on, then perhaps you might consider the Pro Effects Kit, a bundle of some of Lensbaby’s funnest gear, all in its own special bag.

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The Gary Fong Puffer Makes Your DSLR Popup Flash Better [Review]

Gary Fong Puffer

Nice and neat in the hot shoe: Gary Fong's Puffer

The Gary Fong Puffer ($22) has one function: diffuse your popup flash’s harsh light, making it softer, more eye-pleasing, and eminently more usable. It mostly delivers on that promise, but will it cure my distain for actually using popup flash? Doubtful.

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Huge 11-Pound Nikon 6mm ƒ2.8 Fisheye Lens Goes On Sale

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This is probably the least practical lens the world has ever known

FOR SALE>£100,000 ($161,000): 6mm ƒ2.8 Fisheye-Nikkor

That’s what you’ll see at the top of Grays of Westminster’s used Nikon manual-focus lens listings. The London dealer has gotten its hands on this incredible chunk of glass, a 5.2-kilo (11.5-pound) mountain of a lens that makes the camera behind it look like a vestigial tail.

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