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Nikon Z Answers You Want

1) Is Nikon in trouble?  No, not really. Nikon retains a massive market share of close to 20% and currently is poised to release a flurry of lenses and bodies. They are making considerable adjustments, which are sensible, to maintain a strong position. Given how small they are relative to Canon and Sony, their strong position is testimony to how solid their lineup of products continues to be. Oh, and Nikon stock is a buy. Fuji, meanwhile, seems pretty happy with their share of under 4%. There's a lot of meat left on the table, folks.

2) Did Nikon drop the ball recently? No. Nikon said they'd release 12 new lenses this year and it's May 6th. So unless this is a VERY short year, or you have math impairments, Nikon has yet to drop anything.

3) When will Nikon build a mirrorless camera to equal the D850? Never. The current Z7II bests the D850 in almost every way. The D850 continues to hold a small edge in subject tracking, while the Z7II wins in virtually every other metric we consider important. As the d850 is now an "old" camera, we should not be shocked that the Z7II is a stronger and faster evolving camera.

4) Did glass stop being important? You'd think so with so much emphasis on "idiot modes" in the latest bodies. One thing is certain: The differences between top level glass and consumer glass continues to shrink. But the fact remains that the Z system offers truly exotic level performance that most of the competition and the latest F glass cannot match. Whether or not this is worth it for the end user is a personal decision.

5) Is the DSLR dead? Of course it is. But they'll be around for a while yet and people will make beautiful art with them long after the last one is sold.

Have a great day!


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