Going on now: Nikon no tax sale at Paul’s Photo (Nikkor 28-400mm and 180-600mm lenses in stock)


Our sponsor, Paul’s Photo, is currently offering a two-day no-tax sale for in-stock Nikkor lenses (valid in-store only May 24-25). They also have the Nikkor 28-400mm and 180-600mm lenses in stock.


The above offer is on top of the existing Nikon USA rebates:

New Nikon rebates now live in the US (Nikon Z8 now $500 off)

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The official Nikon Japan online store has a three-month wait time for the Nikon NIKKOR Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR lens


The official Nikon Japan online store has a three-month wait time for the new Nikon NIKKOR Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR lens:


The 28-400mm Z lens is still out of stock and heavily back-ordered at most stores:

  • Adorama: on backorder
  • Amazon: temporarily out of stock
  • B&H: on backorder
  • Erhardt; in stock
  • Koch: low stock
  • Calumet: available in 5-15 days
  • WEX: awaiting stock
  • Camera Canada: on order
  • Map Camera: back-ordered
  • Yodobashi Camera: back-ordered, next delivery scheduled for early August
  • Bic Camera: expected to ship in August
  • Camera Kitamura: delivery time in one month

Nikon NIKKOR Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR lens size comparisons

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Nikon reaches a new milestone: 120 million NIKKOR lenses produced


Today Nikon reached a new milestone – the total production of NIKKOR lenses for interchangeable lens cameras reaches 120 million. Here is a brief history of previous milestones:

Nikon almost doubled their lens production in the last 15 years:


Additional information:

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Great news: Nikon quietly launched a new “Self Service Repair” section on their website

Nikon has quietly launched a new “Self Service Repair” section on their website:


For now, only two categories are listed – “NIKKOR Z Mount Lenses” and “Laser Rangefinders/ Rangefinder Binoculars“:


Under the “NIKKOR Z Mount Lenses” category, only the NIKKOR Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR lens is listed:


Here is a copy of the first Nikon NIKKOR Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR lens repair manual – a 51-page document that includes a full list of parts, detailed assembly/disassembly instructions, inspection processes and more:

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Adobe now supports Nikon Z8/Z9 camera matching profiles



In the latest May releases, Adobe added support for Nikon Z8/Z9 camera matching profiles for NEF files (the minimum Lightroom Perpetual version required is 16.2.1):

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.


Check also the Adobe deals on Amazon:


Adobe also introduced AI Generative Remove and Lens Blur to Lightroom:

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Six Nikon products receive the 2024 Red Dot Award


Six Nikon products receive the 2024 Red Dot Award:

“The Red Dot Award: Products Design is one of the largest-class design awards in the world that selects products with excellent design within the previous two years, based on nine criteria including degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, ecology, and durability.”

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Announced and available: AstrHori 85mm f/1.8 autofocus full-frame lens for Nikon Z-mount ($249)



The previously reported AstrHori 85mm f/1.8 autofocus full-frame lens for Nikon Z-mount is now officially announced and available for order at the AstrHori online store for $249 (international shipping available).

AstrHori lenses are also sold at Amazon and B&H Photo.

Additional information:

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Last week Nikon registered four new cameras *UPDATE: all four cameras are already existing models*


On May 17, 2024, Nikon registered four new cameras – there are now a total of 6 upcoming cameras (click the screenshots for a larger view):

Update: the four “new” registrations are actually for already existing cameras – see the links (thanks to everyone who corrected me in the comments section). I’m not sure why Nikon had to register them again.

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