What will you be shooting two years from now?

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Som Prasad
Som Prasad Regular Member • Posts: 449
What will you be shooting two years from now?
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Given your current state of understanding of digital cameras what do you see yourself shooting (as your main system) in two years time?

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Nikon DSLR (F mount)
50.3% 78  votes
Nikon mirrorless (Z mount)
29.7% 46  votes
Sony Mirrorless
3.9% 6  votes
Fuji Mirrorless
1.9% 3  votes
MFT (Panasonic/Olympus)
1.9% 3  votes
Larger than Full Frame (Fuji/Leica/Panasonic)
1.9% 3  votes
Canon mirrorless
3.9% 6  votes
Cellphone
1.3% 2  votes
Other - please explain
5.2% 8  votes
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Iain G Foulds
Iain G Foulds Veteran Member • Posts: 5,080
Re: What will you be shooting two years from now?
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… Vintage Nikon (circa 2001).

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Gary Skirvin Contributing Member • Posts: 651
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the same gear I now have:

D500

D810

D850

There is nothing they don't/can't do for me:

Landscape

Astro

Eagles/BIF

Macro/Micro

GS

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Som Prasad
OP Som Prasad Regular Member • Posts: 449
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See your point

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yray
yray Senior Member • Posts: 2,456
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Not even a question, I’m joined to F-mount by the hip. But it is a sweet bondage.

Z does nothing for me, I’m much more likely to pick up additional F-mount bodies or lenses, probably used, than venture into Z.

The answer would be unlikely to change even if you asked what I see myself shooting 5 years from now, or 10. Mount change and viewfinder change did it for me, I’m not going there. Counting on top level Nikon gear lasting a lifetime, or whatever I have left.

Full Frame Contributing Member • Posts: 831
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Face-masks with my D800.

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twamers Senior Member • Posts: 1,934
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Som Prasad wrote:

Given your current state of understanding of digital cameras what do you see yourself shooting (as your main system) in two years time?

That's very easy to answer.  I'll be using my D850/D750/D500/D7200.  They do everything I need (and more really).

I certainly don't need another camera but I'd still like a good used D5......

LeicaEye
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Som Prasad wrote:

Given your current state of understanding of digital cameras what do you see yourself shooting (as your main system) in two years time?

As Now - My 90D, 5Ds, D-Lux7. V-Lux40 (+ of course my various lenses) maybe a couple of additional lenses but having just bought the Canon 8-15mm F/4 L Fisheye USM EF Mount Lens {Gel} Used (KEH) - nothing comes to mind.. Though I have to admit to having the Paul Smith - Edition Leica CL in my Basket.. all I have to do is Click' It's just a beautiful piece of art.. L

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keiththom Senior Member • Posts: 1,344
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Gary Skirvin wrote:

the same gear I now have:

D500

D810

D850

There is nothing they don't/can't do for me:

Landscape

Astro

Eagles/BIF

Macro/Micro

GS

Same 3 cameras I use. I can't imagine needing anything else??

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Gary Skirvin Contributing Member • Posts: 651
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Certainly these 3 satisfy all my needs, and recently dusted off my D500, which was getting no love, and paired it with my Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6, and either my technique has dramatically improved or the electronic genies have intervened, and I've decided to keep it and use it when the circumstances dictate.

Good to know I'm not the only one hanging onto "ancient" tech.

We've been under intense wildfires here, and the air tankers take off right over my residence.

GS

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Antal I Kozma
Antal I Kozma Veteran Member • Posts: 3,545
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If everything goes all right then I'll be using a Z9. If not everything goes all right then I keep using my D850.

It will be a matter of how the Z9 will materialize, how its price point will be and how the long telephoto zoom and fixed lenses will be at the time.

I can exist easily with a 24-70S lens for general use but without a native long lens for birding and wildlife I cannot. That is a make or break issue for me, their affordability is a major issue too. I would love to see a native 600mm f5.6 PF lens, which is nowhere on the horizon at this time.

Maybe Sigma or Tamron will bring out Z mount long zooms too with top performing optical characters.

Best to all, AIK

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AWG_Pics Senior Member • Posts: 1,687
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D5

D500

D810

Maybe a low shutter count D850, but that is not a need, only a curiosity.

Som Prasad
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😂😂

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I would have been looking to the Z9, if it was not going to be so big and heavy. With time, I have become very wieght and size concious. Hence my long lenses are both phase fresnel. 😀😀

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David Lal Forum Pro • Posts: 12,758
Larger than 'full frame' option?

