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14

New Nikon Z instant rebates in Europe

New Nikon Z instant rebates in Europe

Nikon started new and aggressive instant rebates in Europe on Z cameras and lenses:


In the UK you can get up to £360 off on select Z cameras and up to £180 off on select Z lenses:

Park Cameras UKWEX UK

See Nikon UK website for more details.


In Germany the sofortrabatt is up to €400 off on select Nikon Z cameras and lenses:

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May
13

Nikon released their 2021 fiscal year financial reports

Nikon released their 2021 fiscal year financial reports


Nikon released their financial results for the 2021 fiscal year ending March 31, 2021 – here is the recap:

Revenue ¥451.2B (down ¥139.8B)Imaging Products revenue decreased by ¥75.0BOperating Profit: -¥56.2B (down ¥62.9B)

Nikon sales in units by product category:


Summary for the year ended March 31, 2021:

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May
12

Nikon is slowly discontinuing more Nikkor F-mount lenses

Nikon is slowly discontinuing more Nikkor F-mount lenses



In addition to the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens I reported a few days ago, Nikon has slowly retired several other Nikkor F-mount lenses – they are already listed as “old product” on the main Nikon Japan website or listed on the discontinued section of the website (see previous reports on discontinued Nikon products):


AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon Japan: old productAdorama: out of stockB&H: out of stock


AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Japan: old productAdorama: out of stockB&H: out of stock


AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II (previously reported here)

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May
11

Recommended lenses for the Nikon Z7/Z7II cameras

Recommended lenses for the Nikon Z7/Z7II cameras




Photographylife tested many (all?) Nikkor Z lenses – here is their lens recommendation for the Nikon Z7/Z7II cameras (above is the MTF performance of the three Z lenses I currently own):

Highly Recommended: Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 SHighly Recommended: Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 SHighly Recommended: Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 SHighly Recommended: Nikkor Z 20mm f/1.8 SHighly Recommended: Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 SHighly Recommended: Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 SHighly Recommended: Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 SHighly Recommended: Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 SHighly Recommended: Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 SHighly Recommended: Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 SRecommended: Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 SRecommended: Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 SPartly Recommended: Nikkor Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3Partly Recommended: Nikkor Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3Don’t Use: Nikkor Z 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 DXDon’t Use: Nikkor Z 50-250mm f/4.5-5.6 DX

Next is the list of recommended F-mount lenses for the Nikon Z7/Z7II cameras:

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 ANikon 19mm f/4E PCNikon 24mm f/1.8GNikon 28mm f/1.4ESigma 50mm f/1.4 AZeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8ENikon 85mm f/1.8GNikon 85mm f/1.4GNikon 105mm f/1.4ENikon’s Exotic SupertelephotosNikon PF Telephotos (Conditionally)

The original article is very detailed with a lot of MTF graphs and sample photos – check it out here.

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May
10

Interview with Nikon engineers on the Nikkor Z 14-24mm, 24-70mm, and 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses

Interview with Nikon engineers on the Nikkor Z 14-24mm, 24-70mm, and 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses



Nikon USA published three new interviews with Nikon engineers on the Nikkor Z 14-24mm, 24-70mm, and 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses:

A few pictures of the Nikkor Z f/2.8 zooms side by side:






Check the Nikkor Z f/2.8 zoom lenses price and availability at Adorama and B&H.

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May
09

Nikon DX cameras and lenses are slowly disappearing

Nikon DX cameras and lenses are slowly disappearing


Many Nikon DX DSLR cameras and lenses are out of stock in the US:

Most Nikon D3500 camera combinations are out of stock at Adorama and B&HThe same is the situation with the  Nikon D5600: Adorama | B&HEven the D7500 is not available in many configurations: Adorama | B&HThe Nikon D500 has been out of stock for months: AdoramaB&H

A Japanese website reported that the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens is already listed as discontinued on the official Nikon website – this was the main kit lens for the D3500 and D5600:


The AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens was announced on September 16, 2016:

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May
08

Weekly Nikon news flash #623

Weekly Nikon news flash #623


Nikon Nikkor Z lens roundup.


ON1 announced a new application for image noise removal called NoNoise AI.


→ Get a free quote for your Nikon gear at Adorama.


→ New Think Tank Photo rotation backpack series announced.

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May
07

Shooting wildlife with an ancient DSLR camera – by Des Ong

Shooting wildlife with an ancient DSLR camera – by Des Ong

Mountain Gorilla, Uganda.

