Nikon has just officially announced the new Nikon Nikkor Z 800mm F6.3 VR S lens. It is a super-telephoto prime distinguished by the unique combination of one of the longest focal lengths available in a surprisingly portable package. This distinct design is made possible by the inclusion of a Phase Fresnel element, which cuts the overall weight by 50% and the length by 16% compared to the former F-mount 800mm f/5.6 lens. The lens’ image stabilization is CIPA-rated for up to 5 stops and up to 5.5 stops when used with the Synchro VR on Nikon’s Z9 camera.
It should absolutely be considered by any serious wildlife or sports shooters or anyone else seeking a small, affordable, powerhouse package. Getting this kind of performance in another camera would cost you over twice as much, and your lenses would be at least two to three times the size and weight for equivalent focal lengths.
In January 2020, Nikon D780 was officially announced. It is an enthusiast-level full-frame DSLR that inherits features from Nikon D5 and D810 models, featuring a 24MP BSI-CMOS sensor paired with an Expeed 6 processor, with a top (expanded) ISO of 204,800, shoot bursts at 7 fps with continuous autofocus. Nikon D780 costs $2,296.95, now in stock and shipping at Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama.
Nikon D780 don’t have a built-in flash, so if you want to improve the image exposure and quality, you’d better to get a flash. Below are some top recommended flash (speedlight) for Nikon D780. Read More »