Photography Highlights from CES 2019

The Consumer Electronics show is coming to a close in Las Vegas so I thought I’d highlight a few interesting photography related announcements. Typically this is not a show where large manufacturers present a lot of new photographic gear, but every year there are a few things worth taking a look at. Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm F/4 S Lens Nikon unveiled the next lens for their Z-mount system at CES 2019, and it comes in the impressively small form of the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S. Much like the 24-70 f/4 S, this lens collapses into itself when not in …

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Nikon Launches the Compact Nikkor 500mm F/5.6E PF Lens

Nearly overshadowed by the launch of Nikon’s new mirrorless cameras was the official launch and price details of the exciting Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF lens – scheduled for a September 13th 2018 launch at $3599.95. The lens is the second lens in the Nikkor lineup to utilize a phase fresnel lens element (PF), after the Nikkor 300mm f/4 PF. Fresnel lens technology allows for smaller and lighter lenses by bending light at a more acute angle than standard aspherical lens elements. The resulting short length (23.7cm) of the new 500mm PF will surely be exciting for wildlife photographers who want …

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Nikon’s New Full Frame Mirrorless System Just a Couple of Days Away

Nikon continue to teases us with more videos about their upcoming new full frame mirrorless cameras, the supposed Z6 and Z7. In their latest video, camera beta testers share their first opinions and we get another few sneaky glances at the camera’s form factor. The cameras will be unveiled on the 23rd of August.    

Nikon and Their Camera Durability Testing

Nikon Asia published this fascinating look at the durability testing procedures for their high end cameras. The video features the D850 and has lots of interesting tidbits in it about temperature and humidity testing, among other things.