Nikon Nikkor Z 17-28mm F2.8 Lens Announced for $1,196.95

Nikon has just officially announced the new Nikon NIKKOR Z 17-28mm F2.8 lens.  This ultra-wide-angle zoom manages to mix speed and compactness while presenting a broad field of view that’s perfect for anything from landscapes to architecture subjects to handheld vlogging applications.

The Nikon Z 17-28mm F2.8 Nikkor lens will be available in late October for $1,199.95.

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Nikon Z8 to be Announced in the Spring 2023

Here are the latest updates about the upcoming Nikon Z8 high-megapixel full frame mirrorless camera. According to recent Nikon rumors, the Nikon Z8 will be officially announced or released during February 2023 to April 2023 timeframe. There still a chance that Nikon will announce the development of Nikon Z8 later this year.

The specs of Nikon Z8 is still unconfirmed, it could be a baby Nikon Z9 without the built-in grip, and it also could be a mirrorless version of Nikon D850 with 60+MP full frame sensor.

There is also a rumored camera roadmap on the web, just take with a grain of salt.

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Tamron Launches 70–300mm F4.5–6.3 Di III RXD lens for Nikon’s Z-mount

Tamron has announced the launcg of the 70–300mm F4.5–6.3 Di III RXD lens for Nikon Z-mount camera systems. This would make it the first third-party zoom lens for Nikon Z-mount cameras with autofocus capabilities. The US price of the lens is $699 and available at B&H.

Tamron 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Specifications

Focal Length 70 to 300mm
Maximum Aperture f/4.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperture f/22 to 32
Lens Mount Nikon Z
Lens Format Coverage Full-Frame
Angle of View 34° 21′ to 8° 15′
Minimum Focus Distance 31.5″ / 0.8 m
Optical Design 15 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization No
Filter Size 67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L) 5.8 x 3″ / 148 x 77 mm
Weight 1.2 lb / 545 g

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Meike 50mm F/0.95 Manual Focus Lens for APS-C Mirrorless

Meike announced a new manual lens for APS-c mirrorless cameras the Meike 50mm F/0.95.

The US price of the Meike 50mm F/0.95 is $250 and available for Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon Z and Sony E-mount mirrorless camera systems. Check availability at Adorama | B&H | Amazon.

The lens is constructed of seven elements in five groups and has an aperture range of F0.95 through F16. Its minimum focusing distance is 45cm (17.7”), it uses a 13-blade aperture diaphragm and it has a 62mm front filter thread. Continue reading “Meike 50mm F/0.95 Manual Focus Lens for APS-C Mirrorless”

New Firmware Ver. 2.1 for Nikon Z9 to be Released Soon

According to latest rumors, Nikon is rumored to release a new firmware version 2.1 for Nikon Z9 in the next 7-14 days. The new firmware includes AF fixes and improvements, but will also include some important updates.

It is rumored that Nikon’s new APS-C mirrorless camera will be announced at the end of June or early July, so we think there will be multiple announcements on the same day (the new Z 400mm F4.5 is also expected to be announced).

The new firmware for Nikon Z9 seems to be a surprisingly big update, including improvements in AF. Also, it seems that the previously rumored APS-C mirrorless camera and interchangeable lens may be announced at the same time, and if Nikon Rumors expected, the next Nikon announcement will be a large one.

The Nikon Z9 competitors in this price range are mainly the “Canon EOS R3” and “Sony a1“.

Nikon Z9 body: $5,496.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Nikon Z6 III Rumored Specifications

Here are the rumored specifications of the Nikon Z6 III camera. The upcoming full frame mirrorless camera is expected to be announced during August-October 2022.

Nikon Z6 III Rumored Specifications

  • 33MP FX-Format CMOS image sensor
  • EXPEED 7 image processor
  • 5-Axis In-Body Vibration Reduction
  • New AI Object Detection
  • AF real-time eye and real-time tracking
  • UHD 4K60
  • 20 fps Cont. Shooting
  • HDR (HLG), ProRes RAW
  • Dual memory card slots
  • The camera is priced around $2,500
  • Announcement in August-October 2022

Nikon Z6 II body: $1,996.95 at Amazon | B&H Adorama.

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Nikon Z9 Sensor is Made by Sony

Techinsights reported that Nikon Z9 camera image sensor (IMX609AQJ) is made by Sony Semiconductor (a different company from Sony).

The Nikon Z9 competitors in this price range are mainly the “Canon EOS R3” and “Sony a1“. Nikon Z9 sensor is a high-performance sensor of the same type as the Sony A1 that has both high-speed readout and image quality. DxOMark had the same score as Sony A1, so  the A1 sensor is also  the same.

Nikon Z9 body: $5,496.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

“This report presents a device essentials folder (DEF) of the Sony IMX609AQJ full frame 45.7 MP stacked back-illuminated CMOS image sensor from the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera.”

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Meike 7.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for APS-C Mirrorless Cameras

Meike 7.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens announced for APS-c mirrorless cameras. The lens is manual focus and it will be available in Sony E, Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds and Nikon Z mounts.

The price of the manual focus Meike 7.5mm f/2.8 Lens is $149.99. Check availability at Amazon. The lens is available for Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, Fuji X, Canon EF-M and Nikon Z-mount cameras.

The lens is also compatible with the Nikon Z5Nikon Z6 & Z7 full frame mirrorless models when APS-C crop mode is selected. Continue reading “Meike 7.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for APS-C Mirrorless Cameras”

Nikon Z9 is the Best-Selling Professional Mirrorless Camera in Q1 of 2022

Market data from The NPD Group has confirmed that the Nikon Z9 was the best-selling professional flagship full-frame mirrorless camera in the first quarter of 2022 with a 57% market share.

This data is based on a comparison of US unit sales of full-frame mirrorless cameras with an average selling price of $5,000 and above in the first three months of 2022. The Nikon Z9 competitors in this price range are mainly the “Canon EOS R3” and “Sony a1“, but did you mean that there was more demand for high-end models than other companies? If you think calmly, the competitors have other choices of high-end models such as “Canon EOS R5” and “Sony a7R IV / a9 II“, so there is no need to forcibly buy the highest-end model that exceeds $ 5,000. There may be a reason.

Nikon Z9 body: $5,496.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens specs leaked

Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens specs have been leaked online.

Venus Optics will announce the new Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens for Sony E mount, Canon RF, Nikon Z, Leica L mounts. The officiall announcement will be on May 23, 2022.

Here are the leaked images and specifications of the upcoming Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens.  are sold at Adorama and B&H

Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens Specs

  • 13 sheets in 10 groups (3 ED lenses and 3 high-refractive)
  • 13 diaphragm blades
  • Shortest shooting distance 20.4cm
  • Filter size 67mm
  • Size 74 x 120mm
  • Weight 619g
  • mount Sony E / Canon RF / Nikon Z / Leica L