ON1 Photo RAW 2022.5 is coming in June with Nikon Z9 support


ON1 announced Photo RAW version 2022.5 with added support for the Nikon Z9 camera. The new version will be released in June. This is a major update that includes several new features and enhancements including the full integration of ON1 Resize AI into Photo RAW (see the full list of improvements here):

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Nikon NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 lens rumors



The upcoming Nikon NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 lens is rumored to have a built-in teleconverter similar to the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S lens ($13,997) – most likely 1.4x, which will make the lens be equivalent to 840mm f/5.6. The new 600 will be extremely sharp and expensive. I was told that the new Nikkor Z 600mm lens with the teleconverter will be sharper than the current NIKKOR AF-S 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens ($16,297) and even charper than the recent NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S lens ($6497). The official announcement is rumored for late 2022 but that can easily slide to early 2023.

Nikon Z lens roadmap: telephoto apertures “measured” and calculated

A potential patent for the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 lens can be found here:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #676


→ The Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4 S lens is again open for pre-roders at Amazon US.


Joe McNally shoots with the Nikon Z-Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/0.95 lens.


→ The Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S is the best-selling lens at Yodobashi Camera for the second half of April 2022.


→ The new Delkin Black Series CFexpress memory cards are already listed for sale at B&H Photo.


→ Sabrent released new CFexpress Type B memory cards available in 512GB and 1TB capacities.

→ The latest Nikon-related YouTube videos:

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Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 35mm f/2 Aspherical lens for Nikon Z-mount officially released



Cosina officially released some additional information on the new Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 35mm f/2 Aspherical lens for Nikon Z-mount. The price in Japan will be ¥120,000. Shipping will start in June 2022. Sample photos can be found here. Pre-orders are coming soon at AdoramaAmazon, and B&H. Here are the details:

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Update: the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 Z DF DSM mirrorless lens for Nikon Z-mount will be announced on May 20


A quick update to my Friday’s post – the new Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 Z DF DSM mirrorless lens for Nikon Z-mount will be announced on May 20. Here is some additional information:

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Release dates for the new Voigtlander mirrorless lenses for Nikon Z-mount



Here are the release dates for the new Voigtlander mirrorless lenses for Nikon Z-mount (pre-orders coming soon at Adorama, Amazon, and B&H):

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The new Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 mirrorless lens for Nikon Z-mount is coming soon

The new Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 mirrorless lens for Nikon Z-mount is coming soon – here is another picture of the lens:


In the US Yongnuo lenses are sold at AdoramaB&H, and Amazon.

Previous coverage of the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 mirrorless lens for Nikon Z-mount:

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Nikon end of year financial reports are out (fiscal 2022)


Today Nikon released their end of year financial reports (for the 2022 fiscal year ending on March 31, 2022):

Fiscal 2022 (April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022):

  • Imaging finished the year at ¥178.2 billion revenue and ¥19 billion earnings (10.7% margin), missing revenue by 1% and earnings by 5% against the last projection from Feb 4th.
  • They shipped 700,000 bodies (down 16.67% from previous year), 1.27 million lenses (down 5.93%) and 190,000 compacts (down 26.92%).
  • That gave them an industry unit share of about 13.7% on bodies, 13.5% on lenses and 7% on compacts. (They had projected 13.9%/14.1%/7%).
  • They met their last unit projection on bodies, missed by 2.31% on lenses and missed by 5% on compacts.

Fiscal 2023 forecast (April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023):

  • Imaging is projecting ¥210 billion revenue (+17.85% compared to fiscal 2022) and ¥22 billion earnings (+15.79%) resulting in a 10.5% gross margin (down 0.2%).
  • They’re projecting the same 700,000 bodies, 1.25 million lenses (down 20,000) and 100,000 compacts (down 90,000).
  • Nikon is claiming fiscal 2023 industry scale of 5.1 million bodies, 9.4 million lenses and 2.2 million compacts, giving them a projected market unit share of 13.7% on bodies, 13.3% on lenses and 4.5% on compacts.

Here are the details:

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