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Nikon | Download center | Z 6II Firmware – Underwater Photography Article

Nikon | Download center | Z 6II Firmware Although your device does not support this download service, it can be used to view download information. Links to downloads can be sent via e-mail for download on a computer. Z 6II Firmware Select your operating system. This software update program is for the customer-owned product listed above (the “affected product”), and is provided only on acceptance of the agreement listed below. By selecting “Accept” and clicking “Download”, you are held to…

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Nikon | Download center | Z 5 Firmware – Underwater Photography Article

Nikon | Download center | Z 5 Firmware Although your device does not support this download service, it can be used to view download information. Links to downloads can be sent via e-mail for download on a computer. Z 5 Firmware Select your operating system. This software update program is for the customer-owned product listed above (the “affected product”), and is provided only on acceptance of the agreement listed below. By selecting “Accept” and clicking “Download”, you are held to…

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Nikon 600mm f/4G ED VR Review – Photography Article

Nikon 600mm f/4G ED VR Review For nearly a decade the Nikon 600mm f/4G ED VR lens reigned supreme as the most desirable lens among many sports and wildlife photographers. A beast of a lens, it was known to be exceptionally sharp, producing beautiful and contrasty images. Nikon finally updated the lens with a lighter modern version in 2015, which triggered many owners to sell their 600mm lenses in order to upgrade to the latest and greatest “E” version. Today,…

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Atomos Ninja V to Capture ProRes RAW Over HDMI from New Nikon Z7 II and Z6 II – Underwater Photography Article

Atomos Ninja V to Capture ProRes RAW Over HDMI from New Nikon Z7 II and Z6 II The very first mirrorless cameras to enable Apple ProRes RAW recording over HDMI to the Atomos Ninja V  were Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless offerings, the Z6 and Z7. Now Atomos has announced that the successor cameras, the Z7 II and Z6 II, will be able to output 4K UHD or Full HD 12-bit RAW and record as ProRes RAW files when combined with…

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Juvenile Zebrafish Wins 2020 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition – Underwater Photography Article

Juvenile Zebrafish Wins 2020 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 1st place: Dorsal view of bones and scales (blue) and lymphatic vessels (orange) in a juvenile zebrafish by Daniel Castranova, Dr. Brant M. Weinstein, Bakary Samasa   There are macro photographers and then there are photomicrographers. You couldn’t capture this exquisite specimen on a blackwater dive: The winning image in the 46th annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition is taken using confocal microscopy and image-stacking—by stitching together 350 individual images, in…

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Nikon Camera and Lens Rebates – Photography Article

Nikon Camera and Lens Rebates Although we have had pretty good discounts on Nikon Z camera bodies, other than the FTZ adapter, we have not yet seen any instant rebates on Z-mount lenses. It looks like Nikon is starting this fall sales season with a few Z lens rebates, as well as more Nikon Z cameras. Let’s take a look at what lenses are going on sale.Nikon Z Lens RebatesThe first Nikon Z instant lens rebates are fairly limited, and…

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Canon EOS R5 vs Nikon Z7 vs Panasonic S1R vs Sony A7R IV Comparison – Photography Article

Canon EOS R5 vs Nikon Z7 vs Panasonic S1R vs Sony A7R IV Comparison With so many great full-frame mirrorless camera options on the market today, it is becoming harder and harder to understand their differences. Almost every major camera brand now offers a wide variety of cameras and lenses at similar price points. In this article, we will compare high-resolution mirrorless cameras in the $3-$4K range, namely the Canon EOS R5, Nikon Z7 II, Panasonic S1R, and Sony A7R…

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Canon EOS R6 vs Nikon Z6 II vs Panasonic S1 vs Sony A7 III Comparison – Photography Article

