As we get closer to Photokina, I start receiving more rumors about potential new products. A few days ago I got a hint about two new lenses: the 105mm f/1.4 I already reported today (announcement this week) and a new Nikkor 19mm tilt shift lens that will most likely be introduced around Photokina (September 2016).
Nikon has filed at least two patents for a Nikkor PC-E 19mm f/4 tilt-shift lens.
Nikon currently has three tilt shift lenses (24mm, 45mm and 85mm).
Here is the updated list of rumored/expected Nikon cameras and lenses:
Happy birthday to Nikon - the company turns 99 years old today. From Wikipedia:
This week Nikon will announce a new AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED full frame N lens (with gold ring, without VR). The price is Japan including tax is expected to be ¥233,280 or around $2,100 (US prices are usually lower). The lens will start shipping on August 26th.
I already reported on PhotoRumors about the upcoming Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 distortion-free lens (close-to-zero distortion) from Venus Optics that will be officially announced next week, on July 30th. I just received the first picture of the Nikon F-mount version of the lens:
→ The new Nikon D500 guide is now available on Amazon.
→ A rare Nikkor-C reflex 2000mm f/11 mirror lens is listed on eBay for $31,000.
→ Nikkei brief: for the full year, Nikon sees operating profit down 25 pct to 46 billion Yen. Nikon corp will likely report a group operating profit of roughly 9 billion Yen ($84.5 million) for the April-June quarter.