Originally reported as just a weekend sale, it appears this deal might actually be a little more long term. Nikon previously bundled the FTZ F Mount to Z Mount adapter with their Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras as a promotional bundle offering $100 discount as a package. Now the FTZ adapter is included with the purchase of either camera completely free.
While Nikon’s lens roadmap is pretty clear, their intentions for future bodies isn’t, really. But Nikon has suggested that a lower entry level full frame mirrorless camera to compete with Canon’s recently announced EOS RP would be on the way. Now it looks like we might have the first leaked photo of that body, and it appears to have a name. The Nikon Z1.
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.
If you have planned to switch to Nikon Z mirrorless system, perhaps now is a good time. Nikon has launched a trade-in program which offers discounts on Z6 and Z7 cameras if you hand over your working DLSR or mirrorless. And on top of your old camera’s value, you will get up to $400 additional discount.
Battery problem? Nooo! More than 5,500 pictures.
I have read in several places that the battery only allows 300 pictures. This is a complete lie. With a single battery, I am able to shoot more than 5,500 photographs without recharging. All were shot in RAW. I also had activated the stabilizer in normal and sport. The camera was in airplane mode. I do not know if this affects a lot.
I think that only using the electronic viewfinder, you could easily shoot 7000 or 8000 photographs. In addition, I must note that I used a 2-year-old battery that I used to use for my old Nikon d750 for the test.
At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nikon announced that Z series of lenses is going wide: NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S is the latest addition to the Z family. It’s not only the first ultra-wide lens for the Z system but also the world’s first ultra-wide full-frame lens that lets you attach filters on the front.
Last month, Chinese company KIPON announced the first line of third-party lenses for Canon EOS R and Nikon Z cameras. ELEGANT, a line-up of five prime lenses for both Nikon and Canon, is now available for ordering in case you want to treat your full-frame mirrorless camera with a new lens.
Sometimes, branding or naming products doesn’t always go as a company intends. They call it one thing, they want us to call it that thing, but then the general public calls it something else. Apparently, Nikon’s two new mirrorless cameras are a case of this.