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Stan Trzoniec  |  Jan 29, 2019  |  0 comments

Creating photo books on American railroads are a good part of my workload, so telephoto lenses are what I often turn to for my train photography. Extremely heavy and often dangerous, locomotives and rolling stock require a wide berth for safety’s sake. Furthermore, in the wake of the September 11th attacks, security has tightened around railroad property, demanding more distance between the photographer and subject. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 16, 2016  |  0 comments

Nikon just announced the 24.2-megapixel D3400, an entry-level DSLR that adds Nikon’s SnapBridge wireless technology along with an updated Guide Mode feature offering in-camera tips for beginning photographers. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 01, 2015  |  0 comments

Nikon just announced the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR, a versatile DX-format lens designed for advanced and enthusiast photographers. The Nikkor 16-80mm features a combination of Nikon lens technologies typically found on the company’s pro glass including Nano Crystal Coat, which is appearing for the first time on a Nikon DX-format lens.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 07, 2020  |  0 comments

If you're looking for a do-everything travel camera with an extremely versatile built-in lens, the new 16-megapixel Nikon Coolpix P950 could be just what you're looking for. Announced last night, the Nikon Coolpix P950 is a relatively compact superzoom bridge camera packed with an 83x optical zoom lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Nikon announced this morning that it is developing the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, an FX-format (aka full frame) fixed focal length super-telephoto lens, which the company says will “strike the ideal combination of portability and performance.” Nikon did not release images of this upcoming lens; the photo above is of the AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens from 2015 for reference.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Nikon announced three new wide-angle Nikkor lenses this morning: the AF-P DX Nikkor 10-20MM F/4.5-5.6G VR, which is a compact, ultra-wide-angle perspective DX-format zoom lens; the AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15MM F/3.5-4.5E ED, which is a circular fisheye zoom lens; and the AF-S Nikkor 28MM F/1.4E ED: a wide-angle, prime lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Nikon just announced two new products for its new Z-series mirrorless camera line. First off is the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S, the first ultra-wide zoom lens for the Nikon Z Mount. This newest S-Line Nikkor lens is a popular focal length for landscape, travel, event and architecture photographers, offering a combination of performance and portability for the new Z Mount, Nikon said in a press announcement tonight.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 13, 2019  |  0 comments

Nikon just unveiled the new Nikkor Z 24-70MM f/2.8 S lens, the latest S-Line lens for the Nikon Z Series full frame mirrorless cameras including the Z7 and Z6. The Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens is a fast-aperture zoom lens that is designed for a variety of content creators thanks to its zoom range, fast aperture, edge-to-edge sharpness and compact/lightweight design, Nikon said.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 22, 2018  |  0 comments

On the heels of the big announcement of its new Z cameras, Nikon introduced a trio of new lenses designed specifically for those full frame mirrorless models. The three new lenses use the new larger-diameter mount of the 45.7MP Z 7 and 24.5MP Z 6, which is designed to let more light in for improved edge-to-edge sharpness and better image quality compared to some competing mirrorless camera systems using smaller mounts.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Nikon continues to add to its Nikkor S-Line of lenses for its Z-series, full frame mirrorless cameras with the just announced new Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S wide-angle prime lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 31, 2019  |  0 comments

Nikon has unveiled the new Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens, a new fast prime portrait lens in the Nikkor S-Line of lenses for its Z-series, full frame mirrorless cameras such as the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7. The Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S is designed as a fast aperture lens suited for portrait photography and videography.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Nikon followed up its budget camera announcement this morning with a new lens designed more for the 1%. The company officially took the wraps off the Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens, which is the fastest Nikkor lens to date and one of its most expensive primes in history.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Nikon created a buzz at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today with the introduction of a powerful AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR zoom lens. What makes this super telephoto zoom so unique, is that it’s the first lens from Nikon featuring a built-in teleconverter for an extended range.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Nikon just announced the new AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR lens. The new Nikkor 70-300mm lens features enhanced Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization capability and adds a stepping motor designed for fast and quiet AF performance, making it Nikon’s first full-frame AF-P lens.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 05, 2015  |  0 comments

Nikon launched a new digital SLR and two long lenses at CES tonight. The company unveiled the D5500, an advanced amateur DSLR sporting a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF) and a new 3.2-inch varia-angle LCD touchscreen on back.

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