Torii Koubou has announced their new Nikon Z leather case
Sadly available in Japan only attoriikoubou.jp/Everreadycase/nikonz6.html
Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm F4 S lens review by DxOmark
DxOmark published the full 14-30mm review. The conclusion:
With its ultra-wide angle of view and truly compact dimensions, the Nikkor Z 14-30mm F4 S is without doubt a highly appealing solution. Couple that with a flat front and the ability to add 82mm screw-in filters, and the new Nikkor seems ideally suited to landscape and travel photography. While open -perture performance is a bit lacking, the lens performs pretty well only one stop down at all focal lengths, including at the vaunted 14mm focal length.
With the mirrorless Z cameras’ in-body stabilization, using F5.6 with a low ISO might not be that challenging, and it is of course of little or no consequence when used on a tripod. Given the choice between it and a lens with more limited coverage or a much heavier and larger lens with better open-aperture performance, the Nikkor Z 14-30mm F4 S seems to strike a happy medium. And with a price of around $1300, it shouldn’t be overlooked.
In this review, we have compared the Nikkor Z 14-30mm F4S to its closest rivals from other brands. Remember that the lenses are intended to be used on different camera systems and mounts, so the comparisons are not strictly applicable.
New Hartblei SRA-I Superrotator adapter for Z-Mount
The German company Hartblei released the new Supperrotator for Z-mount (image on top shows E-mount version).
New Hartblei SRA-I Superrotator adapter for E-Mount, L-Mount, EOS-R and Nikon-Z. Use all excellent Zeiss Hasselblad lenses with the famous, fully independent Tilt-Shift superrotator movements (10mm of shift as well as 8 degrees of tilt – both geared + self locking )and parallaxfree 3x 360º Rotation. Tripod foot is Arca compatible
(We also have a Pentacon mount version for the Users of Zeiss Jena Glass)SAR
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The Item is available right now (built on order) – the price is 1129,-€ net + shipment
Nikon to launch a $900 Canon EOS-RP competitor in 2019!
The reliable news site Nikkei reports that Nikon is ready to launch a sub $1,000 mirrorless camera in 2019! This is the google translated text:
Nikon will introduce a new mid-price mirrorless camera product in fiscal 2019. The same interchangeable lens can be used in the product that corresponds to a sister model such as the high-end model “Z7” launched by the company in the autumn of 2006. It is expected that the price will be in the 100,000 yen range, which is easier for the general consumer to pick up than the leading 200,000 to 400,000 yen model. The aim is to develop the demand of users other than existing enthusiasts.
Seem like we will get an Canon RP competitor…
Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm F1.8 S lens review at DxOmark
The new wider Z-mount with its shorter register means there’s a lot more flexibility for optical engineers when designing lenses. The mount should especially benefit wide-angle lenses, and indeed, the Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S is the highest-scoring Nikon 35mm lens we’ve tested to date. Its key strength is sharpness, with good performance at the maximum aperture and exceptionally uniform resolution at the mid-apertures. This said, it doesn’t quite match such third-party options as the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 A and the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di, which achieve better sharpness when tested on the lower-resolution 36.3Mp Nikon D800E, compared to the Nikkor Z lens on the 45.7Mp Nikon Z 7. Overall, however, Nikon Z-system shooters who are looking for a 35mm prime can rest assured that the native Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S lens is an optically excellent choice.