Canon EOS R6 vs Nikon Z6 II vs Panasonic S1 vs Sony A7 III Comparison Now that almost all major camera brands offer great mirrorless options, it is a good time to look at their offerings and compare their differences. In this article, we will compare mirrorless cameras in the $2K range, namely the Canon EOS R6, Nikon Z6 II, Panasonic S1, and Sony A7 III. We will explore different factors such as camera ergonomics, menu system, specifications, and lens…

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Nikon Announces Second-Generation Z6 II and Z7 II – Underwater Photography Article

Nikon Announces Second-Generation Z6 II and Z7 II Nikon has unveiled updates to its Z7 and Z6 full-frame mirrorless cameras, announced just over two years ago. The Z7 II and Z6 II boast performance-boosting Expeed 6 processors and an additional UHS-II SD card slot (to join the existing CFexpress/XQD slot). Each camera can now be powered as well as charged via USB-C. And alongside the cameras, a new MB-N11 vertical battery grip has also been announced. The extra processing power increases…

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Nikon announces Z 6II and Z 7II Mirrorless Cameras :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Nikon announces Z 6II and Z 7II Mirrorless Cameras :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 Nikon has announced the Z6 II and Z7 II mirrorless cameras. Both have dual XPEED 6 processors and enhanced on-chip phase-detect autofocus with improve low light performance. Video ai available at 4K 60 (the Z6 II will add this via a free upgrade) and dual memory card slots. The Z 7II has a 45.7 MP sensor with an “exceptionally clean” native ISO…

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Nikon Z6 vs Z6 II: What’s the Difference? – Photography Article

Nikon Z6 vs Z6 II: What’s the Difference? With Nikon introducing its second-generation Z6 II camera, our readers might be wondering about what has changed between these two cameras. In this article, we will take a closer look at both generations of Z6 and see what has changed in terms of specifications. More in-depth information about the Z6 II will be provided in our future review of the camera.Nikon Z6 and Z6 II Specifications ComparisonBoth Z6 and Z6 II are…

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Nikon Z Lens Roadmap (Updated July 2020) – Photography Article

Nikon Z Lens Roadmap (Updated July 2020) Nikon once again updated its Z lens roadmap, and we now know of a total of ten Z mount lenses that will be released in the coming years. The most exciting part is that we will soon be seeing top-of-the-line 400mm and 600mm super-telephoto primes in the line-up! Here’s a first look at the new lenses you can expect to see.The Updated Nikon Z Lens RoadmapHere is the latest version of the Nikon…

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Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II Announcement – Photography Article

Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II Announcement Today Nikon announced its second-generation full-frame mirrorless camera bodies, the Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II. These are modest, but important updates that address many of the concerns from the first generation bodies. First of all, Nikon added a second memory card slot to both cameras, so you can now use an SD UHS-II memory card in addition to the existing CFexpress / XQD card. Second, both cameras now feature dual EXPEED 6…

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Rumored Specifications of the Nikon Z9 High-End Mirrorless – Underwater Photography Article

Rumored Specifications of the Nikon Z9 High-End Mirrorless One Nikon Rumors reader’s rendering of a hypothetical Nikon Z9 Ever since Nikon executives confirmed that a pro-level (D6-equivalent) Nikon Z mirrorless camera is on its way, folks in the rumor business have been hard at it. Now, Nikon Rumors has published a list of specs “from a reliable source”: The Z9 is described as a D6 body combined with [Canon] EOS R5 imaging, [Sony] α9II AF, and blackout-free EVF 46MP (previous…

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Recommended Nikon Z5 Settings – Photography Article

Recommended Nikon Z5 Settings With the release of the budget-friendly Nikon Z5 full-frame camera, we now have a number of different options to choose from in the Nikon mirrorless line-up. Although the Nikon Z5 is aimed to be a lower-tier camera than the Z6, its image sensor, ergonomics, and the menu system are very similar to those of its bigger brother. This also means that the complexity of the controls and the menu system is fairly similar between the two…

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Nikon 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Review – Photography Article

