Nikon officially announced the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S and NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lenses

As expected, Nikon officially announced the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S and NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lenses (see development announcement). Pre-orders are now open – some of the store listings will be updated shortly (this post is still being updated – refresh this page for the latest version):

Nikon Nikkor Z 26mm f/2.8 lens Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.2 S lens

Additional information on the new lenses:

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Nikon announcement today or tomorrow: NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S and NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lenses *UPDATED*

Canon is already teasing a new product announcement for February 8th and you know what that means – Nikon will soon announce new products. I expect the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S and NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lenses to be officially announced today or tomorrow based on your time zone. Stay tuned for the details coverage and pre-order links. I expect the waiting time for the 85mm lens to be long.

Updatethe 85mm f/1.2 lens is now also listed at Adorama (the 26mm f/2.8 listing can be found here):

The lenses have already been listed at several retailers:

Nikon announces the development of the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S and NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lenses

Nikon is expected to release eight new Z lenses in 2023

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Weekly Nikon news flash #714

→ Pergear CFExpress memory card sale: use code JEX9V1TPN199 on or code 10FLKFVB on

The 2022 Worst Camera of the Year Award goes to

→ New from Nikon USA – try the Nikon Z30 for free for 30 days: “You’re invited to try out Nikon’s latest mirrorless camera for creators, vloggers, video makers and photographers. Test it out for 30 days and experience the high-quality video and pictures you’ve been looking to create. It’s a worry-free trial, so if you decide Z 30 isn’t for you, just return it. That’s it!”

The Nikon Z9 is the best-selling camera in early 2023 at Yodobashi Camera in Japan.

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The latest Kickstarter/Indiegogo updates

Here are the latest Kickstarter/Indiegogo updates:

Other crowdfunded projects that are still available for purchase:

Via PhotoRumors

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The Chinese spy balloon shot with a… Nikon Z9 and Nikkor Z 400mm f/4.5 lens

One of the best videos I have seen so far of the shooting down of the Chinese spy balloon over the US was captured by @casual_photoholic with a Nikkor Z 400mm f/4.5 lens + 1.4x TC mounted on a Nikon Z9 camera:


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Update – here are some pictures by George DeCamp:

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The latest releases from Topaz Labs Photo AI (v1.2), Adobe Photoshop (v24.1.1), and ON1 Photo RAW (v2023.1)

Topaz Labs released Photo AI version 1.2 with new and refined upscale models with finer and more natural results, improved cropping, more accurate subject detection, and continued performance and stability improvements (see the full list of improvements here). Topaz Photo AI is currently on sale until February 17 ($40 off). The Topaz Image Quality Bundle is also on sale ($60 off).

Adobe released Photoshop version 24.1.1. The latest Adobe CC subscription plan rates can be found here. The different Adobe Creative Cloud options are described here. Additional information on Photoshop and Lightroom is available on this page.

ON1 will soon release a new Photo RAW version 2023.1 – see the latest sneak peeks here.

Via PhotoRumors

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The latest Nikon savings (February 2023)

The current Nikon USA rebates can be found at:

The new rebates now include also several Nikon binoculars.

On February 16 Nik0n Europe will introduce a new 10% discount on all lenses except the following:

  • Nikkor Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S
  • Nikkor Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S
  • Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S
  • Nikkor Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S
  • Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

Here is the complete list of Nikon cameras, lenses and that have a discount this month:

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New 7Artisans 18mm f/6.3 II lens for Nikon Z-mount announced

7Artisans announced a new 18mm f/6.3 II “UFO” APS-C lens for Nikon Z mount. One of the improvements for version III is the 0.3m~∞ adjustable focus distance. This lens has a constant aperture. The price is $59 and orders are now open at:

Additional information:

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