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NIKON ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF TWO NEW NIKKOR Z LENSES

Nikon is pleased to announce the development of two new NIKKOR Z lenses: the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S, a fast mid-telephoto prime lens, and the NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8, a slim, wide-angle prime lens, both compatible with the Z mount system.

Part of the ever-growing S-Line1 NIKKOR Z lens series, the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S offers a superior rendering performance as well as large and beautiful bokeh. Expanding the possibilities of portrait photography, the lens is particularly well suited for wedding and fashion photographers.

The NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8, the second high-performance lens to be announced, has an incredibly slim and lightweight body, ideal for amateur photographers looking to take their cameras with them on the go. The prime lens is the perfect photography companion; ensuring shooters never miss an opportunity to capture beautiful imagery.

Nikon is committed to leading imaging culture and developing products that not only meet their users’ needs, but empower them to reach their creative and technical potential.

FOOTNOTES:

1 The S-Line is a grade of NIKKOR Z lenses that demonstrate outstanding optical performance, adhering to a high standard of design principles and quality control.

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NIKON ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF YOUTUBE SERIES ‘NIKON SESSIONS’

Nikon Sessions

Nikon Europe has announced the launch of its brand new YouTube series, ‘Nikon Sessions’. Hosted by Ricci Chera, Training Specialist at Nikon School, ‘Nikon Sessions’ will encompass everything there is to love about photography and the whole process of image creation.

The first season will consist of six episodes featuring an array of guests including some of the best Nikon photographers, educators and staff, providing thought-provoking and entertaining discussions.

Episode topics range from music, urban and street photography, to news, portraiture and the practical art of editing. Not only will viewers receive numerous pointers and tips, but shot setups and equipment needs will be examined and debated – considering the personal style of each creative.

Releasing episodes fortnightly, the ‘Nikon Sessions’ schedule features:

  • Episode 1: Music Photography with Scarlet Page, Shirlaine Forrest, Conor McDonnell and Pep Bonet
  • Episode 2: Urban & Street Photography with Leon Neal, Ben Moore and Perry Gibson
  • Episode 3: Lindbergh with Tara Florence and Harry Skeggs
  • Episode 4: Editing with Carolyn Mendelsohn, Harry Skeggs and Pep Bonet
  • Episode 5: News with Leon Neal and Lucy Young
  • Episode 6: Portraits with Carolyn Mendelssohn and Tara Florence

Ricci Chera, Training Specialist at Nikon School says: “We are delighted to introduce a new way of sharing knowledge within our community with the launch of ‘Nikon Sessions’. It’s not often you get multiple experts across different genres to be in the same place to discuss their shared passion of photography, which is what makes this series so special.

We hope that by engaging in some of the conversations, photographers of all levels, ages and interests will be inspired to pick up a camera and start shooting with some of the advice in mind.”

Stefan Maier, General Manager of Marketing at Nikon Europe comments: “At Nikon, we’re always looking for new ways in which we can inspire and excite photographers. Whether they’ve just started shooting or are fully-fledged professionals, having the opportunity to learn from leading names in the industry can be invaluable. These sessions will also offer photographers a glimpse into genres of photography they may never have considered – increasing their knowledge and helping improve their existing skills.”

Episodes will be uploaded regularly to the Nikon Europe YouTube channel. Subscribe to stay updated at: https://www.youtube.com/c/NikonEurope/ 

Episode 1 on Music Photography is already available to view! Watch it here

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NIKON RELEASES THE REMOTE GRIP MC-N10 FOR VIDEOGRAPHERS

Nikon is pleased to announce the Remote Grip MC-N10 — a new accessory for videographers and moviemakers. Perfect in any set-up, this lightweight and reliable grip lets users seamlessly control the Nikon mirrorless camera at the heart of their video rig.1

NIKON REMOTE GRIP MC-N10 - BACK

BACK OF NIKON MC-N10

Whether recording alone or as part of a small crew, shooters can control all main video settings via familiar buttons set into the MC-N10 grip. Available functions include those normally controlled by the camera’s rear buttons, as well as settings assigned to the camera’s dials or Fn buttons. An ARRI standard rosette fitting allows for quick changes in position, and the grip’s click-free dials keep things quiet on set.

Dirk Jasper, Product Manager, Nikon Europe says: “This new remote grip really opens up the possibilities for videographers working with minimal kit and small crews. Its lightweight build and comfortable feel give you the kind of handling you need to track and pan without worry. 

NIKON REMOTE GRIP MC-N10 - FRONT

FRONT OF NIKON MC-N10

Summary of key features—Remote Grip MC-N10

Remote grip for video: allows control of key video functions right from the grip.

Lightweight: weighs approx. 310 g with two AA batteries inserted.

Versatile: an ARRI standard rosette makes it easy to change position quickly. Click-free dials offer quiet control.

12 hours operation time: shoot for extended periods with 2x AA batteries inserted.

Stable connection: the grip connects to a Nikon camera via USB-C, ensuring reliable control in any shooting location.

Sales start: 1st December 2022

RRPs: MC-N10– £ 439 (UK) | € 519 (ROI)

FOOTNOTE

1 The Remote Grip MC-N10 is compatible with the Z 9, Z 7II, and Z 6II at time of launch. A firmware upgrade is needed to operate the Z 9 using this grip.

