Surprise, surprise: Nikon has announced that it can’t handle the orders for its 800mm f/6.3 and 400mm f/2.8 lenses for Z-mount mirrorless cameras. According to the company, the orders have exceeded expectations, so you can’t order either of these lenses at the moment. How long will it last, I hear you ask? Nobody knows.
Nikon Z9 first impressions from a long-time Nikon shooter
In all my years in photography, I don’t think any camera has had as much buzz leading up to its release as the Nikon Z 9. There were many reasons for that, both good and bad, but now that the camera’s here, does it live up to the hype? After one week of using it, I think so. (Disclaimer: I taught Nikon School for Nikon – as a contractor – from 2002 to 2018, and was paid to moderate one of their Facebook groups for the past three years. At this time, however, I have no connection with them.)
I received my Z 9 the evening of Dec. 29, and spent that and the next night working my way through the camera’s 900+ page “Reference Guide” PDF, Thankfully, as a life-long Nikon user, most of the controls and menus were familiar to me. So what I was looking for were the new things, or improvements to current features. I found plenty of those, some of which I’ll be using right away, some occasionally, and of course, some never (because the camera’s not made just for me).
Nikon Announces Z 28-75mm f/2.8 and teases 800mm f/6.3 Z-mount lenses
Nikon has just added two new lenses for its Z-mount line. Nikkor Z 28-75mm f/2.8 is a lightweight zoom for your full-frame mirrorless Nikon, and the company boasts by making “the sleekest f/2.8 zoom for FX-format cameras it’s ever produced.” Other than the new zoom, a super-telephoto 800mm f/6.3 prime is coming, too. It’s still in the works, but Nikon used the opportunity to present that one to the public as well.
Nikon launches compact retro-styled Nikkor Z 28mm f/2.8 lens
Nikon has added a new lens to its Z-mount line. The Nikkor Z 28mm f/2.8 is a compact and affordable wide-angle prime, offering you all the perks of a modern lens. But what it stands out for is its nostalgic design, as it was made to resemble the Nikon lenses we used with film SLR cameras.
Deal alert: Save up to $700 on Nikon gear in November
If you’re looking into treating yourself with some new Nikon gear or even switching systems, now might be a good time. Nikon is offering a bunch of deals throughout November, and you can save up to $700 on DSLR and mirrorless cameras and lenses.
Nikon’s Z9 flagship is a 45-megapixel speed demon that shoots 8K video without overheating
The day has come: the Nikon Z9 has just been officially announced. After a few teaser videos and even a leak from no other than Nikon itself, we finally have complete information about the company’s latest flagship camera.
Nikon releases fourth Z9 teaser – confirms official release announcement tomorrow
Well, it looks like we won’t have to wait another week between the final teaser and the official announcement for Nikon’s upcoming new Z9 flagship mirrorless camera. The fourth and final teaser just went live and Nikon has also posted an official Z9 launch event, which will apparently last the entirety of October 28th, starting at 8am Eastern.
The fourth teaser hints at both the speed of the camera as well as its potential slow-motion video capabilities. Other than that, though, it doesn’t reveal much else. But, we don’t have long to wait now.
Nikon India accidentally leaks Nikon Z9 promo video – confirms 8K at 60fps and raw stills at 20fps
The Nikon Z9 is expected to be announced this week and we all suspected that there would probably be at least a couple of leaks leading up to the official announcement. What probably none of us expected is that it would be Nikon themselves who leaked it. But that appears to be exactly what’s happened.
Nikon India accidentally posted the Z9 promo video a little early. It’s since been removed, although it’s been downloaded and reposted in a bunch of locations and it confirms some of the specs for the upcoming camera.
Nikon’s third teaser focuses on speed and eye and object recognition tracking AF
Nikon released its third Nikon Z9 trailer recently, which focuses on its object tracking and Eye AF capabilities, along with a hint about its burst mode speed towards the end. The video shows off vehicle recognition – something we first saw from Canon with the EOS R3 – which appears to track both cars and motorcycles.
We also see some of the Eye AF performance, along with a pretty rapid burst shooting mode at the end that sounds very quick indeed. For reference, the Nikon D6 shoots 14fps with its mechanical shutter.
Nikon’s second Z9 teaser shows no 8K record limit and possible first look at Nikkor Z 100-400mm lens
After releasing the first teaser for the Nikon Z9 last week, Nikon has now released another, showing off its wildlife shooting capabilities. And while the teaser doesn’t really reveal any specs about the new camera, it also seems to possibly tease the anticipated Nikkor Z 100-400mm lens that’s expected to be announced this year.
One thing we do see in the teaser, though, is that there’s no 30-minute filming limit, and the video suggests that there’s no overheating issues, either, showing video capture with the Z9 shooting 4320p (that’s 8K) for up to an hour and twenty minutes – which is pretty impressive in the middle of what looks like sub-Saharan Africa.
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