The trend continues

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pforsell Senior Member • Posts: 2,394
Re: The trend continues

Mister Anders0n wrote:

fPrime wrote:

Leonard Shepherd wrote:

fPrime wrote:

Mister Anders0n wrote:

As long as Nikon refuse to build compelling products for its users to upgrade to, I don’t see this trend changing. The D780 improved too little over the D750 and now it appears that the D6 improves too little over the D5.

I sincerely hope that Nikon fix the problems they currently have with the Z cameras in the next product generation because otherwise there really is nowhere for their current DSLR user base to go. Both their mirrorless and updated DSLR’s offerings are just not improved enough over existing cameras to warrant buying into IMHO.

A recent quote from Brad Hill "Because of their toxicity and incivility I almost never poke my nose into any photography forums, but I am guessing that right now a lot of negative things are being said about Nikon and the D6 in those forums".

Having tried a D780 (have you?) it is a far better camera than some are assuming without handling the camera.

For perhaps 90% of photographers 90% of the time the Z system is excellent - even ignoring the increased optical performance of Z lenses.

The few that have handled a pre production D6 or are established Nikon Pros seem very optimistic about the D6.

Have you seen a pre production Z6?

No one said these cameras don't work or are bad. There's no doubt that both the D6 and D780 will take great photos in the right hands. What is being said is that neither are particularly compelling to upgrade to if one already has a D750 or D5. The view just isn't worth the climb (or price). And that's a huge marketing problem for Nikon.


Exactly. There's no good reason to "upgrade." Now if you do a lot of video, I could maybe see getting a D780, but for stills, the D750 will produce the same results for way less money.

What about shooters with D3, D3S, D3X, D700, D800, D600, D610... isn't a new D780 a viable upgrade?

I don't switch cars or phones or computers every year for the next update. I may skip a year or two with phones and computers, usually 3 with cars. Why would I behave differently with cameras?

Photography is more than spec sheets.

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