A quick comparison between the Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED and Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S lenses on the Nikon Z7


Here is a quick comparison between the Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED ($1,596.95) and Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S ($1,096.95) lenses mounted on the Nikon Z7 camera by Dariusz Breś (click for larger view, see lens specifications comparison):

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CIPA’s October report is out


CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association in Japan) published their October report (orange: 2019, black: 2018, blue: 2017, click for larger view):

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Nikon D6 rumored to be released in mid-February (plus updated D6 specifications)


The Nikon D6 DSLR camera is rumored to be officially released in mid-February. I keep hearing February 12, 2020 as a potential date, but this could also be for the internal presentation. Here is an updated list of rumored Nikon D6 specifications:

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New ZY Optics Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5X Super Macro lens for Nikon F-mount (with extended working distances)

ZY Optics released a new Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5X Super Macro lens for Nikon F-mount with extended working distances:

  • Super long working distance (1x @ 230mm, 5x @ 95mm)
  • Super low chromatic aberration (APO design)
  • Near telecentric performance
  • Free tripod collar & LED light
  • Price: USD 499, pre-orders now open (Mitakon lenses are sold also at B&HAmazon)

Sample photos:

ZY Optics Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5X Super Macro lens with extended working distances sample photos

Press release:

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The Nikon D610 and D810 DSLR cameras are now officially discontinued



The Nikon D610 and D810 DSLR cameras are now officially listed as discontinued at the Nikon Japan website.

The Nikon D610 fire sale is still on at Adorama and B&H Photo.

The Nikon D810 camera is now out of stock in the US, but refurbished versions are still available for sale at Adorama and B&H.

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The new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens to be released soon


The new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens that was announced in September will be officially introduced "soon", most likely this month (December) or in early January (I don't have an exact date, I was just told that it is coming very soon).

The 120-300mm f/2.8 lens will have 25 elements, including a new SR element that is used for reducing chromatic aberration (the full Nikkor lens glossary can be found here).

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