Nikon @ 2018 CES

Today Nikon USA announced their 2018 CES schedule and it seems that they will have a very busy program:

From Nikon USA website:

Visit the Nikon Booth #14018 in the Central Hall of the LVCC, January 9-12, 2018.

We will be showcasing our lineup of DSLRs, our collection of legendary NIKKOR lenses and more.

Nikon Ambassadors and Nikon professional photographers will give presentations on various topics.

Day 1

On the first day of the show, we will have a special feature presentation by Retired U.S. Astronaut Scott Kelly, and a group of Nikon Ambassadors and professional photographers sharing stories of inspiration and discussing the work they’re doing to support important causes, including: Jerry & Melissa Ghionis, Jen Rozenbaum, Ami Vitale, Stacy Pearsall, Tamara Lackey and Jim Balog.

Day 2

Presenters include Jen Rozenbaum, Michelle Valberg, Ami Vitale, Joe McNally, Stacy Pearsall, Dixie Dixon, Tamara Lackey, Mandy Lea, Matthew Jordan Smith and Lucas Gilman.

Day 3

Presenters include Adam Woodworth, Deanne Fitzmaurice, Chris Hershman, Joe McNally, Deborah Sandidge, Neil Ever Osborne, Jerry Ghionis, Corey Rich, Mike Mezeul II and Rod Mar.

Day 4

Presenters include Joshua Cripps, Kristi Odom, Nicole Holmes, Charlton Churchill and Lindsay Silverman.

Nikon will also be Livestreaming the presentations each day at for those folks unable to attend the show in person. Tune in!

Here is the full press release:

Nikon Innovation Takes Center Stage at The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

LAS VEGAS – Today, Nikon Inc. announced its plans for the 2018 Consumer Electronic Show (CES), including a captivating speaker schedule featuring retired astronaut Captain Scott Kelly, as well as the unveiling of the new AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR super-telephoto zoom lens. In addition to Nikon’s full lineup of leading products, visitors to the Nikon booth in Central Hall will experience the future of imaging technology and robotics with a demonstration from Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC).For those unable to attend CES, Nikon will livestream the presentations from the Nikon Theater throughout the week. For those interested in tuning into the livestream, please visit

“The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show provides an opportunity for Nikon to tell our story of innovation on a global scale, and how we can work with consumers and different industries to empower them with ever-changing imaging technologies,” said Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc.

The New AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Lens

Nikon will showcase the new AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR, a professional-level super-telephoto zoom lens designed for photographing sports and wildlife in stunning clarity. This incredibly versatile addition to the NIKKOR lineup has been updated with the latest Nikon lens technologies for enhanced performance and image quality. Additionally, this new lens features Nikon’s first ever built-in 1.4x teleconverter, and combines the use of a fluorite lens element and durable magnesium alloy construction for decreased weight and improved balance.

The AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens will be available in March 2018 for a suggested retail price of $12,399.95*. For more information about this NIKKOR lens and other Nikon products, please visit

Captain Scott Kelly to Present at Nikon Booth

Retired astronaut Captain Scott Kelly will present at the Nikon Theater on Tuesday, January 9, sharing his experience as an astronaut, stories of his space missions and how he used photography to document his yearlong mission to the International Space Station with Nikon DSLR cameras. Since returning from his record-breaking stint in space, Captain Kelly’s main mission now is to bring his insights and experiences to audiences all over, and challenge them to embrace risk and fulfill their dreams.

Nikon Innovation with Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC)

In addition to the roster of high-performance imaging products that will be on display at the show, Nikon will also be exhibiting the latest in robotic image capture with MRMC (Mark Roberts Motion Control, a Nikon Company). MRMC creates robotic still and video capture solutions for a wide variety of applications from the world’s largest motion control arm to E-commerce systems built to capture with precise detail. Throughout the show, attendees will have the opportunity to experience the live demonstration firsthand and see what this new innovative technology can achieve.

CES 2018 Nikon Theater Presentation Schedule

The Nikon Theater will feature a full schedule of the world’s most inspiring and engaging photographers throughout CES. All presentations will also be livestreamed -- those interested in watching remotely should visit to tune in.