Nikon 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Review Nikon updated its 600mm super-telephoto lens in July of 2015, replacing its “G” version with a completely brand new design and optical formula. The Nikkor 600mm f/4E FL ED VR was released with the best optical technology Nikon had at the time, including a faster autofocus motor, a magnesium alloy construction, and two fluorite elements for significant weight reduction. In fact, compared to its predecessor, Nikon was able to reduce the weight of…

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Nikon Z 50mm f/1.2 S Announcement – Photography Article

Nikon Z 50mm f/1.2 S Announcement Along with the Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S, Nikon also introduced its first modern professional-grade f/1.2 lens, the Nikon Z 50mm f/1.2 S. Nikon has not been able to make f/1.2 lenses with autofocus capability on the F-Mount due to a small throat size and long flange distance (see my article on lens mounts), so aside from lenses like the Nikon 50mm f/1.2 Ai-S and the classic Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/1.2, we have not seen an…

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Nikon announces Z 14-24mm f/2.8 lens :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Nikon announces Z 14-24mm f/2.8 lens :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 Nikon has announced 2 new Z mount lenses. Of interest for underwater use is the Z 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens. It has a minimum focus distance of 0.28 m (0.92 ft), so may work behind a large dome port. The NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S lens will will ship in November 2020 for $2,399.95. Press release NIKKOR Z INNOVATION CONTINUES: NIKON INTRODUCES TWO ESSENTIAL NIKKOR…

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Nikon Announces 14–24mm f/2.8 S for Z-Mount – Underwater Photography Article

Nikon Announces 14–24mm f/2.8 S for Z-Mount If you’re a wide-angle underwater shooter who’s been eyeing Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless cameras—the Z7 and Z6, or the recently announced entry-level Z5—the Japanese company has given you another reason to get excited: the new Nikkor Z 14–24mm f/2.8 S. Weighing in at a mere 1.43lb (650g), the lens is considerably lighter than its DSLR equivalent—AF-S 14–24mm f/2.8 G—which tips the scales at 2.2lb (1000g). The weather-sealed lens features a nine-blade aperture and Nano Crystal…

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Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Announcement – Photography Article

Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Announcement As previously indicated on the Nikon Z lens roadmap, the ultra-wide angle Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S zoom lens has finally been unveiled today, and it looks pretty incredible. At just 650 grams of weight, it looks like Nikon has been able to make a lens that is both lighter and smaller than its Nikon F counterpart, the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G. On top of that, the MTF charts look absolutely stunning, which is an…

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Nauticam Shipping Housing for Nikon Z50 – Underwater Photography Article

Nauticam Shipping Housing for Nikon Z50 Nauticam is shipping its new housing for the Nikon Z50, the company’s first mirrorless camera with an APS-C sized sensor. Like the full-frame Z6 and Z7, the Z50 is built around the larger Z-mount and Nikon’s FTZ Adapter is required when using traditional F-mount lenses. The new housing uses the company’s N100 port system and accommodates Z-mount lenses directly. When using F-mount lenses with the FTZ Adapter, you just need to add Nauticam’s N100…

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Isotta Shipping Housing for the Nikon D780 – Underwater Photography Article

Isotta Shipping Housing for the Nikon D780 Isotta has unveiled its new housing for the Nikon D780, announced at the beginning of the year. The midrange full-frame DSLR offers a 24.5MP BSI-CMOS sensor, 7fps burst shooting, and 4K/30p and 1080/120p video with no crop. Finished in Isotta’s signature red paint, the anodized aluminum housing features important camera controls arranged around integrated adjustable handles, the company’s innovative single latch closing mechanism, double O-ring seals on all buttons, and moisture alarm. The…

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Nikon Z Lens Roadmap (Updated July 2020) – Photography Article

Nikon Z Lens Roadmap (Updated July 2020) Everything you need to know about Nikon’s upcoming Z lenses.By Spencer Cox 33 CommentsPublished On July 21, 2020Nikon once again updated its Z lens roadmap, and we now know of a total of ten Z mount lenses that will be released in the coming years. Here’s a first look at the new lenses you can expect to see.The Updated Nikon Z Lens RoadmapHere’s the roadmap it replaces:In total, every Nikon Z lens we…

