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Imaging Resource Nikon interview: “will keep launching surprising and exciting products one after another”

Imaging Resource talked to a bunch of Nikon managers:

– Nikon does not expect the market to drop by 50% (like Canon predicted)
– Nikon will keep launching surprising and exciting products one after another
– Z-mount allows more symmetrical lens arrangement, so users will greatly benefit from the optical advantages.

There is also a lot of talk about the Z-mount tech but there is really nothing new there to see 🙂

Just announced: Profoto Connect Wireless Transmitter for Nikon

Profoto announced this new Connect Wireless Transmitter for Nikon. You can preorder it at BHphoto and more details can be read on that product page from Profoto.

Press text:

With the Profoto Connect Wireless Transmitter for Nikon cameras, you have a wireless connection with AirTTL lights that controls flash sync, remote control, Auto TTL, and HSS. The transmitter also controls flash sync and remote control in Air lights. There are three settings on the Connect transmitter itself. Auto being the first, takes all the guess work of setting up your flashes. The manual setting is there if you want to set the flashes yourself and be more creative. The final setting, of course, is to turn it off when the transmitter is not in use.

By downloading the Profoto app and with Bluetooth connection, you can control your lights wirelessly as well and upgrade your firmware later through the app. The Connect works on a frequency of 2.4 GHz and up to eight channels with an operating range of a 1000′ when using it with normal sync flash and remote control, and 330′ with Auto TTL and HSS. The built-in lithium-ion polymer battery has a battery life of 30 hours and is rechargeable via the included USB cable. Additionally, the transmitter powers off after 60 minutes of inactivity.

Nikon says yes to APS-C mirrorless but doesn’t disclose if it will use Z-mount or not…

Dpreview interviewed two Nikon managers. They made quite a cryptic statement about possible APS-C mirrorless cameras:

I cannot disclose our plans but for today I can say that since we launched the Z series, our DX format DSLR users have been asking us to apply mirrorless technology to the DX format as well. If we employ APS-C sensors [in mirrorless] maybe the system can be made even smaller. So as we go along, we’ll listen to the voices of our customers.

Sounds like they might use a new mount for APS-C mirrorless?