What to Expect Next from Nikon ? (September 2019)

What to expect from Nikon ? Here are the latest updates for the upcoming Nikon DSLR and mrrorless cameras as well as new lenses.

In this September 2019 edition of “What to expect from Nikon” , you’ll get the latest news and rumors in one place. Continue reading “What to Expect Next from Nikon ? (September 2019)”

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Specs, Price and Availability

Venus Optics unveil the pricing and availability of the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Lens for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras.

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens is an 8mm equivalent fisheye prime specially designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. On the contrary to the Laowa ‘Zero-D’ wide angle lenses, the new 4mm fisheye lens is designed to create an extremely distorted fisheye perspective.

The lens is currently available to pre-order for $199, with first shipment expected to start in mid Aug 2019. Continue reading “Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Specs, Price and Availability”

Tamron Issued Compatibility Notices for Lenses Adapted to Nikon Z6 & Z7

Tamron has just issued the compatibility notices for a number of its Di and Di II lenses regarding issues that arise when shooting on Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 with their respective first-party lens adapters.

Notice about Nikon Z6 and Z7 compatibility

Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses.

Thank you for using Tamron products and for your continuous support.

We would like to announce that we have clarified compatibility of following Tamron Di & Di II lenses on Nikon Z6 & Z7 with “Nikon mount adapter FTZ”.

  1. NEW F/W UPDATE COMING SOON

    To be released on 7 August, 2019 (Click here for the updating process.)
    SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) for Nikon

    Planned to release in September, 2019 (Exact date will be announced once they are decided.)
    70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034) for Nikon
    SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016) for Nikon
    100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) for Nikon

  2. PLANNED TO BE RELEASED (RELEASE DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED ONCE THEY ARE DECIDED.)

    10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (Model B023) for Nikon
    SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012) for Nikon (*)
    SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) for Nikon
    SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A030) for Nikon (*)
    SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F017) for Nikon
    SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) for Nikon (*)

  3. F/W READILY AVAILABLE (UPDATING TO THE LATEST VERSION CONFIRMS COMPATIBILTY.)

    SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041) for Nikon
    17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) for Nikon
    18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028) for Nikon
    SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032) for Nikon
    SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) for Nikon
    SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) for Nikon

  4. OPERATIONAL ONLY IN MF (NO PLAN FOR NEW F/W.)

    SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model A09) for Nikon (*)
    SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007) for Nikon (*)
    SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009) for Nikon (*)
    SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 (Model 272E) for Nikon (*)

  5. (*) Not supported in TAP-in Console.

    [Note]
    a. All Nikon-mount models released after in May, 2019 are compatible with Nikon Z6 and Z7.
    b. F/W updates can be performed using Tamrons TAP-in Console (sold seperately) or by visiting your local Tamron Service Center.

Patent: Canon RF 50-80mm f/1.1 Lens

Canon has filed a new patent of a very fast constant aperture with 50-80mm focal range. The patent application is for Canon RF 50-80mm f/1.1 Lens that is designed for company’s full frame mirrorless cameras.

There were rumors floating around that Canon is working on some crazy RF lenses that could be announced in the near future. This patent from USPTO almost confirms that Canon may announce a new RF lens called RF 50-80mm f/1.1 lens.  Continue reading “Patent: Canon RF 50-80mm f/1.1 Lens”

Next Z-mount Lens Could be NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens

Nikon USA has updated their Z lens product page, and marked the long awaited NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens as “Coming Soon”.

Nikon also updated the currently already announced Z series lenses image with Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens.

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 “Next Z-mount Lens Could be NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens”

NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens Announced, Release Date in September

Nikon has announced the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens, bringing a fast prime with a classic medium telephoto focal length to Z series full-frame mirrorless cameras. Ideal for headshots, fashion, wedding/event photography and tight video shots, the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S is designed to take full advantage of the wider, brighter and faster Z mount.

Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens will start shipping from September with a list price of $799. Check availabiliy at Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama. Continue reading “NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens Announced, Release Date in September”

Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM Lens Coming in 2020

According to recent rumors, Canon is working on a fast prime lens and it will be named as Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM lens.

Designed for Canon EOS R and EOS RP full frame mirrorless cameras, the new bright prime lens will be the next f/1.2 model after the RF 50mm f/1.2L and RF 85mm f/1.2L USM lenses.

Official announcement of the Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM Lens is rumored for 2020. Continue reading “Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM Lens Coming in 2020”

Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR Lens Becomes Official

Fujifilm officially released the new Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR lens with 5x zoom and constant f/4 aperture.

The lens, for Fujifilm’s X-Series cameras, has a minimum shooting distance of 35cm over the entire shooting range. It is lightweight, at 440g and Fujifilm say when paired with the X-T30 the total weight is 823g, making it an ideal travel lens choice.

Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR lens will start shipping from late September with a price tag of $800. Check availability at Amazon / B&H Photo Video/Adorama.

Continue reading “Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR Lens Becomes Official”

Fujifilm GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR Lens Announced

Fujifilm has officially announced the Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR lens for its GFX medium format system.

When mounted on a camera like the GFX 100, the lens is equivalent to 40mm and, according to Fujifilm, can handle the resolution of that 100MP camera with ease. This compact (relatively speaking) lens is just 48mm (1.9″) long and weighs in at 335g (11.8oz), making it the smallest and lightest GF-mount lens at time of launch.

The GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR will be available in late September for $1000. Check availability at (B&H Photo Video/Adorama). Continue reading “Fujifilm GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR Lens Announced”

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art is an ultra-fast semi-wide-angle prime lens for full-frame Sony, Panasonic and Leica mirrorless bodies. The lens, which Sigma claims can resolve over 50 million pixels, contains a total of 17 elements, including aspherical and ‘SLD’ glass. The minimum focus distance is 30cm (~11″), with a max magnification of 0.2x.

The Sigma 35mm f/1.2 is fairly hefty, weighing over 1kg (2.4lbs) with a length of 136mm (5.4″). This is compared to the older 35mm F1.4 Art, which weighs 665g (1.5lb) and measures 94mm (3.7″) in length. The filter ring of the new 35mm F1.2 is supersized too, at 82mm.

The lens has an aperture ring that can be clicked or de-clicked, as well as a customizable AFL button. Build quality appears high, with a weather-sealed enclosure and a coating on the front element to repel oil and water.

The 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art lens will be available later this month, US Price would be around $1,300. Continue reading “Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless”