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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIi_p0wLHkM    

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.

Nikon Teases Full Frame Mirrorless Camera + Leaked Photos

I don’t tend to write too many news stories on this site but every now and then something comes up that will surely make waves within the industry. Rumours have been swirling around for some time about a potential full frame mirrorless camera from Nikon, and judging by the teaser video they just released, it appears that we are going to see it very soon. The video clearly highlights a brand new mount which will be called the FX mount. The photography industry has been patiently waiting for both Nikon and Canon to enter the full frame mirrorless market so …

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Canon Vs. Nikon – Here’s How to Make Your Choice!

The Canon Vs. Nikon debate has raged for decades and whilst you could probably argue that it has now become Canon Vs. Nikon Vs. Sony, I don’t think I’m quite ready to tackle that broader argument. However, this week I have finally decided to write something about the longer standing traditional match up because I’ve finally reached some sort of zen-like clarity about it. I’m a Canon user myself and I have been all my career, but to put Nikon users at ease that this isn’t going to be an unfair fight, I’ll preface this by saying that Canon’s recent …

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Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E VR Review

Exploring the Creative Possibilities of a Super Telephoto Lens I’ve been a Nikon DSLR shooter for over 10 years now. Starting out with the small but mighty 6-megapixel D70S that did so much to crack open the hobbyist/amateur market, I’ve been lucky enough to build up my skills and photographic repertoire just as digital photography technology seemed to evolve and mature in parallel. For many, that initial leap in to the DSLR world is soon followed by the realization that the performance and creative capabilities of any camera are limited nearly as much by lens choice as by megapixels, shutter …

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