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Weekly Nikon news flash #478

→ The new Nikon F-mount AF adapter for Fujifilm GFX is almost here. → Nikon AF-S 200–500mm f5.6E ED VR lens now on Massdrop ($250 off).   → New firmware updates released for the  Nikon Coolpix AW130  and Nikon Coolpix AW120 : Nikon Coolpix AW130 (version 1.2) Nikon Coolpix AW120 (version 1.1) → Nikon introduced a new Li-ion rechargeable battery EN-EL18c that will replace the already discontinued EN-EL18b .

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Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F-mount now in stock

The new Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F-mount is now in stock at Adorama  ( B&H  and  Amazon  should have it in stock in the next few days). The lens is also now shipping in Europe ( Foto Hans Keuzekamp ).

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Unconditional Love

“Unconditional Love” by Louis Amore ( website , Instagram ): In October 2017 I visited a good friend in Seattle, Washington who runs an international animal rescue organisation. Animals can have a positive impact on people’s lives.

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LensRental compares the best ultra-wide zoom lenses from Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma

LensRental posted a detailed comparison of the best ultra-wide zoom lenses from Nikon, Sigma, Canon and Sony: Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S ( $1.896.95 ) Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art ( $1,299 ) Canon 11-24mm f/4L ( $2,699 ) Sony FE 12-24mm f/4G ( $1,698 ) Their conclusion: “If you need quality, wide range and you’re fine using a tripod; the Canon is the way to go. Need a lightweight lens with pretty good focal range and sharpness?

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Weekly Nikon news flash #473

→ New: Meyer Optik Nocturnus 50mm f/0.95 lens for Nikon F-mount . → The Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD full frame DSLR lens for Nikon F-mount  is now $200 off. → The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens is finally in stock (it was out of stock for a while).

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Three new Yongnuo full-frame DSLR lenses announced in the past few weeks, including a brand new updated 50mm f/1.4 version

The just-announced new Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.4 II lens ( $199 ) In the past few weeks Yongnuo announced several new full-frame DSLR lenses (the Nikon F-mount version usually becomes available a few months after the Canon version): Yongnuo YN 60mm f/2 MF macro lens Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 II lens Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.4 II lens (just announced today) New: Yongnuo YN 60mm f/2 MF macro lens New Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 II lens New Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.4 II lens announced Yongnuo products are sold at  B&H  and  Amazon . Related posts: This is the Yongnuo AF-S 50mm f/1.8 lens for Nikon F mount Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 and 35mm f/2 lenses for Nikon F mount coming later this year New: Yongnuo YN 40mm f/2.8N and 100mm f/2N full frame DSLR lenses for Nikon F-mount

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Price of Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens: $1,599, pre-orders now open

The US price of the new Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens is now officially announced: $1,599. Pre-orders are now open at B&H  and  Adorama . Shipping will start in late June

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Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lens for Nikon F-mount available for pre-order, shipping starts next week

The new Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lens for Nikon F-mount is available for pre-order at the  official Laowa website  and at  B&H  (pre-orders from the website usually ship faster). The official release is expected at the end of the month

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Weekly Nikon news flash #471

→  Aurora HDR 2018 72 hours flash sale  (offer availability: Friday, May 18th – Sunday, May 20th): Current users of Aurora HDR 2017 may upgrade for $39 ( $29  with coupon code  NIKONRUMORS ) New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2018 for $79 ( $69  with coupon code  NIKONRUMORS ) → KOBRA Flash Modifier project on Kickstarter. → Certified refurbished Nikon D810 for $1,979.99 on Massdrop

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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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