Pro's are buying the Zfc!

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m_black
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Re: It's kind of Nice to see some one positive about a Nikon
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Biggs23 wrote:

m_black wrote:

Biggs23 wrote:

They really aren't. But it would be a simple thing to disprove. Simply point out the f/1.2 or f/1.4 lenses and/or the 300mm+ lenses within the Z system.

Most people would rather stay in their echo chambers than truthfully discuss reality. The reality is that Nikon has dropped the ball developing top end lenses. That's not to say that they are doomed or some other such nonsense, but simply that they haven't made perfect progress. Why is that such a terrible reality to acknowledge?

I don’t know man, the 1.8’s are all top end in my book. 0.95, 1.2, 1.4 are just max apertures. Not necessarily what a top end lens needs to be. Heck, their f/4 lenses are better than previous f mount 2.8’s. There won’t be any 1.4 lenses either. So, get used to that idea. What lens are you waiting fir under 200mm? Over 200mm?

I'd never consider buying a short 1.8 prime and absolutely do not consider them top end. They are holdover lenses until the good stuff arrives. It's a lot like the 14-30 f/4. It was a holdover lens until the 14-24mm f/2.8 showed up.

As for what I'm waiting for, I need a portrait prime, either 85mm or 105mm at f/1.4 or faster. I'd also like a 14mm f/1.4+ and a 28 or 35mm f/1.4+.

I know several pros who use the 200 f/2 that they'd like to see in a Z, and several others who would like as much 300mm+ as they can get, but those aren't important to me personally.

Well, you’ll be waiting a while. It took Nikon 56 years to come out with a 105 1.4 for the F mount…  85 1.2 is on the road map though. Don’t dismiss the “short” 1.8’s. They punch way above their weight. Right up into Otus class.

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