New Nikon Lens and Canon 7D Antarctic extreme weather test

December 9, 2009

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Nikon D3s in short supply? Nikon says, No.

Nikon D3s in short supply? Nikon says, "No."

On the Nikon front

Nikon Rumors is reporting that Nikon 85mm f/3.5G DX Micro lens now available.

A recent post on the same site said the new Nikon D3s would be in short supply in Canada over the next six months. Nikon issued a clarification saying they don’t expect shortages unless there is higher than expected sales during December.

Two fun things: Nikon Rumors is holding a Nikon Lomography kit giveaway, and is hosting a poll: Tell Nikon what you want in the Nikon D700 replacement

News from the Canon World

Canon Rumors has a sneak peek at the new Canon 5D Mark II firmware upgrade which has appeared various places online. The rumored firmware will give shooters the ability to record 1080p video at 24 frames-per-second, and also 720p video at a blistering 60 frames-per-second.

Ole Jørgen Liodden at took a Canon 7D on a recent expedition to Antarctica to test out the DSLR under extreme conditions. What did he find? It held up very well. Click above for the 7D #1 Weather Sealing article.

Canon Rumors has also reported on filed patents for new Canon lenses. Look for a 14-24 f/2.8L, 60mm f/2.8 IS Macro, and the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II.

Diving into the Pentax Pool…

K-Rumors has posted the results of Japanese DSLR sales for November. The Canon T1i takes tops spot with the Nikon D5000 in second place. The Panasonic GF1 rounds out the top three. has translated and posted world camera sales for 2009 (from Surprise, surprise: Global sales are down 7%, maybe due to the economic tsunami the world has faced? Another factoid: Western Europeans buy more expensive cameras.


Penultimate review site has promised four reviews before Christmas. A review of the Sony DSLR-A550. Stay tuned for more…



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