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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
Nikon continues to lose money in Imaging Products business Events News 

Nikon continues to lose money in Imaging Products business

Nikon Corp. recorded ¥591B in revenue and ¥6.7B in operating profit for its 2020 fiscal year (FY2020), ending March 31, 2020; this is a decrease of ¥117.6B and ¥75.9B, respectively, year-over-year. Specifically, Nikon quantifies the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with its report saying it believes the pandemic has caused 10 billion yen in operating profit losses. Specifically, Nikon attributes... Read More
Nikon extends free access to Nikon School online classes through May News 

Nikon extends free access to Nikon School online classes through May

Nikon Inc. is extending free Nikon School Online courses through May and will expand the variety of new Creator’s Hour online events and activities which feature some of the most compelling creators and storytellers from our community. Creator’s Hour content includes long-form episodic interviews with world-renowned creators, live talks with Nikon Ambassadors and photographers, free Nikon School Online courses, fun photo and... Read More
Nikon makes online photography classes free through April News 

Nikon makes online photography classes free through April

Nikon School Online has made its 10-course curriculum of online photography classes available at no cost through the end of April. The courses range from 15-minute videos to hour-long tutorials; they are typically valued $15 to $50 each. Users can watch the whole library just by creating a username on nikonevents.com. The classes include: Creator’s Mindset: Creating Video Content with Z50... Read More
Nikon announces retirement of David Lee after 41 years News People on the Move 

Nikon announces retirement of David Lee after 41 years

Nikon Inc. announced the retirement of David Lee, senior vice president, who over the past 41 years has dedicated himself to helping Nikon Inc. navigate the ever-changing landscape of the imaging and recreation optics industries. In his career with Nikon Inc., Lee helped fuel the success of many of the imaging company’s divisions, most recently as the Senior Vice President... Read More
Updated: COVID-19 concerns impacting imaging industry Events News 

Updated: COVID-19 concerns impacting imaging industry

As the COVID-19 impacts markets across the world, the imaging industry has felt the effects. Major industry events including CP+, Mobile World Congress, FESPA Global Print Expo and, most recently, Dscoop Edge, have either been canceled or postponed. In addition, Nikon Inc. and Adobe Inc. have announced they are not going to attend NAB 2020 due to concerns about employee safety.... Read More
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