Wagler’s Pit Viper, Malay Peninsular

Cheetah, South Africa

Palla’s Long Tongue Bats, Costa Rica

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May
06

EasyCover for Nikon Z6II and Z7II cameras released, currently in stock

EasyCover for Nikon Z6II and Z7II cameras released, currently in stock




EasyCover released new silicone camera cases for the Nikon Z6II and Z7II mirrorless cameras. Three different colors are available: black, yellow, and camouflage. All three versions are currently in stock at B&H Photo and some of the colors are also in stock at Amazon.

The post EasyCover for Nikon Z6II and Z7II cameras released, currently in stock appeared first on Nikon Rumors.

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May
05

Ending this weekend: $20 off the new version of Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI 

Ending this weekend: $20 off the new version of Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI 



The $20 off the new version 5.5.0 of Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI will be ending on May 7, 2021 (see the new and updated Topaz Labs pricing).


Also: Topaz Labs Image Quality Bundle is now on sale for $149.99 (orig. $259.97).


You can also get an additional 15% off all Topaz Labs products with code RUMORS15.

Here is what’s new in the latest Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI version 5.5.0:

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May
05

Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens tested at DxOMark

Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens tested at DxOMark


DxOMark posted their review of the Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens – here is their conclusion:

Modern short teles like this one rarely display any noticeable distortion, and indeed, this lens has only a very small amount (measured at 0.1%). With two ED elements, it has very well controlled levels of lateral chromatic aberration at all apertures and the lens has low vignetting (just -1.1 EV) at the maximum aperture. It also has excellent transmission, measured at 1.9 TStop. Overall, this Nikkor lens is a top-tier performer which can rival more expensive models in optical quality.

Be that as it may, from our tests the Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S is certainly a well-corrected lens with excellent sharpness at all apertures. Although the price might look a little precipitous for an f/1.8 lens, it ranks alongside the best from Zeiss, Canon, and Sony and is one of the finest fixed focal length primes available at any price. (read the full review here)

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May
05

7Artisans 50mm f/1.05 full-frame mirrorless lens for Nikon Z sample photos

7Artisans 50mm f/1.05 full-frame mirrorless lens for Nikon Z sample photos



Some sample photos from the 7Artisans 50mm f/1.05 full-frame mirrorless lens for Nikon Z-mount courtesy of Dariusz Breś (see also his previous posts):

The 7Artisans 50mm f/1.05 lens can be purchased at:

Photo Rumors Online Store (with free international shipping)B&H Photo

Additional information on the lens can be found here and here:

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May
04

Nikon Z30 APS-C mirrorless camera mockup

Nikon Z30 APS-C mirrorless camera mockup

A new Nikon Z APS-C mirrorless camera has been rumored for a while. I believe the new Z model will most likely come without an EVF and it should be announced in the next 2-3 months. DIYphotography recently published a very good mockup of what this new camera could look like:


A while back Nikon had a design patent for what the Nikon Z30 could look like (still not sure what the final camera model/name will be):


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May
03

Announced: Venus Optics Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO APS-C lens for Nikon Z-mount

Announced: Venus Optics Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO APS-C lens for Nikon Z-mount


The previously rumored Venus Optics Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO APS-C lens for Nikon Z-mount is now officially announced:

Pre-orders are open at the Laowa store with free international shipping (other retailers like Adorama and B&H will open their pre-orders later)Shipping starts in mid-MayProduct pageAdditional coverage of the new lensMore Argus lenses will be released soon:


Additional pictures of the new Venus Optics Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO APS-C lens:




Via PhotoRumors

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May
03

New Nikon US rebates: up to $300 off on select Nikkor Z and F lenses, $500 off the Nikon D850, $300 off the D780

New Nikon US rebates: up to $300 off on select Nikkor Z and F lenses, $500 off the Nikon D850, $300 off the D780


Nikon USA introduced new rebates for the month of May – you can find the new pricing at Adorama, B&H Photo and Amazon. The new discounts include Nikkor Z and F mount lenses as well as $500 off the Nikon D850 and $300 off the Nikon D780 cameras. Here is the full list:

