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Nikon Add NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR…


Nikon also today, alongside the Z fc lens syles anouncements, gave details of the NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR optic. Here is the official information so far. John. (29/06/21). NIKON DEVELOPS NEW HIGH-POWER Z SERIES ZOOM LENS London, United Kingdom, 29th June 2021: Nikon today announces the development of the NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 [...]

Nikon Add NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR…2021-07-16T13:26:25+01:00

What Goes Around Comes Around, Nikon Z fc Camera…


There was something about todays Nikon Z fc announcement that took me back first with fondness, forward with frustration (marketing), and finally a favourable conclusion. So why the marketing? Well the FM2 and then FM2n were and remain fine cameras. One I would say epitomise what a 'real' photographers camera is. Manual focus, manual exposure, [...]

What Goes Around Comes Around, Nikon Z fc Camera…2021-07-16T13:25:38+01:00

Canon Add RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM…


Canon has a good history when it comes to 14mm lens coverage. They announce today the latest lens to offer this option, extending to moderate wide angle shooting. The RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM offers the widest angle of view so far in the new RF mount. Time will tell of course when it comes [...]

Canon Add RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM…2021-07-16T13:24:46+01:00

Canon Confirm R3 AF Options…


I am always amused at the ‘coincidences’ of Nikon and Canon announcing things at the same time.When one of them has a number of product announcements, the other often strangely has a smaller press release. It happens in both directions of course. It is a ‘spoiler’ so the other does not get all of the [...]

Canon Confirm R3 AF Options…2021-06-03T15:16:16+01:00

Nikon ‘Z’ System… Getting Closer?


I stated early on my belief that Nikon will make the development of the ‘Z’ System a relatively rapid one. Nikon users have above all else, appreciated the depth and breath of the ‘F’ mount system for both film and digital capture. It is logical therefore to offer similar in the new mount, adding credibility [...]

Nikon ‘Z’ System… Getting Closer?2021-06-04T11:35:17+01:00

Nikon’s Field Of View Widens…


Nikon also announced today something a little more esoteric. Aimed at the sports and press photographer using multiple cameras at an event, and needing to synchronise their control. Nikon NX Field should be a useful addition to the companies workflow and appeal. All be it to a small number of photographers in the scheme of [...]

Nikon’s Field Of View Widens…2021-06-04T11:40:46+01:00

Yellow Peril…


I always think of yellow as a happy colour. And certainly in the UK, that colour is among its most striking when we see it as we do now in vast fields of Rapeseed. It is always a draw to the eye, and understandably many think of using it in pictures, either as a subject [...]

Yellow Peril…2021-05-24T15:12:49+01:00

FujiFilm X-T4 Thoughts…


Pretty much anyone with a film photography past, would have shot on Fuji materials at some stage. And I have not been blind over the last few years to the dedicated following the 'X' series digital cameras has biult around an APS sensor size. My experience was that more had said to me they were [...]

FujiFilm X-T4 Thoughts…2021-05-26T11:40:59+01:00

Memory Lane (5) Mamiya RB67…


The Mamiya RB67 medium format camera system was introduced in the 1970s. I did not purchase mine until the late 1980s. And with the development of the electronic RZ67, the original mechanical version was looking old hat. Well, on paper at least. But it was undoubtably an established product in use daily around the world [...]

Memory Lane (5) Mamiya RB67…2021-05-24T15:27:30+01:00