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Photography Information: Nikon Z8 Rumored Specs, Sony Sales

Yesterday I used to be strolling with my camera by way of the gorgeous Krkonose mountains on the border of the Czech Republic and Poland. Even the rain couldn’t take away their magnificence. I used one of many smallest Nikon Z-mount lenses out there to {photograph} one in all Europe’s largest rivers, the Elbe. Particularly, my lens was the brand new 27mm f/2.8 from TTArtisan, which you’ll examine beneath. I will likely be reviewing the lens quickly.

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NIKON Z 9 + TTARTISAN 27mmF2.8Z @ 27mm, ISO 64, 3 seconds, f/16.0

Current Bulletins

  • TTArtisan AF 27mm f/2.8: It was the primary TTArtisan autofocus lens for Fujifilm X-mount cameras (launched in October 2022). Now it’s launched for APS-C mirrorless cameras with Nikon Z and Sony E-mount. The large strengths of this pancake lens are its dimension (3 cm thick) and weight (100g). The AF is pushed by a stepping motor with handbook focus override. Comes with a rear cap that permits firmware updates (through USB-C). Sells for $159.
  • DJI Mavic 3 Pro and Pro Cine: The DJI Mavic 3 is a three-eyed king. This new drone (out there in each Professional and Cine fashions) has three separate cameras, for equal focal lengths of 24mm, 70mm, and 166mm. The primary camera – the 24mm equal – has the identical giant Micro 4 Thirds sensor as earlier than, whereas the opposite two lenses have smaller sensors behind them. The distinction between the Professional and Professional Cine variations is that the Cine presents Apple ProRes encoding (4:2:2 HQ, 4:2:2 and 4:2:2 LT) for all three cameras. The DJI Mavic 3 Pro drone with DJI RC will be pre-ordered for $2,199. The DJI Mavic 3 Pro Cine will retail for $4,799.

The Rumor Mill

Nikon Z8: Are you prepared?

Nikon has lastly formally confirmed that one thing large is within the works. On their YouTube channel, Nikon has posted a teaser that hints at a Could tenth launch date for his or her long-awaited Nikon Z8 mirrorless camera. Because the announcement date approaches, an increasing number of info is leaking out. Beneath are the rumored specs from Nikon Rumors. For readability, I’ve highlighted the specs which can be similar to these of the Nikon Z9:

  •     Sensor: 45.7MP (stacked)
  •     ISO vary: 64-25,600
  •     20 fps (120fps in JPEG mode)
  •     5-axis in-body stabilizations: 6 stops
  •     Shutter velocity: 1/32000 – 900s
  •     Digital shutter solely
  •     Autofocus: 493 AF factors
  •     HEIF 10-bit assist
  •     Video: 8.3k @60p
  •     3.2″ tilting LCD screens
  •     EVF: 3690k-dot OLED
  •     Reminiscence playing cards: CFExpress + SD
  •     Dimensions: 144×118×83mm | 5.6×4.6×3.2in
  •     Weight: beneath 1kg
  •     Worth: €4,599 (equal to round $5,000)

As you may see, there are lots of (rumored) parallels. I’m reminded of the Nikon D3 and D700 cameras. There have been so many similarities between these cameras that it took a toll on the gross sales of the costlier D3. Will historical past repeat itself? We received’t know for positive for one more ten days, however keep tuned.

New customary zoom lens for Canon APS-C cameras

Based on info posted on Canon Rumors, customers of Canon APS-C cameras may see a brand new customary zoom lens as early as this year. This info is predicated on a trio of latest patents that Canon has registered. The hyperlink between all of the patented lenses is their minimal focal size of 15mm (24mm equal). This would definitely be a welcome addition to Canon’s APS-C line-up, as present customary zooms begin at 18mm (29mm equal).

The three candidates are: the Canon RF-S 15-70mm f/4, the Canon RF-S 15-70mm f/2.8-4, or the Canon RF-S 15-85mm f/2.8-5.6. The comparatively huge most aperture values point out higher-end equipment lenses. Any of them – or none of them – may make it to manufacturing.

Photograph Contest Nook

Portrait Photography Collective 2023

  • Matter: Portrait
  • Charges: £9 to £32 (1 to six entries)
  • Prize: Prize cash will likely be generated from the entry price collected. A complete of fifty% will likely be break up 35% to the winner and 15% to the runner-up.
  • Deadline: Could 6

Animal Beings

  • Matter: Animals of all types
  • Charges: $35.00 for submission set of 5 pictures. $5.00 for every further picture.
  • Prize: As much as 36 pictures will likely be chosen by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. One Curator’s Selection and three Honorable Mentions will likely be awarded and featured within the exhibition, the printed present catalog, and the web exhibit gallery.
  • Deadline: Could 15

“​​​Black and White​” Photography Competition

  • Matter: Black and White photographs
  • Charges: $12 to $36 (1 to six entries)
  • Prize: Money Awards as much as $10,000 to the Prime Three Photographers.
  • Deadline: Could 7

Good Offers and New Sales

After the reductions on Nikon merchandise that we knowledgeable you about final week, now you can additionally save on Sony merchandise this week. The reductions are largely round $200 for cameras and $100 for lenses. And what caught my eye within the number of discounted cameras and lenses?



Full-frame zoom lenses

Full-frame primes

Different Pages of Curiosity

Fowl feeders world wide are the best approach to see and {photograph} species which can be in any other case troublesome to look at. For inspiration, I’ve supplied three hyperlinks (The Cornell Lab, Audubon, Mangolinkcam) the place you may live-stream birds from webcams protecting nearly all the world.

In case you’re a fan of outdated cameras, it’s best to know that the forty second Leitz Photographica Public sale will happen on June 9-10 in Wetzlar, Germany. A number of uncommon cameras will likely be up for public sale, together with Leica CL prototypes and cameras utilized by legendary photographers. The public sale will embody a Leica M3 utilized by British photographer John Bulmer, a Leica M2 utilized by French conceptual artist Sarkis Zabunyan, and different stunning cameras and lenses. You possibly can see probably the most fascinating objects, together with estimated costs, here.

It’s no shock that the tropics are house to venomous species of snakes, frogs, octopuses, centipedes, spiders, bugs, and even mammals. However would you imagine that there are additionally venomous fowl species? Certainly there are. Two comparatively frequent birds from Papua New Guinea have been discovered to have a toxin of their feathers just like the lethal dart frogs of South America. You possibly can examine them here.

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