Nikon Announced the Development of New Firmware for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500

Nikon has announced more details of firmware in development for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500 cameras.

As previously reported, firmware is being planned that will add Eye-detection AF, CFexpress support and Raw video over HDMI to the Z6 and Z7, with AF and AE improvements also coming in May.

You might familiar with Eye AF which is found on Sony mirrorless cameras, including the a7 III and a7R III against which the Z6 and Z7 compete. Another significant upcoming feature is the ability to output ProRes RAW video to an Atomos Ninja V. This would make the  and  the first stills/video hybrid cameras to support RAW video output. Check out the details below. Continue reading “Nikon Announced the Development of New Firmware for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500”

NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens Announced, Price $2,296.95

Nikon has officially announced NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S standart zoom lens for Nikon full frame mirrorless system.

The US price for this lens is $2,296.95, now available for pre-order at Amazon. Release date is in Spring of 2019. Continue reading “NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens Announced, Price $2,296.95”

Nikon Z7 firmware update 1.03 and Nikon Z6 firmware update 1.01 released

Nikon has released new firmware updates for the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 full frame mirrorless cameras.

Nikon Z7 firmware update 1.03 and Nikon Z6 firmware update 1.01 firmware updates fixes several issues. The previously announced major firmware that will add Eye AF, RAW video support, CFexpress support to Z series is expected later.

Here are the list of changes with download links. Continue reading “Nikon Z7 firmware update 1.03 and Nikon Z6 firmware update 1.01 released”

Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6 AF Test Video

Here is a test video between the Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6 cameras. The new LUMIX S1R and S1 Micro Four Thirds cameras, uses the same Depth from Defocus AF system. On the other hand Nikon Z6 features 273 Phase AF points based Fullframe Sensor.

Panasonic S1’s ($2,497.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama) DFD is contrast-detect based but uses an understanding of each lens’s optical characteristics to work out where to drive the focus to. The camera’s AF Tracking mode has been updated, too. It now tracks whatever is under the focus point when you half-press (or AF-On) and then reverts to your original AF area when you release. Continue reading “Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6 AF Test Video”

Best Nikon Lenses for Wildlife Photography

Best Nikon Lenses for Wildlife Photography. Looking for the best lenses for wildlife photography with your Nikon cameras? Here are the top recommended Nikon wildlife lenses.

When it comes to wildlife photography, you usually want to get as close to your subject as possible. Sometimes that’s simply not possible, and in those moments you’ll need a quality telephoto lens.

As you know, the cost of going beyond 400mm (with good image quality) is high, but a longer-than-400mm lens is usually desired for wildlife photography. So, in wildlife photography it is important to invest in nice lenses, especially with telephoto. In addition, the lens performance in low light condition, cold weather (weather-sealed) are also very important for wildlife photography.

We have tried to nclude both Ultimate Nikon Wildlife Lenses (high end) and affordable / smaller Nikon wildlife lenses (the most bang for your buck) at a variety of focal lengths. See all the recommendations below. Continue reading “Best Nikon Lenses for Wildlife Photography”

First Reviews of Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens

Here are the first reviews of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens.  This ultra-wide lens is a great addition to the  range line-up.

The NIKKOR Z 1430mm f/4 S is a wide-angle 1430mm zoom lens featuring smooth quiet autofocus and top-notch image quality and sharpness.

The US price is $1,296.95 and it will be released on April 30, 2019. Now the new Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens is available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon. Continue reading “First Reviews of Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens”

Nikon Upcoming Cameras in 2019

Nikon upcoming DSLR and Mirrorless cameras that are rumored to arrive in 2019. You can find the list based on the latest information coming from anonymous sources from past few months.

Nikon upcoming cameras are expected both in Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless models. Especially for the DSLR cameras, the announcements will happen once the stock lines becomes clear for the new ones. So, you can expect the announcement of these DSLRs from mid-2019. Continue reading “Nikon Upcoming Cameras in 2019”

Best Lenses for Nikon D3500

Best Lenses for Nikon D3500 DSLR camera. Looking for recommended lenses for your Nikon D3500? Here are the top rated Nikon D3500 lenses.

The entry-level DSLR Nikon D3500, featuring a 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor, EXPEED 4 image processor, Full HD video capture, an easy-to-use interface, an ISO range of 100-25600 and 11-point autofocus system.

Are you looking for recommended lenses for your Nikon D3500 ? Here are the top rated Nikon D3500 lenses. Continue reading “Best Lenses for Nikon D3500”

NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S NOCT Lens Coming in Mid-February

NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S NOCT Lens  lens is on the horizon and fast-prime optic rumored for February 2019 release. Expect the official announcement ahead of CP+ 2019 event.

Previous reports suggests that the goal of the new Nikon Z Noct Nikkor 58mm f/0.95 lens is to beat the Zeiss Otus performance.  As a result the upcoming Noct is more of a proof of concept for Nikon to show what this mount could do in terms of image quality and speed. Continue reading “NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S NOCT Lens Coming in Mid-February”

Best XQD Memory Cards for Nikon Z6 & Z7

Best XQD Memory Cards for Nikon Z6 & Z7. Here are the top recommended XQD Memory Cards for Nikon Z6 & Z7 full frame mirrorless cameras. Both Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 mirrorless cameras have a single XQD card slot that supports XQD 2.0 and 1.0 cards.

Nikon full frame mirrorless cameras can shoot 4K videos and full HD footage at up to 120fps. The XQD cards are much faster than SD cards, and you will need a fast XQD card if you like shooting videos with Nikon Z6 & Z7 mirrorless cameras. Continue reading “Best XQD Memory Cards for Nikon Z6 & Z7”