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Uitgelicht

29 April 2019
Afgelopen week teruggekomen van een geweldige fototrip naar India. Een belevenis en avontuur op zich, het land heeft een prachtige natuur met een grote diversiteit aan vogelsoorten en wilde dieren...
18 January 2019
2019 wordt weer een gezellig fotojaar! Naast de fotoreis naar India in april, nu ook in juni voor een korte vogeltrip naar Schotland. Ik ben in 2015 al een keer eerder geweest in Schotla...

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Dpreview: “With new AF firmware, Nikon’s Z6 & Z7 just got more competitive”

Dpreview: “With new AF firmware, Nikon’s Z6 & Z7 just got more competitive”


Dpreview published the article "With new AF firmware, Nikon's Z6 & Z7 just got more competitive" analyzing the latest Nikon Z AF firmware updates. Here is their conclusion:

My goal in this article was to determine when and where the newly introduced Nikon Z6 / 7 Eye AF worked well, and when it didn't. I tested the performance side-by-side with the Sony a7R III but also considered the best implementation from a usability point-of-view, which is the system in the Sony a9 and a6400.

Because this is a complicated thing to test (thanks for reading this far), I've broken our findings up according to four criteria, with winners indicated in bold.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #528

Weekly Nikon news flash #528


→ New Topaz Labs Adjust AI introduced (now $20 off).


→ Lensbaby announced a new 45 OMNI creative filter system (Adorama, B&H, Amazon).


Nikon announced the judges for 45th Nikon Small World competition.

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Techart officially unveils the world’s first Sony E to Nikon Z autofocus adapter with a thickness of 2mm

Techart officially unveils the world’s first Sony E to Nikon Z autofocus adapter with a thickness of 2mm


As I already reported, yesterday Techart officially announced the world’s first Sony E to Nikon Z autofocus adapter with a thickness of 2mm (available on eBay):

Guangzhou China, Jun 20, 2019 – Techart, who has previously launched the first autofocus adapter for manual lenses, has unveiled another groundbreaking product, Techart Sony E to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter (TZE-01). The new TZE-01 is the world’s first autofocus adapter that allows Sony E-mount lenses to retain the Automatic Focus functionality when used on Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras.

The flange distance of Nikon Z-mount is only 2mm shorter than Sony E-mount. This makes the design extremely difficult, let alone an electronic adapter where a chip and the connector pins have to be squeezed into. Techart has managed to pull it off and develop one which include connectors of both sides and a PCB board with chip to “translate” the protocol of the lens and the camera.

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Interesting: Nikon invests in the Canadian AI software company Wrnch

Interesting: Nikon invests in the Canadian AI software company Wrnch


Nikon invested USD $7.5 million in the Canadian company Wrnch that is involved in the development and sale of computer vision and deep learning software:

"Established in 2014, wrnch uses deep learning to develop and provide tools and software development kits (SDKs) that enable computers to see and understand human movement and activity. wrnch has also used its advanced work in pose estimation technologies to establish ties with major entertainment and communications companies. The company continues its operations in technical development, while raising funds continuously."

Wrnch's website describes the company as "Teaching Cameras To Read Human Body Language". Their product WrnchAI is a "real-time AI software platform that captures and digitizes human motion and behaviour from a standard video".

Full press release:

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Nikon’s July rebates (plus a new Sigma sale)

Nikon’s July rebates (plus a new Sigma sale)


Most of the last month's rebates were extended - see the details at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Adorama has a promotion on two Sigma lenses:

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART lens: $250 or 28% off (includes dock)Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM ART lens: $270 or 34% off

This Sigma sale will expire on June 24. The list of all discounter Sigma lenses can be found here.

Here is the detailed list of curent Nikon rebates:

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Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens tested at DxOMark

Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens tested at DxOMark


DxOMark published their test results for the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S mirrorless lens (Adorama | B&H | Amazon). Here is their conclusion:

With its ultra-wide angle of view and truly compact dimensions, the Nikkor Z 14-30mm F4 S is without doubt a highly appealing solution. Couple that with a flat front and the ability to add 82mm screw-in filters, and the new Nikkor seems ideally suited to landscape and travel photography. While open -perture performance is a bit lacking, the lens performs pretty well only one stop down at all focal lengths, including at the vaunted 14mm focal length.

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Shoten/Techart Sony E – Nikon Z autofocus lens adapter TZE-01 is now shipping

Shoten/Techart Sony E – Nikon Z autofocus lens adapter TZE-01 is now shipping



The Shoten/Techart Sony E - Nikon Z TZE-01 autofocus lens adapter is now available for sale and is expected to start shipping in China this week (Techart adapters are also sold at Adorama, B&H and Amazon).

