New Nikon lens-only rebates coming this weekend in the US


This weekend Nikon will introduce new lens-only rebates on the following Nikkor lenses (new prices listed below, you can see the current price by clicking on the lens link):

I will get the full details and will post them online on February 3rd. The D850 price drop and Nikon Z trade-in program are still active.

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Coming soon: Hoodman Hoodeye Eyecup for Nikon Z cameras


Hoodman is planning to release a new eyecup for Nikon Z cameras in the next 2-3 months. The new eyecup will be one of the round designs rather than the teardrop shape. This will let it be used in horizontal or vertical orientation. The eyecup will have a cutout for the eye sensor on the EVF - similar to the model they sell for the Sony mirrorless (pictured above).

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The 2018-2019 Nikon Photo Contest ends tomorrow


There is only one day left for the 2018-2019 Nikon Photo Contest. You can still submit your work directly on the website until January 31st, 2019, 1:00 PM (Japan Standard Time). Participation is free.

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Where is the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens?


I have not seen any reports of the new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens being shipped to existing pre-orders for a while (I  think the last batch was shipped back in October last year). At one point Amazon even removed the lens listing from their website (now it is back on). Here are the possible reasons I received from sources on why this lens is still not available:

Update: coincidentally a new batch of the 500mm f/5.6 lenses just started shipping in the US two days ago.

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2019-2020 Nikon Storytellers Scholarship announced


Nikon announced the second year of their Nikon Storytellers Scholarship which awards ten eligible students with $10,000:

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ON1 Photo RAW 2019.2 released with tethered support for the Nikon Z6, Z7 and D850


Today ON1 released Photo RAW 2019.2 with tethered support for the Nikon Z6, Z7 and D850 cameras.

You can get a 30-day trial version of ON1 Photo RAW 2019.2. I also have a 20% off exclusive coupon code: NIKONRUMORS - this coupon will discount the regular price for both the upgrade ($79.99) and the full version ($99.99) of ON1 Photo RAW 2019.2.

Also, lens correction profiles were added for these lenses:

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