Still receiving conflicting information on a potential Nikon D5s announcement in January

The title says it all - I am still receiving conflicting information on a potential Nikon D5s announcement in January. Historically, Nikon has been introducing their new top pro model every two years during the CES show in early January. Given all the latest developments, I am still not sure if this will be the case in 2018. Maybe this email will trigger some more tips from people in the know (tips can be submitted anonymously here).

In terms of lenses, a new 200-400 lens is expected to be announced in the next few months (it could actually be 180-400mm). A new macro lens is also rumored (could be a replacement for the current 60mm f/2.8).

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The 2017 Black Friday Nikon deals are now live

The new Nikon Black Friday deals are now live at B&H and Adorama:

Nikon DSLR + battery grip offers

Nikkor lens rebates

I did not list the Nikon D3400, D5600 and D7500 deals but you can find them at B&H and Adorama.

See the 2017 Nikon Black Friday flyer here.

Check also the Black Friday deals from Sigma and Tamron (more available here):

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Amazon US now shipping Nikon D850 cameras ordered on October 7th

A quick update on the Nikon D850 shipping situation in the US: Amazon is now shipping pre-orders placed on October 7th. B&H is still fulfilling pre-orders placed at the end of August. Adorama just shipped a camera ordered on September 5th. On eBay the D850 prices are still around $4,000. Wex Photo in the UK currently has an open box Nikon D850 camera.

Nikon D850 pre-order links: B&H | Adorama | Amazon | BuyDig | BestBuy | Cameta Camera | Focus Camera | eBay | WEX | Jessops

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Nikon D500 camera 100th anniversary edition unboxing

A reader sent me a few unboxing pictures from his new Nikon D500 100th anniversary edition camera (US price is $2,799.95):

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Weekly Nikon news flash #445

→ New DxOMark comparison: Nikon D850 vs. Pentax 645Z vs. Hassleblad X1D.

→ Luminar 2018 for Mac & PC is now officially released. If you missed the pre-order Luminar deal, you can still get $10 off with coupon code "PHOTORUMORS".

→ Map Camera's best selling cameras for October (Map Camera is one of the most popular camera stores in Japan):

  1. Nikon D850
  2. Nikon D750
  3. Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  4. Sony RX100 IV
  5. Nikon D5600
  6. Canon EOS 5D Mark Ⅳ
  7. Fujifilm X-E3
  8. Sony α7 II
  9. Leica M10
  10. Fujifilm X-T2

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Nikon D7500 DSLR camera review

This Nikon D7500 ($1,246.95) review is by

Nikon D7500 Review

Earlier this year we had a chance to extensively test the Nikon D7500 and see what it brings to the table and who might be the target audience for this camera.

Less than two years ago we looked at Nikon's previous most advanced member of the D7xxx series - the D7200 and how it compared to the D7100. On this review we shall look at the D7500 vs. the D7200 and try to understand the camera's true place in Nikon's lineup.

Build quality and design

The D7500 is very well built, just like the rest of Nikon’s camera line. Externally the camera is not very different than the D7200, there are some minor changes like moving the stereo mics from the top of the camera (probably to the front but we are not 100% sure), and the ISO button to the top of the camera just like the D500 (which is actually a welcome change). On the downside, Nikon did move the metering button which we don’t appreciate that much – but with limited space, something got to move we guess. The camera also has a deeper grip (nice but the D7200 also feels O.K. to us) and no DOF preview button or option to set one through the menu, if this is something that you are interested in (we never had a use for that and always assigned this button to the ISO sensitivity settings page of our camera anyway).

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