Additional coverage:


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New firmware updates for the Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens and KeyMission 170 camera

New firmware updates for the Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens and KeyMission 170 camera


Nikon released firmware updates for the Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens and KeyMission 170 camera:

Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S firmware update version 1.01:

Exposure for photographs taken with Continuous H (extended) selected for Release mode is now more consistent (Z 7/Z 6 camera firmware “C” version 2.00 or later).

Nikon KeyMission 170 firmware update version 1.3:

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This camera bag raised over $283,000 in the first 24 hours on Kickstarter

This camera bag raised over $283,000 in the first 24 hours on Kickstarter

The "DUO Daypack" camera bag raised over $278,000 on their first day at Kickstarter:

For instant access to all of your gear, WANDRD designed an infinite zip system, equipped with four different sliders along an expansive, weatherproof YKK zipper. With the adventurer in mind, the exterior provides pockets to easily retrieve your phone, keys water bottle and other essentials.

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Nikon CEO confirmed a new mirrorless camera equivalent to the D5 is coming

Nikon CEO confirmed a new mirrorless camera equivalent to the D5 is coming


According to Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, a newspaper specialized for Japanese manufacturing, Mr. Umadate, Nikon's new CEO, said Nikon is going to launch a flagship mirrorless camera which is equivalent to the Nikon D5. He didn't mention when they will launch the new model. Here is the translated quote:

"Nikon to introduce a top-end model of the mirror-less camera. Time is a non-published, but Umatate Toshikazu president was revealed in response to the interview of the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Top-end model of the digital single-lens reflex camera "D5."

I have already reported that a new high-end Nikon mirrorless camera is expected:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #527

Weekly Nikon news flash #527


Skylum Luminar 3.1.1 released.


→ The Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens for Nikon F-mount is now $150 off at Adorama and B&H.


Sigma issued product advisories for the SIGMA 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports and the SIGMA 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports lenses.


→ Comparing mirrorless systems based on Fujifilm’s concept of “Value Angle”.

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Birding with the Nikon Z6 and the Nikkor 500 f/4 (fast birds in flight with AF tracking)

Birding with the Nikon Z6 and the Nikkor 500 f/4 (fast birds in flight with AF tracking)

Birding with Nikon Z6 and the Nikkor 500 f/4 lens by Cedric Beggue (fast birds in flight taken with Nikon Z6 AF tracking):

I own a Z6 since December and decided to take it to its first real challenge in terms of autofocus speed and tracking with my Sigma 500mm F4 Sport lens on European bee-eaters

Last year I had the 400mm F2.8 G with the D500 and I was amazed by the AF performance (almost as much as by the wonderful colors of these birds). I found that group AF worked best for me in this situation, the camera would sometimes lock on the background but not so often while still tracking if the subject went on the corners of the frame.

The Z6 doesn't have an equivalent for group AF, I struggled trying Dynamic Area / Wide S and Wide L but it would not work, always locking on the background.

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Bargain pro camera – FX lenses on DX cameras

Bargain pro camera – FX lenses on DX cameras

Bargain Pro Camera - FX Lenses on DX Cameras

A Guest Post by Douglas Cape z360.com

I am often asked for camera recommendations and my standard reply is the Nikon D5500. The later D5600 is basically the same camera with Snapbridge (an app for phones), which I never use. To make this into a “Pro“ camera I suggest attaching some full frame FX lenses, which will give you startling sharpness, very little vignetting and no corner fuzziness. You are just using the best part of the lens, which is basically over-engineered for usage on DX crop sensor cameras. Take a look at nearly all MTF charts and you are avoiding the wavy (not as sharp) part of the graph on the right-hand side, which is the edge of the sensor.


Here is the Nikon MTF Chart for their AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G full frame lens.

On a DX camera you are only using the lens up to the vertical dotted line.

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Refurbished Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens now available for $1,680

Refurbished Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens now available for $1,680


Adorama currently has the refurbished Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens for $1,6980.

The last time we had a similar offer (the lens was $20 more expensive), it sold out in minutes.

Additional coverage of the Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens for $1,699 lens can be found here.

The post Refurbished Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens now available for $1,680 appeared first on Nikon Rumors.

