LaFonte: Wow, 3000 shots on battery, it is a beast!
Would a Pentax Q would make a good backup for a D4(s)?
Jim Salvas: Nikon introduces the 1982 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham. Undoubtedly a great model.
I now charge by weight. If a client wants me to use a larger heavier camera they have to pay more for a session. Someone has to pay for my back treatment.
fuxicek: great camera but the lenses are somehow expensive, there is no budget 50mm or better 25mm f1.8 lens... for 100 euro you can get only toy lenses...:( ...and I wonder, if there is any small external flash, like Nikon´s SB400?
Nice one Stu 5. I notice that yab has remained silent on this question. He has no experience it appears. He bases his stupid little ideas on specs. Anyone with a brain cell knows cameras are far more than the sum of their specs.
elf kerben: So, in half or a year these package as an D700 successor with optional battery grip and i will forgot the missing D400 all these years.
Don't forget Quark cameras, way better - better resolution and dynamic range. Atoms are way too big - full of space don't you know?
Heavy cameras make make you a pro. The heavier your gear the more pro you are.
Plastek: " We have done some studies where we presented consumers with a DSLR and a mirrorless camera and ask them if the image quality was the same, which one they would chose, and generally they chose the DSLR." - I would answer in exactly the same way. Simply because DSLRs offer by far wider choice of lenses many of which are superior to mirrorless glass. And then there are whole systems of accessories, flashes, and well: everything else that in the end creates a photograph.
So: Yes, DSLRs DO offer better final image quality, but reasons for that go beyond body itself.
I'm curious what the DPR staff think of yabokkie's comments.
Shamael: I worry about the negative trend in DSLR that we've seen recently and about how that will develop. Market conditions worry me most of all.
Makes sense, but nothing happens. In the mean time the only mirrorless in a correct sensor format that make the match are from Sony, followed by the 4/3 plot.
...is stupid BackinTheGame
Frank_BR: Most likely, any reasonably capable Japanese optical company can make today a virtually perfect 35mm lens, especially if the aperture is a modest F2.8. Indeed, except for the high price, this "Zeiss" lens does not seem to be an authentic Zeiss, but a Japan-made lens with a Zeiss tag.
The question is, why Sony charges a reasonable price for the cameras, but so much for these faked Zeiss lenses?
In the near future, the prices of FF entry-level models should fall below $1000. Then, it will be clear to everyone that today's prices of most prime lenses are too high.
Don't you think you are the one being insulting yab?
You can't even answer that question can you yab? What do you get out of posting here yab?
RobPul: I think Nikon and Canon are in the "difficult" position of dominating a market, if they say DSLR is the past and mirrorless is the future (assuming that's the case...) more people will believe them than if Sony, Olympus or Fuji say so. And if they do they'd better have something superior to competition ready otherwise they'll loose that lead, plus they need to transition customers, skills and production smoothly to the new technologies without being left with huge amount of unsold stock. Tricky to say the least, probably reason why they're trying to milk the cow as much as they can until when they have the winning product, maybe to be sold only in Asia first.
People laugh at you yab.
DesertCat: While there is a "bigger is better" mentality in the U.S. that hurts N1 sales, what these Nikon execs don't appear to include in their thinking is that the Nikon 1 V2 is sold at a more competitive price point in Asia. Through using kakaku.com a person can find out that that the V2 with basic kit lens has been selling for $450-525 in Japan since at least September 2013. Since December, Canadians have been able to get that camera for $450-500 from a few retailers. In the U.S., where Nikon's strict enforcement of the Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) makes it so all retailers sell the camera for the same price, the V2+kit lens is still being sold for the $896 price tag that it had when it was released in November 2012.
In the section on development and profitability one exec said, "The last thing we should be doing is asking our customers to carry the burden with their spending money." Sure doesn't feel that way with the V2 in the United States. Gee why are sales low in U.S. again?
Whatever that means yab. Fact is pros are using m43 and making good money from amazing images. So your gibberish is meaningless.
Dimit: I haven't EVER read such a boring interview(by the side of Nikon officials certainly).Full of rounding ups..By the last paragraph,my friend woke me up,so I reread the whole text!Once again I figured out that I can hardly try to find a worth considering Nikon stuff,maybe with the exception of 3 lenses(and those considering their perfomance solely).A lot of marketing efford,nothing new really.
Doesn't make it right.
Vlad S: They are very good at telling nothing.
Saying nothing=professional to Yab.
ScottRH: And the D700 replacement ?
You are strange Yab.
The quality is still amazing with Fuji and m43. Well good enough for pros.
dervish_candela: - will there be a successor to D300s?- our comment is no comment
- will you do any missimg DX lenses?- no comment
- where's roadmap?- who cares, just buy our carp
- name one reason I should not go fuji - they haven't figured the phase AF yet, phew
- will you ever answer a question with something that is not a piece of useless blah-blah?- we can definitely promise you big innovation in ways we deliver our noncommittal commentary of no comment
Not likely yab. They'll just sell loads of them as they have been.
Just a Photographer: No Nikon! You need to innovate - Evolving is just NOT enough!
Start listening to your customers and look at your competitors.Some do some cool stuff that you leave alone...Soon you will be left behind. By competition and your userbase.
How was the Df for innovation Yab?
Smeggypants: "So you find that in America your customers equate physical size with quality?"
LOL :) - They got that right. :) :)
m43 and xtrans are still amazing quality as many pros are finding Yab so what does it matter?
coronawithlime: Softball questions of no substance. No questions at all on resolution of ongoing issues. Sadly lacking interview.
Why would that be Yab?