If you’re a Nikon fanboy or fangirl, prepare for something extraordinary. Heck, you’ll love this video even if you’re like me and not a gearhead at all. Bellamy Hunt, a.k.a. Japan Camera Hunter, visited the Nikon Museum in Tokyo, and he brings you a piece of this Nikon shooters’ mecca.
Nikon has announced that it will no longer offer an international warranty for its interchangeable lenses and accessories. This goes for both F-mount and Z-mount lenses, as well as mount adapters, speedlights, and other Nikon accessories you may have in your arsenal.
It looks like we’re about to get two new Nikkor lenses for Nikon Z mirrorless cameras. According to the latest report, Nikon is about to announce Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S and Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S, and it’s rumored that they’re coming as soon as next week. So, let’s see what we know so far.
First, a little backstory to this piece… For much of my young career, I shot Canon. Be it the 1D, 1D2, 1DS, 1D3, 1DS2 and 1DS3, let’s just say I had a thing for the ergonomics of that chassis. In every camera I would replace the focusing screen with the cross-style manual focusing option and would never use AF. To make things even more difficult, I only shot primes. In the beginning the main zoom from Canon was the original EF 28-70mm f/2.8L, and if you have used one, you know the drawbacks. It was also a time when there were not a lot of solid third-party lens options; Sigma had never dreamed of an ART lens and Tokina was even further behind.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been affecting people and businesses all over the world, and it hasn’t spared the photo industry. After Canon temporarily shutting down some of its factories, now Nikon is delaying the launch of the Nikkor 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens due to “the global impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak.”
Well, this one’s come just in time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, huh? While Canon seems to be dumping EF, Nikon isn’t abandoning the F mount.
Nikon has now announced their new AF-S 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens, costing a whopping $9,496.95. It looks like an absolute monster of a lens, but ideally suited to shooting the kinds of sports they’re going to be having in Tokyo this year, as well as all the usual sporting events.
Like many people, I haven’t always been the biggest fan of Ken Rockwell over the years. But it’s Christmas Eve, and I’m in a relatively festive mood, so here we go. Ken has put out a video on the history of Nikon lenses that’s actually got some quite interesting information about it. It starts way back at Nikon’s beginnings 100 years and goes right up to the modern Z mount lenses.
While the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens was announced along with the Z 7 and Z 6 cameras, Nikon is now introducing the faster version of this standard zoom lens: Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8 S. It’s a lightweight, versatile lens and Nikon promises that it brings together a great performance, high precision, and optical superiority.