Dpreview: “With new AF firmware, Nikon’s Z6 & Z7 just got more competitive”


Dpreview published the article "With new AF firmware, Nikon's Z6 & Z7 just got more competitive" analyzing the latest Nikon Z AF firmware updates. Here is their conclusion:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #528


→ New Topaz Labs Adjust AI introduced (now $20 off).


→ Lensbaby announced a new 45 OMNI creative filter system (Adorama, B&H, Amazon).

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Techart officially unveils the world’s first Sony E to Nikon Z autofocus adapter with a thickness of 2mm


As I already reported, yesterday Techart officially announced the world’s first Sony E to Nikon Z autofocus adapter with a thickness of 2mm (available on eBay):

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Interesting: Nikon invests in the Canadian AI software company Wrnch


Nikon invested USD $7.5 million in the Canadian company Wrnch that is involved in the development and sale of computer vision and deep learning software:

"Established in 2014, wrnch uses deep learning to develop and provide tools and software development kits (SDKs) that enable computers to see and understand human movement and activity. wrnch has also used its advanced work in pose estimation technologies to establish ties with major entertainment and communications companies. The company continues its operations in technical development, while raising funds continuously."

Wrnch's website describes the company as "Teaching Cameras To Read Human Body Language". Their product WrnchAI is a "real-time AI software platform that captures and digitizes human motion and behaviour from a standard video".

Full press release:

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Nikon’s July rebates (plus a new Sigma sale)


Most of the last month's rebates were extended - see the details at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Adorama has a promotion on two Sigma lenses:

This Sigma sale will expire on June 24. The list of all discounter Sigma lenses can be found here.

Here is the detailed list of curent Nikon rebates:

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Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens tested at DxOMark


DxOMark published their test results for the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S mirrorless lens (Adorama | B&H | Amazon). Here is their conclusion:

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