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Nikon launches $49.95 week-long Nikon Z 5 test-drive program New Products Promotions 

Nikon launches $49.95 week-long Nikon Z 5 test-drive program

Nikon USA is trying to put its full-frame Nikon Z 5 mirrorless camera in the hands of more people with a new weeklong trial/rental program. The Z 5 Test Drive rental program is available at approximately 140 retail locations. Through the program, customers can rent a Nikon Z 5 and NIKKOR Z 24-50mm lens kit from a participating retailer for... Read More
Zebrafish pic wins 46th annual Nikon Small World Photo Microscopy Competition Events Photo contests 

Zebrafish pic wins 46th annual Nikon Small World Photo Microscopy Competition

Nikon Instruments Inc. announced the winners of the forty-sixth annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. Daniel Castranova, assisted by Bakary Samasa while working in the lab of Dr. Brant Weinstein at the National Institutes of Health, took the top prize for his artfully rendered and technically immaculate photo of a juvenile zebrafish. The image is a dorsal view of the head of a fish... Read More
Nikon launches 30-day free trial for Nikon Z 5 Promotions 

Nikon launches 30-day free trial for Nikon Z 5

Nikon is letting users test-drive the new Z 5 full-frame mirrorless camera for 30 days. Now until Nov. 30, enrollees in the “Yellow” promotion (available through the Nikon store) receive expedited shipping on a variety of kit configurations, including bundles with the NIKKOR Z 24-50mm lens as well as the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm telephoto lens. For those looking to use any... Read More
Imaging app update roundup: iOS 14, Pixelmator and more. Updates 

Imaging app update roundup: iOS 14, Pixelmator and more.

Popular imaging applications and OSs were updated this week, just in time for the fall. Here’s a short round-up: Apple iOS 14 Apple released iOS 14, including performance improvements to the Camera and Photos apps. Camera Performance – Photos can be shot up to 90% faster,at up to 4 frames per second. Faster shooting – There’s a new “Prioritize faster... Read More
Nikon calls for entries for 38th Nikon Photo Contest Photo contests 

Nikon calls for entries for 38th Nikon Photo Contest

Nikon Inc. announced submissions for the 38th Nikon Photo Contest will open Oct.22, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. EDT. Started in 1969, the Nikon Photo Contest is currently the world’s largest international photo contest and provides an opportunity for creators to connect through visual storytelling and to enrich imaging culture.  Entries for the 2020-2021 Nikon Photo Contest will be evaluated by... Read More
Nikon introduces ultra-wide NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S and powerful NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S lenses New Products 

Nikon introduces ultra-wide NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S and powerful NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S lenses

Nikon Inc. unveiled two additions to the NIKKOR Z lens lineup: the ultra-wide-angle NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S and the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S fast-aperture prime lens. “This is an exciting time for Nikon lens technology as we lead the way in providing the most incredible optics available today,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “The highly anticipated NIKKOR Z... Read More
Camera hardware is still in crisis News Opinion 

Camera hardware is still in crisis

One of the most popular opinion articles on this site is from January 2018, where we discussed “Hardware in Crisis: Can Cameras Companies Compete.” We also followed up with “Six ways digital cameras should be competing with smartphones“, which mentioned ways digital cameras are superior to smartphones, including battery life, but added digital cameras still trail smartphones in key customer-loving... Read More
Nikon adds Audrey Woulard and Jide Alakija to Ambassador program News 

Nikon adds Audrey Woulard and Jide Alakija to Ambassador program

Nikon Inc. announced the additions of Jide Alakija and Audrey Woulard to its Ambassador Program. The Nikon Ambassador Program unites some of the most versatile and influential voices in the photography community, joined by a commitment to educate and inspire, while making significant contributions to modern photography and filmmaking, the company said. Audrey Woulard is a Chicago-based photographer and educator,... Read More
Nikon announces the 38th Nikon Photo Contest News 

Nikon announces the 38th Nikon Photo Contest

Nikon announces the 38th international Nikon Photo Contest; for instructions for how to apply, as well as to view the 2018-2019 Nikon Photo Contest winning submissions please visit https://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/. Since the Nikon Photo Contest was first held in 1969, more than 440,000 photographers have submitted more than 1.71 million images. Last year, approximately 33,000 photographers from 170 countries and regions... Read More
Venus Optics unveiled the Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL lens New Products 

Venus Optics unveiled the Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL lens

Venus Opticsunveiled the new Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL lens, the world’s widest rectilinear lens for full-frame cameras. Venus Optics have been designing ultra-wide angle lenses with outstanding optical performance and their 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 lens is currently the world’s widest zoom lens for full-frame cameras. The Laowa 9mm lens can also focus as close as 4.72” (12cm) measuring from subject... Read More
DigiMedia Tech names Kodak licensee JK Imaging in patent suit News Opinion 

DigiMedia Tech names Kodak licensee JK Imaging in patent suit

DigiMedia Tech LLC has added Kodak brand licensee JK Imaging to its list of targets, according to LawStreetMedia. DigiMedia Tech sued JK Imaging in the Central District of California for patent infringement for camera-related zoom and focus patents. The patents-in-suit are U.S. Patent No. 6,914,635 (the ’635 patent); 6,545,706 (the ’706 patent); 7,715,476 (the ’476 patent). DigiMedia is represented by Cotman IP Law Group, APLC; and Kent & Risley... Read More
Nikon sued for patent infringement related to digital camera tech News 

Nikon sued for patent infringement related to digital camera tech

LawStreetMedia reports, on June 14, plaintiff Digimedia Tech, LLC filed a patent infringement complaint against Nikon Inc. and Nikon Americas Inc. alleging the camera maker appropriated three of Digimedia patents relating to digital camera technology. The case is being held in the Eastern District of New York before Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis. The plaintiff is represented by Kent & Risley. The patents... Read More
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