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

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primeshooter
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Re: Wait till you see the new Nikon 100-400 that leaked yesterday.
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lickity split wrote:

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T O Shooter wrote:

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sandy b wrote:

The Z9, according to rumors, will have no mechanical shutter, shoot 20 fps 16 bit raw, 30fps reduces size images, shoot an hour of 8k video, shoot 4k 120 unlimited, and have the best AF of any camera period. I think it will be a game changer. And cheaper than a D6.

Enjoy your Sony.

Specs mean nothing, just look at previous Z bodies for unfulfilled promises made.

The Z9 might end up the best camera ever made, but as you said, I'd want more than specs before I laid down a nickel. (do they even make nickels now )

Again, as you said, I've seen the unfulfilled promises.

One time you could count on the owners of anything new to give a fair assessment, but it's taken about 3 years for the truth to come out. Such as, after 51 firmware updates, hope this one will fix the AF issues. When I had a D800 that was less than stellar, I pointed it out. Of course, now thinking back, it was likely the same fellows that denied that.

We shall see. I have noticed that most of the Z9 teasers focus on video (pun in there it seems), and I'm a stills shooter, so there's that. Again, we shall see.

It’s the same folks , there’s plenty that are regulars on DPR that only post a month or so before a products release and hang around a few months after release to sing it’s praises and put out any fires that arise..I’m not expecting much negative chatter in the beginning simply because not many will be buying this because of price alone, Even the working Pros will avoid this just because of the track record from previous Z bodies,

Theyll have a preview written by Nikon and an Ambassador will post it here on DPR a day or two before release, ( spoiler alert) “ it’ll be a game changer” 🤣🤣

This old game's been changed so many times I don't even understand if we are playing football or lacrosse. Game changer is the most overused term in photography isn't it?

I think so , that’s why I used it 😄, I won’t be surprised if Nikon uses it via one of their ambassadors,

You know what's a game changer? AF that actually works and one can rely on when shooting things that move. Actually scratch that; more of a prerequisite!

Nikon dragged its feet entering the market and when it did finally enter it it was with a slew of inferior products , I got burnt once by Nikon and it won’t happen again and Im sure current and past Z owners feel the same way, Z9 has an uphill battle and Nikon built the hill it could die on .

Same, and to be fair Canon has played this game too. Their RP body for their first FX mirrorless was crap too, more like an experiment than a fully functioning camera. The difference is they fixed it all, above and beyond all that was expected with the R5 and R6. Nikon still hasn't.

I am open minded about the Z9. The sensor looks good, the screen looks great (love the tilt both ways thing), and hope the AF is good too. The issue is, Nikon cannot wait another 2 years to trickle this tech into a Z8. They just can't.

Specs only list a products parameters,how well they perform within them parameters are another matter,

Yes Nikon tech does trickle down to lower end models but it’s always crippled in some way so it’s not on par with the flagship, that’s been Nikon’s MO and I don’t expect that to change anytime soon *

*And that is what concerns me because I know it to be true. Different times now...

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