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.
Nikon has now officially announced their new entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera, the Nikon Z5. It’s $1,399 has a 24.3-megapixel sensor, dual UHS-II card slots, shoots 4K video, 5-axis sensor-shift IBIS, and Nikon’s even made an official vertical grip available for it.
The specs for the new Nikon Z5 are pretty much as previously expected, although a few things have been confirmed. The 4K video does indeed only go up to 30fps and 1080p HD at up to 60fps. The dual card slots are, surprisingly, UHS-II, which means it should be able to clear that stills buffer quite quickly.
The Nikon Z5 camera is almost here. Rumours of a July announcement came last month, and now we’re only four days away from the expected July 21st announcement. And while some of the previously rumoured lenses aren’t now expected to be announced at the same time, we will apparently be hearing about one, the Nikkor Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 and a couple of teleconverters.
With the announcement this close, it’s no surprise that serial-leaker, Nokishita has managed to uncover the specs for the upcoming camera, and they’ve posted them to their platform of choice, Twitter.
July is turning out to be a potentially exciting month in the full-frame mirrorless world. Sony is finally expected to announce the A7S III, Canon will be announcing both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 bodies, and Nikon seems set to announce a new Z5 mirrorless camera.
But that’s not all. Sony is also getting ready to announce the 14-24mm f/2.8 GM, Canon is expected to announce a bunch of new glass for their RF system and now Nikon Rumors reports that three new Z Mount lenses are to be announced alongside the Z5 at some point this month, possibly on or around July 21st.
Nikon’s been pretty quiet about new mirrorless camera developments since the launch of the Z6 and Z7. Other than the Z50, we’ve seen very little action at all on the Z mount system at all, except for the obvious lens expansion.
But now, according to Mirrorless Rumors, Nikon is getting ready to announce the Z5 next month. If the Z6 is analogous to the D750, the Z5 looks like it could be a continuation of the potentially-discontinued D600 series, set to compete with Canon’s EOS RP. But, with extras – like dual UHS-II SD card slots.
According to an interview on French website, Phototrend, Nikon plans to step up the speed when it comes to their Z mount lens roadmap. Nikon also talked about some of the needs and feedback they’ve received from users about the types of lenses they want.
Phototrend says that they had planned to put these questions to Nikon face to face during their visit to Japan in February. Due to COVID-19, however, this could not take place. Now they’ve received answers from Nikon’s marketing department.
One of the biggest issues any time a new camera system is released, is the lack of lenses. It’s what held back Sony’s first couple of generations, and it’s one of the hesitations amongst buyers towards Canon and Nikon’s mirrorless offerings – especially when the native RF and Z mount lenses are so expensive.
Fortunately, both Nikon and Canon have a long history and have released their own lens adapters for the new systems. But how does a Nikon 85mm f/1.8G lens compare to the Nikon 85mm f/1.8S? That’s what Dariusz Breś wanted to find out, so he compared the $427 F mount lens to the $797 Z mount lens on the Nikon Z7.