Why Are The New Primes Micros and PCs?

Started Jun 26, 2008 | Discussions thread
mn57
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Re: Why Are The New Primes Micros and PCs?
In reply to hrvrdphoto, Jun 27, 2008

My guess is that they're finally making a serious effort to fill a market niche they began addressing when they canceled their 3 decade-old line of large format lenses 2 winters ago. Large format fine art photographers are, or will be moving from 4x5 and larger film to smaller digital detectors (I'm one of them). The mass migration is only a matter of time, as the chemistry and media continue to get more marginalized and expensive.

Without the swings and tilts of a view camera---movements which are realized in a T/S lens---we're stuck. Prior to the introduction of the 24mm T/S Nikkor a few months ago, there was only one T/S lens in the Nikkor line, the 85mm F/2.8 Micro. Yet Canon has offered 3 T/S lenses for quite some time and that was attracting the fine art photographers to Canon rather than Nikon. With these new T/S lenses, Nikon is catching up and surpassing Canon in this market niche.

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