Articles & News Tagged “Nikon”
Nikon Creators Hour: A deep dive with Brian Skerry
Video: Nikon Z6 Subject Tracking AF testing by Manny Ortiz
In February, Nikon released updated firmware for their Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras. Version 3.00 offered an improvement to subject-tracking AF. Specifically, the F1 and F2 buttons can be used to initiate autofocus, and “subject-tracking AF enabled in photo mode has been changed to more closely resemble that of the 3D-tracking option for digital SLR cameras.”
Nikon Releases N-Log 3D LUT for D780
Nikon has released a lookup table (LUT) for use when color grading movie footage shot with N-Log gamma with the D780 camera. It can be downloaded for macOS and Windows and includes LUT files for Nikon’s mirrorless full-frame Z6 and Z7. According to Nikon, the files work in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Apple Final Cut Pro X and Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 16, but other editing software should also be compatible.
Nikon releases detail of 20mm f/1.8 Z mount lens
Nikon announces the D6 SLR camera
Nikon has announced their new flagship D6 SLR camera. Featuring a 20.8MP sensor with an EXPEED 6 image processing engine that offers a native ISO range of 100 to 102,400. Autofocus is via 105 selectable cross type sensors, offering an AF coverage 1.6 times denser that that of the D5.
Nikon unveils the D780 full frame SLR camera
At CES, Nikon has announced a successor to the D750 full-frame SLR camera. The D780 has a 24.5MP sensor, combined with the EXPEED 6 image processor, giving a native ISO range of 100 to 51,2000 autofocus is via 51 points, combined with the SF algorithm from the D5. It can shoot 4K UHD video at 30 fps with full-pixel readout and 10-bit output with N-Log or HDR (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support.
Nikon adds ProRes RAW support to Z6 and Z7
ikon has announced a paid upgrade for the Z6 and Z7 cameras that adds the option of the external recording of ProRes RAW video. In order to do so, the camera will need to be equipped with an Atomos recorder connected via an HDMI 2.0 connection. The updates also added CF Express memory card support. This will be added to compatible D5, D850 and D500 cameras.
Nikon adds macro lenses to Z series road map
Nikon has released a new roadmap of the development of Z mount lenses. Of particular note is the addition of both 60 mm and 105 mm micro (macro) lenses. The road map shows 105 mm as being an S-line lens, although the speculation is that these will both be f/2.8 lenses. They will provide alternatives to the current 60 and 105 mm lenses with the FTZ combination, which seems to give sub-par AF performance.