The Japanese website Nokishita confirmed the upcoming announcement of the Nikon D7500 DSLR camera. Here is some additional information:
- The D7500 will use a new EN-EL15a battery
- The price of the D7500 in Japan will be ¥159,300 (around $1,400)
- Update - new D7500 accessories to be announced: EH-5c power adapter and DK-28 eyepiece
- Shipping is expected to start in June, 2017
Follow the new Nikon D7500 Facebook page for future detailed coverage.
→ Steve Perry, a long time [NR] contributor (check out his videos if you haven't yet), released a new e-book called "Secrets To The Nikon AF system".
→ An interesting accessory: Vello rapid lens changer for Nikon F mount:
Equipped with two locking Nikon F-mounts and easily accessed release switches, photographers will be able to quickly swap out their lenses while on the go. The mounts are made of metal and are designed to ensure that the lenses will be held with confidence. /picture copyrighted by T.I.M. 🙂
→ Here is something we all missed on April Fools' Day: the rare Nikon Apo Nikkor 1780mm lens was listed for sale on eBay for $4,300. Here is the description:
Designed for the military in the 70's. One of the world's rarest large format lenses is on sale here. The Nikon Apo Nikkor 1780mm was produced in the 1970s in an edition of 8 pieces. Some say it were only 6. The half went to the military.
Today, 4 photographers worldwide are known to own and use this lens. All ULF photographers, mostly for alternative processes and gigantic formats. This lens has an unbelieveable picture circle of 2310mm - 2 meters and 31 cm !!!!! The initial aperture is 14, the smallest aperture is 128. Picture angle is 36 ° Effective focal length is 1778mm. Weight 6.3 kilos. Flange 213 x 1,5
→ Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR ($2,796.95) vs. Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 ($1,299) lens comparisons (check out also the Tamron lens review at Lens Rentals):
The Nikon 100th anniversary exhibition on prototype cameras held at the Nikon Museum is now ongoing. Here are some of the models on display:
Some websites are reporting that Nikon will introduce new D760 and D850 cameras this month. I am pretty sure this will not happen. I already mentioned that as far as I know there is no D850 camera, even though the D850 model makes sense after the D750/D7500/D5/D500. To the best of my knowledge, the D810 replacement will be called D820 and not D850. Regarding the D750 replacement - I do not expect anything to happen anytime soon (maybe in late 2017 or in 2018).
The first leaked picture of the Nikon D7500 camera is courtesy of Nokishita. The official announcement will be next week on April 11th or the 12th. Shipping will start in June. The rumored specifications can be found here.
Like the new Nikon D7500 Facebook page for future detailed coverage.
I already reported that I expect new products to be announced in the 2nd or 3rd week of April. We are entering this period next week and there are already rumors floating around that we may see new products being introduced as early as next week (the one date I heard is April 11th but I am still not 100% sure). Nikon is already in their new financial year and I believe they have a lot of catching up to do. Here is a recap on what to expect: