|Model||Rebate Amount||Authorized Retailers|
|Nikon Z 7||$600.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon Z 6||$200.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon D850||$300.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon D810||$200.00 - $800.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-P DX VR Lens||$30.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G AF-S Lens||$300.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 16-35mm f/4G AF-S VR Lens||$100.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR II Lens||$60.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E AF-S VR Lens||$500.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G AF-S Lens||$350.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR Lens||$100.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E AF-S FL VR Lens||$650.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E AF-P VR Lens||$50.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR Lens||$200.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E AF-S VR Lens||$140.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 20mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens||$80.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 24mm f/1.4G AF-S Lens||$200.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 24mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens||$70.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 28mm f/1.4E ED AF-S Lens||$200.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 28mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens||$150.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S Lens||$150.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens||$50.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 50mm f/1.4G AF-S Lens||$40.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens||$20.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 58mm f/1.4G AF-S Lens||$150.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Lens||$150.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens||$50.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED AF-S Lens||$300.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Nikon 105mm f/2.8G AF-S VR Micro Lens||$90.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
In the first quarter, sales of interchangeable-lens cameras were down 19% to 850 thousand units. This reflects the combined impact of accelerated market contraction for DSLRs, in particular entry-level models, and economic slowdown in China, which is a sizeable market for interchangeable-lens cameras.At the very least, it appears that we have six new RF lenses to look forward to before the close of 2019.
The habit of capturing images with smartphones with improved cameras has become a part of daily lives of consumers. As a result, the market for entry-level DSLRs is contracting at a pace that exceeds the outlook we had at the beginning of the year. That said, we expect the user base of professionals and advanced-amateur, people who value the image quality and expressive possibilities afforded by cameras with large sensors and an abundance of interchangeable-lenses to remain. For the market overall, however, we expect the trend of market contraction to continue for some time.
In light of these circumstances, we decided to reexamine our full-year projections for the market and our own unit sales. We now expect the market and our own unit sales to decline 17% to 8.6 million units and 4.2 million units, respectively.
Mirrorless cameras, known for being small and lightweight, are increasing their presence in the market. Amid this situation, we will steadily shift our focus from DSLR to mirrorless cameras with the aim of maintaining our overwhelming competitiveness, which we have built upon DSLRs.
In the first quarter as well, we grew our unit sales of mirrorless cameras at a pace far exceeding the overall market, thanks to such new products as the EOS M50 and EOS R. Additionally, at the end of the quarter, we further enhanced our lineup, with the launch of the EOS RP, a smaller and lighter mirrorless camera equipped with a full-frame sensor and the same new mount found on the EOS R. Additionally, we plan to release six new models of RF lenses within the year. Users have not only praised the performance of these bodies and lenses, but also expressed their high expectations for the R system overall having felt our sense of urgency in strengthening our lineup over a short period of time. We will work to maintain sales growth of the EOS RP, which got off to a flying start, while also successively launching new RF lenses as we work to further stimulate sales of our strengthened mirrorless lineup.
From a profit perspective, in the full-frame sensor category where particularly high growth continues, even among mirrorless models, we will work to improve our product mix, actively expanding sales of both R System products. Additionally, for lenses with high profitability, we will not only promote sales of RF lenses, but also continue to promote the appeal of our broad range of EF lenses. Furthermore, we will work to expand automation initiatives not only to other products, but also other processes, raising our cost competitiveness and linking this to a recovery in profitability.
|Focal length||100 mm|
|Aperture range||f/1.4 – f/16|
|Camera mount||Canon EF-Mount* (ZE) | Nikon F-Mount* (ZF.2)|
|Format compatibility||Full Frame|
|Focusing range||1,0 m (39.4") – 8|
|Free working distance||0,83 m (32.7") – 8|
|Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.)||24° / 20° / 14°|
|Diameter of image field||43 mm (1.69")|
|Coverage at close range (MOD)**||206 x 309 mm (8.11 x 12.17")|
|Image ratio at minimum object distance||01:08.6|
|Lens elements | groups||14 / 11|
|Flange focal distance||ZE: 44 mm (1.73") | ZF.2: 47 mm (1.83")|
|Entrance pupil position (front of image plane)||35 mm (1.38")|
|Filter thread||M86 x 1.00|
|Rotation angle of focusing ring||315°|
|Diameter max.||ZE: 101 mm (3.96") | ZF.2: 101 mm (3.96“)|
|Diameter of focusing ring||ZE: 90 mm (3.54?) | ZF.2: 90 mm (3.54?)|
|Length (with lens caps)||ZE: 152 mm (6.00") | ZF.2: 150,1 mm (5.91")|
|Length (without lens caps)||ZE: 129 mm (5.07") | ZF.2: 127 mm (4.98")|
|Weight||ZE: 1405 g (3.10 lbs) | ZF.2: 1336 g (2.95 lbs)|
"Map displaying service of Map Utility will be terminated by the end of Oct. 2019."We reached out to Canon Technical Advisor Rudy Winston to ask what prompted the change. While the reason behind the change remains unclear, Rudy did let us know that Canon's Map Utility is reaching the end of its product life cycle and another Canon-developed program has taken its place, albeit without some of Map Utility's functionality (specifically, the mapping feature utilizing Google Earth imagery).
"Basically, the current Canon Map Utility software is in the process of being discontinued. We don’t know the reasons, so there’s little point in my speculating about possible causes of this. However, the good news is that there is a replacement Canon software available, to work with GPS Log files – it’s called Canon GPS [Log File] Utility, and it was posted on the Canon USA web site as a free download in February.Is the Google Maps API price increase the root cause of this change? I know that one of my favorite dark sky map websites has gone ... dark, popping a "This page can't load Google Maps correctly." message.
It's not literally the same as the previous Canon Map Utility – it’s basically a *retrieval* and conversion software, and does NOT have “mapping” functionality itself. What it does do is convert Canon GPS Log files into Google Earth-compatible .KMZ files – which can then be used and read by numerous third-party mapping software programs. So it loses the display portion of the previous Map Utility, but again, that should pose little problem for most users, since various 3rd-party solutions to display the Canon-generated .KMZ files on a map are readily available.
There’s reportedly no change in GPS tagging capability either (that is, creation of specific spots where a given image was taken) ... again, you just need a compatible 3rd-party mapping software to display them."
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