The trend continues

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fPrime
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Re: The trend continues
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Leonard Shepherd wrote:

fPrime wrote:

I just read the announcement specs for the upcoming Canon R5. It'll have IBIS and dual slots resolving the two major shortcomings of the Canon R. Hopefully with stronger onboard processors it will also reach AF parity with Sony's tracking and Eye-AF.

What if Nikon announce a pro spec ML specification around July?

Let's hope they do lest they fall further behind Canon. And let's hope they fix the shortcomings of first generation Z.

What if ML helps demonstrate screwdriver AF lenses, all but a couple optically designed last century, are relatively weak wide open compared to recent F mount AF-s lenses, many of which in turn are not optically as good as the expanding Z lens range?

Who cares about pixel peeping corners? I don't. I stopped chasing "optical perfection" in photography long ago. What AF-D lenses lack in sharp corners wide open, they more than make up for in 3D Pop for me. Those Z lenses may well have fewer aberrations wide open, but to me they make for generally flatter imagery.

If you want an ML camera with shorter lens to sensor distance and wider throat launched in 2020 do you also want to use lenses designed 30 years ago - as many screwdriver AF lenses were.

You bet. Number one, my AF-D primes are smaller and lighter than all of the Z primes. Number two, they are available in all focal lengths. Z won't get there until 2025. Number three, they are bought and paid for whereas Z lenses are priced well over their build quality and supposed image benefit.

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