Nikon Updated the Z-mount Lens Roadmap (until 2021)

Along with the Nikon Z50 mirrorless camera, two new kit lenses and NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, the company also unveiled updated Z-mount lens roadmap until 2021.

The roadmap adds a 20mm F1.8, 50mm F1.2 and 105mm ‘Micro’ lens to the high-end ‘S-Line’ of lenses. There will also be a 28 and 40mm lens as part of what Nikon calls a ‘Compact Prime’ series and a non-S 60mm Micro close-up lens. The ‘S’ line will also gain a 14-24mm F2.8 zoom and a 70-200mm F2.8 for sports and photojournalism. These will be accompanied by a 24-105mm S-line zoom and, while no aperture range has been specified, this is grouped with the existing F4 zooms, An S-line 100-400mm lens is also listed.

For Nikon DX mirrorless camera, on the APS-C side, there will be a 18-140mm (equivalent to 27-210mm), as with the compact primes, no maximum aperture is specified. Continue reading “Nikon Updated the Z-mount Lens Roadmap (until 2021)”

Best Lenses for Nikon Z6 & Z7

Best Lenses for Nikon Z6 & Z7 full frame mirrorless cameras. Looking for recommended lenses for your Nikon Z6 & Z7? Here are the top recommended Nikon Z6 & Z7 lenses.

Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 are Nikon’s latest full frame mirrorless cameras released in 2018. Since release of Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7, more and more native Z-mount lenses are coming, so we have more choices to choose Nikon Z-mount lenses for Z6 and Z7. Continue reading “Best Lenses for Nikon Z6 & Z7”

Nikon Release Dedicated 3D Lut For N-Log & Support RAW Video Output For Z6 & Z7 Cameras

Nikon has introduced a dedicated LUT (lookup table) for users of the N-Log feature on the Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 cameras, allowing greater creative control in post-production. Further adding to the Z series’ capabilities for professional and advanced video creators, a new update will also be released later this year for the Z series cameras, which will enable the support of RAW video output from the camera when using a compatible ATOMOS Ninja V digital recorder.

With this firmware release, the Nikon Z7 and Z6 will be the first consumer cameras to officially support RAW video output, currently only available in professional cinema cameras. RAW video files provide the richest information, just as RAW data does for still images. Continue reading “Nikon Release Dedicated 3D Lut For N-Log & Support RAW Video Output For Z6 & Z7 Cameras”

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.

Nikon Z6 and Z7 Firmware Version 2.01 Released !

Nikon officially released the firmware update version 2.00 for Nikon Z6 & Z7 which adds Eye-detection AF and improve low-light AF performance.

The new firmware update with the upcoming price drop will make the Nikon Z products a very useful mirrorless solution.

Continue reading “Nikon Z6 and Z7 Firmware Version 2.01 Released !”

Techart Sony E to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter (TZE-01)

The Techart Sony E to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter (TZE-01) is the world’s first autofocus adapter that allows Sony E-mount lenses to retain the automatic focus functionality when used on Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras.

The Techart Sony E to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter is currently available for pre-order priced at $249. Continue reading “Techart Sony E to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter (TZE-01)”

Meike MK-Z7G metal hand grip for Nikon Z6 & Z7

A new Meike MK-Z7G metal hand grip for Nikon Z6 and Z7 full frame mirrorless cameras spotted.

The hand grip for Nikoz Z system is currently in stock at Amazon and offers increased balance to help minimise camera shake when shooting handheld.

Meike MK-Z7G is a metal handheld handle adaptable to Nikon Z7 camera base, it can be fixed to the camera bottom to increase the bottom weight for anti-vibration and anti-shaking, Skidproof leather-like hand grip enhance the comfortability when holding the grip.Features two 1/4 screw holes at the bottom of the grip, enables you to attach the grip to the camera and a tripod that the shooting is handier. Continue reading “Meike MK-Z7G metal hand grip for Nikon Z6 & Z7”

Nikon Z6 & Z7 Eye-AF Test Videos

Nikon released a big firmare update for the Nikon Z6 & Z7 full frame mirrorless cameras which adds Eye-detection AF and improve low-light AF performance.

The new firmware update with the upcoming price drop will make the Nikon Z products a very useful mirrorless solution.

Here are two Nikon Z6 & Z7 Eye-AF test videos.  Continue reading “Nikon Z6 & Z7 Eye-AF Test Videos”

Nikon Z6 & Z7 Firmware Update Version 2.00 Released with Eye AF

Nikon officially released the firmware update version 2.00 for Nikon Z6 & Z7 which adds Eye-detection AF and improve low-light AF performance.

The new firmware update with the upcoming price drop will make the Nikon Z products a very useful mirrorless solution.

Continue reading “Nikon Z6 & Z7 Firmware Update Version 2.00 Released with Eye AF”

Upcoming Nikon Z6 & Z7 Firmware will Improve Low Light Focus Capability

Nikon will officially release the firmware updates for Nikon Z6 & Z7 on May 16th. This new firmware will add Eye-detection AF for Z6 & Z7. According to NR, this firmware will also improve low light focus capability for Z6 & Z7.

Nikon D850, D7500 and D5600 Firmware Updates Released

Continue reading “Upcoming Nikon Z6 & Z7 Firmware will Improve Low Light Focus Capability”