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crsantin: Perhaps something good will come of this Covid mess. We've become far too reliant on Chinese manufacturing and supply.

Yes, I wonder where all of our medical PEP clothing comes from.
I bet its still all made in China

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2023 at 16:43 UTC
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Djehuty: Thailand’s been manufacturing cameras and lenses for Nikon, Sony, Canon etc before this trade war though.

I wonder where all the actual glass elements are made?
Are they still made in Japan and China just makes the tube and motors and assembles them?

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2023 at 16:40 UTC

Good news, more and more Z mount lenses are coming out.
Sadly its a bit beyond my price range

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2023 at 19:15 UTC as 23rd comment

Yes Chris that is a great idea.
And you you say, it would be very easy to implement in the camera setting.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2023 at 17:38 UTC as 26th comment

People stopped buying "compact cameras" in favour of smartphones as the compact cameras did not (and will never) fit in their pockets.

Now that smartphone photo and video technology is now nearly as good as a real camera, I don't see small cameras coming back into vogue.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2023 at 17:33 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies

Much as I am a Nikon user, I must admit that that Sony A7R V looks like a top contender. It seems to have lots of good features

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2023 at 03:58 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

I wish Panasonic well
The new camera seems to have got some good reviews
Talk of a camera system is a bit out od date now
A camera system, was a camera, some lenses and some flashguns
Now its just a camera and some lenes.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2023 at 22:49 UTC as 10th comment
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GarysInSoCal: For a portrait lens... this lens is too short in focal length, regardless of it's F1.2 speed. This era's 'social distancing' has created a demand for longer telephoto usage... to provide a 'comfort zone' that's pretty much a requirement this day and age. That's why I opted for the 105 F1.4, the 135 F2 and the 180 F2.8. I have an 85 F1.8, and I use it sporadically... but my stronger telephotos are seeing more action.

I lot depends on the size of your studio, and if you want to do full length portraits.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2023 at 23:11 UTC
On article Nikon is developing a 26mm F2.8 Z-mount lens (285 comments in total)
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jooyoonchung: Can anyone help me understand what the purpose of a new FF 26 2.8 is given that there is already a pancake FF 28 2.8?

I'm not sure if I'm an entry level photographer, or an advanced amateur.
Or just a geriatric photographer.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2023 at 05:01 UTC
On article Have your say: Vote now for best camera of 2022 (235 comments in total)

As a Nikon fan boy, there was only 1 option for me the Z30.
And I really think its not worth voting for as the only new feature is the tally light.
Maybe Nikon fans will have 3 or 4 choices next year!

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2022 at 21:31 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On article DPReview TV: We react to our 2022 predictions (92 comments in total)

Great fun, good to see your predictions and the actuals.
Looking forward to your 2023 predictions.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2022 at 16:06 UTC as 45th comment
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Digmen1: My data shows that Nikon has outsold the A1 and the R3 and Canon in full frame mirrorless cameras and lenses (by a lot).
But I do think that Canon are catching up

As there are no sales figures released by the manufacturers. I get my data from this very website.
I count the Got and Want its by DP review members.
(its not scientific but its the best we have) 6 months ago I also looked at the numbers of reviews on Amazon and B&H and they confirmed my data.
And in that the Nikon Z9 is ahead of the A1 in totall haves, and way ahead of the R3.
If you count up Nikon Z full frame v Canon Rf full frame, once again Nikon is ahead, and way ahead in lenses.
Of course Sony is ahead of both of them
The only other data that is released is from one or two Japanese retail shops, which vary wildly, and are only for their customers. DP Review is probably read by photographers in the USA and Europe and many other english readers.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2022 at 21:43 UTC
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BackToNature1: Nikon's Q2 financials, I wonder how many DSLRs are still being sold by Nikon. Along with those type lens. I didn't notice any breakdown showing the difference between Mirrorless and DSLRs.

