Jun 21

Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35 lens officially announced

The Milvus 1.4/35 lens is now officially announced. The US pricing is $1,999 and pre-orders are now open at B&H and Adorama.

The full technical specs with MTF charts can be downloaded here.

Sample photos can be found on flickr:

Milvus 1.4/35

Here is a video shot with the new Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35 lens:

Additional information on the new lens is available here and here.

Jun 20

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 and 18-400mm f/3.5-5.6 lens specifications

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens:

  • Model: A032
  • Lens design: 17 elements in 12 groups
  • Diaphragm blades: 9 (circular stop)
  • Minimum shooting distance: 15 inches (about 0.38 m)
  • Maximum magnification: 1:5
  • Image stabilization: about 4.5 stops
  • Filter diameter: 82 mm
  • Diameter × length: 3.5 in × 4.4 in (89 mm × 112 mm)
  • Weight: 31.9 oz (approx 904 g)

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-5.6 Di II VC HLD lens:

  • Model: B028
  • Mount: Canon/Nikon
  • Lens design: 16 elements in 11 groups
  • Diaphragm blades: 9 (circular stop)
  • Minimum shooting distance: 17.7 inches (about 0.45 m)
  • Maximum magnification: 1:2.9
  • Image stabilization: approximately 3.5 stops
  • Filter diameter: 72 mm
  • Diameter × length: 3.1 in × 4.8 in (79 mm × 122 mm)
  • Weight: 25.6 oz (726 g)
  • North American price: $649

Via Nokishita

Jun 20

Specifications of the upcoming Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZF.2 lens

Some additional information on the upcoming Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZF.2 lens that should be announced soon:

  • Lens construction: 14 elements in 11 groups
  • Shortest shooting distance: 0.3 m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 1:4.6
  • Filter diameter: 72 mm
  • Maximum diameter × length: 84.8 mm × 124.8 mm
  • Weight: 1174 g

Via Nokishita

Jun 20

Some additional information on the upcoming Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-5.6 Di II VC HLD all-in-one zoom lens (model B028)

Some additional information on the upcoming Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-5.6 Di II VC HLD all-in-one zoom lens (model B028):

The 18-400mm is a new exciting flagship lens that adds to our current line-up and exemplifies Tamron’s all-in-one expertise and the options these great lenses afford photographers of all levels. This new unprecedented all-in-one is positioned as a compact ultra-tele zoom with all-in-one, wide-angle versatility for APS-C cameras. It will target enthusiasts who desire even greater ultra-tele capability for sports, wildlife and more, but also enjoy the versatility of the all-in-one lens for various photographic opportunities. Think of a 100-400mm with portrait, 1:2.9 macro, and wide angle capability for added convenience.

The 16-300mm will remain in the line for the enthusiast customer also looking for great range and versatility, but from a more compact, all-in-one lens prioritizing wide angle for travel and full range for every-day shooting and more.

These two lenses, while similar in many ways, offer different choices for your customer from the pioneer and leader of the all-in-one zoom lens category.

The power of ultra-telephoto. The versatility of all-in-one.

Powerful performance that exceeds your imagination. Introducing the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom with a 22.2X zoom range. Now you can shoot everything from vast landscapes to details of a bird with a single lens. The latest optical design includes a complex series of elements including LD (Low Dispersion) glass and an aspherical lens. Problems like chromatic aberration and distortion are controlled throughout the entire zoom range, resulting in sharp, superior images-whether you’re shooting at wide-angle or telephoto. Capture thrilling close-up action in a snap.

  • World’s first 22.2x ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens
  • 620mm full-frame equivalent telephoto reach
  • VC for confident telephoto shooting
  • HLD means quick, accurate and quiet autofocus
  • 1:2.9 Max. Mag. Ratio for versatile close-up capability
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Compatible with TAMRON TAP-in Console™, an optional accessory product

Jun 20

First pictures of the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens

The previously rumored Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens will be announced this week (June 22nd) and the first pictures already leaked online:

The filter size of the new lens will be 82mm.

A new Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens for APS-C based DSLR cameras will be announced together with the 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD G2.

Via Nokishita

Jun 19

Update on the latest Nikon rebates

The Nikon US “lens only” rebates are still valid at B&H and Adorama:

The Nikon D500, D750 and D800 rebates are now confusing – some stores still offer the free battery grip, while others have different cash savings – check the listings below for the actual pricing:

Jun 19

New Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens to be announced soon

Tamron will soon announce a new 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens for APS-C based DSLR cameras. The price of the old Tamron 16-300mm lens is currently $130 off.

