New Nikon trade-in program coming in the US


Nikon will soon introduce a new trade-in program in the US where in addition to the regular savings, buyers will get extra bonus for trading in their gear. The new program will be mainly targeting the Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras and bundles.


Some of the current lens-only rebates (AdoramaB&H Photo) and camera rebates (Adorama | B&H Photo) could expire at the end of August.


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Deal of the day: the IRIX 11mm f/4 lens for Nikon F-mount is now up to $125 off


The IRIX 11mm f/4 lens for Nikon F-mount is now up to $125 off only at Adorama:

Additional information on the Irix 11mm f/4 lens, including press release, MTF charts and specifications can be found here and here.

Irix lenses are sold also at B&HAmazon US, Amazon UKAmazon DEAmazon FRAmazon IT and Amazon CA.

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The new Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens now €100 off on Amazon.de



The new Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens is expected to start shipping on September 5th and Amazon Germany is currently listing the lens for €800  - that is €100 cheaper from the regular price of €899,

Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens pre-order links: Adorama | B&H | Amazon | WEX | Park Camera | Amazon UKCalumet DE | Amazon CA.

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Nikkor Z mirrorless lens roadmap


We should soon be getting an updated Nikkor Z mirrorless lens roadmap - the current version has not been updated at least since January and it shows only 3 specific lenses for 2020 with 4 empty slots.

On their dedicated mirrorless lens site, Nikon USA acts as the Z-Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/0.95 lens is already officially announced - it's present in the Z lens group picture and it's hyperlinked in the Nikkon Z roadmap similar to all already available lenses (see above screenshot) but it is still marked as "coming soon":

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Only 1000 Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lenses are produced every month


The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens has been out of stock since it was announced in August 2018 (I am lucky to have one). Nikon Japan already issued several apologizes on the lens shortage. A few months ago Amazon removed the order option for the Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E and the lens no longer appears in Amazon's search results. Amazon also canceled all existing pre-orders (for that reason I strongly suggest ordering from Adorama and B&H).


A few months ago I posted some possible explanation on why the lens is hard to find. A reader recently sent me a screenshot from the German NPS website that states the monthly production capacity of the 500mm f/5.6 lens is limited to approximately 1000 lenses:

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Nikon Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S mirrorless lens additional information




Some additional information on the upcoming Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S mirrorless lens that is expected to be announced on or around September 4th, 2019:

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