Grand Prize winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2020-2021 announced

Grand Prize winner of the photo competition: “Radiance” by Amin Nazari (Islamic Republic of Iran)

Grand Prize winner of the short film competition: “Escaping from Karma” by REI KURODA (Japan)

Nikon announced the Grand Prize winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2020-2021. Check the official website for more information. The full press release can be found here.

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The latest news on the upcoming Luminar NEO, Capture One 22, Photo RAW 2022, and Exposure X7 photo editing software


Skylum revealed some additional features of the upcoming Luminar NEO (pre-order options: new customersLuminar customers | Aurora customers):

  • Layers let you effortlessly combine two or more images and manipulate them to achieve your desired effect.
  • Portrait Background Removal AI allows you to remove an unwanted background from your portrait in seconds thanks to AI.
  • RelightAI is a tool for controlling the light in your photos based on image depth as determined by AI, allowing you to easily and effortlessly fix photos that need fill lighting.
  • MaskAI allows you to easily detect and select elements of your photo for precise control over how tools are applied.
  • Sky Enhancer AI:  Precisely adjust the color and exposure of the sky and clouds.
  • AccentAI: Balance exposure and color before RelightAI to create appealing contrast.
  • Portrait BokehAI: Adjust the depth of an image and control background blurring.
  • New Luminar Neo engine in the background


The new version 22 of Capture One is coming soon – if you buy Capture One 21 now, you will get version 22 for free once it is released in December 2021 (use code PHOTORUMORS for 10% off). Some of the new features in the new Capture One 22 will be:

  • New panorama stitching tool
  • New HDR merging tool


Photo RAW 2022 is now officially released (use code NIKONRUMORS for 10% off). Here are some of the new features:

  • New Sky Swap AI
  • New Time-Lapse Creation
  • Integration of ON1 NoNoise AI
  • New Photoshop Plugin Host
  • Newly Retooled Export
  • New Line Mask Tool
  • New Backup and Restore
  • New Favorites in Browse
  • Customizable Thumbnails
  • Gesture Support
  • Apple Silicon Native


More new features were revealed from the upcoming Exposure X7 software.


Photo editing deals and coupon codes:

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The latest Nikon savings and rebates (US, UK, Germany)


Nikon introduced new savings in the UK where you can get up to £180 off on selected cameras (mirrorless and DSLR).

 
In Germany, you can get a €200 trade-in bonus on the Nikon D850 and D780 cameras.


The new Nikon Z fc camera is also discounted in Germany until the end of September: Amazon DE | Calumet | Foto Erhardt.


In the US for the month of September Nikon only discounted three Nikkor F-mount lenses:

Also: the Nikon Z7 camera with 24-70mm lens is now $3096.95 after a $300 discount.

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Nikon released firmware updates for the Coolpix P950 and P1000 cameras


Today Nikon released firmware updates for the Coolpix P950 and Coolpix P1000 cameras with a single fix:

“Fixed an issue that caused horizontal lines to appear in pictures taken with Subject tracking in Continuous H mode.”

Download links:

The Nikon Coolpix P950 and P1000 cameras have been out of stock for months now at Adorama and B&H Photo. Gray market versions are in stock at B&H and Amazon.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #642


The latest Tamron Di lens rebates in the US (Sony E, Nikon F, Canon EF mounts).


→ Confirmed: the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is now officially discontinued on Nikon’s Japan website (initially reported last week).



Oberwerth announced a new Wetzlar camera bag available in four different colors. You can get 15% off all Wetzlar bag variants (camouflage and regular color) using the coupon code “Fall21“. For all other Oberwerth products you can get 10% off with coupon code “Rumors21“. The discount codes cannot be stacked or combined with any other offer. The coupon codes are valid only at oberwerth.com for a limited time.

→  TTartisan will soon announce a new 17mm f/1.4 APS-C black lens for Nikon Z-mount.

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Techart released a new TZE-02 Sony E lens to Nikon Z mount adapter



Techart released a new TZE-02 Sony E lens to Nikon Z mount adapter – this is an improved version of the previous TZE-01 model (stabilization is now possible also with manual focus lenses).

The new Techart TZE-02 adapter is now available for pre-order at B&H Photo,

Compatible cameras: Nikon Z 7II, Z 6II, Z 7, Z 6, Z 5 etc. (Z mount full-frame mirrorless camera), cannot be attached to the Nikon Z fc and Nikon Z 50 (APS-C Z mount camera).

Megadap also recently announced a new ETZ11 Sony E to Nikon Z autofocus adapter (available for pre-order at B&H Photo and Amazon).

Techart TZE-02 adapter features:

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Additional information on the new Viltrox 35mm f/1.8 AF Z lens


Additional information on the new Viltrox 35mm f/1.8 AF Z lens:

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Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 lens comparisons

Size side-by-side comparison of the new Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 lens with the 28mm f/1.8, 35mm f/1.8, and 50mm f/1.8 Z lenses (click for larger videw):


Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 lens vs. Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN | Contemporary lens for Sony E-mount:

Specifications comparison of the Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 with the 28mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.8, and 50mm f/1.8 Z lenses:

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