The latest Japanese full-frame mirrorless market share (April, 2019): Sony: 50%, Canon: 30%, Nikon: 15%

BCN Ranking published the latest Japanese full-frame mirrorless market share for the month of April (this data is only for full-frame mirrorless cameras, full-frame DSLRs are obviously not included). Here is the breakdown by camera models:

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Nikon USA now offers a free FTZ lens adapter on top of existing Z camera rebates

In addition to the latest Z camera rebates, Nikon USA now sweetened the deal with a free FTZ adapter:

Nikon Z6 body $200 off: Adorama | B&H | Amazon
Nikon Z6 24-70 kit $200 off: Adorama | B&H | Amazon
Nikon Z6 filmmaker’s kit $200 off: Adorama | B&H | Amazon
Nikon Z7 body only $600 off: Adorama | B&H | Amazon
Nikon Z7 24-70 kit $600 off: Adorama | B&H | Amazon
Nikon FTZ adapter with Z6/Z7: Adorama | B&H | Amazon

Update - see also the new Nikon Z6/Z7 kits at B&H with free XQD memory card and camera bag:

The current Nikkor lens only rebates can be found here.

The Nikon Europe cashback program is also live now.

Additional info on the free FTZ adapter offer:

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Mitakon Zhong Yi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III full frame mirrorless lens for Nikon Z-mount now available for pre-order

Today Zhong Yi Optics officially released the new Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III full-frame mirrorless lens for Nikon Z-mount. The lens is available for pre-order at Adorama, B&H and is currently in stock at eBay. Sample photos can be found here. Additional information on the lens is available here:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #523

→ Refurbished Nikon gear at Adorama.

→ New Markins RN-40 SET ring plate for the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens (Markins plates are sold at B&HAmazon and eBay).

ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5 officially released (trial download).

Ricoh executives think that in 1-2 years mirrorless users will start switching back to DSLR cameras.

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First review of the new Yongnuo YN 85mm f/1.8 lens for Nikon F-mount

Arkadii Shapoval published his review of the new Yongnuo YN 85mm f/1.8 lens for Nikon F-mount (now in stock at aBay, more info can be found here):

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Yellowstone in Winter (part 1)

This is part 1 of the Yellowstone in Winter post written by Randy Dykstra - you can check his website, Instagram and Facebook page (if this article doesn't make you go there in the winter, I don't know what will):

Everyone knows of Yellowstone National Park and its geysers. Millions of people visit in the summer months. But it was a whole new experience to stay in “yurts” in the middle of the park, in the middle of winter. This was also a time for me to really put my new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens to task on my Nikon D850.

Winter made this just an amazing adventure, loaded with all sorts of weather; snow storms, winds, bright warm days, and a mixture of all the above. Key this year was finding a place where I could actually stay inside the park and not have to travel 40 miles each morning to reach the central areas of the park. That meant I was able to be at key locations right at sunrise.

The park was loaded with bison and I saw well over a thousand of them, over the 5 days of photography. Also quite abundant were coyotes and eagles as I saw multiples of each every day of the trip. Staying out of sight were the wolves and elk, at least in the middle section of the park. Although, there were some signs of activity that occurred at night.

The trip started with the drive from the Bozeman airport to the west gate. This highway leaves Belgrade, Montana and heads south through Gallatin National forest, before entering Yellowstone National park for approximately 20 miles, ending at the small community of West Yellowstone. This is a busy thoroughfare but it transverses through the beautiful countryside with many miles hugging the Gallatin River. Keeping an eye out here provided some wonderful animal sightings and photo opportunities.

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