Nikon has announced the release of their new Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 lens for the Z mount mirrorless camera series. A compact and lightweight prime lens with “high portability ideal for casual everyday shooting” according to the Nikon website. This lens furthers the lineup for their full-frame Z mount mirrorless cameras.
I mean, yeah, ok, so there’s a global semiconductor shortage, but it always seems to be the same old story these days whenever any manufacturer releases a new lens. “There was higher demand than we expected!” is the usual excuse. Well, it’s Nikon’s turn again. No excuses this time, though. Just the facts.
While the shortage might be partially to blame this time around, Nikon has apologised in advance for delayed shipping of some pre-orders for the recently announced Nikon Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S macro lens for Z mount mirrorless cameras. They haven’t explicitly stated a reason for the delay, although there are only really two possible causes.
Nikon has now officially announced two new macro lenses for their Z mount mirrorless system. The “normal” length macro is the Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8, with a minimum focus distance of 16cm. The other is the Nikon Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S, offering stabilisation and a 1:1 reproduction ratio with a 29cm minimum focus distance.
The 105mm f/2.8 VR S also features the built-in OLED display found on Nikon’s Z mount pro zooms like the 14-24mm, 24-70mm & 70-200mm f/2.8 S trio, as well as the 50mm f/1.2 S prime lens. This lets you quickly see and adjust various settings including aperture, focus distance and other settings.
The Nikon Z30 has been long-awaited as an entry-level camera in Nikon’s mirrorless lineup. Thanks to the release of the DX-format Nikon Z50, we know that Nikon isn’t afraid of sharing its Z mount between formats. The Z50 essentially replaced the old D5x00 series bodies in Nikon’s DSLR lineup, but what about the D3x00 series?
Well, that’s where the hypothetical Z30 would step in. And a new camera registration spotted by Nokishita, suggests that the Nikon Z30 camera announcement may be coming very soon. The filing in Taiwan doesn’t explicitly name the camera s the Nikon Z30, giving it the codename “N2016”, but I think it’s unlikely that we’d see a Nikon Z50 II already.
Nikon has officially announced the development of a new Nikon Z9 full-frame flagship mirrorless camera. This would be the first flagship mirrorless camera from Nikon, set to replace the Nikon D6. Nikon say it represents a “significant leap” in performance & tech and is scheduled for release during 2021.
Well, it was only a few days ago that Nikon confirmed that a Z mirrorless flagship would be on the way at some point during 2021. Now, it seems that we might get at least a development announcement way sooner than anybody expected. Tomorrow, in fact, according to a report on Nikon Rumors.
To be clear, it’s just the development of the camera that’s expected to be officially announced tomorrow, not the camera itself. It’s unlikely we’ll get any solid specs beyond those that have been suggested so far in the recent DPReview interview, but at least this would confirm for sure that Nikon isn’t getting out of the business.
Nikon Imaging manager, Keiji Oishi has confirmed in an interview with DPReview that they are working on a new Z mount mirrorless flagship camera. Its goal is to beat the Nikon D6, it’s going to have a new high resolution stacked CMOS sensor and it’s going to be announced in 2021.
Mr Oishi says that the new camera will be “a major technological leap for stills photographers”, although they’re not neglecting video and are considering powerful video features like 8K resolution footage in order to meet the demands of today’s market who are constantly demanding more, bigger, better, faster.
Nikon has just updated its Z-mount lens roadmap and added three new lenses. Silhouettes of three new primes have been added, and they are 400mm, 600mm, and the “Micro 50mm.”
Nikon has now officially announced their new Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II mirrorless cameras. Marking what is essentially the second generation of Nikon’s adventure into mirrorless cameras, they update the Nikon Z6 & Z7 cameras with a few highly demanded features – although they’re still largely incremental rather than revolutionary updates.
Like their predecessors, the Z6 II and Z7 II contain the same 24.5-megapixel and 45.7-megapixel BSI CMOS sensors of the Z6 and Z7 respectively, although the new cameras come with Nikon’s new Dual Expeed 6 processing engine – offering more speed, better autofocus and buffer performance. The new cameras also get dual card slots as well.
Irix has finally announced that their 11mm T4.3, 15mm T2.6, 45mm T1.5 and 150mm T3.0 Cine lenses are now available for Canon RF, Nikon Z and Leica L mount camera systems. Until now, these lenses had only been available in Canon EF, Sony E, Arri PL and Micro Four Thirds mounts. The Irix Cine lenses are based on their popular photography lenses, some of which we’ve reviewed here on DIYP before.