David Rossberg: So sad. It simply just makes the world a tiny bit worse.
agreed, but somewhere in hollywood, there will soon be a rash of them, casually hung over the arm of a designer leather recliner for all to see. Luckily for photographers, there's still the PentaxK 3 / Nikon D800 / Fuji 100s etc etc.
pfzt: Wow, so many strong opinions but only three to five people here actually own or shoot with MF. Very interesting…
I agree with sebastian. I used MF in a semi pro situation using film in the 80's and one had to be aware of the big H and the engineering and image quality that H stood for. Adding bits of curly wood seemed totally irrelevant to me...just yet another nod to the wealthy amateur. VG to see something black, rugged and superbly made back on the factory's benches (I hope).
well done DP review. Nikon; Please read and think before bending any further toward the backside of fashion. Thanks.
I'm sure it's all been said, but my 2p worth is simply, too big and way too expensive. A stupid £2800 ish in the UK (thats $4500 to you american types) puts it $600 above the D800 with the same lens.I'm a photographer. I appreciate a nod to aesthetics, they are important, but Nikon, please?!No video? Fine. I'm even glad. A dedicated movie camera is a better bet anyway if your that serious, but what I wanted was something smaller and at a cost which even you Nikon know is right. The D600/610 is affordable. The D800 is aspirational. The D4 is a pro cam, so not a fair comparison. Which, out of 610/800 does this camera most resemble in build and features?So. £1000 dollars too expensive then.
Master Yoda: If Canon ever upgrades the G1X it will kill the G15/16 and that is why we probably won't see a G1X upgrade . . . ever. The G16 has no 24mm, no articulating screen, no large sensor and no chance of being taken as seriously as this series once was taken.
whats funny about a metal body containing a full frame sensor, a viewfinder, a focusing system that works, no gimmicks and a choice of the best glass in the world?Oh...apart from the cost.
jadmaister2: I do get how this stuff is of interest, but...I once got to borrow an OM2n. That was a fabulous camera.I think I'll be concentrating on the memories those pics bring.
I'll leave it thanks. The only effect you will have is on yourself, and that's what I'm choosing too.
A lovely lens if you use that focal range. However, the argument for it over a 35mm prime is unconvincing for me. You always have to compromise on focal range if you want a large aperture and quality results. This particular compromise may suit more people than they realise. Try doing a careful analysis of the focal lengths you used in you 'best' what? 50 shots? I did this and realised that for 85% of what I do I could use a 35mm, so for a little flexibility this zoom will be fine. Or I can save money, get sharper glass, 1 more stop and walk a few yards forwards or backwards (oh, and save a few grammes to boot).
I do get how this stuff is of interest, but...I once got to borrow an OM2n. That was a fabulous camera.I think I'll be concentrating on the memories those pics bring.
RichRMA: Nikon would have had better success if they'd not released the V system as an afterthought. They and Canon never had any intention of their mirrorless cameras being real successes because as others have said, it would have cannibalized DSLR sales in the low-end. The V system may seem decent to some (Nikon never really does a bad job on anything) but they never promoted the V system to any extent, and as people who had gone to camera shows have seen, the V was basically ignored by its parent.
sorry but that's nonsense. A long term Nikon DSLR owner and fan, even I look at the 1 system's competitors and shiver. They just simply got it wrong. Sorry Nikon. You voted for trend and convenience, but Nikon buyers want build and picture quality. The same reason why your compacts don't sell Nikon, because other makers have cameras whose images are (how can I put this nicely) better.
Time to wake up, forget the market research into mobile phone users needs and produce cameras that deserve your name and, more importantly, satisfy your customers, the PHOTOGRAPHERS.
oh and PS, making it look ugly, so we might be fooled into thinking it's a Leica, just isn't gonna be enough. Sorry.
jadmaister2: Well done Oliver. Is this a paper for your degree?You have identified the required constituent parts to get a 2:2Invent a MnemonicPick a subject that makes people worryWait for a recession and be concerned about spending less.Top man.
damn shirker....you just listed all my hobbies
Well done Oliver. Is this a paper for your degree?You have identified the required constituent parts to get a 2:2Invent a MnemonicPick a subject that makes people worryWait for a recession and be concerned about spending less.Top man.
LJ - Eljot: "...typically provide plenty of manual controls, comfortable ergonomics,..."
And then there are the Nikon D5200 and the EOS Rebel. Cameras that have only one dial.
well most Nikon's have 'only one dial', but look closely and you'll see lots of wheels and buttons to push. Wheels and buttons are manual controls, and both Nikon and Canon do huge amounts amounts of R&D into ergonomics, so???
Leicas are beautiful, solidly engineered cameras...heritage quality is what sells Leicas, that and a reputation for glass of supreme quality. Keep these things Leica please.It needs manual controls and a viewfinder, and it needs to take pictures that stand with the best of the rest. Then I'll buy one.Or I would if I had the patience to save for long enough.Which I don't so I'll probably be staying with my Nikon/Fuji combo and my son will have to buy his own.
forpetessake: Can't wait to see the sibling rivalries on the m43 forum. Both E-P5 and E-M5 produce religious following, and true believers always zealously fight the infidels from another camp.
oh but then some people seem to awake each morning looking for a reason to argue.
don_van_vliet: Market research for Adobe?
Silly post.What on EARTH has reaching the age of 60 to do with anything at all? Most of the people on DPReview are PHOTOGRAPHERS. Duh.
To anyone like myself..a retired Art teacher, it's now simply unaffordable. End of story, end of Adobe.
Adobe dears, you did not shoot yourselves in the foot, you blew your whole head off. Mind, darwin would approve.
ludicrous decision. £550 a year??? Forced on you? What about the poor guys Adobe. I'm retired and on a pension. I saved hard to buy CS4 on retirement and you even refuse to support me there with new raw conversion updates for later Nikon cameras, and now this?NOPE.As soon as I find an alternative to Adobe products, I'm away.
s'ok. Making bread's about as interesting.
D1N0: What would we say when Nikon would target snipers in a marketing campaign? Blow out the infidels brains from a safe distance of 1.5 miles with the new Nikon head shot targeting scope.
1.5 miles? You don't shoot, do you lol.