Nikon laid off 700 workers in Thailand and Laos


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Nikkei reports that Nikon has laid off 700 workers due to the declining camera business – 500 in Thailand and 200 in Laos. Nikon said: “We are going to aim for the best system to our production”, meaning they may reduce their stuff again (thanks for the translation Nakayamahanzaemon):

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Nikon financial results for the year ended March 2020


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Nikon published their financial results for the year ending March 2020 – as you can expect everything is down with some major changes from the previous forecast:

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Topaz Labs DeNoise AI v2.2 released (coupon code included)


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Today Topaz Labs released a new version 2.2 of their DeNoise AI software. This update includes a new masking/selective adjustments feature where users can selectively apply or remove noise reduction to certain areas in images. This feature can be found by clicking the “Masking” brush icon near the top of the screen beside the view options. This update also includes the “Low Light Mode” toggle option under the DeNoise AI model to treat severe or difficult-to-remove noise created in low lighting.

There is no additional purchase required for this update for current DeNoise owners current owners can simply visit

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Nikon D6 additional coverage


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Nikon D6 additional coverage:

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The best lenses for the Nikon D850 according to DxOMark


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DxOMark published a new article on the best lenses for the Nikon D850 camera (see also this and this related blog posts):

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Nikon’s new medium-term management plan


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Today Nikon made several company announcements, including a new Medium-Term Management Plan (FY2019 to FY2021). Here are some of the points related to Nikon camera business:

  • The Z-series’ true appeal and full potential will require time to be fully realized
  • Nikon has only just started establishing a lens lineup that will maximize the appeal of the Z-series
  • Focus on products of full-frame systems to take hold of the mid and high-end model users
  • Complete the lineup of Z-mount system
  • Launch strategic mid and high-end D-SLR products
  • Enhance coordination with social media/imaging apps to offer a unique imaging experience that stretches beyond shooting

More slides related to the Imaging Business (click for larger view):

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Deal of the day: the latest Capture One Pro 20 is now $130 off (price: $170, reg: $300)


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For a limited time B&H is running a deal on the latest full version of Capture One Pro 20 – you can get it now for $130 off (price: $169.94, original: $299.94):


Capture One recently announced a new Nikon specific version (more info available here):


There is also a new Capture One Express version for Nikon that is available for free (more info available here):

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Ending this week: Nikon US lens-only rebates


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Nikon’s current rebates on 27 Nikkor lenses are set to expire on May 31 – see the details at Adorama and B&H:

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Ending this week: “I’m Back” digital back for Nikon film cameras raised $400k on Kickstarter


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The improved I’m Back project that adds a digital back to old film cameras has raised almost $400,000 on Kickstarter (out of the $10,306 goal) and is ending in 4 days. The digital back is compatible with many Nikon F models – here are the details (more information is available here):

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Announced: Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8 UMC II and MF 85mm f/1.4 UMC II lenses for Nikon F-mount


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Today Samyang officially announced the previously leaked MF 14mm f/2.8 UMC II and MF 85mm f/1.4 UMC II full-frame, manual focus lenses that are available also for Nikon F-mount (replacements for the older models). Here is some additional information (check price and availability at Adorama and B&H):
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Deal of the day: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens now $500 off


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As a part of their Deal Zone B&H has the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens for Nikon F-mount on sale for $999 – this is $500 off or 33% off:


This offer is available only today from B&H exclusively. Previous coverage of this lens can be found here.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #574


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→ Behind the scenes with wildlife photographer Roie Galitz (see his guest posts here).


FAQ: wide-angle lenses.


Classic camera review: Nikon N90.


Franzis released a new Photographer’s Projects Collection Volume II  (original price: $276, now on sale: $69). The updated version contains the most popular products of the FRANZIS projects software series. You can get 35% off all other Franzis products with the exclusive code NIKONRUMOR-35.


The shippong date of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens is now June 30.

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens now in stock


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The new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens is now in stock at for the first time:

Previous coverage of the lens can be found here:

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Samyang to announce two new manual focus full-frame lenses for Nikon F-mount: MF 14mm f/2.8 UMC II and MF 85mm f/1.4 UMC II


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Samyang is going to announce two new manual focus, full-frame, de-clicked, weather-sealed lenses for Nikon F-mount that will replace the current versions:

  • Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8 UMC II lens
  • Samyang MF 85mm f/1.4 UMC II lens

Lens specifications, pictures, and additional information I received from a reader:

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Bird in flight photography – crash course by Steve Perry


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Steve Perry released a new video “Bird In Flight Photography – Crash Course”:

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The new Capture One Express for Nikon is available for free (breakdown of the different versions)


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Several readers were asking me about the different Capture One for Nikon versions that were announced on Monday. Here is the breakdown:


Some additional information:


Information on the different Capture One Styles can be found here:



Capture One tutorials can be found here:

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Duracell sells cheap batteries for Nikon cameras (including the Z6, Z7, D850)


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Duracell offers cheap batteries and chargers for many Nikon cameras, including the Nikon Z6, Nikon Z7, Nikon D850check this website for the details (other brands are available here):

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Photos taken with the new Nikon CDS cooled Z6 mirrorless camera for astrophotography


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A quick update my post from a few days ago – here are a few photos taken with the new Nikon CDS cooled Z6 mirrorless camera for astrophotography by Mehmet Ergün:

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The new Nikon Nikkor Z 20mm f/1.8 S lens is now shipping in Canada


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I just received a tip that the new Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S lens is now shipping in Canada and a reader already got his lens in Toronto:


The lens already started shipping to NPS members last month.

Check Nikkor Z 20mm availability at: AdoramaB&H | Amazon | WEX | Park Camera | Calumet Germany | Camera Canada.

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Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR lens delayed again?


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It seems that the Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR lens is delayed again – the new shipping date is now June 30 according to Amazon US:

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