Nikon Announces Firmware Version 2.00 For Nikon Z8 Full-FrameMirrorless Camera

Nikon has introduced an upgraded firmware version 2.00, which is designed to enhance the shooting experience for users of the Nikon Z8 mirrorless camera.

The new firmware is the Z 8’s first major update since its launch, offering users a significant improvement to their shooting – whether that be of images or video –thanks to the inclusion of cutting-edge functions also found in the Nikon Z 9 and the Nikon Z f.

Nikon Z8 is the perfect companion to the Nikon Z 9 and is a great successor to the D850. The Z8 offers the majority of the same features but in a smaller body. Inside the camera are the same 45.7-megapixel stacked CMOS sensor and EXPEED 7 processor that sit in the Z9. This enables the Nikon Z8 to record in-camera 12-bit raw video at up to 8.3K at 60p or 4.1K at 120p.

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

Nikon Z8 with 24-120mm f/4 Lens: $4,896.95 at B&HAdorama. Continue reading “Nikon Announces Firmware Version 2.00 For Nikon Z8 Full-FrameMirrorless Camera”

A New List of Rumored Nikon Z6 III Specifications

According to latest Nikon rumors, here is the new specs list of upcoming Nikon Z6 III full frame mirrorless camera.

The rumored specifications for the upcoming Nikon Z6 III look pretty impressive. The Z6 III leaps forward with 6K 60fps NRAW video recording, providing filmmakers with ultra-high resolution and frame rate options.

Nikon Z6 III will be officially announced in next few weeks. Here are the new list of the Rumored Nikon Z6 III Specifications: Continue reading “A New List of Rumored Nikon Z6 III Specifications”

Panasonic S1 II / S1 IIx Rumored Specifications

A new set of rumored Panasonic S1 II/ S1 IIx specifications have been leaked online. According to the specs sheet, both Panasonic full frame camera feature 6K 120 and 4k/120 video recording, a new Venus image processing engine, Dual I.S. image stabilisation, a double slot for XQD memory cards and SD memory cards, and a triaxial tilt LCD screen.

Panasonic S1 II / S1 IIx Rumored Specifications

  • 34MP stacked sensor
  • Slim, sealed magnesium body
  • Built-in Fan (no overheating in direct sunlight at 50º C)
  • Built-in ND filter
  • Video: 6k 120, 4k 120 no crop
  • Improved IBIS
  • Improved autofocus with AI chip
  • Improved battery life
  • Improved dynamic range for video and photo.
  • Improved low-light performance
  • Price around $3,000
  • No AA filter

The current Panasonic S1 (AmazonB&HAdorama)

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Canon Thanksgiving Sale, $500 Off on Selected RF Zoom Lenses

As part of the 2023 Canon Black Friday Deals, Canon is discounting five popular Canon RF zoom lenses for Thanksgiving! You can save $500 on these selected lenses.

  • Canon RF 28-70mm F2L USM–$500 Off—Amazon
  • Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM–$500 Off—Amazon
  • Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM–$500 Off—Amazon
  • Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM–$500 Off—Amazon
  • Canon RF 100-500mm F4-7.1L IS USM–$500 Off—Amazon
  • Up to 500 Off on Canon RF Lenses at Amazon 
  • Up to $500 Off on Canon RF Lenses at B&H 
  • Up to $500 Off on Canon RF Lenses at Adorama 

2023 Nikon Z8 Black Friday Deals Now Live

The Nikon Black Friday Deals 2023 have just gone live, offering a significant saving of $300 on the Nikon Z8 body and an impressive $500 off the Nikon Z8 with the 24-120mm f/4 S lens kit. This marks the first time the Nikon Z8 has seen a discount, which is not surprising given its release in May 2023 and its frequent scarcity in stock. If you’ve been contemplating upgrading to the Nikon Z8, this discount could be the incentive you’ve been waiting for.

To help you navigate through the best offers available, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of 2023 Black Friday Nikon Z8 deals and sales from major online retailers. If you’re considering purchasing this exceptional camera during the holiday shopping season, now is the time to make your move.

$300 off on Nikon Z8 body: $3,696.95 at B&HAdoramaAmazon.

$500 off on Nikon Z8 with 24-120mm f/4 Lens: $4,399.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

$500 off on Nikon Z8 with 24-120mm f/4 Lens and FTZ II Adapter Kit: $4,649.90 at Amazon

$500 off on Nikon Z8 with 24-120mm f/4 Lens: $4,596.95 at B&HAdorama.

$400 off on Nikon Z8 with 24-120mm f/4 Lens and FTZ II Adapter Kit: $4,946.90 at B&HAdorama.

Like the Z9, the Nikon Z8 is built for high-end video and stills. Inside the camera are the same 45.7-megapixel stacked CMOS sensor and EXPEED 7 processor that sit in the Z9. This enables the Nikon Z8 to record in-camera 12-bit raw video at up to 8.3K at 60p or 4.1K at 120p. The camera’s 12-bit raw footage is saved in Nikon’s N-RAW file format, which is half the size of a ProRes RAW HQ file, and in-camera Full-HD proxy files are created when shooting internal 8.3K N-RAW or 4.1K ProRes RAW HQ.