What do you mean exactly?

If you mean 35mm film equivalent 'FX' you should say that but fullframe is TO ME a meaningless expression. Forty years ago I switched to 6x6 and 6x4.5 film cameras. Were I able to afford it, I would have digital backs for those two cameras. Alas, finances do not allow that

Even in the 1970s these were called 'medium format' and at one point in time 35mm was called 'miniature'.

Vincent O'Sullivan Regular Member • Posts: 431
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Som Prasad wrote:

Given your current state of understanding of digital cameras what do you see yourself shooting (as your main system) in two years time?

Asking such a question in a premium Nikon DSLR forum is only going to yield one answer.

People have taken years to acquire these cameras and the matching lenses.  They are long term investments that few are likely to abandon in favour of a different format that does the much same thing.

In the Z format forum you'll find that the people already using those cameras will still be using them in two years.

Ask the same question any of the other forums that cover the cameras that you listed and you'll get answers appropriate to that forum.

So, if all the answers are forum specific; what useful information does the question yield?

T O Shooter Forum Pro • Posts: 11,665
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Possibly a used Sony Alpha and a drastically pared down kit.  When it comes to Nikon ML, I'll switch to another brand as opposed to selling perfectly good Nikon lenses to buy more expensive perfectly good Nikon Z lenses.  I refuse to do that, as I would refuse to use an adapter on my f mount lenses.

The Alpha would give me silent shooting for BIF plus pro AF with high MP, something the D850 just misses on, AF wise.  If the D850 AF was as good my D4s AF, I'd likely not consider it.  I love the D4s but in 2021 or 2023, it's not the high MP, pro AF, high fps body that the Alpha is. I had hoped the D810 and subsequent D850 would have more stellar AF than either did.

Otherwise, I'm fairly happy to continue on with the D4s, D850.  It and my f mount lenses could serve me very well for 10 years or more.  I need to drastically pare down my lenses as I accumulated them by buying packages of gear, selling the pieces individually, and keeping what I wanted and / or putting the returning cash into long Nikon telephotos. I'd also likely sell my D500 and D700.

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Stan Disbrow Veteran Member • Posts: 5,718
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Hi,

Yes, 135 film is Small Format and 120 film is Medium Format. And I still use that nomenclature with Digital.

But I easily understood what that choice meant in the poll. My main system is a Pentax 645 based around a 645D at the moment. It my well change to a P645Z or a Fuji GFX 50s mk I before long. That depends on how the used market shakes out. My Pentax 645 lenses easily adapt to the Fuji mount.

My Nikon stuff, older F mount lenses and a Df, is the secondary system.

Stan

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NCB Senior Member • Posts: 2,065
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Vincent O'Sullivan wrote:

Som Prasad wrote:

Given your current state of understanding of digital cameras what do you see yourself shooting (as your main system) in two years time?

Asking such a question in a premium Nikon DSLR forum is only going to yield one answer.

People have taken years to acquire these cameras and the matching lenses. They are long term investments that few are likely to abandon in favour of a different format that does the much same thing.

In the Z format forum you'll find that the people already using those cameras will still be using them in two years.

Ask the same question any of the other forums that cover the cameras that you listed and you'll get answers appropriate to that forum.

So, if all the answers are forum specific; what useful information does the question yield?

Quite a lot of people have moved from F mount to Z mount. No doubt more will be considering it. And possibly wondering about other options. So the question is relevant.

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David Lal Forum Pro • Posts: 12,758
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Stan Disbrow wrote:

Hi,

Yes, 135 film is Small Format and 120 film is Medium Format. And I still use that nomenclature with Digital.

But I easily understood what that choice meant in the poll. My main system is a Pentax 645 based around a 645D at the moment. It my well change to a P645Z or a Fuji GFX 50s mk I before long. That depends on how the used market shakes out. My Pentax 645 lenses easily adapt to the Fuji mount.

Hi Stan,

Yes, I understood as well really - I was just being pedantic. My bad!

I envy your Pentax 645. Sometimes I shoot film on my 40 year old medium format cameras then scan the negatives. The results can eclipse even my modern (ish) D750 and some of my 'clients' even ask for film. I don't really have clients - just shoot events for friends - but many can see the difference. Once I had a go on a Linhof - that was simply magnificent.

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