Nikon Z9 Will Be Tested by Select Photographers in August

The Nikon Z9 camera will be tested by several different photographers in August. This timeline matches with the rumored official announcement in November/December 2021.

Nikon Z9 Rumored Specifications

  • New FX-Format Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • New Image Processing Engine
  • 8K Video Recording Support
  • 8K30p, 4k120/60/30p
  • 20 fps
  • Multishot-mode
  • 16-bit RAW option
  • Improved AF (Object detection AF)
  • “Stunning” AF tracking (better than the D6)
  • Integrated vertical grip handle
  • The Z9 is described as a D6 body combined with EOS R5 imaging, a9 II AF, and blackout-free EVF
  • Two XQD/CFX type B memory card slots
  • ISO 64 – 25,600, Hi1, Hi2
  • Improved noise levels and specifically significantly better dynamic range
  • High resolution, blackout-free EVF
  • New user interface
  • New battery: Nikon EN-EL18x
  • Gbit LAN, USB-C, WiFi, GPS
  • Price: $6,000 – $7,000

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Rumored Nikon Z9 Specifications, Coming in November/December 2021

Here are the rumored specifications of the upcoming Nikon Z9. The full-frame flagship mirrorless camera is expected to be announced in November/December 2021.

Nikon Z9 Rumored Specifications

  • New FX-Format Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • New Image Processing Engine
  • 8K Video Recording Support
  • 8K30p, 4k120/60/30p
  • 20 fps
  • Multishot-mode
  • 16-bit RAW option
  • Improved AF (Object detection AF)
  • “Stunning” AF tracking (better than the D6)
  • Integrated vertical grip handle
  • The Z9 is described as a D6 body combined with EOS R5 imaging, a9 II AF, and blackout-free EVF
  • Two XQD/CFX type B memory card slots
  • ISO 64 – 25,600, Hi1, Hi2
  • Improved noise levels and specifically significantly better dynamic range
  • High resolution, blackout-free EVF
  • New user interface
  • New battery: Nikon EN-EL18x
  • Gbit LAN, USB-C, WiFi, GPS
  • Price: $6,000 – $7,000

Upcoming Nikon Cameras and Lenses in 2021

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Pre-orders: Nikon Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S & Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Lenses

The new Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S and the Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 are now available for pre-order online.

Pre-order links:

Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S Lens: $996.95 at AmazonAdorama and B&H.

Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Lens: $646.95 at Amazon, Adorama and B&H. Continue reading “Pre-orders: Nikon Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S & Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Lenses”

Nikon is developing NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 and NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 Lenses

The NIKKOR Z lineup continues to expand at an unprecedented pace, with an evolving roadmap that includes a wide variety of planned lenses. To address consumer requests for small, sharp, high-quality prime lenses, Nikon is excited to announce the development of the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 and NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2, two compact and lightweight FX-format lenses. These lenses are scheduled for release within 2021.

The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 will be a wide-angle prime lens ideal for everyday snapshots and street photography, while the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 will allow users to enjoy a natural field of view and dramatic bokeh. Both primes are small, simple to use and great companions for both full-frame and DX-format Z series users. Continue reading “Nikon is developing NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 and NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 Lenses”

Nikon Nikkor Z MC 105mm F2.8 VR S and Nikkor Z MC 50mm F2.8 Macro Lenses

Nikon officially announced two new Nikkor Z MC mirrorless macro lenses: the Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S and the Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8. These new macro lenses are the first native Z mount Nikon lenses to provide users with a 1:1 reproduction ratio.

The NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S and NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 will be available in late June 2021 for suggested retail prices (SRP) of $999.95 and $649.95, respectively.

Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S Lens: $996.95 at AmazonAdorama and B&H.

Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Lens: $646.95 at Amazon, Adorama and B&H.

NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S:

NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8

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Nikon MB-N11 Power Battery Pack for Z7 II & Z6 II now in Stock

The Nikon MB-N11 Power Battery Pack for Z7 II and Z6 II is now in stock at AmazonAdorama and B&H Photo.

Designed specifically for the Nikon Z 7II and Z 6II mirrorless cameras, the MB-N11 is a Multi-Power Battery Pack with vertical shutter button, main and sub command dials, AF-ON button, sub selector and Fn buttons. Plus, when using two EN-EL 15c batteries, the MB-N11 provides 1.9x (CIPA standard). Increase in battery performance over an EN-EL 15c battery in the camera alone. And the batteries are hot-swappable, meaning you won’t have to stop shooting or recording to swap batteries! Continue reading “Nikon MB-N11 Power Battery Pack for Z7 II & Z6 II now in Stock”

New Nikon Product Announcement Scheduled to Happen Around June 2

It is said that Nikon will be announcing a new product next week, possibly 2-3 June 2021.

According to the information we have previously reported, Nikon is planning to announce the entry-level Nikon Z30 APS-C format mirrorless camera in the lower segment of the Nikon Z50. This Nikon Z30 camera will most likely NOT have an electronic viewfinder. If the APS-C mirrorless camera comes true, we should see some new DX mirrorless lenses with it.

Rumors : Updated Nikon Z9 Specifications

According to the latest Nikon Z-mount lens roadmap, Nikon is fully committed to the future of the Z system, with a total of 27 great lenses and 2 teleconverters to be available at the end of 2022. This time we expect at least one mirrorless camera and four Z-mount mirrorless lenses.

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Full list of 2021 TIPA World Awards Winners

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) announced all the winners of the 2021 TIPA World Awards. The Canon EOS M50 Mark II wins the“best APS-C entry level camera” while the Canon RF 600mm f/11 IS STM wins the“best prime telephoto lens”. Overall Best Full Frame Professional Camera is the Sony a1.

Here is the best photo gear of 2021 according to the TIPA World Awards 2021 winners list. Continue reading “Full list of 2021 TIPA World Awards Winners”

Nikon Z6 II Sensor Review: Familiar sensor performance (94 Points)

DxOMark completed their full in-depth review for 24.5MP BSI sensor inside the Nikon Z6 II camera. According to their sensor review; the Nikon Z6 II achieved an excellent overall DxOMark sensor score of 94 points, with a combination of 24 bits color depth, 14.4 EV dynamic range, and 3303 ISO low-light score.

LIM Leather Half Cases for Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II cameras

The price of the Nikon Z6 II body is $1,999, check pre-order options at Amazon | B&H Adorama,

New Nikon Z5, Z6, Z7, and FTZ adapter rebates also introduced in the US. Continue reading “Nikon Z6 II Sensor Review: Familiar sensor performance (94 Points)”

Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 Z Lens Firmware Update Version 1.2.0 Released

Viltrox released a new firmware version 1.2.0 for Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 Z Lens for Nikon Z-mount.

The lens is currently available to purchase on Amazon for $399. That’s $300 less than the MSRP of Nikon’s own Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S lens. The lens will work on all Nikon Z full-frame cameras, including the new Z6 II and Z7 II.

Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 STM Lens for Nikon Z-Mount – $399 at Amazon and B&HPhoto.

You can follow the link below to download the firmware update. Continue reading “Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 Z Lens Firmware Update Version 1.2.0 Released”