Fuji X-T50 Leaks, Intensive Nikon Sale

Fuji X-T50 Leaks, Intensive Nikon Sale

Would you fairly see a uncommon animal species from an excellent distance, or a extra widespread species close by? I contemplated that query throughout my journey to Yellowstone Nationwide Park final week. Greater than as soon as, I noticed distant grizzlies and wolves that hardly took up just a few pixels at 600mm (and even 1680mm with all of the teleconverters I may muster). By comparability, lots of my favourite photographs of the journey present bison – simply the most typical massive mammal within the park – doing one thing attention-grabbing shut by.

I’ve determined that there isn’t a proper reply. Photographers merely produce other objectives than most vacationers, and it was enjoyable to dwell in each worlds throughout my journey – viewing wolves from an unphotographable distance, then taking atmospheric photos of a bison a lot nearer to my digicam.

Whereas I hung out testing tools in Yellowstone, quite a bit was occurring within the pictures world. Listed here are the largest items of stories from final week.

Bison with hot springs steam in Yellowstone
NIKON Z 6 + NIKKOR Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR @ 400mm, ISO 400, 1/1250, f/8.0

Current Bulletins

  • A gaggle of Nikon firmware updates: Though no big new options have been introduced, lots of Nikon’s cameras have gotten minor firmware updates over the past month. The latest is the Nikon Zf, however up to now few weeks, we additionally had new firmwares for the Nikon P950, P1000, D7500, D780, D850, D6, Z30, Z50, Z5, Z6 II, Z7 II, and Z8. Pictures Life discussion board member Darin Marcus has completed an excellent job cataloging the adjustments over on our Nikon discussion board. In the event you haven’t downloaded the brand new firmware to your digicam but, you are able to do so on Nikon’s Obtain Heart.
  • Tamron has plans: In their Q1 monetary outcomes, third-party lens producer Tamron said that they intend to launch seven lenses in 2024 (on web page 14 of the doc). This consists of two lenses that have been already introduced: the 28-75mm f/2.8 G2 for Nikon Z, and the 11-20mm f/2.8 for Canon RF-S. The opposite 5 are nonetheless mysteries.
  • Venus Optics provides DJI and Hasselblad lenses: Two of their lenses now promote within the DL mount for DJI drones (11mm f/4.5 and 14mm f/4), whereas three now promote within the Hasselblad XCD mount (15mm f/4.5 Shift, 19mm f/2.8, and 20mm f/4 Shift). Given the medium format sensor of the XCD system, the 2 lenses with shift capabilities will be unable to shift as a lot on these cameras.

The Rumor Mill

Viltrox has plans, too

Together with seven new lenses from Tamron, we will additionally anticipate seven new lenses from Viltrox developing quickly – these will likely be for the Sony E mount initially. Picture Rumors is reporting this as a 35mm f/1.2, 35mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.2, 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.2, 85mm f/1.4, and 135mm f/1.2. Nevertheless, I’m skeptical in regards to the 135mm f/1.2 and would anticipate it to be an f/1.8 lens as an alternative.

Additionally from Viltrox is a Nikon Z 16mm f/1.8 AF full-frame, weather-sealed lens, which is anticipated to be introduced on Could 7.

Through Picture Rumors

A leaked picture of a brand new Fuji digicam

Rumor has it that Fujifilm will likely be asserting the X-T50 quickly, most probably on Could sixteenth to coincide with this month’s X Summit. A leaked image of the digicam was launched on Fuji Rumors, together with some rumored specs. The expectation is 40 megapixels, IBIS, one card slot, little/no climate sealing, the identical EVF because the X-T30, three coloration choices (silver/black/charcoal), and a worth of €1500. Additionally, the digicam is prone to have a devoted dial for movie simulation modes.

Through Fuji Rumors

A Nikon Z Voigtlander lens is coming quickly

How quickly will we see Voigtlander’s subsequent high-end manual-focus lens for Nikon mirrorless? In accordance with Nikon Rumors, the Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 will likely be introduced on Could fifteenth. Viltrox already has a web page on their web site for the brand new lens and says that it’s “designed completely for Nikon Z mount” and “implements an optical system optimized for the picture sensor of a mirrorless digicam with a Nikon Z mount.” Although a lens like this already exists for Leica L, and it seems to have the identical lens building diagram.

Through Nikon Rumors

Good Offers and New Gross sales

For Nikon customers, the largest information of the week is Nikon’s spring sale, with main reductions on lots of their cameras and lenses. I’ve listed all of the gross sales beneath and marked my favourite offers in daring:

Prime Lenses

Zoom Lenses


Different Pages of Curiosity

You already understand how we really feel about AI-generated “photographs” right here at Pictures Life. (In the event you missed it, listed here are one, two, and three articles.) Adobe doesn’t actually share our view. They not too long ago ignited an issue over telling photographers to skip the photoshoot and use their AI image-generation instruments as an alternative. Rating one when you’d fairly sit in your butt typing “fairly photos” into an app as an alternative of going out and taking some your self…

On the brilliant aspect, actual pictures continues to realize issues that AI-generated junk by no means may. Scientists working the best digicam ever constructed – the James Webb House Telescope – are about to re-examine an exoplanet that will have dimethyl sulfide in its environment. On Earth, that gasoline solely exists as a byproduct of dwelling organisms. May it’s an indication of our alien neighbors? That’s what they’re attempting to determine, though the reply might be not: a latest research means that the telescope truly simply detected methane as an alternative. Learn extra right here.

My favourite photograph contest, the Pure Panorama Pictures Contest, simply opened its door for entries. You’ve till the tip of Could to submit your minimally-edited panorama photographs to the fourth 12 months of this prestigious competitors. Winners will break up $14,500 in money prizes in addition to quite a lot of digicam tools. I’ll be throwing my hat within the ring once more this 12 months and sit up for some robust competitors!

Picture Theme Problem, Week #48

Final week’s theme was water, and you’ll see the outcomes on this thread. Thanks to everybody to your submissions! This week’s theme is sq., and you’ll submit your outcomes on this thread by Saturday, Could 11, 2024!

Week #47 Outcomes

Let’s take a look at among the photographs we obtained for the “water” theme, beginning with vidmarko’s photograph:

The robust, distorted shapes right here instantly give the essence of water. A really attention-grabbing interpretation of the theme!

Now let’s see Mark Fulton’s shot:

It’s very attention-grabbing to distinction this photograph towards the prior one – right here, we’ve water in a really calm type, gently mixing with the panorama.

There are such a lot of types of water, and a 3rd may be present in Chuck’s photograph:

We noticed dynamic, frozen water and rolling, light fog. Now we see water as a colourful dwelling to a fantastic sea turtle!

Lastly, rjbfoto’s photograph offers a becoming finish for this show:

Welcome to the deep, mysterious underwater world. On this photograph, the water is barely even seen besides as a backdrop to one of many creatures who calls this setting dwelling.

I used to be very pleased to see so many alternative interpretations of water this week. Collectively, they type a really attention-grabbing story of water in its many varieties. Because of everybody for submitting their photographs within the problem, and we hope to see extra subsequent week within the “sq.” theme! I sit up for seeing as many makes use of of the sq. as we’ve seen this week with water.

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