Matt Irwin on Zfc and 28 2.8

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Oldwino Regular Member • Posts: 341
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Who cares? Who knows when they will ship these things? Obviously, Nikon doesn't know.

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KR Photo Senior Member • Posts: 1,221
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I need to stop watching these videos before I end up ordering one of these cameras (and then waiting).

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KR Photo wrote:

I need to stop watching these videos before I end up ordering one of these cameras (and then waiting).

Same here...

If you speak German - here is another in the same spirit. ”Probably the most beautiful Z-camera...”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3VDWLc_ZjE

archerscreek Regular Member • Posts: 234
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The guy does an unboxing video on a camera he says he’s had for two weeks? Please. I scrolled through the video and every time I stopped it he was gushing about how beautiful it was, on and on. This is the equivalent of a Kardashian reviewing an F150. If you want substance, look elsewhere.

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FurmanPhotography New Member • Posts: 12
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He’s gotten way to gushy about Nikon to the point where he seems more like the antidote to Jared Polin.

His older videos were pretty great though. I hope he returns to form, seems like a genuine dude.

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sandy b Veteran Member • Posts: 9,569
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I care. Go drink a glass of wine and relax.

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cosmicnode Veteran Member • Posts: 6,245
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PerL wrote:

A first look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkcK5beNR-Q

I find that I actually liked the Sandy Brown version more than the silver and black, not something I would have previously thought possible.

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Atahualpa Contributing Member • Posts: 597
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FurmanPhotography wrote:

He’s gotten way to gushy about Nikon to the point where he seems more like the antidote to Jared Polin.

His older videos were pretty great though. I hope he returns to form, seems like a genuine dude.

He still does the occassional video on photographic techniques, influence of light, interesting locations in Melbourne, life as a professional photographer, and so on. Also I think he expresses a healthy and positive attitude towards photographers.

But I also think there's too much gear talk. On the other hand, it provides him more clicks and thus more money since there's quite a lot of advertisement on his videos. I mean, there is a pattern, and you can confirm yourself that I am not just being overly selective here:

"Nikon Z fc hands" 9.1K views

"Nikon Z 85mm vs 105mm vs 70-200..." 7.6K views

"Nikon Hardware Announcements Next Week" 20k views

"Nikon Z9 - New Specs Real? | Canon R3 ..." 26K views

And then:

"Marketing your photography | Getting discovered" 1.4K views

"Nikon Z, InDesign - Making printed works" 1.9K views

"Streetscape & City Scape Photography Made Easier" 2.1K views

"Royalties  - Me & Peter McKinnon - How much can photographers make?" 3.7K views

"Better Photography Thinking | Improving your photography with empathy & humanity" 1.8K views

So it's also understandable that he's doing a lot more gear-related videos when he receives 5 to 10 times the number of clicks.

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FurmanPhotography New Member • Posts: 12
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Excellent analysis! Ultimately, I'm happy for him and I do enjoy hearing his opinion and he's lovely to listen to with his Australian English. People love unboxing videos and his channel is ultimately a vehicle for profit so your analysis is quite on point.

Leonard Shepherd
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Oldwino wrote:

Who cares? Who knows when they will ship these things? Obviously, Nikon doesn't know.

Why do you say this?

Nikon has given an expected shipping date - for those who make the first batch allocation - six days from now.

Nikon has also said initial demand far exceeds supply.

From a retailers point of view this is great as whatever copies they get (as with the 105 S Macro) are sold within hours of arriving.

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j_uet Junior Member • Posts: 36
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Leonard Shepherd wrote:

Oldwino wrote:

Who cares? Who knows when they will ship these things? Obviously, Nikon doesn't know.

Why do you say this?

Nikon has given an expected shipping date - for those who make the first batch allocation - six days from now.

This afternoon I tried to order the 28/2.8 SE but my dealer had just been informed a few hours ago from Nikon Germany that lens and kit are postponed indefinitely. So he would not take my preorder. At least I am now on pole position on his own list.

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shuncheung Senior Member • Posts: 2,698
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archerscreek wrote:

The guy does an unboxing video on a camera he says he’s had for two weeks? Please. I scrolled through the video and every time I stopped it he was gushing about how beautiful it was, on and on. This is the equivalent of a Kardashian reviewing an F150. If you want substance, look elsewhere.

In the video, he has the images of Zfc's in different colors (a bit similar to, but not the same as, the image below) on some monitor the background the entire time. The video also cycled through the different color options at the beginning. This is clearly an "informercial" as part of Nikon's Zfc marketing campaign.

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Rico Tudor Contributing Member • Posts: 933
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my color, my style, their delivery schedule

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j_uet wrote:

Leonard Shepherd wrote:

Nikon has given an expected shipping date - for those who make the first batch allocation - six days from now.

This afternoon I tried to order the 28/2.8 SE but my dealer had just been informed a few hours ago from Nikon Germany that lens and kit are postponed indefinitely. So he would not take my preorder. At least I am now on pole position on his own list.

In the UK Nikon continue to say a shipping date of July 28th for the Zfc with 28mm from the Nikon shop.

Could your retailer be confusing when the back-log will be filled rather than first batch delivery?

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PerL wrote:

A first look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkcK5beNR-Q

His main message is : "Wow ! It looks fantastic. Look at those colors... Gorgeous...".

Kind of subjective. Not very informative. But nice.I did see what the 28mm looks like on the Zfc (and can deduce what it will look on the Z50).

Think I am going to re-orient my career and become a camera reviewer

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archerscreek wrote:

The guy does an unboxing video on a camera he says he’s had for two weeks?

I think he meant he gets to keep them for 2 weeks to review, not that he's had them for 2 weeks.

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Lovely camera (way nicer than any Fuji IMO) but really don`t like the colour options as the back looks weird with the leather textured black LCD rear and the EVF hump looks weird to me in anything other than black so Trad black for me .

I found 28mm miserable back in the Pre-DX lens days of APS DSLRs (most Film standard zooms started at 28mm) - why oh why didn`t they do the 24mm as the matching prime .......

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