The trend continues

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VBLondon Senior Member • Posts: 1,472
Re: The trend continues
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yray wrote:

wide open, very well may be. So shoot an f/1.4 lens at f/2, or an f/2 lens at f/2.5. Maybe even an f/2.8 lens at f/3.5 or f/4. Usually not such a big deal for most practical purposes. Either that or spend a fortune. Where it is not about bragging rights, it is all about cost/benefit.

I agree it's all about cost/benefit.

I'd guess the cost of developing and selling an AF-D FTZ adapter is not worth the benefit of pleasing the segment of users who prefer lens designs from the 90s and are not interested in the Z lens designs from the 20s.

Everyone is entitled to their own preferences, so when someone writes, as they did above: 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.

I think, 'fair enough', but if I were Nikon, of all the competing priorities in a difficult market, making them happy would not be near the top of my list. I'd make more Z lenses for people who value their image benefits and think they are reasonably priced and might actually buy them.

I own 5 AF-D lenses, I kept them as a nice match for my Df. I have no interest in using them on a Z body - the FTZ is clunky enough, an AFD adapter with its own motor and AF module would be an awful contraption to mount on a light Z body and negate any size advantage inherent in the lenses.

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