Sony a1 & a7S III Firmware Updates Officially Announced

In addition to the Sony a9 III (B&H /Adorama ) & FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens (B&H/Adorama ), Sony also announced the new firmware updates for firmware updates for a1 & a7S III cameras.

Press Release:

Firmware Updates for the Alpha 1 and Alpha 7S III Models

In addition to the release of Alpha 9 III, Sony has announced new firmware updates for the Alpha 1 and Alpha 7S III full-frame mirrorless cameras xvii. The new software will provide both models with some of Sony’s latest imaging technologies including the highly requested Focus Breathing Compensation feature, IPTC and FTP workflow enhancement, and C2PA format support. The firmware will also update the Alpha 1 with Relay Playback, and the Alpha 7S III with DCI 4K 24.00P shooting format. The camera software update will be available in Spring 2024.

Sony a1 body: $6,498 at (AmazonB&HAdorama).

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Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens Announced, Price $5,998

In addition to the Sony a9 III (B&H Photo Video/Adorama), Sony today also announced the new Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens, The US price is $5,998 and it will be released on February 23, 2024. Now the new Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens is available for pre-order.

Pre-order links:

Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens: $5,998 at  Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama 

Sony a9 III: $5,998 at Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama 

Key Features

  • Full-Frame | Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
  • Lightweight, Fast Telephoto Prime
  • Dual XD Linear Motor AF System
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Super ED & ED Elements, Nano AR Coating
  • Weather-Sealed Magnesium-Alloy Design
  • Rounded 11-Blade Diaphragm

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Sony a9 III Officially Announced, Price $5,998

Sony officially announced the new Sony a9 III equipped with the world’s first full-frame global shutter image sensor. The US price is $5,998 and it will be released on February 23, 2024.

Pre-order link:

Sony a9 III: $5,998 at Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama 

Key Features

  • 24.6MP Full-Frame Global Shutter Sensor
  • Up to 120 fps Cont. Shooting with AF/AE
  • Pre-Capture Function; Speed Boost Button
  • Flash Sync at up to 1/80,000 Sec.
  • 4K 120p 10-bit Video; S-Log3 & S-Cinetone
  • 759-Point Phase-Detect AF with Tracking
  • 8-Stop 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization
  • 9.44m-Dot EVF with 240 fps Refresh Rate
  • 3.2″ 2.1m-Dot 4-Axis Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual CFexpress Type A/SD Card Slots

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Canon RF-S 10-18mm f4.5-6.3, RF 24-105mm f2.8, RF 200-800mm f6.3-9 Announced

Canon officially announced three new RF-mount lenses: RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM, RF 24-105mm f/2.8 L IS USM Z, RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM Lenses. Shipping is scheduled to start in December, 2023.

  • RF 24-105mm f/2.8L IS USM Z Lens – US Price – $2,999 – Pre-order at B&HAdorama/Amazon
  • RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM Lens – US Price – $1,899 – Pre-order at B&HAdorama/Amazon
  • RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens – US Price – $329 – Pre-order at B&HAdorama/Amazon

RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Key Features

  • APS-C | f/4.5-6.3 to f/32
  • 16-29mm (Full-Frame Equivalent)
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • One Aspherical Element, Two UD Elements

RF 24-105mm f/2.8 L IS USM Z Key Features

  • Full-Frame | f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two Nano USM Motors
  • 11-Blade Diaphragm
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 3 Aspherical Elements, 4 UD Elements
  • SSC, ASC & Fluorine Coating

RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM Key Features

  • Full-Frame | f/6.3-9 to f/54
  • Nano USM Motor
  • Focus/Control Ring & Two L-Fn Buttons
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 3 UD Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating

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Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM Lens Images and Specs

Here are the leaked images and specs for the Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM lens. The telephoto optic is rumored to be announced soon (November 2nd, 2023). The focus is USM driven and comes with a tripod ring and a black lens hood.

This highly anticipated Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM lens appears to be USM-driven, promising fast and accurate autofocus performance. One of its distinctive features is its “white lens” design, which aligns with previous speculations. While it bears a resemblance to Canon’s L series lenses at first glance, it lacks the iconic red ring and rubber cover on the focus ring, giving it a unique “non-L” appearance.

With an impressive focal range reaching 800mm at the telephoto end, the lens doesn’t compromise on portability, as it seems manageable in size. It’s worth noting that the design may have incorporated DO (Diffractive Optics) elements to reduce its bulk and weight, making it a versatile choice for photographers seeking a long-range zoom lens without the need for teleconverters. The pricing is speculated to be around $2,000/€2,500, making it an enticing option for wildlife and sports photographers looking to capture distant subjects in stunning quality. Continue reading “Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM Lens Images and Specs”