Nikon will no longer provide a roadmap for the development of future lenses

Mark Cruz, a Senior Marketing Manager at Nikon USA, made an interesting statement about the Nikon Z mirrorless lens roadmap, on a recent Adorama Live Q&A live stream, that many seem to have missed, myself included (thank you Broxibear!)

Mark Cruz said that after the Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.2 S release, there will be no more Nikon roadmap for future lenses:

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Nikon ED Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8 P IF lens at the next Wetzlar Camera Auctions (October 07)

The upcoming Wetzlar Camera Auctions on October 07, will auction a Nikon ED Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8 P IF lens. In 1996 Nikon offered the longest focal length of any zoom lens available for the 35mm format. A prototype was first used in 1990 at the Koshien Stadium in Amagasaki. After that, Nikon delivered these lenses to news agencies worldwide. Beginning in 1994 Nikon made this massive lens available to the general public on a build-to-order basis – presumably no more than 35 units were produced in total worldwide.

Estimated price: 80,000 – 100,000 euros.

From the website:

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Nikon Japan: the Zf camera shipping date is October 27

Nikon Japan announced that the shipping date of the new Nikon Zf camera will be Friday, October 27, 2023.

The US shipping dates are currently listed as October 31st, while the European shipping date is still listed as October 12th:

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Nikon Z9 firmware update version 4.10 released

Nikon released firmware update version 4.10 for the Z9 camera with a single change:

  • [ Birds ] and [ Airplanes ] have been added to [ AF subject perception options. ] added in the photo capture menu and video capture menu.

The new firmware update can be downloaded here.

The next Z8/Z9 firmware updates are expected in the first half of 2024.

Check out Steve Perry’s video on the new firmware update:

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Nikon Wireless Transmitter Utility and NX Tether updated with Nikon Zf support

Nikon released two software updates that add support to the new Nikon Zf camera:

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Nikon Japan: NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena lens in short supply

Nikon Japan placed a note on their website indicating that they received a lot of  Nikon NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena lens orders and delivery delays are expected:

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Nikon Nikkor Z 600mm f/6.3 PF lens rumors from China

I have multiple Chinese sources reporting about an upcoming Nikkor Z 600mm/6.3 PF lens that is expected to be about the same size/weight as the existing Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/5.6E  PF ED V R lens. The aperture could also be f/5.6 (unlikely). The lens is expected to be priced around $4,000. The weight should be approx 3 pounds (1390g). The official announcement is rumored for October 10th – maybe a development announcement? The lens is currently being tested.

Please note that I do not have reliable information about this lens – those are second-hand rumors coming from China.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #748

→ Nikkor Thousand and One Nights #87: the Nikkor 200mm f/4 lens.

→ A glimpse into the central nervous system wins the 13th Annual Nikon Small World in Motion Competition.

→ Nikon Integrated Report has been released.

Nikon plans to test their software compatibility with the latest macOS Sonoma and they cannot guarantee the operation of the following software until verification results are available:

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