Nikon 18.5mm f/1.8 Lens for Mirrorless System Announced

1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8

Along with the new Nikon D600 DSLR, Nikon unveiled a new 18.5mm f/1.8 lens for its 1 Series mirrorless cameras.

The 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 offers a full frame effective focal length of 50mm.  Essentially, the new lens becomes a “fast fifty” when used with the Nikon J1, J2 and V1 cameras.

The new 18.5mm f/1.8 lens should be available in November for $189.95.  It will be available in black, white and silver.  You can order the lens here at B&H Photo.

Nikon 1 Series J2 Mirrorless Camera Coming This Month… Along with New Accessories?

Nikon 1 Series Concepts

Nikon Rumors is reporting that Nikon will be dropping a new J2 mirrorless camera later in August as a replacement for the Nikon 1 Series J1 model.  Additionally, Nikon is expected to release several new mirrorless accessories, including an underwater housing.

This is just one of the many rumored announcements due for Photokina 2012.

Nikon 1 Series Kits up to $250 Off

Nikon J1 Kit

The Nikon 1 Series cameras are getting a big price break with a savings up to $250 off.  Several Nikon 1 Series kits are $150 off, then you can get up to $100 more off when buying another lens in the kit.

See all the deals here at B&H.  Click the “Buy together & save” link to get the additional deals on extra lenses.

Stay on top of all the photo gear Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals here.

Nikon V1 and J1 Mirrorless Cameras

Nikon Mirrorless Camera

It looks like the names and specs for the upcoming Nikon mirrorless camera models have finally slipped out.  According to Nikon Rumors, the Nikon V1 and J1 are rumored to be the initial models in the new Nikon mirrorless camera system.

As previously rumored, the cameras will feature a 2.7x crop sensor dubbed as Nikon’s CX format.  The new cameras are expected to feature a 10.1MP image sensor and capture 1080p HD video.

Additional key specs are rumored as follows: [Read more...]