Interview with the team who worked on the Nikon D850 camera


A while back I posted links to a recent DC.Watch interview with the team who worked on the Nikon D850 camera. Yesterday a member of the NikonGear forum posted a nice recap of the interview:

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Nikon rumored to announce a new Nikkor macro lens (probably 60mm)


A week ago I reported that Nikon is rumored to announce a new macro lens. The potential candidate for a replacement could be the AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens which was announced back in January 2008. I was told that this upcoming lens was the reason for the delay of the Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set - Nikon wanted to ensure that the adapter will be compatible with the new macro lens.

The Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set is recommended to be used with the AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens. The adapter can be used with a few other lenses as well:

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Update on the latest Nikon D850 shipments in the US

Nikon D850 camera with Kerlee 35mm F/1.2 lens

Nikon D850 camera with Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 lens

Update - I changed some of the dates based on the latest information received from readers.

New Nikon D850 shipments were delivered to many authorized dealers in the US this week. Here are the latest (updated) waiting times for existing pre-orders in the three major online stores in the US:

  • Amazon: now shipping to pre-orders placed on November 22nd
  • Adorama: now shipping to pre-orders placed on November 14th
  • B&H: now shipping to pre-orders placed on September 20th
  • BestBuy: now shipping to pre-orders placed on October 9th

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Nikon SnapBridge 2.0.1 released with some major improvements


Nikon released a new update for SnapBridge (version 2.0.1) with some major improvements including improved remote control functionality.

Download links: iOS | Android.

Here is the full list of changes:

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New $100 price drop on the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens


Today Sigma reduced the price of their new Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens by $100 - the new price will be $699 (B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon). The price drop will be valid until December 31, 2017. Most of the Sigma Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals are also still valid. The full press release can be found here.


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The new Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set for the D850 delayed until March 2018



Nikon Japan released an update that the new Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set ($139.95) for the D850 will be delayed until mid-March, 2018. The adapter will let you scan film at 45.7MP:

"The ES-2 is a Film Digitizing Adapter that lets you easily convert your film images to digital. Taking advantage of the high-pixel count of the D850's 45.7 MP, the Film Digitizing Adapter lets you convert both 35mm slides and negatives to digital files. Using a lens such as the AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED attached to the D850, the camera's digitizing function automatically reverses the colors and stores them as JPEG images. This once time-consuming process involving a film scanner can be done much more quickly. For negative strips, use the FH-4 Strip Film Holder with the ES-2 and for slides, use the FH-5 Slide Mount Holder with the ES-2." (Nikon)

Nikon ES-2 pre-orders: B&H | AdoramaWEX (UK)

The Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter is compatible only with the D850, for other cameras you can use the older Nikon ES-1 model.

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