Weekly Nikon news flash #452


→ The latest Nikon rebates for January 2018 can be found at Adorama and B&H.


→ The new Yongnuo YN 40mm f/2.8N pancake lens for Nikon F-mount is now in stock for $87.98 at Amazon and B&H.


→ The new Yongnuo YN 14mm f/2.8 ultra-wide lens is priced around $500-$600 (see eBay listings). The Nikon version is still not available.



→ The Aquatica housing for the Nikon D850 camera is now shipping (price: 2,895). Additional information is available here. For more D850 underwater options see this post.


→ Just announced: new Flashpoint XPLOR 600PRO TTL battery-powered monolight with built-in R2 2.4GHz radio remote system (Bowens mount) - Godox AD600 Pro.


BBC: Lost River Etive Nikon D810 DSLR camera reunited with owner.

→ 10 easy tips for photographing birds at the beach by Steve Perry (all pictures were taken with the D850).

→ I don't think I have shared this Nikon D850 video from WEX.

Nikon D5 and 600mm f/4 telephoto track and photograph musk oxen in brutally cold Norway.

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  • Gayan Pushpakumara

    Thanks, like the musk oxen video

  • Spy Black

    “10 easy tips for photographing birds at the beach by Steve Perry (all pictures were taken with the D850).”

    Step 1, buy a D850…

    • steven8217

      Step 2, wait for it to show up…..LOL

    • Sebako

      In a pinch, a D5 will also do.

    • Also: don’t stop believing.

  • morcheeba

    I can’t believe underwater housing still use so many mechanical connectors to actuate the buttons. Can’t the 10-pin or USB control most of the functions so the buttons can be purely electronic? Besides fewer places to leak, you could use the same housing with multiple model cameras – maybe an internal adapter plate to line up the lens and/or viewfinder. Manual focus could be done with a motor (and moving the camera); just zoom would be the only mechanical connection.

    • Spy Black

      There’s no money in that. The money is in having it flood through an orifice and requiring you to buy a new camera and housing. Keeps the economy rolling along…

    • Uggnot

      In order to use the 10-pin or USB control there would be software R&D budget needed, if you have a shop full of mechanical engineers with expertise in making physical buttons link to cameras there’s a bunch of extra money needed to change direction to something which may be more efficient but may not actually generate any more revenue.

    • destroy2153

      As a diver photographer I agree with you : In a perfect world we would use electronic connection between housing and camera. But in 2018 we still rely on mechanical switches…

  • Robert Kihlberg

    Lost river camera, a D810 right?

    • Took some digging to find a file with intact exif data, but yes. At 50mm, but there’s not enough to say if it’s a prime or zoom at 50.

  • Exif says the busted camera was a D810, 50mm, ISO100. Long exposures at f11.

    • Will update my post, thanks.

  • br0xibear

    Don’t know if this has ben mentioned already by Peter, but Nikon startred a website for film makers called in Every Frame. You can submit films/videos and win prizes, too detailed for me to post, here’s the link…

    https://www.ineveryframe.com/home/

    • Only Nikon can start something new without telling anyone 🙂 Just imagine if they had a working marketing department. I will mention it in my weekly recap.

      • David Peterson

        omg, how does Nikon let this slip under the radar!

        Sigh :-/

        • Other companies have been promoting IBIS like crazy for the past few years just to find out that it is not actually helpful and Panasonic did not even include it in their latest GH5s camera. Now this is what I call marketing – IBIS was one of the main advantages of mirrorless cameras and now it seems like it was all BS.

    • I think this is also new: http://www.nikon.com/100th/

      • Allan

        Is that Marilyn holding a Nikon F?

        • Allan

          Yes, click on “Enter”, and it’s on the second page.

        • Yes 🙂

  • David Peterson

    Wow, FINALLY a little cheap pancake lens for Nikon shooters! Very tempted to grab this for my Nikon D5200 as a smaller causal shooting machine.

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