ProductReg priceNew priceDiscount
NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S$1,047$947$100
NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S$997$897$100
NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S$847$697$150
NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S$597$497$100
NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S$797$697$100
NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S$1,297$1,097$200
NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3$897$797$100
NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S$2,397$2,197$200
NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S$2,297$2,097$200
NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 S$2,597$2,397$200
NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G$447$377$70
NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G$217$197$20
NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G$1,597$1,447$150
NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G DX$197$167$30
NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G$747$677$70
NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E$1,997$1,797$200
NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G$1,697$1,547$150
NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G$1,097$797$300
NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G DX$647$587$60
NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G DX$697$627$70
NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E$597$397$200
Nikon D780$2,297$1,997$300
Nikon D780 + 24-120mm f/4G$2,797$2,497$300
Nikon D850$2,997$2,497$500
Nikon Z50 + 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3$997$897$100
Nikon Z50 + 16-50mm + 50-250mm$1,347$1,097$250
Nikon Creator’s Kit: Z50 + 16-50mm$1,147$997$150

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May
03

Nikon is asleep again

Nikon is asleep again


Nikon was supposed to release several new Nikkor Z lenses in April, but the announcement was postponed. I received multiple tips describing the same story: Nikon is now concentrated mainly on the Z9 – they want to beat Canon and release their pro camera first (the Nikon Z9 was announced on March 9, the Canon R3 was announced on April 14).

Here are the rumored Nikkor Z lenses that should be announced next:

Nikon NIKKOR Z 105mm Micro S lensNikon NIKKOR Z 100-400mm S and/or Nikon NIKKOR Z 200-600mmOne or two new APS-C mirrorless lenses to go together with the rumored Nikon APS-C mirrorless camera

Some of the above lenses were initially supposed to be released last year.

In recent interviews from February/March 2021, Nikon executives claimed:

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May
02

Weekly Nikon news flash #622

Weekly Nikon news flash #622


Topaz Labs Image Quality Bundle is now on sale for $149.99 (orig. $259.97). You can get an additional 15% off with coupon code RUMORS15.

Several Nikon products received the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021”.


→ The NIKKOR Z 50mm f / 1.2 S lens won the Japanese Digital Camera Grand Prix 2021 Gold Award.


→ Two financial notices from Nikon:

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May
01

Coming soon: new 7artisans 10mm f/2.8 fisheye full-frame mirrorless lens for Nikon Z-mount

Coming soon: new 7artisans 10mm f/2.8 fisheye full-frame mirrorless lens for Nikon Z-mount

Here are the first pictures of the new 7artisans 10mm f/2.8 fisheye full-frame mirrorless lens for Nikon Z-mount that will be announced in the next few weeks – look for it in the Photo Rumors Online Store.

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May
01

Venus Optics Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 APS-C lens for Nikon Z-mount to be announced on Monday

Venus Optics Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 APS-C lens for Nikon Z-mount to be announced on Monday


The new Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 APS-C lens for Nikon Z-mount from Venus Optics will be announced on Monday, May 3rd. Here are the rumored lens specifications:

Focal length: 33 mmMaximum aperture ratio: F0.95Angle of view: 46.2 °Lens construction: 9 groups 14 sheets (1 aspherical lens, one special low-dispersion lens, including three high refractive lenses)Number of aperture blades: 9Shortest shooting distance: 35cmMaximum shooting magnification: 0.125xFilter diameter: 62mmDimensions: φ71.5mm × 83mmWeight: Approximately 590gCompatible mount: Sony E / Fuji X / Nikon Z / Canon EF-MSupported formats: APS-CPre-orders will start on April 26thShipping should start in the middle of MayPrice: $450

Additional information can be found here and here.

Venus Optics Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 APS-C lens to be announced on Monday

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May
01

Top 10 NikonRumors posts for April 2021

Top 10 NikonRumors posts for April 2021

  
  
  
These are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts for April 2021:

Nikon announced firmware updates for the Z7II, Z6II, Z7, Z6, Z5, and Z50 mirrorless camerasSpeculations: the upcoming Nikon Z9 sensor will be made by Tower Semiconductor (former TowerJazz) and not by SonySome observations from camera stores in JapanNew Nikon Z7II, Z6II, Z7, Z6, Z5, and Z50 firmware updates released and available for downloadCheck out the upcoming Nikon Z9 competitor: the Canon EOS R3Nikon demonstrations planned for 2021Nikon Nikkor Z 28mm and 40mm f/2 mirrorless compact prime lens conceptsNikon will announce new Z7II, Z6II, Z7, Z6, Z5, and Z50 firmware updates tomorrowAnother concept: Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 mirrorless lens for Nikon Z-mountNikon D6 firmware update version 1.20 released

The post Top 10 NikonRumors posts for April 2021 appeared first on Nikon Rumors.

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