J.B. Camera Designs released their wood grip-base for Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras:"Nikon has finally released a proper pro level mirrorless camera and we feel it still needs a place for that pinky finger! Add protection, ergonomics and a unique look to your Nikon Z6 & Z7 with our new Wood Grip-Base options. We have grips for the Z6 & Z7 in our current 4 wood options: Walnut (dark brown), Padauk (red), White Oak (distressed black painted), and Bamboo (bright yellow)."
70-200mm f/2.8E, 500mm f/5.6E and 200-500mm f/5.6EKevin Lisota published his review of the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens:
Irix Dragonfly 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens additional coverage: Just announced: Irix 150mm f/2.8 MACRO 1:1 lens
The latest Nikon Z6/Z7 reviews: → Nikon Z7 review by Ming Thein:"On an absolute scale, what we have here is not revolution but thorough evolution – much as the D3 was in its day. And as the D3, this represents a massive quantum leap of innovation for conservative Nikon; though the Z7 isn’t the second coming of sliced Jesus there are enough solid improvements over the D850, and not too many compromises (some of which are firmware-fixable). For a first try, it’s remarkable effort. Put another way: I don’t care what the fanboys say, but we’re now on the third generation of Sony A7 (fourth, if you count the A9) and they still don’t operate as smoothly.
Here is a quick Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens review by Axel Güthner:The reputation of 300mm PF lens is top, therefore I was curious about this new AF-S 500mm F5,6 PF lens. I was always looking for a long telephoto lens suitable for travel purpose. I own a 200-400mm VR II lens, but for family holidays, it’s just too big to carry all day long. The 70-300mm VR lens has not enough reach.
More Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens reviews: First, check this 500mm f/5.6 blog post by Bruce Leventhal (a full guest post is coming soon).
Nikon 35-400mm f/4.5 lens A report from the prototype lenses exhibition at the Nikon museum by Con Foley (see his blog post for additional information):
The new Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera is now shipping and Foto Hans Keuzekamp sent me a few comparison pictures between the Sony A7III, Nikon Z7 and Canon EOS R:
The pricing for the new Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens for Nikon F-mount is now officially announced: $595. Pre-orders are now open at B&H Photo.
This Nikkor NOCT 58mm f/1.2 CF cinema lens post is by Tim Arasheben (Instagram) - the lens is rehoused by Zero Optik and is mainly used in the movie industry (available for rent here):