A quick update on the rumored Nikon full-frame mirrorless camera Z-mount

A quick update on my last post about the rumored new full-frame mirrorless Z-mount from Nikon: the measurements I reported caused some confusion in the comments section - my understanding is that the external diameter of 49mm is the actual mount opening, the entire external diameter of the mount is going to be 65.4mm (just received this update):

  • Mount diameter (opening): 49mm
  • Total diameter of mount: 65.4mm
  • Flange focal distance: 16mm

The top graph by Eric Calabros shows a comparison between Nikon Z-mount and Sony E-mount: the Z-mount has more than 6 degrees advantage over E-mount (important for wide angle and fast lenses).

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The Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F-mount is now $300 off

Amazon has another one of their short-term deals: the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F-mount is now $1,097.11 or $301.89/22% off (currently out of stock, but you can still order it). Based on similar offers in the past, this deal will end in the next few hours. Other US retailers sell the lens for full price.

Additional information on the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens can be found here.

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New EasyCover camera cases for Nikon D850 released

EasyCover announced new silicon cases for the Nikon D850 DLSR camera. Available in three different colors, the new sleeves are now listed for purchase at B&H (currently sold out).

EasyCover also offers cases for the following Nikon cameras (see all cases at Amazon & Adorama):

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Why did Nikon reserve a big booth for the 2018 NAB show?

This year Nikon has booked a rather large booth for the 2018 NAB show that will take place in April (7th-12th). Nikon's booth is in the middle of the Central Hall and is almost as big as other video-heavy-hitters like JVC, Fuji and Arri. Just a reminder that Nikon was not part of the 2016 and 2017 NAB shows.

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The 2018 BCN camera rankings are out (Nikon sales in Japan: cameras up, lenses down)

BCN published their camera rankings for 2018 and Nikon actually increased their market share in the DSLR and compact camera categories while losing lens market share for a fifth consecutive year (BCN collects sales data from approximately 2/3 of all Japanese retail stores):

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Nikon D850 firmware update 1.01 released

Nikon released firmware update version 1.01 for the D850 DSLR camera that fixes the following issues:

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