Tamron says in 2024 they will launch a total of 7 new lenses..some of them likely to be Z-mount versions

Tamron Q1 financial report has been published. The operating Income increased significantly by approximately 1.7 times YoY with Significant record-high profits for the 1st quarter.

Tamron also stated that a total of 7 lenses will be launched in 2024. Two of them have been already announced:

I guess some of the five remaining lenses will be for Z-mount too!

Nikon claims the Z9 is their most important camera launched in the past 25 years

Dpreview had a chat with all major manufacturers and asked them about their most important products in the past 25 years.

Nikon Z9: Because it’s a landmark in technology, pointing to the capabilities made possible by its parallel readout sensor.

This is what other manufacturers said:

Finepix X100: That was the first camera when we stepped up from selling point-and-shoot, entry-level compact cameras. This was our first attempt to do that, using the APS-C-sized sensor. X100 was a huge success, which gave us confidence. We wouldn’t be here if we didn’t have the X100,” he says Fujifilm’s “If that failed, we would have been in a very difficult position.”

Sony RX1: The [Cyber-shot DSC-] RX1 is the beginning of our photography culture. Before that, we had launched RX100 series but still inside the world of Cyber-shot, kind of. RX1 is definitely a different world compared with our previous circumstances. That was a very memorable development period.”
Sony G Master lenses: From these G Master lenses, our technology improvement accelerated and our customers also changed. Customers rated our product highly and that’s become a very big motivation for our designers and our engineers. This generated a very positive momentum from this point onward.

Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD: That was a new concept because it was a fast lens, but we changed the focal length from 24mm to 28mm, and users accepted this concept. We knew that if we had a unique concept and we could let users know what that concept was, then people would understand. After that, we started to change, and we started developing unique lenses.”

Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art: If we’d failed with the launch of the 35mm F1.4, Sigma may not have survived until today. It was very fortunate that the customer received it very well and we could survive in the industry.
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art: After we launched the lens, we realized that videographers and cinematographers really loved that lens. So with the introduction of this lens, we started getting interested in joining the cine lens business, so I love these two lenses.

OM System:
Olympus Camedia C-2000 Zoom: The change from film to digital left a big impression for me.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel: It played a very important role in shifting [the market] from film to the digital DSLR,” says Go Tokura: “Since 2003, Canon has sold more than 1 million of them.

Lumix DMC-G1: It was the first camera of its kind. Fifteen years ago, no professional photographer used mirrorless, but now almost all professional photographers use mirrorless.

Just announced: New Godox Lux Master Retro Camera Flash

The new Godox Lux Master Retro Camera Flash is now already in Stock at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.

Key Features:

  • Color Touchscreen
    Simply swipe or tap to switch between modes or adjust settings swiftly.
  • One-Tap Wireless Sync with X3
    Lux Master can work seamlessly with triggers like X3, XproII and X2T. Pairing with the X3 is a breeze like never before-just tap the wireless sync on the X3 and tap the sync icon on Lux Master, and they’ll synchronize wirelessly in an instant.
  • Supports TTL
    While maintaining its retro-styled appearance, Lux Master offers modern convenience with TTL auto flash, ensuring effortless and accurate flash exposure. Moreover, Lux Master also supports stroboscopic flash, front curtain sync and rear curtain sync, as well as High-Speed Sync.
  • Tiltable Flash Head for Bounce Flash
    Lux Master features a tiltable flash head adjustable from 0 to 90 degrees.
    Valuable replaceable reflectors
    In auto flash mode, simply tap the reflector icon to switch among four reflector types and adjust corresponding parameters such as aperture and ISO.
  • 460 Full Power Flashes
    With its built-in 7.2V 2980mAh lithium battery, Lux Master delivers strong power output, offering up to 460 full-power flashes.
  • Built-in Lithium Battery, Type-C Charging
    Recharging is quick and easy with the USB-C port, with a charging time of approximately 2 hours.

In FY2023, the Nikon Zf and Z8 were the best-selling cameras at the Japanese Mapcamera store

Mapcamera shared the list of the most sold 20 cameras during their fiscal year 2023 (April 1 2023 to March 31 2024):

  1. Nikon Z8
  2. Nikon Z f
  3. Sony α7C II
  4. Canon EOS R6 Mark II
  5. Sony α7RV
  6. Sony α7IV
  7. Fujifilm X-T5
  8. Ricoh GR IIIx
  9. Sony α6700
  10. Canon EOS R8
  11. OM system OM-1
  12. Fujifilm X-H2
  13. Fujifilm X-T30 II
  14. Ricoh GR III
  15. Nikon Z fc
  16. Fujifilm X-S10
  17. Sony ZV-E10
  18. Leica Q3
  19. Canon EOS R10
  20. Sony ZV-E1

With six camera Sony has the most products that made it into the top 20. Followed by Fujifilm with four and Canon and Nikon with three each. Ricoh has two cameras and Leica and OM one only.

Just released: New Nikon Z8 firmware 2.01

Download and info here: downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/download/fw/527.html

  • • Changed the default values for the following settings displayed when connecting wirelessly:
    • – Encryption keys
    • – The password displayed after the camera’s default settings are restored
  • • Fixed the following issues:
    • – Green color casting occurred with some pictures taken.
    • – The date and time set in camera sometimes would not be correctly applied.
    • – Using [Picture review] to view an image in a “tall” (portrait) orientation and zooming in the image prevented the display from being scrolled to the intended direction with multi selector or sub-selector.
    • – After a firmware update, the eye sensor sometimes would not function and the viewfinder would not turn on.
    • – The “i” menu would sometimes remain in the viewfinder when it was looked through after the shutter-release button was pressed halfway to exit the “i” menu viewed in the monitor.