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.

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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”

New Nikon Z7 II, Z6 II, Z7, Z6, Z5 and Z50 Firmware Updates

Nikon Z7 IIZ6 IIZ7, Z6Z5, and Z50 Firmware Updates now available for download. New Nikon Z5, Z6, Z7, and FTZ adapter rebates also introduced in the US.

Download links:

Nikon Z7II Firmware Version 1.20

Nikon Z6II Firmware Version 1.20

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.10 to 1.20

  • • Improved live view focus-point display response during face/eye-detection and subject-tracking AF.
  • • Improved the performance of face/eye-detection AF and subject visibility with optional flash units.
  • • Improved low-light autofocus detection times at a Focus mode setting of Single AF.
  • • Fixed the following issues:
    • – Selecting Focus for Custom Setting a1 (AF-C priority selection) would sometimes slow shutter response.
    • – Focus accuracy was sometimes unreliable.
    • – Using custom Picture Controls created with Manage Picture Control when recording movies at a frame size/rate of 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 60p or 50p would sometimes produce unexpected results.

Nikon Z6 Firmware Version 3.30

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 3.20 to 3.30

  • • A Save focus position option has been added to the SETUP MENU. If On is selected, the focus position in effect when the camera is turned off will be restored when the camera is next turned on. This option applies only when the camera is used with Z mount autofocus lenses.
  • • A Voice memo option has been added to the roles that can be assigned to the Movie record button via Custom Setting f2 (Custom control assignment). In the Voice memo role, the movie-record button can be used to record and play voice memos up to about 60 seconds long while a picture is displayed.
  • • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause the camera to stop responding when time-lapse movie recording was interrupted.

Nikon Z7 Firmware Version 3.30

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 3.20 to 3.30

  • • A Save focus position option has been added to the SETUP MENU. If On is selected, the focus position in effect when the camera is turned off will be restored when the camera is next turned on. This option applies only when the camera is used with Z mount autofocus lenses.
  • • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause the camera to stop responding when time-lapse movie recording was interrupted.

Nikon Z5 Firmware Version 1.10

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.02 to 1.10

  • • A Save focus position option has been added to the SETUP MENU. If On is selected, the focus position in effect when the camera is turned off will be restored when the camera is next turned on. This option applies only when the camera is used with Z mount autofocus lenses.
  • • Improved low-light autofocus detection times for Custom Setting a11 (Low-light AF).

Nikon Z50 Firmware Version 2.10

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 2.03 to 2.10

  • • A Save focus position option has been added to the SETUP MENU. If On is selected, the focus position in effect when the camera is turned off will be restored when the camera is next turned on. This option applies only when the camera is used with Z mount autofocus lenses.
  • • Fixed an issue that resulted in the option selected for Custom Setting a2 (Auto-area AF face/eye detection) in P, S, A, and M modes being reset whenever Custom Settings for mode U1 or U2 were reset.

Nikon Z7 II Sensor Review: Nikon’s Best Mirrorless Scored 100 Points

DxOMark completed their full in-depth review for 45.7MP sensor inside the Nikon Z7 II camera. According to their sensor review; the Nikon Z7 II achieved an excellent overall DxOmark score of 100 points (the same as the Nikon D850Sony A7R III), with a combination of 26.3 bits color depth, 14.7 EV dynamic range, and 2841 ISO low-light score.

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Nikon Z7 II body: $2,996.95 at Amazon | B&H | Adorama

New Nikon Z5, Z6, Z7, and FTZ adapter rebates also introduced in the US. Continue reading “Nikon Z7 II Sensor Review: Nikon’s Best Mirrorless Scored 100 Points”

New Firmware Updates Released for Nikon Z7 II, Z6 II, Z7, Z6, Z5 and Z50

Nikon officially announced the new firmware updates for the Z7 IIZ6 IIZ7, Z6Z5, and Z50 mirrorless cameras.  New Firmware Updates will be available for download on April 26, 2021.

  • Firmware update version 1.20 for the Z7 II and Z6 II
  • Firmware update version 3.30 for the Z7 and Z6
  • Firmware update version 1.10 for the Z5
  • Firmware update version. 2.10 for the Z50

New Nikon Z5, Z6, Z7, and FTZ adapter rebates also introduced in the US.
Continue reading “New Firmware Updates Released for Nikon Z7 II, Z6 II, Z7, Z6, Z5 and Z50”

New Nikon Z5, Z6, Z7, and FTZ Rebates Now Live in US

Here are the new Nikon rebates for the US. These savings include Nikon Z5, Z6, Z7 mirrorless cameras and the FTZ adapter.

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Nikon Released Firmware Updates for NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 & Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lenses

Nikon released new firmware update version 1.01 for Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S and NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lenses. You can follow the link below to download the firmware update.

Changes from Firmware Version 1.00 to 1.01

  • • Fixed an issue with Z-series cameras that caused the shooting display to brighten momentarily and “F–” to appear in the aperture displays while autofocus was in progress.

Download links:

Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Lens Firmware Version 1.01

Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens Firmware Version 1.01

Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens: $796.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Lens: $1,046.95 at B&HPhoto/Adorama/Amazon

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Nikon Z7 II Gets 89% Overall Score and Silver Award

DPReview has completed their Nikon Z7 II review and test results. According to their rating system, Nikon Z7 II gets 89% Overall Score and Silver Award.

Conclusion from DPReview: Continue reading “Nikon Z7 II Gets 89% Overall Score and Silver Award”

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

LIM leather half cases with a dovetail plate for Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II cameras are now listed for sale on Amazon. New  LIM leather half cases is available in black and brown.

Rumors : Updated Nikon Z9 Specifications

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

  • LIM’S Genuine Italy Leather Camera Half Case Cover For Nikon Z7 II Z6 II (Black)
  • The customer can change the battery without separation from the case. The aluminum surface is completed as a very sturdy product dealt with Alumite through corrosion/ wear resistance and light stability.
  • For easy installation of Tripod, added removable Dovetail Plate to Nikon Z7 II Z6 II Half case. It makes the half case functional but, keeps the simple design.
  • There is a stick holder on the side of the Dovetail Plate to attach the camera strap.
  • Manufactured in South Korea

If you are looking for recommended memory cards for Z6 II and Z7 II, here we list the best ones based on the speed and price.

Nikon Z6 II body: $1,996.95 at Amazon | B&H | Adorama

Nikon Z7 II body: $2,996.95 at Amazon | B&H | Adorama

Upcoming Nikon Cameras and Lenses in 2021

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Nikon APS-C Mirrorless Camera, Four Nikkor Z Lenses Coming Soon

There are chances that Nikon will introduce four new Nikkor Z lenses as well as Nikon Z-mount APS-c mirrorless camera in the next few weeks period. We expect the Nikon Z30 camera to appear with four new lenses in this major announcement.

Nikon is rumored to announce four new Z-mount lenses in the next few weeks, including the new Nikkor Z macro lenses and the new Nikkor Z pancake lenses. The details of the lenses are unknown, but since it includes macro and pancakes, at least two of the 28mm, 40mm, 50mm micros, and 105mm micros listed on the Z lens roadmap will appear.

Rumors : Updated Nikon Z9 Specifications

In addition, Nikon may also announce a new Z30 entry-level APS-C mirrorless camera (positioned below Nikon Z50) in the first half of 2021. This Nikon Z30 camera will most likely NOT have an electronic viewfinder. Continue reading “Nikon APS-C Mirrorless Camera, Four Nikkor Z Lenses Coming Soon”