Monthly Archives: February 2018

New Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lens for Nikon F-mount announced

Venus Optics announced a new full frame macro lens for Nikon F-mount: Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra. The US price will be $399. Here are the details (Google translation):

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Two new Sigma lenses coming next week: 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art and 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art

Next week Sigma is rumored to announce two new lenses for the 2018 CP+ show: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art full frame lens – this will be a direct (and cheaper) competitor to the Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens ($2,196.95) Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art lens – unknown mount/sensor/type configuration. Update – here is a […]

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The new ProGrade memory cards are now shipping (no XQD for now)

ProGrade Digital is a new memory card company started by former Lexar executives that recently began producing professional-level CFast 2.0 and SDXC UHS-II memory cards and card readers. ProGrade memory cards are currently listed for sale on Amazon US and are already shipping – a reader just sent me the above picture of the ProGrade Digital SDXC […]

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Nikon live streaming at the 2018 WPPI expo

You can watch the live streaming of all Nikon events at the 2018 WPPI expo on this dedicated page. Streaming begins on Monday, February 26th (February 26-28). Check out also the WPPI specials from B&H that will include:

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Mean, green, D850 machine (Nikon D850 camera camo conversion)

Most of you know animalsbybarry who has been deciding for months if he should buy the Nikon D850 or the Sony a7r3. Barry finally decided to go with a good ol’ DSLR even though he strongly believes the future will be mirrorless. Barry shared some pictures with me from his Nikon D850 camera camo conversion: […]

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Nikon D500 Batterygate

A reader sent me some interesting finding regarding the Nikon D500 battery and the remaining battery capacity metering. The camera seems to have different metering of battery level than all other bodies (that use the same battery). This comparison was done with D850, D810, D750, D7200: the battery that is empty according to the D500 […]

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Back in Antarctica

Stefan Christmann recently returned from Antarctica and after a few weeks of adapting to the real world he wrote this post about some technical aspects of shooting with Nikon gear in Antarctica. You can find Stefan’s work on his website, Instagram and Facebook. You can check also his previous [NR] guest post (click on images for larger view): Soft clouds […]

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TowerJazz working on a new full frame sensors with global shutter

Since the Nikon D850 was announced, some speculation started here in the comment section of the [NR] blog that the D850 sensor was manufactured by the Israeli company TowerJazz. In November last year the CEO of TowerJazz said that “In the digital SLR market we engage with one of the leaders in the world in the development […]

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