Hefty Nikon V2 price reduction: is Nikon clearing inventory in preparation for the V3?

While the price of the Nikon V2 remains relatively stable in the US, in Europe V2 is heavily discounted. In Germany you can occasionally find offers for under €500, which is 55% of the RRP. In the UK you can get the white model on Amazon for £502.30, which is 62.7% of the RRP. It seems to me, that Nikon is indeed selling off the V2, to make room for the V3 rumored to be announced in January 2014.

What do you think?

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Awesome 18.5mm f1.8 deal on AmazonDE

If you are a Nikon 1 user from Germany, Switzerland or Austria, you should head over to AmazonDE and check out the current price of the Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8. At €150 this lens is not only a must have but also a fantastic bargain. I’ve paid €200 in February 2013 and found the price more than justified. If you are from Germany and can make use of the Nikon Germany Cash-Back in the amount of €35, the 18.5mm will cost you only €115. That’s a phenomenal price if you ask me.

Should you need more info on the lens, check out my long term Review of the 18.5mm f/1.8 after 8 months of use and my flickr set with loads of photos. Nikon V1 & Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8

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Review: 50mm f1.4 C-Mount Lens

More than a month ago I have posted some of my images taken with the 50mm f/1.4 C-Mount and my initial thoughts regarding the no-name lens. In the meantime I have taken some additional photos with the “Plastilux” (which is what I like to call it) and my Nikon V1, but not nearly as many as I would have liked to. Nevertheless I feel confident that I have learned all there is to know about the 50/1.4 C-Mount since I’ve bought it in August 2013.

(UPDATE 02.06.2016: I’ve been using the 50/1.4 CCTV C-mount lens on my Olympus OM-D E-M10 and have written a micro 4/3 centric review. If you are a M4/3 shooter and would like to see how this lens performs on the larger sensor, you can read the review here.)

Nikon V1 & C-Mount 50mm f/1.4

So why call it “Plastilux”? Well, at $47/£32/€38 this lens is cheap but capable of some great results, if you put in the time. Read on to find out what I think about the build quality, image quality, depth of field control, usability and price vs. performance of this lens.

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