D5, A9… or waiting for Z9 (sports photography)

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Re: D5, A9… or waiting for Z9 (sports photography)
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T O Shooter wrote:

They may drag themselves back into the game. But they'll never drag themselves to the top of the game. That's another ship that has sailed.

Based on? Is there some law of physics that says that Nikon cannot design AF as well as any of its competitors?

Certainly not based on the significant improvements that Nikon has already made with the Z6Z7 series through firmware updates and the gen II bodies.

This reminds me the days of the 20D when some said that Nikon/Sony will never catch up with Canon. Or that group who claimed in the D3 days that Nikon will always be behind in resolution, and were so convinced of their predictions that they were in complete denial when Nikon Rumors leaked the D800 specs. Nikon has proven time again and again that it can catch up with and even exceed its competitors when it puts its mind to it. (snip)

And there's now an Alpha as well to compete with. And an Alpha II before they revise the Z9.

I suppose you mean an A1 II. Sure, Sony will know what the Z9 can do and do it one better. Then Nikon will do the same to Sony with the Z9 II.  And so on, So?

When even Lance has conceded that the Z AF is not there, well that's a milestone and a good data point.

It's not there yet for AF-C. The progress already made is significant;

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