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”

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.

Nikon launches Nikkor Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S lens

Nikon has expanded its S-Line lens lineup with the introduction of the Nikkor Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S. The Nikkor Z 600mm F/6.3 VR S arrives in late October 2023 for a suggested retail price of $4,796.95. First available for pre-order at B&HAdorama and Amazon.

NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S Key Features

  • SR and ED glass control aberrations and colour fringing.
  • Nano Crystal Coat counters ghosting and flare for superb clarity.
  • Near silent AF
  • Up to 6-stop VR image stabilisation
  • Rubber gaskets keep dust, dirt, and moisture away
  • Nikon’s fluorine coating makes the front element easy to clean
  • Functions can be assigned to the L-Fn buttons and the silent control ring
  • Memory-set button
  • AF and VR are available while using Z teleconverters.
  • Weighs 1470g

NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S Overview

Measuring just 11 inches in length and weighing only 1,390g / 3lbs, the Nikkor Z 600mm F6.3 VR S is aimed at wildlife, motorsport and aviation photographers. Nikon was able to achieve the new super-telephoto lens’ diminutive size thanks to a Phase Fresnel element in its optical construction. The Nikkor Z 600mm F6.3 VR S is the second PF lens in the Z series, joining the Nikkor Z 800mm F6.3 VR S.

Overall, the Nikkor Z 600mm F6.3 VR S is comprised of 21 elements in 14 groups, which includes two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements and one short-wavelength refractive (SR) element to keep chromatic aberration at bay.

The new Nikon lens also provides six stops of VR and offers a minimum focusing distance of 4m.

Other features include a DX Crop Mode for getting even closer to your subjects and assignable L-Fn buttons for quick access to features like subject tracking, AF Lock or image playback.

The Nikkor Z 600mm F6.3 VR S uses 95mm threaded circular filters and is compatible with Nikon’s teleconverters. It also boasts a fluorine coating and a nano crystal coating for stopping dust and flare, respectively.

Full press text can be found here.

Nikon Z9 Firmware Update Version 4.10 Released

Nikon released the new firmware update Version 4.10 for Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera. 

Download link:

Nikon Z9 Firmware Version 4.10

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 4.01 to 4.10

  • • Added [Birds] and [Airplanes] to [AF subject detection options] in the photo shooting and video recording menus.

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 Nikkor Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Lens Announced, Price $2,496

Nikon officially announced the new Nikon Nikkor Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Lens. The US price is $2,496.95 and it will be released in mid-October, 2023. Now the new Nikon Nikkor Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Lens is available for pre-order at  B&H PhotoAdorama and Amazon.

The name “Plena” is derived from the Latin term plenum, which denotes the state of a space being completely full. This name was chosen to reflect the lens’ ability to fulfill the user’s creative vision with superior light gathering capability, beautiful, well-rounded bokeh and outstanding sharpness and clarity throughout the frame. Following in the footsteps of the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, this distinctively brilliant portrait prime is only the second Nikon lens to be granted a dedicated name, with the hope that it will be highly regarded by users for many years to come. Continue reading “Nikon Nikkor Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Lens Announced, Price $2,496”

Nikon Zf Officially Announced, Priced $1,996.95, Available for Pre-Order

Nikon has officially announced the new Nikon Zf. It delivers full-frame image quality and UHD 4K video recording, offering exceptional low-light imaging performance, fast and efficient autofocus, an advanced 8-stop 5-axis vibration reduction system, high-resolution pixel-shift shooting technology, and a large 3.2″ vari-angle touchscreen.

It serves as the mirrorless successor to the Nikon Df DSLR announced in 2013 and shares similarities with the APS-C format Nikon Z fc, but with superior build quality.

Nikon Zf Price & Release Date

The retro-styled, full-frame 24.5MP Nikon Z f, price $2000 / £2299 / €2599, is based on the FM2 from the 1980s and is set to go on sale in mid-October.

Continue reading “Nikon Zf Officially Announced, Priced $1,996.95, Available for Pre-Order”

Nikon NIKKOR Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR Lens to Start Shipping Soon

The newly announced Nikkor Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR lens will start shipping from August 30, listed at Adorama. While B&H listed “shipping will begin Sat Sep 30”.

Nikkor Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR lens costs $1,696.95, with which, you are always ready for the shot, whether capturing wildlife in its natural habitat, fast-paced sports action, or tracking aircraft speeding across the sky.

Nikkor Z 70-180mm F2.8 Pre-Order AmazonB&HAdorama
Nikkor Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR Pre-Order Amazon/ Adorama / B&H

New Nikon Summer Savings Now Live

Nikon Summer Savings is now live on Adorama.com. We’ve highlighted some top sellers below. The new rebates will end on September 3rd.

Nikon started a new Summer Savings Event at Adorama, B&HPhoto and Amazon. Here are some of the savings: Continue reading “New Nikon Summer Savings Now Live”

Hot Deal: Venus Optics Laowa 15mm F2 FE Zero-D Lens for $649

Hot Deal!!! Today, B&H launched a great deal on Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens for only $649! This is $200 cheaper than regular, available for Canon RFNikon ZSony E and Leica L mounts.

  • Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens–$200 Off
Key Features
  • Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Rectilinear Design, Low Distortion
  • Frog Eye Dust & Water-Repellent Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Manual Aperture Ring Can Be De-Clicked
  • 5-Blade Diaphragm

Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H.