Monthly Archives: May 2018

Weekly Nikon news flash #472

→ The Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens is now £130 off in the UK: Amazon UK | WEX | Park Camera. → Old Nikon F5 commercial.

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens review

This Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens ($12,396.95) field test is by Kjetil Schjølberg (Instagram) – the pictures were taken with the D850 in Norway and Kenya: The last ten days I was able to test the new Nikon 180-400mm in a variety of situations. As mainly a wildlife photographer I […]

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Havana people with the Nikon Df and an old Nikkor 28mm manual lens

Havana people with the Nikon Df and an old Nikkor 28mm manual lens by Julien Hautcoeur (Web | Instagram | Facebook | Tumblr | Flickr | see also his previous guest post): Getting closer Famous Magnum photographer Robert Capa once said: « If Your Photos Aren’t Good Enough, You’re Not Close Enough ». Here is the challenge I wanted to achieve when […]

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Price of Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens: $1,599, pre-orders now open

The price of the new Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens is now officially announced: $1,599/£1,500/€1,499. Pre-orders are now open at: B&H Adorama Amazon Park Camera (UK) The price of the Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED lens is $2,196.95. Additional information on the latest Sigma lens can be found here, sample photos are available here: Sigma announces the […]

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Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens for Nikon F-mount now available for pre-order

The Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens for Nikon F-mount is now available for pre-order at B&H. I believe this is an old lens (announced in Japan in 2016?) and I am not sure why it just got listed for pre-order as a “new release”. Maybe this is a new version? Shipping is expected to […]

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Nikon D5 firmware update version 1.30 released

Nikon released firmware update version 1.30 for the Nikon D5 DSLR camera (I reported about it yesterday on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Google+). The new firmware can be downloaded from Nikon’s website. Here is the changelog:

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Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set: first reviews and feedback

Last week B&H started shipping a new batch of the Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set to existing pre-orders placed in November last year (the backlog is still pretty big). The first Nikon ES-2 reviews are already available online: Here are is a quick feedback on the Nikon ES-2 from a reader (thanks Jürgen Schneidenbach):

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Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lens for Nikon F-mount available for pre-order, shipping starts next week

The new Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lens for Nikon F-mount is available for pre-order at the official Laowa website and at B&H (pre-orders from the website usually ship faster). The official release is expected at the end of the month. Additional information on the Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lens including sample photos, technical specifications, MTF […]

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