Nikon released a new firmware update version 1.22 for the Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens


Nikon released a new firmware update version 1.22 for the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens with a single fix:

  • Improved focus tracking while the lens zoom ring is operated.

The Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens is currently $400 off at Adorama, Amazon, and B&H as a part of the latest Nikon rebates:

New Nikon rebates now live in the US (Nikon Z8 now $500 off)

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Impressive: the new Nikon Z6 III is now shipping a week after the official announcement


Nikon did an impressive job with the new Z6 III – the camera is now shipping in the US exactly a week after the official announcement:


I do not ever remember such a quick turnaround from Nikon. Check the Z6 III availability at:

Also: join the Nikon ℤ6 III Facebook Group.

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Nikon Z6 III additional coverage

Nikon Z6III event in Thailand (credit: Schögn Lee)



Nikon Z6 III additional coverage – shipping should start tomorrow in the US:


→ Nikon 26 III Touch and Try event tomorrow at B&H Photo.


→ The SmallRig cage kit for Nikon Z6 III is now listed for sale also at B&H Photo.


Matt Granger’s Nikon Mirrorless Expert Set up Guide is now updated for the Nikon Z6 III camera.


FieldMade is already selling Nikon Z6 III camera indicator stickers (get a discount with code “rumors”).


Adobe added support for the Nikon Z6 III camera. The support was actually already added in the latest release (ACR version 16.3) in May, but it was hidden.


→ Capture One now supports the new Nikon Z6 III.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #786


→ The new SIRUI Sniper 16mm f/1.2 and 75mm f/1.2 APS-C autofocus lenses for Nikon Z-mount are now available for sale at B&H Photo and Indieogogo (additional information can be found here and here).


Photo news roundup: week of June 16, 2024.

→ Several new third-party battery chargers for Nikon cameras are available for sale on Amazon.


Additional information on the upcoming NiSi 250mm f/5.6 lens for Nikon Z+F mount.

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The latest from Luminar, ON1, DxO, and Adobe


Skylum released a new Luminar Neo update version 1.20 with several improvements ranging from interface tweaks to bug fixes (additional information).


→ To commemorate their 20th anniversary, DxO announced a new promotional offer where you can get a 20% discount on all products for the next 20 days (until Sunday, July 7, 2024): PhotoLab | PureRAW | FilmPack | ViewPoint | NikCollection. You can read about the 20 years’ history of the company here.


→ The previously reported ON1 Photo RAW 2024.5 is now officially released (additional information).

US government sues Adobe for “trapping” customers

Get $500 off the upcoming Luminar Iceland Photo Tour (August, 2024)

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Nikon Z6 III Review, Low Light, Autofocus, Real World Performance Analysis


Nikon Z6 III review, low light, autofocus, real-world performance analysis by Zachary Lai (Website | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube, see also his previous Nikon Z8 guest post):

Introduction

The much-anticipated Nikon Z 6 III is finally here and thanks to Nikon Singapore, I’ve had a chance to review their latest mirrorless camera in the Nikon Z lineup.

Is this Nikon’s new low-light king? Z 6 III with Nikkor 135mm Plena

Partial Stacked Sensor

So the newest thing about the Z 6 III is what Nikon calls the Partial Stacked Sensor. Think of it as a cross between the traditional CMOS sensors and the stacked sensors in the Z 8 and Z 9. This means the fastest sensor readout and supposedly lesser rolling shutter issues. It can go up to 1/16000, 14 frames-per-second with the mechanical shutter, 20 fps with electronic shutter, and 120 fps if you don’t mind shooting in APSC crop. The same shutter sounds as the ones you have in the Z8 and Z9 are also available for customisation.

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Discontinued: Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 35mm and 50mm f/2 Aspherical lenses for Nikon Z-mount


Cosina officially discontinued the Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 35mm and 50mm f/2 Aspherical lenses for Nikon Z-mount. This is a very strange move since both lenses were announced only two years ago.

The discontinued lenses are still available in stock at some stores – see the full list of Voigtlander lenses for Z-mount below (some are currently discounted by up to $200 at Amazon and B&H Photo):

NOKTON 75mm f/1.5:
AdoramaAmazonB&HErhardtKochKosterCalumet | WEX
SUPER WIDE-HELIAR 15mm f/4.5:
Adorama | Amazon | B&H | Erhardt | Calumet | WEX
NOKTON 50mm f/1:
Adorama |  Amazon | B&H | Erhardt | Calumet | WEX
APO-LANTHAR 65mm f/2:
Adorama | Amazon | B&H | Erhardt | Calumet | WEX
NOKTON D 23mm f/1.2:
Adorama | Amazon | B&H | Erhardt | Calumet | WEX
NOKTON D 35mm f/1.2:
Adorama | Amazon | eBay | Erhardt | Calumet | WEX
APO-LANTHAR 50mm f/2:
Adorama | Amazon | B&H | Erhardt | CalumetWEX
APO-LANTHAR 35mm f/2:
Adorama | Amazon | B&H | eBayErhardt | Calumet | WEX
NOKTON 40mm f/1.2:
Adorama | B&H | Erhardt | Calumet |  WEX
MACRO APO-ULTRON D 35mm f/2:
Adorama | B&H | Erhardt | Calumet |  WEX

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The next Nikon announcement: new Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.4 S-line lens coming very soon


A new Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.4 S-line mirrorless full-frame lens is expected/rumored to be officially announced very soon. We may even see an announcement next week. I already reported that a new 35mm lens will be introduced together or shortly after the Z6 III camera. I think that this new Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.4 is the rumored Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.2 S-line lens from the latest roadmap. Here again is what I reported a few weeks ago:

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