Announced and available: AstrHori 85mm f/1.8 autofocus full-frame lens for Nikon Z-mount ($249)



The previously reported AstrHori 85mm f/1.8 autofocus full-frame lens for Nikon Z-mount is now officially announced and available for order at the AstrHori online store for $249 (international shipping available).

AstrHori lenses are also sold at Amazon and B&H Photo.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #781

→ The AstrHori 85mm f/1.8 autofocus full-frame lens for Nikon Z mount will be announced tomorrow (Monday, May 20th).


15% off Think Tank Retrospective Travel series of camera bags.



→ New: Photography Lighting Cheat Sheets by PictureCorrect (80% off during the launch sale until May 31).


You can get 15% off LensRentals with promo code RUMORS15.


→ It’s the end of an era: the Sigma APO 200-500mm f/2.8 (Bigma) lens has already been discontinued.


Topaz Video AI 5.0.2 released (additional information is available here).


ON1 announced the new ON1 Effects 2024 with several enhancements, including the AI Style Advisor, which uses AI technology to recommend personalized filter stacks based on user edits (additional information is available here).


→ Photo London X Nikon Emerging Photographer Award 2024 winner announced (pictured above: Charlie Tallott, At least until the world stops going round, 2024).


Photo News Roundup – week of May 12, 2024.

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In case you missed it: Nikon dominates the 2024 Camera Grand Prix awards


In case you missed it on PhotoRumors: Nikon dominates the 2024 Camera Grand Prix awards. Here are the 2024 Camera Grand Prix award winners:

Camera scores for top 5 models:

  1. Sony α9 III: 307 points
  2. Nikon Z8: 126 points
  3. Nikon Zf: 49 points
  4. Fujifilm X100VI: 38 points
  5. Canon EOS R8: 37 points

Lens scores for top 5 models:

  1. Nikon NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena: 169 points
  2. Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS: 92 points
  3. Canon RF 10-20mm f/4 L IS STM: 65 points
  4. Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS | Sports: 58 points
  5. Panasonic LUMIX S 100mm f/2.8 MACRO: 53 points

Top 5 awards by brand:

  1. Nikon: 3 awards
  2. Sony: 2 awards
  3. Canon: 2 awards
  4. Fuji, Sigma, and Panasonic: 1 award each

More awards and best-selling listings:

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Why the Nikon Zf is the perfect street photography camera


“Why the Nikon Zf is the perfect street photography camera” by Piero Desopo (Instagram):

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Nikon Nikkor Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR lens orders opened again on Amazon with 1-4 weeks wait time


The Nikon Nikkor Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR lens orders are opened again on Amazon with a 1-4 weeks wait time (shipped and sold by Amazon):

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Nextorage NX-F2PRO added to the Nikon approved list of UHS-II SDXC memory cards: Z8, Z6II, Z7II, Z5, Zf, D850, D780



The Nextorage NX-F2PRO line (Adorama | AmazonB&H) was just added to the Nikon-approved list of UHS-II SDXC memory cards. See the latest/updated list of supported memory cards for the various Nikon camera models:

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Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 version 2.37.1 released


Nikon released Camera Control Pro 2 version 2.37.1 with a single fix:

  • Fixed an issue that the computer sometimes became low on memory while using Camera Control Pro 2.
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Thypoch Simera 35 f/1.4 and 28mm f/1.4 lenses for Nikon Z-mount officially announced




The previously reported  Thypoch Simera 35 f/1.4 and 28mm f/1.4 lenses for Nikon Z-mount are now officially announced and available for order at Adorama, B&H Photo and the Thypoch website. Thypoch lenses are also sold on Amazon.

Additional information:

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