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THE NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S PROFESSIONAL SUPER-TELEPHOTO LENS

Nikon has expanded its range of professional super-telephoto lenses with the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S. With its built-in teleconverter and next-level AF performance, this super-telephoto prime lens is a powerful choice for sports and wildlife photographers. High-performance optics ensure consistently stunning image quality whether shooting at 600 mm—or at 840 mm with the built-in 1.4x teleconverter activated.

From high-speed motorsport to unpredictable wildlife, photographers working in demanding situations will reap the rewards of this super-telephoto lens on every shoot. The Silky Swift focusing system delivers phenomenally fast and incredibly quiet autofocus with spot-on subject acquisition and tracking. And Nikon’s class-leading anti-reflective Meso Amorphous Coat effectively combats ghosting and flare even if shooting scenes with multiple direct light sources in the frame. Powerful in-lens VR offers up to 5.5 stops of compensation for steady shots in any situation, while customisable controls allow exceptional operational versatility. Photographers who need more reach can instantly engage the built-in teleconverter without adjusting their shooting posture or taking their eyes off the main event.

The NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S is perfectly balanced, with the centre of gravity positioned in the middle of the tripod foot for more stable operation and less strain on the posture whether shooting mounted or handheld. Tough environments are all in a day’s work thanks to full weather sealing, and this super-telephoto lens also boasts an impressively lightweight build. Its dimensions are even compact enough to fit in a kit bag that will suit most cabin-baggage requirements.

Dirk Jasper, Product Manager, Nikon Europe says: “Like its sister lens (the 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S), the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S professional super-telephoto lens packs Nikon’s most advanced optics and focusing technology for a performance that’s second to none. From the toughest locations to the most unpredictable subjects, you’ll nail the shot, no matter what.”

Summary of key features: NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S

Built-in 1.4x teleconverter: a flick of a switch on the right side of the lens is all it takes to engage the teleconverter and transform this 600 mm f/4 prime lens into an 840 mm f/5.6 lens.

Unwavering AF: autofocus is powered by Nikon’s Silky Swift voice coil motor and an optical ABS encoder, which detects and communicates lens position with absolute accuracy.

Exquisite detail: sharpness is outstanding across the frame, even when shooting wide open, and bokeh is beautifully smooth and rounded.

Powerful in-lens Vibration Reduction: gives a 5.0-stop advantage, and a 5.5-stop advantage when using a Nikon mirrorless camera that supports Synchro VR. 1

Meso Amorphous Coat: combats ghosting and flare by eliminating incidental light coming from both diagonal and vertical directions.

Tough: sealing around all moving parts and the lens mount keeps dust and moisture at bay. Nikon’s fluorine coating protects the front element.2

Balanced: the lens’ centre of gravity is towards the middle of the tripod foot for more stable operation and less strain on the posture.

Customisable: functions can be assigned to the Fn ring, as well as to the Fn buttons, focus ring, and silent control ring. Save focus distances to the memory-set button.

Cabin-friendly: compact and lightweight enough to fit into a kit bag that will meet the carry-on requirements of most airlines.

Compatibility: supports use of the Z TELECONVERTER TC-1.4x and Z TELECONVERTER TC-2.0x.

Sales start: 24th November 2022

RRPs: NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S– £ 15,499 (UK) | € 17,999 (ROI)

FOOTNOTES:

1 Based on CIPA Standards, in-lens optical VR achieves 5.0 stops of compensation (or 5.5 stops with Synchro VR) in NORMAL mode. This value is achieved when attached to a mirrorless camera equipped with a 35mm-film-size image sensor.

2 The lens is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip-resistant in all situations and under all conditions.

DISCLAIMER:

Camera firmware must be updated to the latest available version before using the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S.

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NIKON RELEASES FIRMWARE VERSION 3.00 FOR THE NIKON Z 9 FULL-FRAME MIRRORLESS CAMERA

Nikon has announced the release of firmware version 3.00 for its flagship, full-frame mirrorless camera, the Nikon Z 9.

The new firmware upgrade offers exciting new features for both video and stills functions, as well as improved operability and display features that respond to user needs.

New video features include High-Frequency Flicker Reduction and Hi-Res Zoom1 – a function that enables high-resolution zooming that effectively extends the telephoto range, regardless of the lens used. New stills features include the addition of a C60 option to High-Speed Frame Capture+2 – enabling high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 60 fps in DX format.

The firmware upgrade also offers users a more comfortable workflow with improved playback options for images captured in bursts of continuous shooting.

To satisfy the enhanced display and operability demands of professionals further, the upgrade increases the number of buttons available for custom controls and extends the customisable functions. In addition, images and the i menu can be displayed in vertical orientation during playback mode, and new image-size options for DX format have been added. Other improvements include an extended AF low-light limit and a reduction of shifting focus position to a foreground obstacle that briefly obscures the intended subject.

This upgrade demonstrates Nikon’s ongoing commitment to meeting users’ needs through timely firmware updates offering industry-leading functions.

FOOTNOTES:

1 Hi-Res Zoom is available only with video recording at video file type settings of ProRes 422 HQ 10-bit (MOV), H.265 10-bit (MOV), H.265 8-bit (MOV), or H.264 8-bit (MP4) with image area set to FX (36×24). Restrictions apply to some camera features.

2 With AE/AF tracking at an image quality setting of JPEG normal only. The maximum number of frames that can be captured with a single burst is fewer than that possible with high-speed continuous shooting. We recommend using a Nikon-recommended memory card.

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