Available now: Venus Optics Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF full-frame rectilinear autofocus lens for Nikon Z-mount

The previously reported Venus Optics Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF full-frame rectilinear autofocus lens for Nikon Z-mount is now officially announced and available for pre-order (should be listed soon at Amazon and B&H Photo). This is Laowa’s first autofocus ultra-wide angle lens and the world’s widest f/2.8 full-frame rectilinear lens. Shipping will start in mid-March. Additional information is available here.

Key Features:

  • Ultra-wide 10mm with f/2.8
  • Angle of View of 130°
  • Zero-D
  • Compact & Lightweight
  • Close Focusing Distance of 12cm
  • ⌀77mm Filter thread
  • 10-Point Sunstar
  • Accurate and Reliable AF Performance
  • Outstanding Optical Design
  • Excellent performance for Panorama and Astrophotography
  • Price: $799

Additional information:

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New minor Nikon Z8 firmware update coming soon

I was told that Nikon will release a new minor Nikon Z8 firmware update soon (version 2.01?) with an improved high ISO performance and some other minor fixes for the latest version 2.0.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #768

→ New versions of the Excire photo management software launched (additional information):

→ For the 2nd anniversary there is a new 20% off coupon code for Luminar Neo: AFF-FC7q (expires on February 26). The 20% off code could be used on top of any other existing offers.

→ Ulanzi is currently running a Spring Sale where you could get 10% off everything. The latest Ulanzi products can be found here (check also the Ulanzi Amazon store).

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New: PolarPro Defender camera body caps with a hidden AirTag/memory card compartment for Nikon Z cameras

PolarPro released new Defender camera body caps for Nikon Z cameras with a hidden AirTag/memory card compartment (AirTags are now on sale on Amazon).

The new caps are now listed for sale at B&H Photo and are coming soon also to the PolarPro Amazon store.

Three different colors and three different inserts are available:

Additional information:

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The 2024 CP+ show starts next week, what to expect from Nikon?

The 2024 CP+ show starts next week in Japan (February 22-25). Here are the potential new product announcements we may see from Nikon:

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What’s new on Kickstarter?

Fjord 50-C camera backpack – a 40L adventure photography backpack that expands to 50L.

Radiant Mega Sling – new sling bag designed for modern explorers, perfect for urban & outdoor enthusiasts.

CAZE is an all-in-one memory card reader solution that ensures your shots and content are shielded, organized, and ready for a fast transfer.

Luxceo M8 – the smallest wireless stereo mic: 2-in-1 charging case, 20 hours battery, 100m range, plug & play, noise reduction, magnetic, wireless charging case, monitoring.

Yashica night vision camera/binocular can shoot 4k UHD full-color video in the dark from up to 600 meters away with an impressive 0.0037 lux sensitivity.

Maven Wave 2 color-coded photography and videography filters: dark polarizers, variables, graduated ND, infrared 720, starry focus, and more.

Via PhotoRumors

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Deal of the day: Prime members can get $20 Amazon credit for unlimited photo backup

Amazon Prime members can now get $20 Amazon credit for backing up their photos via the Amazon Photos app (unlimited storage). The fine print for this offer can be found here:

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New Nikon Z8 bundle savings introduced in the US – up to $1,000 off when you combine Z8 + lens purchase

In addition to the current Nikon rebates program, B&H Photo introduced new Z8 bundle savings where you can get up to $1,000 off when you combine a Z8 camera + lens(es) purchase – use this link to configure your combo and see the savings:

Update – similar savings are also available for other Nikon Z cameras:

If you add all the lenses from the bundle, you will get $800 off + $200 off the camera = $1,000 off. The following three lenses, the FTZ II adapter, and some third-party products are available in the bundle:

Nikon rebates for February

Refurbished (renewed) Nikon gear at Amazon

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