Weekly Nikon news flash #612

Transcend launched new CF express readers (more info available here).

This camera bag raised almost $600k on Kickstarter.

→ Here is another crazy funded project: the Benro Polaris smart electric tripod head with camera interface controller and remote DSLR preview and configuration through wi-fi/cellular is going to soon pass the two million dollar mark with another 21 days to go.

ON1 released Photo RAW 2021.1 with new features and enhancements to Portrait AI, added support for .ABR Adobe brush files, slider control improvements, support for new cameras and lenses. A free 14-day trials are available for all ON1 products (no credit card required). ON1 also announced four new plugins that now also have Capture One support and new Creative Styles volume 2 for ON1 Photo RAW. More info available at PhotoRumors.

Adorama is currently running their exclusive semi-annual lightning sale.

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Deal of the day: $75 off the Irix 45mm f/1.4 and Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Dragonfly lenses for Nikon F-mount

Another good deal from Irix USA on two lenses for Nikon F-mount (brand new lenses, available only at Amazon):

This promotion will end tomorrow (Monday). Make sure you click the $75 off checkbox in the listing:

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Shooting Birds In Flight (BIF) from a balcony during the quarantine with the Nikon Z50

As the lockdown eased, I did a trip to Ganeshgudi, Karnataka. Here is a shot from that trip. Shot with the Dx 50-250 :-) Very decent!

Shooting Birds In Flight (BIF) from a balcony during the quarantine with the Nikon Z50 by Krishnan Venkitachalam:

My casual shooting camera a Sony RX100 ver 1 had gone bust a few months ago. I was looking for a replacement for my Sony which has served me well for over nine years. Initially I had thought another RX100 (RX100 VII specifically) but I discovered that the cost was similar to the Nikon Z50. The Z50 is a bit larger in size but still is compact enough with the kit lens. I thought I’d give it a try. Then there is this flexibility of changing lenses which is not there with the RX100. I decided on the Z50.

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Nikon Z cameras gain 30% throughput with CFExpress memory cards

Nikon Z cameras gain 30% throughput with CFExpress memory cards:

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Exclusive deal ending soon: get 10% off all Oberwerth products

You can still get 10% off all Oberwerth products with coupon code “Rumors21“. This discount cannot be combined with any other offer and is valid only at oberwerth.com for a limited time.

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Just released: Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO for Nikon Z-mount

Venus Optics just released their Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO APS-C lens for Nikon Z-mount:

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The new Nikon WR-R11a, WR-R11b and WR-T10 remote controllers are now in stock

The new Nikon WR-R11a/WR-T10 and Nikon WR-R11b/WR-T10 remote controller combo sets are now in stock.

The new Nikon WR-R11a (B&H | Amazon) and Nikon WR-R11b (B&H | Amazon) remote controller are also in stock.

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Avalanche is a new universal photo library import tool that preserves all edits

Avalanche is a new software solution developed by the French company Cyme. With Avalanche you can import/export photo libraries between different platforms while preserving all edits (Aperture, Lightroom, Luminar and soon CaptureOne – new platforms are being added on a regular basis).

Cyme recently released a new version of Avalanche that is compatible with Luminar AI. The new Avalanche for Luminar can migrate existing Aperture, Lightroom (and soon CaptureOne) photo catalogs into Luminar catalogs while keeping all edits. The press release can be found here. Additional information is available here:

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