AstrHori 18mm f/8 2X Probe Macro Lens Announced

AstrHori 18mm f/8 2X Probe Macro Lens: Amazon

AstrHori Introduces the First APS-C 2X Macro Probe Lens — 18mmF8
Let everyone realize creative, macro photography.

AstrHori announces the APS-C 18mm f/8 2x Macro Probe Lens for Sony E, Fuji X, Canon RF, EF, Nikon Z and more mounts.
The lens will be officially launched on May 29th on Amazon, AliExpress, independent stations and other platforms.
The lens is now on sale for an impressively-low price of just USD 719, EUR 999, JPY 119,599, GBP 879, MXN 14,369, CAD 989.

Following the launch of the 28mmF13 2X macro probe lens, the 18mmF8 2X macro macro probe lens is launched. I don’t know if there will be a 28mmF13 second-generation lens, let us look forward to it. Continue reading “AstrHori 18mm f/8 2X Probe Macro Lens Announced”

Nikon Z9: the Best Selling in the First Half of May 2023

Nikon Z9 gets the No #1 slot of the Best Selling Camera in the First Half of May 2023. Yodobashi Camera’s top ten best-selling interchangeable lens digital cameras revealed for First Half of May 2023.

According to the CAPA CAMERA WEB, the Nikon Z9 full frame mirrorless wins the NO. 1 best selling camera, followed by the Sony a7 IV.

The Nikon Z9 is one of the most powerful cameras on the market, capable of up to 30 fps shooting in JPEG or 20 with Raw capture, and able to record 8K/30 video, with the promise of 12-bit Raw 8K/60 capture in a future firmware update. It’s also one of relatively few cameras on the market to completely forego a mechanical shutter, a design decision made possible by the impressively fast read-out speed of the new sensor.

Nikon Z9 is available for pre-order and currently selling for $5,496.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama

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Nikon Z30 Firmware Update Ver.1.10 Released

Nikon released the new firmware update Version 1.10 for Nikon Z30 (B&HAdorama).  You can download the Nikon Z30 Firmware Update Version 1.10 from the links below with whole details.

Nikon’s new Z30 is specially designed with Vloggers in mind. This compact, 20.9 MP DX-format body is geared towards video, whether recording or streaming and is ideal for Vloggers.

Download link: Continue reading “Nikon Z30 Firmware Update Ver.1.10 Released”

Nikon Z8 Pre-orders Now Open

Nikon has updated its Z series mirrorless camera range with the smaller and lightweight Nikon Z8. Nikon Z8 is the perfect companion to the Nikon Z 9 and is a great successor to the D850.  The new Nikon Z8 mirrorless camera is now available for pre-order at major US stores.

Nikon Z8 body: $3,996.95 at B&HAdoramaAmazon.

Nikon Z8 with 24-120mm f/4 Lens: $4,896.95 at B&HAdorama.

The Nikon Z8 will start shipping on May 25th, 2023, for a retail price of $3,999. If you want the optional battery grip to extend battery life and make it feel more like the Z9, that starts shipping in May for $349.

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Discontinued Nikon Nikkor F-mount lenses

Although still listed on Nikon USA website, the following lenses have been discontinued at B&H Photo in the past week or so:

The above lenses have all been discontinued in Japan.

ON1 Photo RAW 2023.5 Software Coming in June

The ON1 Photo RAW 2023.5 is coming in June and will include the new Resize AI with Face Recovery, new Masking Tools and Curves Control, improved raw processing for better quality images, and more:

Photo RAW 2023.5 is a free update for ON1 Everything subscribers and owners of version 2023. You can order now with coupon code  NEW2023-5 for a special introductory price.

Here are the key features coming in version 2023.5 in early June:

  • New Face Recovery Technology in Resize AI for upscaling faces with remarkable detail. Perfect for upscaling old photos or cropping a portrait or headshot out and upscaling it to super-resolution.
  • Upgraded raw processing for more natural shadows, fewer edge artifacts, and more responsive sliders
  • Greatly improved Refine Mask Brush for masking challenging areas like hair and trees
  • New Encircle option in the Refine Mask tool, to draw around the borders of an object when masking
  • Enhanced Mask AI for improved masking in photos of people and animals
  • New dropper tool for the Curves control in Effects
  • Zooming and panning the preview as well as adjusting tool properties such as brush size can now be accomplished simultaneously with the scroll-wheel
  • New Cameras and Lenses

Confirmed: Nikon Z8 Will Be Announced on May 10th

Nikon just announced that they will hold an online launch event on May 10th, 2023, 8:00 AM (ET). Looks like the day has arrived for the Nikon Z8 announcement.

Nikon Z8 price is expected to be around $4,999 in USB&HPhoto is already advertising the Nikon Z8 announcement.

The Nikon Z8 will feature a stacked 45.7MP sensor, which will ensure that your photos are sharp and detailed, even in low-light situations. New Nikon full frame mirrorless camera will be able to shoot at 20 fps and 120fps in JPEG mode, allowing photographers to capture even the most fleeting moments with ease. Additionally, the camera will have 5-axis in-body stabilizations with a range of up to 6 stops, which means you can shoot handheld without worrying about camera shake. Continue reading “Confirmed: Nikon Z8 Will Be Announced on May 10th”

First Leaked Images of Nikon Z8

Here are the first leaked images of Nikon Z8 with updated rumored specs. Nikon Z8 price rumored to be around $4,999 in US. The leaked specs paint a picture of a camera that is not only powerful but also versatile, designed to cater to the needs of professional photographers.

From the leaked images, we can say the Nikon Z8 takes design cues from its big brother, the Z9. One notable feature is the design around the viewfinder, which gives the camera a fearless impression. The sleek and sophisticated design is sure to impress even the most discerning photographers. More details on Specs of Nikon Z8 can be found below: Continue reading “First Leaked Images of Nikon Z8”

Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ VR Lens Announced, Priced $359.95

Nikon has officially announced the new Nikon Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ VR Lens. It is a versatile ultra-wide zoom featuring a compact design, consistent power zoom control, a flexible focal length range for content creators, vloggers and live streamers.

This new lens cost $359.95, first available for pre-order at B&HAdorama.

Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ VR lens specifications

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 12–28 mm
Image stabilization Yes
CIPA Image stabilization rating 4.5 stop(s)
Maximum aperture F3.5–5.6
Minimum aperture F16–25
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Elements 12
Groups 11
Minimum focus 0.19 m (7.48″)
Maximum magnification 0.21×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual No
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 205 g (0.45 lb)
Diameter 72 mm (2.83″)
Length 64 mm (2.5″)
Zoom method Rotary (internal)
Power zoom Yes
Zoom lock No
Filter thread 67 mm

Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ VR lens to be Announced Soon

Nikon Holland and some other European sites has recently unveiled some tantalizing details about Nikon’s latest innovation, the APS-C wide-angle zoom Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ VR lens. This cutting-edge lens is designed specifically for Nikon’s Z-series DX cameras, boasting an array of features that will surely ignite the imaginations of both videographers and still photographers alike.

Perhaps it will be announced at the same time as the rumored Nikon  Z 200-600mm lens. Here are the details on Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ VR lens. Continue reading “Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ VR lens to be Announced Soon”