Nikon Z7 is rumored to use an “improved” D850 sensor with new photodiode construction

It is still unclear if the Nikon Z7 will use the same 45MP sensor from the D850 or not. But a source of the chinese forum Xitek claimed the Z7 will use an improved sensor version:

“Just spoken to a franchise director at LCE, apparently Thursday will be a very exciting day indeed.
The adapter for the new mirrorless camera will pretty much be free when bought with either model, and the adaptor will make upto 400 lenses compatible so that’ll make all lenses with either electronic or mechanical apertures compatible.
The sensor will be better than the D850 owing to how they’ve constructed the diodes and the way it’s capturing more light, and the new range of lenses will have fresnel elements to give an ‘effective’ larger aperture (so I was told a 1.8 Will be marketed as 1.8 but behaves like a 1.4, and be tiny) much like their new 300mm that shrunk.
Pre orders coming Thursday to ship mid November”
Just chatting with the LCE branch manager, he said that obviously Thursday will be a very exciting day.
The adapter ring is basically free when you purchase both cameras, and the adapter ring is compatible with more than 400 lenses, including all electronic and mechanical aperture lenses.
The sensor will be better than the D850 because of the construction of the photodiode and the way it gets light. The new lens will have Fresnel elements, so the “effective aperture” will be larger. like me…

Makes sense that this is not exactly the same D850 sensor. It has to be optimized for use on a mirrorless camera. I am a bit surprised to hear that the f/1.8 prime will have fresnel elements. This would be quite a curious choice from Nikon! What do you think?


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Another Nikon Z mount size comparison with Sony…because you can’t have enough of them :)

We saw so many camera size comparisons but only on August 23 we will know the 100% accurate size of the new Nikon Z. In the meantime check out these images made by

Not sure how accurate these are. I am also curious to see if Canon will also use such a large mount on their FF mirrorless when it will be announced. We know Canon has a mirrorless event on September 4/5 but so far we didn’t get confirmation if that’s just for the current Canon EOS-M line or for a new FF mirrorless…

found via Nikoneye (Thanks Mauro!).

New Hasselblad XV adapter


Hasselblad bridges its legacy and future with the new XV Lens Adapter, providing compatibility for the X1D-50c mirrorless medium format camera to the large range of V System lenses.

Hasselblad’s iconic V System of cameras and lenses are closely linked to the heritage of many professional image makers. With the new XV Lens Adapter, Hasselblad extends the X1D-50c to the full line of C, CB, CF, CFI, CFE, F and FE lenses; each lens functions solely with the use of the X1D-50c’s electronic shutter feature.

With over sixty lenses with focal lengths from 30 to 500mm in the V System, the XV Lens Adapter represents expansion of the X System and capabilities of the world’s most compact digital medium format camera.

The sleek new adapter joins Hasselblad’s other available lenses and accessories for the X System of cameras. Currently, five native XCD Lenses from 21mm to 120mm are available along with support of Hasselblad’s HC/HCD and XPan Lenses.

The XV Lens Adapter is available now for purchase with a MSRP of €199 / $249 / £179 /JPY ¥29,000 (excl. VAT) / CNY¥2499 (incl. VAT).

via Hasselblad