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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primeshooter wrote:

Rich Rosen wrote:

Yeah… you’re wrong on that assumption. While Nikon is the “king of legacy,” they have dipped and then jumped into new tech. Proof of that jump lies not only with what they’ve produced but with what they’ve stopped producing. A number of F mount lenses and cameras are no longer in production. Agreed that part of this change is because of disruptions in supply chain, but that hasn’t stopped Nikon from introducing new Z mount equipment (even if they can’t deliver). I don’t see anything in F mount announcements. And as far as legacy is concerned, there is the FTZ, an adapter that works well with most recently manufactured F mount lenses. Notice I say recent. Older F lenses lose at least some functionality. Nikon does move on.
Finally, there is the profit motive. Paraphrasing Danny DeVito, in “Other Peoples Money,” Nikon does not want to be the last manufacturer of “horse and buggy whips.”

Yeah because their strategy so far is doing so well for them isn't it?

That's kinda his point. Nikon's stuck with the whole legacy thing they're playing catch up these last two years.

To your other point, Nikon's going to be fine catering to photographers and staying at a distant 3rd, at 10~13% market share. But if they want to be better than third and catch up to Sony and Canon, they don't need a D3/D300 moment, they need an a7s moment.

They need a set of bodies that tells the world "hey, it's not just Sony, Canon, Panasonic, and Blackmagic, we're in this too".

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