Day 1 – Tuesday, January 9 (Show Hours: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. PST)

  • 11:00 - 11:30 AM: Jerry and Melissa Ghionis - Soul to Soul: The Soul Society
  • 11:45 - 12:15 PM: Jen Rozenbaum - Empowering Women Through Boudoir Photography
  • 12:30 - 1:30 PM: Captain Scott Kelly - A Year in Space
  • 1:30 - 2:30 PM: Captain Scott Kelly Signing
  • 2:45 - 3:15 PM: Ami Vitale - The Lens of Nature and Conservation
  • 3:30 - 4:00 PM: Stacy Pearsall - The Genesis of Veterans Portrait Project
  • 4:15 - 4:45 PM: Tamara Lackey - Beautiful Together: The Power of Photography to Affect Real Change
  • 5:00 - 5:45 PM: Jim Balog - The Human Element: A Photographic Journey in the Anthropocene

Day 2 – Wednesday, January 10 (Show Hours: 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. PST)

  • 10:00 - 10:30 AM: Jen Rozenbaum - Top Tips for Posing Any Woman
  • 10:45 - 11:15 AM: Michelle Valberg - Wild Creatures, Extreme Conditions
  • 11:30 - 12:00 PM: Ami Vitale - The Art and Evolution of Storytelling
  • 12:15 - 12:45 PM: Joe McNally - The Color, Quality and Direction of Nikon Speedlights
  • 1:00 - 1:30 PM: Stacy Pearsall - Personal Projects: Harnessing Your Talent
  • 1:45 - 2:15 PM: Dixie Dixon - The Art and Soul of Fashion Photography
  • 2:30 - 3:00 PM: Tamara Lackey - The Joy, Magic and Challenges of Photographing Children
  • 3:15 - 3:45 PM: Mandy Lea - Life on the Road as a Landscape Photographer
  • 4:00 - 4:30 PM: Mathew Jordan Smith - Five Steps to Success in Photography
  • 4:45 - 5:15 PM: Lucas Gilman - Taking the Mystery out of Making Beautiful Time Lapse Movies

Day 3 – Thursday, January 11 (Show Hours: 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. PST)

  • 10:00 - 10:30 AM: Adam Woodworth - Cosmic Vison: Capturing the Milky Way and Aurora
  • 10:45 - 11:15 AM: Deanne Fitzmaurice - Storytelling with Heart
  • 11:30 - 12:00 PM: Chris Hershman - One Man Band: The Art of Making Music Videos
  • 12:15 - 12:45 PM: Joe McNally - Big Productions, Small Flash: Air and Ground
  • 1:00 - 1:30 PM: Deborah Sandidge - The Art of Travel Photography
  • 1:45 - 2:15 PM: Neil Ever Osborne - People, Planet and Protected Places
  • 2:30 - 3:00 PM: Jerry Ghionis - Creating Iconic Photography
  • 3:15 - 3:45 PM: Corey Rich - Capturing Timeless Home Videos
  • 4:00 - 4:30 PM: Mike Mezeul II - Images That Happen When You Connect with Nature
  • 4:45 - 5:15 PM: Rod Mar - Secrets to Stunning Sports Images

Day 4 – Friday, January 12 (Show Hours: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. PST)

  • 11:30 - 12:00 PM: Joshua Cripps - Chasing Light: Stories from a Wilderness Photographer
  • 12:15 - 12:45 PM: Kristi Odom - The Passion of Wildlife Photography
  • 1:00 - 1:30 PM: Nicole Holmes - The Sky is NOT the Limit
  • 1:45 - 2:15 PM: Charleton Churchill - Exploring Destination Weddings on Mt. Everest
  • 2:30 - 3:00 PM: Lindsay Silverman - One for the Road: Tales of a Traveling Photographer
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  • Proto

    Scott Kelby left and Scott Kelly is in. Nikon nice!

    • lol 🙂 good one

    • whisky

      what’s a Scott Kelby? 🙂

      • geofflivingston

        Someone who makes too much money on the back of bad software.

    • A. F.O.

