Adobe Camera Raw now supports Nikon Z7 and P1000 cameras

Adobe announced several new updates today:

See also: list of newly supported cameras and lenses.

The current Adobe CC plan rates can be found here (see also this page). You can get a free Lightroom CC trial on this page (no credit card required). More information on the different Lightroom versions is available here and here. The different Adobe Creative Cloud options are described here.

Photoshop CC for iPad was also announced (full version of Photoshop CC for iPad is coming in 2019):

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Nikon Z7 XQD memory cards comparison

CameraMemorySpeed published their test results of different XQD memory cards used in the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera, including the new Nikon XQD cards (not available in the US yet). Their recommendation is to use the Sony G-Series XQD memory cards (Adorama | B&H | Amazon) in the Nikon Z7 camera. Other XQD memory cards, such as the Lexar 1400x, Sony M-Series and older Sony S-Series cards reduced performance, but are adequate for those who do not exhaust the buffer when shooting.

Additional information:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #492

→ The new Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens will start shipping on October 26th  (pre-orders are now open at Adorama and B&H).

→ New Nissin i400 flash for Nikon announced and is now available for pre-order (more info available here).

Nikon released firmware update version 1.02 for the WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller.

→ The new Sony Tough SD memory cards are now available at Adorama, B&H and Amazon (some models are already sold out).

→ The new Skylum Aurora HDR 2019 is now available.

New AI Sky Enhancer coming to Luminar 2018 on November 1st.

The latest Nikon videos:

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Report: prototype lenses exhibition at the Nikon museum

Nikon 35-400mm f/4.5 lens

Nikon 35-400mm f/4.5 lens

A report from the prototype lenses exhibition at the Nikon museum by Con Foley (see his blog post for additional information):

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The big picture – a review of the Nikon Z7 camera

The Big Picture – a review of the Nikon Z7 camera is by John Slaytor:

To focus solely on individual components of a camera is very like not being able to see the wood for the trees.

In the numerous Nikon Z7 reviews that I have read, no one seems to have appreciated the camera’s Gestalt. Individual components of the camera are compared with the Nikon D850 and the Sony A7 series with Nikon inevitably being criticised for being late to the party.

However, I think the camera is groundbreaking because it feels so complete and intuitive. If the Nikon D850 is a Range Rover (it can go anywhere in comfort but everyone knows that you’re coming) then the Nikon Z7 is a Porsche (useless off road but unbeatable on the tarmac). Small and perfectly formed, controls are exactly where you want them. In comparison, when I played with a Sony A7III, it felt like a cheap plastic toy with uncomfortable buttons.

For the first time ever for Nikon, the Series S 24-70mm F4 lens is completely integrated with the body. What do I mean by this? Being able to customise the focus ring and turn it into a seamless exposure compensation dial, is, for me, revolutionary. I have left a world which necessitated bracketing to one where I can secure images with confidence.

Backlit images are not a problem thanks to the brilliant exposure compensation ring on the lens

In good light the camera’s focusing is a marvel. Images almost instantaneously shimmer into being. In contrast, with my Nikon D850, I can watch images as they come into focus. The relative slowness of focusing is a distraction when I use the Nikon D850.

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What to expect next from Nikon?

After the last D3500 announcement, here is an updated list of what to expect next from Nikon:

Unconfirmed/rumored Nikon cameras and lenses:

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