A new Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD G2 has also been rumored for a while as well.

This week Zeiss will also announce a new Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZF.2 DSLR lens.

Some additional pictures of the Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens:

Via Nokishita

Jun 18

Weekly Nikon news flash #423

→ First reviews of the new Nikon AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens by Astrofotografen and Foto-info. Some more sample photos can be found here.

(Preorder: B&H Adorama Amazon WEX Jessops Park Camera)

→ Some new sample photos from the Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR lens can be found here.

(Pre-order: B&H Adorama Amazon WEX Jessops Park Camera)

→ Nikkor zoom 360-1200mm f/11 ED AIS lens listed for sale on eBay for $11k.

Dpreview compares the Nikon D7500 with the Canon EOS 80D.

Nikon Italy is planning to create the biggest Nikon camera in the world.

→ New video from Steve Perry: “How To Read Histograms”.

→ Nikon Singapore: 100th anniversary video series featuring photographer Aaron Wong.

Custom red @nikonusa from @rome.exe _ #kameracraft #nikon #nikond5 #35mm #nikkor #photography #cameraporn

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→ First red Nikon D5.

Jun 16

Nikon US rebates set to expire on June 17th

Some of the current Nikon instant savings are set to expire on June 17th:

Nikon lens rebates (B&H | Adorama | Amazon):

Free battery grip offer (B&H | Adorama):

Check also the current European cashback offers:

Jun 15

Nikon begins accepting orders for 100th anniversary products

Earlier today Nikon announced the pricing of their 100th-anniversary commemorative products (additional info available here and here):

Nikon D5 100th anniversary edition – $7999.95 (B&H link)

Nikon D500 100th anniversary edition – $2799.95 (B&H link)

NIKKOR 70-200E 100th anniversary edition – $3999.95 (B&H link)

NIKKOR triple f/2.8 zoom lens set 100th anniversary edition – $7999.95 (B&H link)

Nikon 100th anniversary pin collection – $269.95 (B&H link)

Nikon 100th anniversary miniature Nikon F camera – $139.95 (B&H link)

Nikon 100th anniversary premium camera strap – $99.95

Nikon 100th anniversary premium leather bag – $399.95

Nikon 100th anniversary NIPPON KOGAKU T-shirt – $24.95

Nikon posters – pricing varies

Nikon 100th anniversary crystal creation Nikon Model I – $1,499.95

Jun 14

Japanese pricing for Nikon’s 100th anniversary commemorative items

As I already mentioned last week, Nikon has still to announce the pricing and details of their commemorative items and it seems that this will all happen tomorrow, so stay tuned for details. Here is the Japanese pricing on some of the items, shipping should start at the end of  July:

UPDATE: the US pricing can be found here.


  • Nikon D5: 1 million yen (around $9,000)
  • Nikon D500: 350,000 yen (around $3,100)
  • Set of three Nikkor lenses (14-24, 24-70, 70-200): 1 million yen (around $9,000)

Jun 13

New in-browser push notifications implemented for NikonRumors

You can now subscribe for in-browser push notifications for NikonRumors.

You can control your subscription from the small red bell icon located on the lower right corner of the screen or from the settings in your browser. Currently the notifications work only for Chrome, Safari and Firefox browsers.

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Update – almost 14,000 readers have already subscribed to the push notifications:

Jun 13

Nikon D7500 back in stock, the lens kit is now $200 off

The Nikon D7500 DSLR camera was sold out since it started shipping two weeks ago. Many stores received a new shipment today that also includes the D7500 lens kit:

  • Adorama (body only and lens kit in stock)
  • B&H (currently out of stock)
  • Amazon (body only and lens kit in stock)
  • BuyDig (lens kit in stock)

The price of the Nikon D7500 and 18-140mm lens kit dropped by $200.

Jun 13

Nikon KeyMission 360/170 utility version 1.0.3 released

Nikon released KeyMission 360/170 utility version 1.0.3. Changes from version 1.0.2 to 1.0.3:

  • Image files on the desktop or in other locations can now be copied into the KeyMission 360/170 Utility Folder list and Thumbnail list via drag and drop.
  • Discontinued support for OS X 10.9.5.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • Changing the aspect ratio would cause the Current picture to flicker briefly.
    • Moving the progress bar slider in the Current picture while using the Add background track option in the edit menu would display a frame other than that selected with the slider.