Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens for Nikon F-mount now available for pre-order


The Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens for Nikon F-mount is now available for pre-order at B&H. I believe this is an old lens (announced in Japan in 2016?) and I am not sure why it just got listed for pre-order as a "new release". Maybe this is a new version? Shipping is expected to start on May 30th:


The same lens is listed at Adorama for $100 more.

Update: B&H confirmed to me that this indeed is a new version of the lens.

The Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD is described as the world's lightest and smallest 15x zoom lens. Additional information:

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Nikon D5 firmware update version 1.30 released


Nikon released firmware update version 1.30 for the Nikon D5 DSLR camera (I reported about it yesterday on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Google+). The new firmware can be downloaded from Nikon's website. Here is the changelog:

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Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set: first reviews and feedback


Last week B&H started shipping a new batch of the Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set to existing pre-orders placed in November last year (the backlog is still pretty big).

The first Nikon ES-2 reviews are already available online:


Here are is a quick feedback on the Nikon ES-2 from a reader (thanks Jürgen Schneidenbach):

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Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lens for Nikon F-mount available for pre-order, shipping starts next week


The new Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lens for Nikon F-mount is available for pre-order at the official Laowa website and at B&H (pre-orders from the website usually ship faster). The official release is expected at the end of the month.

Additional information on the Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lens including sample photos, technical specifications, MTF charts and more can be found at PhotoRumors.com:

Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lens now available for pre-order, shipping starts next week

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Nikon SnapBridge version 2.0.5 released


Yesterday Nikon released SnapBridge version 2.0.5 (Apple app store | Google Play). Here is what's new:

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Nikon mirrorless camera rumors update

Nikon mirrorless camera concept © by Broxibear

I am continuing to update my list of rumored/expected details for the new Nikon mirrorless camera. Here is the new info:

  • Nikon is rumored to target the Sony A7 III with their new mirrorless camera - if true, this will mean they will use a sensor in the 24MP range and a target price around $2,000 - that makes sense because Nikon already has an excellent high MP camera - the D850.
  • The new Nikon mirrorless camera will have features/functions never introduced beforehand (not sure if this applies to Nikon, to mirrorless cameras or to the industry as general). The camera was designed with ergonomics in mind.
  • At least one new mirrorless zoom lens will have power zoom (for video recording).
  • Nikon Japan should soon start sharing information with the parties involved in one month and we should start getting more detailed specifications soon.

Previously reported Nikon mirrorless camera rumors:

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