      They’ve been using D4s in ISS….(or D4…) and now they are using D5….
      🙂 “the best view needs the best cameras”
      Imagine if NASA were to use Canons or Sonys….the publicity and show off would go beyond Neptune, I say!….Hei…we’re talking about Nikon…the campany with the best DSLRs and the worst advertising policy…
      hope for the best in 2018.

  • Another Fiji Catastrophe

    Nikon will officially announce the development of a new full-frame mirrorlees camera with new mount :
    20.2 mega pixel FF BSI sensors
    14 fps with AF
    Hybrid view finder
    Dual card slot
    New FN-mount
    Alongside with 35mm f2 FN and 20-70mm f2.8 FN

    • Source?

    • C. Ryan

      Hybrid viewfinder. LOL

      • yes, that was the biggest BS since the “rumor” that Sony is buying Nikon or was it that Fuji is buying Nikon or maybe Nikon was buying Samsung… I keep forgetting…so much BS I am getting confused…. and they all come from the same shithole

  • pipeort
    • Spy Black

      That makes 2 trolls…

      • looked like a new D5s….

        • Spy Black

          Did you see the dates listed in the document?

          • I just saw the filing date, yes – this is old.

  • So we have another troll?

    • br0xibear

      An we’re only two days into the New Year ? Oh well.

      • It has been pretty good for a while.

    • A. F.O.

      the first in 2018, here in NR…:-)

    • ZoetMB

      I don’t think it’s a troll as much as a wiseass.

  • pipeort

    Repost: This came out just today

    • Probably the new D5s? The layout looks identical.

      • pipeort

        Yes, maybe!!
        Or maybe not!!!

      • Allen_Wentz

        Gawd I hope so…

    • ZoetMB

      But it was filed on March 4, 2016 and it refers to a web page which promotes the D3. It probably didn’t get approved until now. The patent office is obviously very slow.

      • pipeort

        Like a turtle with arthritis!!!

      • yes, that could be it

        • pipeort


  • Brubabs

    Looks like Nikon has been working to get more women involved.

    • geofflivingston

      That was my reaction to it, a clear response to the NY Times article on the D850 promo.

      • What happened with NYT and the D850 with women? I missed a memo somewhere?

        • Allan

          Google, “New York Times, Nikon D850”, and it brings up the article.

        • Brubabs

          It may have been Nikon India that released a promotional photo of what must have been 30 or more Nikon Ambassadors from that region of the world who had been testing the D850. They were all men. It created some anger on social media, especially among women, who criticized the entire Nikon organizaton of being sexist. I think the message reached the right people at Nikon and it looks like they’ve been trying to change their image.

          • br0xibear

            I have to stand up for Nikon India, who were very helpful last time I was in Delhi and needed a quick sensor clean…the controversy was with Nikon Asia not Nikon India…different organizations.

            • Brubabs

              I stand corrected. I have edited my comment above to say Nikon Asia. Thank you, Peter and br0xibear.

        • I reported it here a while back – it was a picture of Nikon Asia ambassadors and they were all or mostly male.

        • geofflivingston
  • Abdul Ghani

    Any idea why nikon doesn’t call Ladzinski? He is quite popular in natgeo, can be a good promo for nikon i think..

  • Dino Brusco

    Mmm plenty of photographers but no scheduled press event ? Is this only a celebration of what we already have ( D5 / D850 / D500 ) and no news of other products? Just to understand.

    • the press events are usually not publicly announced, so everything is still possible

  • Ok, he is gone and forgotten…

    • br0xibear

      Lol, I guess there must be some sort of “fun” involved and that’s why people post these things ? …but I’m having trouble finding any point to it.

      • I think we have just two or three individuals who keep coming back here using different profiles. The patterns is always the same – they first post 2-3 “normal” comments to establish presence and not raise any suspicion and then they start with the BS and the name calling. I will try to cut them even earlier next time they come back.

  • TheMexican

    What do you say about what Thom Hogan says on Nikon and the CP+ show?

    • No, I have nothing to say, Thom usually writes about prediction and expectations while I report based on rumors and tips I receive. What I think about is irrelevant in our case. Nikon mirrorless is coming soon – we all know that already.

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