Nikon Z6 III Tomorrow, Nikon’s New Self-Service Web site

Nikon Z6 III Tomorrow, Nikon’s New Self-Service Web site


It’s good to have “one thing to {photograph} when there’s nothing to {photograph}.” For me, that’s macro pictures of oil droplets floating in water. If the climate is unhealthy, or if I’m not impressed by something close by, I do know that I can all the time train my pictures muscle groups by spending a day taking bubbly summary photographs just like the one under.

As I recap this week’s information from the pictures world, I’m curious, what are a few of your favourite topics when there’s nothing apparent to {photograph}?

Abstract Sample Photo Oil and Water 7 Nikon Z 105mm f2.8 VR S Macro MC
NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S @ 105mm, ISO 64, f/10.0, flash

Current Bulletins

  • Canon’s new specialty VR lenses: Having tried the Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional digital actuality headset just a few months in the past, my takeaway was that the know-how was spectacular, however there was nothing to do with it – they’d want many extra digital environments and VR films earlier than I’d purchase into such an costly system. Possibly Canon sees a gap – the dual-fisheye RF-S 7.8mm f/4 is made “for recording spatial video for Apple Vison Professional” and even bought a shoutout from Apple at their current WWDC occasion. In addition they introduced a dual-fisheye RF-S 3.9mm f/3.5 lens, however for “on a regular basis VR content material creation.”
  • Astrhori’s probe lens now obtainable: I’ll by no means perceive how “probe lenses” turned a viable sufficient market class for therefore a lot of them to look. However right here we’re – and for macro photographers who need one thing actually unorthodox, there’s a brand new Astrhori 28mm f/13 2x macro probe lens obtainable. This one takes photographs at a proper angle, and the barrel of the lens could be rotated 360° to vary the course that the entrance ingredient is going through. It’s obtainable for Nikon Z, Canon RF, Sony E, Leica L, and Canon EF.
  • Ulanzi’s first lens: The Chinese language digital camera accent firm Ulanzi has ventured into lenses for the primary time with a 27mm f/2.8 APS-C lens for Sony E. What’s noteworthy (other than the $140 value) is that the lens has autofocus – comparatively uncommon for a third-party Chinese language lens producer. I’d be curious to see what extra they launch within the subsequent few years.

The Rumor Mill

The Day Earlier than – Nikon Z6 III Version

Tomorrow morning at 8AM Japanese, Nikon will announce the Z6 III. Petapixel seemingly leaked that the digital camera will characteristic 4K/120p video, and Nikon Rumors is beefing with Petapixel about it. In the meantime, we’ll roll out our full protection of the Nikon Z6 III quickly after it’s introduced, together with spec comparisons, our group’s opinions, and pre-order hyperlinks.

By way of Nikon Rumors

Panasonic S1H II on the horizon?

A brand new full-frame digital camera from Panasonic is predicted to be launched later this 12 months. Picture Rumors is reporting that it could embody the identical 60-megapixel sensor that’s presently discovered on the Leica M11 and Q3. (Personally, I consider it may very well be a mistake for Panasonic’s video-centric digital camera to have a 60-megapixel sensor, which I really feel can be extra at dwelling in an S1R II.) Other than a “This fall” estimated launch date, these are all the small print now we have.

By way of Picture Rumors

Sigma clarifies their Canon lens plans

In a present flooring interview with Sigma’s CEO, the video-centric web site Cined revealed some fascinating particulars about how Sigma plans to develop to the RF mount now that Canon is being extra open with their system. For now, Sigma’s aim is so as to add all of their present APS-C lenses to the RF system inside 2024, however they presently haven’t any plans to launch any full-frame lenses within the RF mount.

By way of Cined

Good Offers and New Gross sales

B&H is having some “secret” gross sales on a wide range of Canon tools – EF, EF-M, and RF. They’re not itemizing the costs publicly as a result of they fall under Canon’s minimal marketed value. As a substitute, that you must click on to get an e-mail notification for these gross sales.

The next tools is on sale on this hidden method, nevertheless it looks like the offers are altering slightly each day. If there’s a Canon lens or digital camera that you simply’ve been contemplating, it’s value trying out B&H to see if it says “ship e-mail w/ value.” If it does, you’re in luck.

Different Pages of Curiosity

Fulfilling a long-time want amongst their customers, Nikon has introduced a self-service restore web site that may enable Nikon customers to increase the lifetime of their gear with out sending it off for costly fixes. The web site will enable photographers to obtain service manuals, purchase components, and purchase instruments to repair their digital camera’s issues at dwelling. I contemplate this to be a very substantial step on Nikon’s half – it exhibits a way of care for his or her customers, and it will probably’t be simple or low-cost to launch such an endeavor. Poking round on the self-service web site, the costs appear cheap and the directions clear. To date, the one photography-related product that’s supported is the Nikon Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR, however extra will certainly be added over time.

Possibly you’ve heard of current circumstances when AI-generated photographs are entered into picture contests and typically even win. Some contests get round this by requesting RAW information, however that’s only a stopgap measure; earlier than lengthy, it doubtless might be doable to make convincing AI-generated RAWs. Nonetheless, one thing we’ve all the time recognized at Pictures Life is that nothing can substitute a very good picture. Photographer Miles Astray just lately received an AI-generated “artwork” contest by submitting an actual picture of a flamingo!

Picture Theme Problem, Week #54

Final week’s theme was flight, and you’ll see the outcomes on this thread. Thanks to everybody in your submissions! This week’s theme is one thing small, and you’ll submit your outcomes on this thread by Saturday, June 22, 2024!

Week #53 Outcomes

Let’s try among the pictures we acquired for the “flight” theme, beginning with W2W3’s Guillemot:

I like the distinction between the solidity of the rock and the wavering flight of the hen, which aligns with the colour distinction of heat pink over the cooler blue feathers.

Subsequent let’s check out one from Tom Pazol:

Right here now we have a distinct type of flight: human-made, contrasted towards the calm, blue sea and sky.

With Mark Fulton’s picture, we transfer to bugs:

The shutter pace used right here is ideal for exhibiting the actions of those mayflies and the chaotic nature of their flight.

Lastly, we’ve bought RaduDinu’s picture:

It’s not simple to {photograph} dragonflies in midair, so congrats to RaduDinu for capturing it! The marginally blurred wings present the unbelievable pace that’s essential to hold these bugs in flight.

Thanks everybody for submitting their photographs within the problem, and we hope to see extra subsequent week within the one thing small theme.

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