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Nikon Z5 vs Z6: Which Should You Buy? – Photography Article

Nikon Z5 vs Z6: Which Should You Buy? The Nikon Z5 is the cheapest full-frame camera introduced by Nikon to date. At $1400, it has a lot to offer in such a lightweight, compact, and rugged camera body. Many of our readers might be wondering how this camera differs from the Nikon Z6 that was released two years ago, so I decided to put together a comparison that shows the differences between these cameras. We will first start out with…

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Nikon Z 24-50mm, 1.4x and 2x Teleconverter Announcements – Photography Article

Nikon Z 24-50mm, 1.4x and 2x Teleconverter Announcements With the release of the Z5, Nikon today also announced the new Nikon Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 lens, along with two 1.4x and 2x teleconverters for the Z mount. Many of us did not anticipate these lenses, because they were not on the Nikon Z lens roadmap. However, these are very important lenses for a number of reasons, as I explain in this article.While Nikon has already added both f/2.8 and f/4 versions…

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Nikon Announces Entry-Level Full-Frame Z5 – Underwater Photography Article

Nikon Announces Entry-Level Full-Frame Z5 Nikon has unveiled its highly anticipated entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera—the Z5. The new camera borrows heavily from its higher-end siblings, the Z6 and Z7, released almost two years ago, both in terms of design and functionality. The Z5 has a similar resolution to the Z6, although the new camera offers a 24.3MP CMOS sensor rather than the 24.5MP BSI-CMOS sensor found in the older camera. And while the Z6 boasts a magnesium-alloy chassis, the Z5…

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Nikon announces Z5 mirrorless full frame camera :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Nikon announces Z5 mirrorless full frame camera :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 Nikon has announced its Z5 full frame mirrorless camera, It has a 24.3MP sensor, with the EXPEED 6 image processor which offer a native ISO range up to 51,200. It has dual SD memory card slots and has shot show for external flash triggering. Nikon has also announced further new Z mount lenses. The 24-50mm f/4-6.3 has a minimum focus distance of 0.35 m…

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Nikon Z5 Announcement – Photography Life – Photography Article

Nikon Z5 Announcement – Photography Life Today Nikon unveiled its third Z-series full-frame camera, the Nikon Z5. Featuring most of the features from the Z6, as well as dual SD card slots in a lightweight polycarbonate body, the Z5 is a highly capable entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera. And with its very attractive price of $1,300, it is the camera many Nikon shooters have been waiting for.Similar to the Z6, the Nikon Z5 also features a 24 MP CMOS sensor (although…

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Canon R5 vs Nikon Z7 vs Panasonic S1R vs Sony A7R IV – Photography Article

Canon R5 vs Nikon Z7 vs Panasonic S1R vs Sony A7R IV With so many great full-frame mirrorless camera options on the market today, it is becoming harder and harder to understand their differences. Almost every major camera brand now offers a wide variety of cameras and lenses at similar price points. In this article, we will compare high-resolution mirrorless cameras in the $3-$4K range, namely the Canon EOS R5, Nikon Z7, Panasonic S1R, and Sony A7R IV. We will…

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Canon EOS R6 vs Nikon Z6 vs Panasonic S1 vs Sony A7 III Comparison – Photography Article

Canon EOS R6 vs Nikon Z6 vs Panasonic S1 vs Sony A7 III Comparison Now that almost all major camera brands offer great mirrorless options, it is a good time to look at their offerings and compare their differences. In this article, we will compare mirrorless cameras in the $2K range, namely the Canon EOS R6, Nikon Z6, Panasonic S1, and Sony A7 III. We will explore different factors such as camera ergonomics, menu system, specifications, and lens selection.Ergonomics ComparisonPlease…

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