Nikon has announced the release of the Nikkor Z 17-28mm F2.8, a new wide-angle zoom lens for Nikon Z mirrorless camera systems. It seems to essentially be a ‘Nikonized’ version of Tamron’s 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens.
The Nikon D1, released in 1999, was Nikon’s first entirely in-house DSLR. While its 2.7MP CCD sensor is decidedly dated, the camera still has a classic Nikon feel, even more than two decades after its release.
According to Nikon the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S is a super-telephoto 400-mm lens that offers both superior sharpness and clarity, in a compact size with light weight. Handheld shooting is easy with the lightest*1 weight in its class, approximately 1,160 g (excluding tripod collar), and a total length of approximately 234.5 mm, providing superior agility and reducing fatigue over extended shooting sessions of wildlife including birds, and sports photography.
If you’re a regular Digital SLR user, then you might have noticed that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find and buy new lenses. Unfortunately, there’s a reason for this: Nikon has quietly discontinued 35 Nikon F-mount DSLR lenses. Following the introduction of Nikon’s full-frame Z-Mount mirrorless cameras in August 2018, Nikon has been focusing on Nikon mirrorless cameras and lenses.
The biggest news in the camera industry this month is that Nikon is reportedly halting development of new SLR cameras, marking the end of a 63-year run. From now on, it will focus exclusively on mirrorless Z mount models like the Z6, Z50 and recently-launched Z9 flagship.
This picture of the Raikoke Volcano on the Kuril Islands was shot from space by astronauts with a Nikon D5. NASA Earth Observatory site Read more and discover additional photos …