Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E ED lens now shipping (unboxing video)


The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E ED lens is now shipping. The lens should be in stock in the US on June 29th. Here is the first unboxing video:

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First Nikon Df camera price drop?



A few days ago a reader alerted me that he was able to purchase a brand new Nikon Df camera +  lens kit from B&H for $1,899. Initially, I thought this was a mistake, but the listings are still active at B&H:

There is no indication that this is a refurbished or used camera.

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Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 lens review (for Nikon F-mount)


This review of the Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 full frame lens for Nikon DSLR cameras (additional coverage of that lens can be found here) is by Arkadiy Shapoval from radojuva.com:

YONGNUO 50mm 1:1.8 (YN50mm F1.8N). The lens is captured on a film SLR Nikon EL2.

Important: Please note that the Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8 lens model, in versions for Nikon and Canon, looks very different from one another. Usually, third-party lenses such as Tokina, Tamron, Sigma, Carl Zeiss, etc., have a very similar barrel design for versions for different systems.

In brief

Yongnuo 50mm 1: 1.8 (YN50mm F1.8N) is a very inexpensive fast nifty fifty lens from the Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo Digital. The lens copied the original Nikon 50/1.8G barrel design and the optical performance of the Yongnuo Lens EF 50mm 1: 1.8. In general, it is not bad. First of all Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8N is interesting to owners of Nikon D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D3400, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600. For those who have a Nikon camera with a built-in focus motor, there is a remarkable and inexpensive Nikon 50/. 1.8D (as well as a million of its old sub-versions).

The creative and practical potential of this 50 mm lens is difficult to overestimate. It is suitable for a wide range of photo tasks. Photographers often use it as a portrait lens. A lot of them just want a high-speed fix, in addition to their kit lens. The aperture F/1.8 is 3.5 stops wider than the aperture F/5.6, which is used in the 'slow' kit lenses at 50 mm. In a numerical equivalent, this means that the Yongnuo 50mm 1:1.8 (YN50mm F1.8N) is 10 times faster, for example than Nikon 18-55/3.5-5.6 kit lens (which uses a maximum relative aperture, equal to only 1:5.6, for 50 mm). Counting in the difference of the relative aperture is quite simple: (5.6*5.6)/(1.8*1.8) = 9.679, rounded to the value '10'.

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Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens announced



Tamron officially announced their all-in-one 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD super-zoom lens. The US pricing is $649 (pre-order links: Adorama, B&H).

The new Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens will be announced in the next few days. The US pricing will be $1,199.

Technical specifications of the Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens:
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Nikon lens rebates expiring in two days


The Nikon US "lens only" rebates are set to expire on June 24th (more info at Adorama and B&H)

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Pricing for Sigma 14mm f/1.8 and 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses announced, available for pre-order

Sigma officially announced the pricing and availability of their latest two Art lenses:


Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens:

  • Price: $1,299
  • Pre-order: B&H | Adorama
  • Shipping is expected to start on June 23rd
  • Additional information available here


Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens:

  • Price: $1,599
  • Pre-order: B&H | Adorama
  • Shipping is expected to start on June 23rd
  • Additional information available here

The full press release can be found here.

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