Weekly Nikon news flash #580


→ The new ON1 Photo RAW 2020.5 with ON1 360 is now available (additional information available here).


Revoring is a new variable step ring for camera lens filters.


→ New LIFEGUARD skin for Nikon Z6/Z7 cameras.


Firmware version 7 released for the Commlite CM-ENF-E1 Pro Nikon F-mount lens to Sony E-mount autofocus adapter.

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Ten young lions: an extraordinary 24 hours at Qorokwe


Ten young lions: an extraordinary 24 hours at Qorokwe is by Dr. Christiaan Winterbach (see also his previous blog post), photos by Christiaan Winterbach and Johan Calitz (originally posted 23 June 2020 on the Wilderness Safaris blog):

Qorokwe area of the Okavango Delta, Botswana

4 June: It is first light; it is cold and we are approaching Sunset Pan. Something is moving in the grass. It is a lion. Make that ten lions. It is the first time that we see this group of young lions since February. It is a very unusual group of lions. They all are between 2 and 3 years old. There are no adult lions with them.

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Fourth of July photo deals


Most of the July 4th photo deals are set to expire on Monday:

July 4 deals at Adorama and B&H Photo
Get 100 off Capture One Pro 20
Get $35 off Luminar with code NIKONRUMORS
Get 20% off Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI sale
Get 15% off Topaz Labs products with code RUMORS15
Get 30% off DxO NIK Collection 3 with code NIKONRUMORS  
Get 75% off Franzis Photographer Collection 2
Get 35% off Franzis products with code NIKONRUMORS-35
Get 20% off ON1 software with code NIKONRUMORS
Get 40% off Rocky Nook books with code NIKONRUMORS 
Get 20% off ThinkTank products with code ThinkTank20
Get 20% off eBay photo listings with code PLUS20
Get 10% off LIFE+GUARD skins with code JULY4
Get 10% off PhotoWhoa with code PRIDE20

What’s new on Kickstarter:

REVORING: variable step ring for your camera lens filters
FERNWEH: the backpacking bag for photography & the outdoors
The Photography Deck: camera cheat sheet playing cards
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May 2020 CIPA numbers: DSLR -54%, mirrorless -42%


CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association in Japan) published their camera production data for May, 2020 (orange: 2020, black: 2019, blue: 2018, click for larger view):

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Xitek’s interview with Nikon on the Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 Noct lens


Xitek published a new interview with Nikon on the new Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 Noct lens. Nikon initially wanted to implement autofocus in the lens, but the size would be “far beyond imagination”:

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The new Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.4 II lenses for Nikon F-mount are now available for pre-order


The new Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.4 series II manual focus lenses with AE chip for Nikon F-mount are now available for pre-order:

  • Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 II lens for Nikon: Adorama | B&H
  • Samyang/Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 II lens for Nikon: Adorama | B&H

The lenses were announced back in May - additional information can be found here:

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