Saturday, September 22, 2007

News from Japan: Nikon D3, D300 and Sony A700 road shows

According to the latest computer-trnslated news from, both Sony and Nikon are starting magical mystery tours in Japan to promote the A700, D3 and D300. Nikon promotes the event as "Nikon Digital Live 2007". also posted a brief report with a handful of pictures from Nikon Digital Live 2007.

In other news, Cosina officially announces the Distagon T* 2/35 for the Nikon and Pentax K-mounts in Japan at the price of 112K yen. Production output was not specified but the Nikon version goes on sale in October while Pentax fans will have to wait for Santa Claus in December :)

Meanwhile Ricoh has a firmware update for the Ricoh Caplio R7 improving auto focus precision and a couple of other things.

In the printers world, (Seiko) Epson has announced a handful of printers, and Canon has announced one as well, perhaps to spoil the Epson party :)

For all your computer-translated news from Japan, visit and bookmark! Unless you can read Japanese, in which case you can go there directly without the computer-translator :)

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