Weekly Nikon news flash #623


Nikon Nikkor Z lens roundup.


ON1 announced a new application for image noise removal called NoNoise AI.


→ Get a free quote for your Nikon gear at Adorama.


→ New Think Tank Photo rotation backpack series announced.

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Shooting wildlife with an ancient DSLR camera – by Des Ong

Mountain Gorilla, Uganda.

Mountain Gorilla, Uganda.

Wagler’s Pit Viper, Malay Peninsular

Wagler’s Pit Viper, Malay Peninsular

Cheetah, South Africa

Cheetah, South Africa

Palla’s Long Tongue Bats, Costa Rica

Palla’s Long Tongue Bats, Costa Rica

“Shooting wildlife with an ancient DSLR camera” – by Des Ong (website | Facebook | Instagram, see also his previous guest posts):

I feel like a dinosaur, still using a brick that is the Nikon D4s, in 2021. Mirrorless bodies certainly look very interesting and the boy in me is eager to try my hands on the new toys. As a wildlife photographer, the particular features I like is the autofocus system, specifically the animal eye-AF, the silent electronic shutter and finally the size/weight saving. I do have some reservations though, for example the electronic viewfinder, the battery life, the cost of migration, and the limited range of Z lenses.

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EasyCover for Nikon Z6II and Z7II cameras released, currently in stock




EasyCover released new silicone camera cases for the Nikon Z6II and Z7II mirrorless cameras. Three different colors are available: black, yellow, and camouflage. All three versions are currently in stock at B&H Photo and some of the colors are also in stock at Amazon.

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Ending this weekend: $20 off the new version of Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI 



The $20 off the new version 5.5.0 of Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI will be ending on May 7, 2021 (see the new and updated Topaz Labs pricing).


Also: Topaz Labs Image Quality Bundle is now on sale for $149.99 (orig. $259.97).


You can also get an additional 15% off all Topaz Labs products with code RUMORS15.

Here is what’s new in the latest Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI version 5.5.0:

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Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens tested at DxOMark


DxOMark posted their review of the Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens – here is their conclusion:

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7Artisans 50mm f/1.05 full-frame mirrorless lens for Nikon Z sample photos



Some sample photos from the 7Artisans 50mm f/1.05 full-frame mirrorless lens for Nikon Z-mount courtesy of Dariusz Breś (see also his previous posts):

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Nikon Z30 APS-C mirrorless camera mockup

A new Nikon Z APS-C mirrorless camera has been rumored for a while. I believe the new Z model will most likely come without an EVF and it should be announced in the next 2-3 months. DIYphotography recently published a very good mockup of what this new camera could look like:


A while back Nikon had a design patent for what the Nikon Z30 could look like (still not sure what the final camera model/name will be):

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New Nikon US rebates: up to $300 off on select Nikkor Z and F lenses, $500 off the Nikon D850, $300 off the D780


Nikon USA introduced new rebates for the month of May – you can find the new pricing at Adorama, B&H Photo and Amazon. The new discounts include Nikkor Z and F mount lenses as well as $500 off the Nikon D850 and $300 off the Nikon D780 cameras. Here is the full list:

Product Reg price New price Discount
NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S $1,047 $947 $100
NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S $997 $897 $100
NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S $847 $697 $150
NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S $597 $497 $100
NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S $797 $697 $100
NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S $1,297 $1,097 $200
NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 $897 $797 $100
NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S $2,397 $2,197 $200
NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S $2,297 $2,097 $200
NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 S $2,597 $2,397 $200
NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G $447 $377 $70
NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G $217 $197 $20
NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G $1,597 $1,447 $150
NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G DX $197 $167 $30
NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G $747 $677 $70
NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E $1,997 $1,797 $200
NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G $1,697 $1,547 $150
NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G $1,097 $797 $300
NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G DX $647 $587 $60
NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G DX $697 $627 $70
NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E $597 $397 $200
Nikon D780 $2,297 $1,997 $300
Nikon D780 + 24-120mm f/4G $2,797 $2,497 $300
Nikon D850 $2,997 $2,497 $500
Nikon Z50 + 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 $997 $897 $100
Nikon Z50 + 16-50mm + 50-250mm $1,347 $1,097 $250
Nikon Creator’s Kit: Z50 + 16-50mm $1,147 $997 $150

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