Nikon is reportedly making a number of announcements in Asia this week, with as many as four new products – but none of them will be the highly anticipated Nikon Z9 or Nikon Z30.
Rumors began circulating in May that Nikon Asia would be holding a launch event on 02 June, where it would unveil a slew of new products – with many photographers crossing their fingers for a full, formal announcement of the Nikon Z9 (opens in new tab) along with news on the much-rumored Nikon Z30 (opens in new tab) (which could also be the newly rumored retro Nikon camera (opens in new tab)).
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However, a report on Nikon Rumors claims that the manufacturer may not announce any new cameras at all; rather, the event will strictly be to reveal two new lenses, and the development of two more, along with the publication of a new Nikon Z lens roadmap (opens in new tab).
"The latest/updated list of products that will be announced on Jun 2nd could actually be worse than previously predicted/reported," wrote the site, listing the following products that are apparently set to be revealed:
"Nikkor Z 105mm f/2.8 S Micro
Nikkor Z 50mm f/2.8 Micro
Developing announcement for Nikkon Z 28mm f/2.8 and 40mm f/2 lenses
New Z lens roadmap
No new cameras
"I am still confused about the lack of a new APS-C camera and the 100-400mm lens," continued the report, though it also added that "there is still a chance for another development announcement."
The manufacturer recently debunked reports that products like the Nikkor Z 100-400mm S and other Z-mount lenses have been delayed by Nikon (opens in new tab). However, it would be surprising if such an event took place and we didn't get more information on at least the Z9 – and if the new APS-C retro camera is indeed in the pipeline, we'd expect some more APS-C lenses to go with it.
Still, we won't have to wait long to find out just how much of this speculation actually comes to pass…
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