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Weekly Nikon news flash #509

→ New Nikon Z6/Z7 books in German language  (for the latest Nikon Z books in English, check Amazon US , Amazon CA and Amazon UK ). → Rare NASA Nikon Nikkor EVA modified 35mm f/1.4 AI-S lens listed on eBay: The EVA version had specially formulated lubricants and adhesives that could allow the lens to perform in extreme temperature ranges and inside the vacuum of space without the fear of outgassing

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Nikon & The Atlantic Present: Areas of Focus with Joe McNally (a week in Manhattan with the Nikon Z7)

The Atlantic  contacted me to share this story about Joe McNally using the Nikon Z7 in Manhattan: Nikon & The Atlantic Present: Areas of Focus A week in Manhattan with the Nikon Z7 On most shoots, Nikon Ambassador and photographer, Joe McNally, uses DSLRs. Until now. McNally traded his DSLR for Nikon’s newest portable and lightweight mirrorless camera: the Z 7, perfectly suited to the hunt-and-seek photography that gave him his start

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ON1 Photo RAW 2019.1 released with support for the Nikon Z6 and Nikon D3500 cameras

OnOne Software released a new ON1 Photo RAW 2019.1 version with support for the Nikon Z6 and Nikon D3500 cameras (see what’s new and list of features , you can also download a trial version here ). List of what’s new in version 2019.1 (13.1.0.6264) - ON1 Photo RAW 2019.1 includes improvements suggested by users as well as bug fixes: Improved Focus Stacking — The Focus Stacking algorithms have been improved. This makes the alignment of each photo more accurate and the blending of the photos produces less speckling in the bokeh regions and water

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Zeiss Batis 2/40 CF (Close Focus) Lens

The Zeiss Batis 2/40 CF (Close Focus) is a new lens for mirrorless full-frame cameras from Sony that bridges the gap in the ZEISS Batis family lineup. This standard lens in the ZEISS Batis family features a quick autofocus and an extremely short minimum focus distance. Delivery of the Zeiss Batis 2/40 CF will start in November 2018 priced at £1129.99 / $1299.99 / €1,299.

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Just announced: Irix 150mm f/2.8 MACRO 1:1 lens

The previously rumored Irix 150mm f/2.8 MACRO 1:1 lens was just officially announced. Here are the MTF chart, distortion graph, technical specifications and press release: Compatible sensor size 35mm “Full Frame” and smaller Focal length 150 mm Maximum aperture F2.8 Field of view 160 (diagonal) Range of focus 0.345 m (0.92 ft) – ∞ Focus setup manual Focus ring rotation angle 270 degrees Magnification ratio 1:1 Minimum focusing distance 0.345m Aperture range f/2.8 – f/32 Aperture control via camera Number of diaphragm blades 11 rounded aperturę blades Lens construction 12 elements in 9 groups (4x HR, 3x ED) Filter size φ77 mm Weight 840g Corresponding Mounts Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K Dimensions 87 x 135 mm (without tripod collar and lens hood) Lens hood Detachable Additional features Focus Lock ring Detachable tripod collar Sealings Front element (1 O-ring) Focus Lock ring + Focusing ring (3 O-rings) Bayonet mount (1 O-ring) Press release: Macro telephoto lens: no compromises, no restrictions The Irix 150mm f/2.8 MACRO 1:1 IRIX, a European brand already known for its high-quality wide-angle lenses (Irix 11mm f/4.0, Irix 15mm f/2.4) and photographic filter systems is expanding its portfolio with a new lens – the Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1, designed for full frame cameras with the Nikon F, Canon EF, and Pentax K mount. With its focal length of 150mm and 1:1 scale of reproduction, these are the basic features of the new product that allows comfort working with small objects

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Nikon Z7 reviews and additional coverage

Nikon Z7 reviews and additional coverage: Nikon Z7 reviews Imaging Resource published their Nikon Z7 lab sample images (above ISO 6400: Nikon Z7 left vs. Nikon D850 right)

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The new Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art full frame lens will not be available for Nikon F-mount

Today Sigma announced the price and availability of their new Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art full frame lens that will be available for Sigma, Canon and Sony E mounts but not for Nikon F-mount. The reason is because Sigma is using a new autofocus motor (similar to the  Nikon AF-P lenses ). Here is the exact quote Sigma’s CEO Kazuto Yamaki gave Focus Numerique in an interview a few months ago: As for the Nikon mount, this comes from the new autofocus motor that we have implemented for this purpose.

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Deal of the day: Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC fisheye lens with AE Chip now $160 off (today only)

The Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC fisheye full frame lens with AE Chip for Nikon F-mount is now $160 off  as part of B&H Deal Zone (today only).

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GFX 50S Firmware Update 3.00

Fujifilm have just released Firmware Update 3.00 for the GFX 50S camera. This update adds Focus Bracketing, 35mm Format Mode and expands the compatibility of the H MOUNT ADAPTER G.

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Sony A7 III 35mm Full-frame Mirrorless Camera – "Perfection For All, Everything You Need”

The Sony A7 III is the new entry-level camera in Sony’s 35mm full-frame mirrorless range. Sitting below the A9, A7R III and A7S II, the A7 II offers a lot of Sony’s latest imaging technologies, including a new 24.2 megapixel Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor, ISO range of 50-204800, 15 stops of dynamic range, 4K video recording with full pixel readout, 10fps burst shooting, 5-axis 5-stop image stabilisation, 693 point auto-focus system covering 93% of the image area, Eye auto-focusing mode, a joystick for adjusting the focus point, and class-leading 710 shot battery life

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