Thom Hogan: Impact of mFT on Nikon DX line

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wildlifr
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Re: Thom Hogan: Impact of mFT on Nikon DX line
In reply to sderdiarian, 11 months ago

sderdiarian wrote:

"Olympus' E-M1 and high-performance lenses are going to start cutting further into the top of Nikon's DX line. I warned several years ago about what neglecting the DX lens line was going to do. Well, it's happened. E-M1 users have fast 24-80mm, 80-300mm equivalents, and fast 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 90mm, and 150mm prime equivalents to choose from, and the whole m4/3 system is now properly scaled as the smallest and lightest enthusiast system with excellent performance. If Olympus had been aggressive in pricing, the D7100 would have been toast this Christmas. Even with Olympus' pricing, a lot of folk are experiencing a strong temptation to pay more for less (size and weight)."

A good read: http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/whither-nikon.html

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Sailin' Steve

Just trying to be provocative. In reality, Sigma stepped up big time with dx lenses, and while they used to be known as a budget lens maker, that's not the case anymore. They make incredible quality lenses at much lower prices than Nikon. Not to mention Tokina and Tamron. Aside from that, what's recommended to dx users is to buy fx lenses so that if/when the move to FF happens, you don't have to rebuy lenses. So his major premise for why dx is in trouble is hogwash; except the part where he talks about paying more for less. And that's not at all limited to size and weight.

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