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Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S lens tested at DxOMark

Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S lens tested at DxOMark


DxOMark published their test results for the Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S mirrorless lens ($847 at Adorama & B&H). Here is their conclusion:

The new wider Z-mount with its shorter register means there’s a lot more flexibility for optical engineers when designing lenses. The mount should especially benefit wide-angle lenses, and indeed, the Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S is the highest-scoring Nikon 35mm lens we’ve tested to date. Its key strength is sharpness, with good performance at the maximum aperture and exceptionally uniform resolution at the mid-apertures. This said, it doesn’t quite match such third-party options as the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 A and the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di, which achieve better sharpness when tested on the lower-resolution 36.3Mp Nikon D800E, compared to the Nikkor Z lens on the 45.7Mp Nikon Z 7. Overall, however, Nikon Z-system shooters who are looking for a 35mm prime can rest assured that the native Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S lens is an optically excellent choice.


Press release:

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Nikkei: Nikon to announce a new mid-level mirrorless camera priced at around $900

Nikkei: Nikon to announce a new mid-level mirrorless camera priced at around $900


In the past few months, I had several blog posts about Nikon's upcoming cheaper mirrorless camera (see here and here).

Nikkei also just reported that Nikon is going to announce a new mid-level mirrorless camera as early as this year. The price is going to be around 100,000 yen ($920):

"Nikon is also in the 2019 fiscal year, to introduce a new product of the mirror-less camera of mid-priced. The company is in the product corresponding to a sister machine such as a luxury model "Z7" which was launched in 2018 autumn, use the same interchangeable lens. The preceding 200,000 to general consumers than 400,000 yen of the model is expected to set in easy to 100,000 yen price to pick up. There is an aim to develop user demand for existing non-lovers." (Google translation)

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Nikon D760 rumors

Nikon D760 rumors


Here is another set of rumored Nikon D760 camera specifications I received from a new source (not confirmed yet):

Expect the Nikon D760 release in Q1 of 2020The D760 will become the entry level FX DSLR modelRear button layout to change to match D500/D810 (AF-On button on the rear)The number of AF points will increase but it will not be 153 points dynamic-area AF - probably in the range of 65 to 70 AF pointsBig improvement in video qualityAF low level will be improvedTwo memory card slots

Like: Nikon D760 Facebook Page | Join: Nikon D760 Facebook Group

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Venus Optics will release Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO lens for Nikon Z-mount in July

Venus Optics will release Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO lens for Nikon Z-mount in July

 

I received a confirmation that Venus Optics will release the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO lens for Nikon Z-mount at the beginning of July. The Z version of the lens is already listed for sale on eBay:


You can check the technical specifications and pricing of the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 lens at Adorama, B&H and on the official website of Venus Optics. Sample photos can be found here and here:

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Japanese camera market share: Canon 37.3%, Nikon 26.7%, Sony 13.1%

Japanese camera market share: Canon 37.3%, Nikon 26.7%, Sony 13.1%


BCN Ranking (BCN+R) published new data on the Japanese camera market share from April 2018 to March 2019:

Canon: 37.3%Nikon: 26.7%Sony: 13.1%

Translated text:

Unchanged Canon of strength in the sales market share, 37.3% and by far. Nikon, which extended the number in the compact camera is running 26.7 percent and second place. Sony which runs the luxury routes, to ensure a 13.1% and the third place position while maintaining the highest average unit price. Then, Olympus, but the order of Fujifilm.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #526

Weekly Nikon news flash #526

A quick reminder: I will be traveling for the next few weeks and will have limited Internet availability. Blog posts could be delayed. Sorry for any inconvenience caused


→ The Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 lens for Nikon F-mount is now $100 off at Amazon.


→ The 2019 5DayDeal Video Creators Bundle is now available.


→ Adorama has some new refurbished Nikon lens listings (free shipping, 90-day warranty):

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Kalender

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Uganda staat bekend om de vele wildparken. Deze wildparken bestaan grotendeels uit tropisch regenwoud en is de leefruimte van o.a. olifanten, buffels, nijlpaarden, giraffen, nijlpaarden en chimpan...

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Vandaag met fotovrienden Jochem en Jeroen naar vogelhuis Oosterhout geweest. Het was een regenachtige dag, koud, niet zo best licht dus een flinke uitdaging met de ISO's en sluitertijden om toch n...

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A quick update: the Leica M-E Typ 240 camera is now officially announced and it will be priced at $3...
24 June 2019
Dpreview published the article "With new AF firmware, Nikon's Z6 & Z7 just got more competitive" ana...
24 June 2019
We have been told that Canon has “accelerated” development of the “pro” level EOS R camera, and we’r...
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→ New Topaz Labs Adjust AI introduced (now $20 off).→ Lensbaby announced a new 45 OMNI creative filt...

        

        

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