Nikon Announced the Development of New Firmware for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500 Cameras

Nikon has announced more details of firmware in development for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500 cameras.

As previously reported, firmware is being planned that will add Eye-detection AF, CFexpress support and Raw video over HDMI to the Z6 and Z7, with AF and AE improvements also coming in May.

You might familiar with Eye AF which is found on Sony mirrorless cameras, including the a7 III and a7R III against which the Z6 and Z7 compete. Another significant upcoming feature is the ability to output ProRes RAW video to an Atomos Ninja V. This would make the Nikon Z6 and Z7 the first stills/video hybrid cameras to support RAW video output. Check out the details below. … Continue reading


Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens

The Nikon NIKKOR Z 2470mm f/2.8 S is a standart zoom lens for Nikon Z series mirrorless cameras; it features a constant f/2.8 aperture, providing sharp images and beautiful bokeh.

Compared to the AF-S 24-70mm F2.8 for F-mount, the new lens is 25% smaller and 18% lighter, with a totally redesigned optical formula comprising 17 elements in 15 groups. Additionally, the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S is the first NIKKOR lens to feature Nikon’s all-new ARNEO coating: a multi-layer coating that is used in conjunction with Nano Crystal Coating for superior anti-reflective performance.

The new NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S will be available in the spring of 2019 with a price tag of $2299. Here’s a short video in which photographer Ami Vitale shares her impressions of the lens and some sample photos shot with it: … Continue reading


Nikon Z7 Firmware 1.03 and Nikon Z6 Firmware 1.01 Released

Nikon has released new firmware updates for the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras.

This firmware Nikon Z7 firmware update 1.03 and Nikon Z6 firmware update 1.01 fixes several issues. The previously announced major firmware that will add Eye AF, RAW video support, CFexpress support to Z series is expected later.

Here are the list of changes with download links. … Continue reading


Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6 AF Test Video

Check out this Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6 AF test video. The newly announced Lumix S1 & S1R uses the same Depth from Defocus AF system as Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds cameras. As we all know that Nikon Z6 features 273 Phase AF points based Fullframe Sensor.

Panasonic S1’s ($2,497.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama) DFD is contrast-detect based but uses an understanding of each lens’s optical characteristics to work out where to drive the focus to. The camera’s AF Tracking mode has been updated, too. It now tracks whatever is under the focus point when you half-press (or AF-On) and then reverts to your original AF area when you release.

You can watch the AutoFocus Video test between the Panasonic S1 and Nikon Z6 ($1,996.95 at Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama ) camera below.  … Continue reading


Which Nikon full-frame camera to Buy? Nikon D5, D850, Z7, or Z6?

If you’re in the market for a new Nikon Full Frame FX Camera and you’re not sure what the differences are, check out this Youtube video by Jared Polin.

Even though Nikon has more than four full frame cameras on the market currently, video focuses on the Nikon Z7, Z6, D850 and D5. According to Jared, the Nikon D750 which is a fantastic camera is on it’s last legs and lacks some modern features. Check out the Which Nikon full-frame camera to Buy? Nikon D5, D850, Z7, or Z6? video below! … Continue reading


The New Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit

In addition to the new Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens and the upcoming Z-series firmware updates, Nikon also announced a new Nikon Z6 filmmaker’s kit.

The Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit includes just about everything the budding videographer needs for more advanced movie-making.  The bundle includes a range of equipment that helps users unlock the Z 6’s advanced video features and powerful potential.

Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit has price tag of $3999. If you are a serious videographer and need all these materials seperately, you’re definitely saving some money if you need all of that gear. In the box of Nikon Z6 filmmaker’s kit you can find; … Continue reading


Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens, Price $1,299

The Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens is a compact ultra-wide angle zoom designed for Nikon’s full-frame Z-series mirrorless cameras.

Featuring a new optical design, the compact and lightweight NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S delivers the high level of optical performance that still and video creators expect from the NIKKOR name. By utilizing the larger diameter and technological benefits of the Z Mount, Nikon was able to design an ultra-wide-angle lens that delivers superior optical performance and maximizes the potential of high pixel-count digital cameras such as the 45.7-megapixel Nikon Z7.

The Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens will be available in the spring for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $1,299.95. You can check pre-order options at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon. … Continue reading


Nikon Z6 & Z7 Eye AF Demo Video

Nikon officially announced that they will add CFexpress, eye AF and RAW video support to Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The new features will be incorporated in new firmware being developed for the Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless Nikon cameras, which will be displayed at the CES 2019 show in Las Vegas. Here is the Nikon Z6 & Z7 Eye AF Demo Video. Check out! … Continue reading


Nikon Z6 and Z7 Cameras To Get Firmware Update

Nikon has announced that new firmware is currently being developed for the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The company will  add Eye AF, RAW video output and CFexpress Support to the Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless Nikon cameras. The new features will be incorporated in new firmware being developed for the Nikon Z 7 and Z 6, which will be displayed at the CES 2019 show in Las Vegas.

There’s no confirmed release date yet for the firmware update. For more information check out the details below.  … Continue reading


Kipon Elegant Full-frame Lenses for Nikon Z and Canon R Cameras

KIPON announced ELEGANT series lenses, world-first full-frame lenses for new Nikon Z mount and Canon R mount cameras from third-party.

These Kipon Elegant lenses are rebranded and re-mounted versions of the HandeVision IBERIT 24, 35, 50, 75 and 90mm f/2.4 lenses currently available in Fujifilm X, Leica L, Leica M and Sony E mounts.

The new Kipon Elegant range of lenses will feature 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 90mm f/2.4 optics.  … Continue reading