That report is over a year old!
Nikon are outselling Canon in full frame mirrorless

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2022 at 07:06 UTC
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h815L: cool! more profits. maybe they have money now to make and sell the z6iii

cause theyre still in 3rd place. how about you deliver things the majority would need and buy?

z6iii 24mp 4k 60p no crop, 422 10 bit in camera, no time limit, dual slot video recording, nlog prores in camera, proper 3d video af from z9. something amazing, not that half azzed overyped garbage of the mark ii. do it for real. bring a proper a7iv competitor and stop effing around. and stop making stupid mistakes which cost you 2nd place like d750 and d600 recall. 1 slot and no battery group.

Yes the Z6ii and Z6iii is the biggest market segment for Nikon. That's why its more important than a Z8 or a Zf. We all know its going to come. Maybe they are tweaking it. It takes about 2 years to develop a new camera. They will start development of the Z6iv as soon as the first reviews of the Z6iii come in.
I need to start saving. Hint a Z90 would also be a big seller.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2022 at 07:02 UTC
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photography-lover: Great news! It was to be expected and comes at a time where ability to meet demand on many high margin items was severely limited. The results would otherwise have been even much better.

Btw, the Z9 is now in stock in Tokyo and there are even 2 like new Z9 available second hand at map camera as we speak.

I noticed that they currently have 23 Sony a1 available second hand (also in stock).

According to my Stats the Z9 has well outsold the A1 and the R3.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2022 at 06:58 UTC
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tvstaff: The Z9 is selling like hot cakes and a ton of Nikon glass to follow. The numbers will continue to increase Nikon's Z9 next generation will become a 102MP R1 killer.

Nikon will take over where Canon failed with the R1. All Nikon needs to do is build out a service organization to rival CPS snd fill in the glass gaps.

Wait till Canon drops off their M/Rebel series or what ever they are called. That will see a big drop in their sales.
Unless the R7 and R10 replace them, but at higher price points I don't think they will.
Big box camera buyers have a budget.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2022 at 06:54 UTC
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ahinesdesign: Several are commenting that despite good news “Nikon is still in third place” which appears to be just a more subtle way of proclaiming ‘Nikon is doomed!’

If you’re not first, you’re last … or something like that.

Yes but if you become too small your R&D budget gets smaller too, so that you become even smaller.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2022 at 06:49 UTC
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BackToNature1: The main Ytubers that I usually ever watch concerning Nikon recently are the Grays of Westminster, Long-established Nikon-only shop selling new and secondhand cameras, plus cases and accessories. The other would be Matt Irwin.

The Grays certainly had interesting remarks in their last Video concerning where they think the sales of the stellar success, the Z9 currently stands and their thought process of where Nikon is and or should be moving towards next in the rest of their lineup.

Sadly Nikon Rumours is now just Nikon Crickets.
They announce a rumour the day before the camera or lens is announced.
Meanwhile over on Canon Rumours and Ordinary Filmmaker Canon has about ten new cameras coming in the next 3 months!
Nikon should have 6 or 7.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2022 at 06:46 UTC
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thomas2279f: Throw in a counter-claim against Red in any infringement that Red may have copied Nikon's tech = Job sorted, fingers cross *many of my friends said RED baseless claim* for Nikon to win big and sue for loss of sales & likely reputation damage.

Good Items will come from Nikon shortly Z8, Z70/Z90, Z6 (May be Z7 ? ), further down field ZFC MK 2, ZF, Z50 MK2 and more excellent Nikon and Nikontameron lens.

Good news if the rumor is true that Sigma plans to bring out some good lenses for the Z

The Z's have good lenses to hand, Nikon, Tamron, Viltrox and other 3rd parties, along with the various adaptors to use Nikon F's, Canon's EF's, Sony E/FE lenses.

Looking like an excellent system - have to say the other big 2 Sony and Canon produce some stonking / great stuff as well

N.B I'm not a Nikon fanman

Good Items will come from Nikon shortly Z8, Z70/Z90, Z6 (May be Z7 ? ), further down field ZFC MK 2, ZF, Z50 MK2 and more excellent Nikon and Nikontameron lens.

On what do you base that on. Its everyone's wish list. But we have no firm rumours. Even the Z8 is just a wild rumour 4 months away,

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2022 at 06:41 UTC

My data shows that Nikon has outsold the A1 and the R3 and Canon in full frame mirrorless cameras and lenses (by a lot).
But I do think that Canon are catching up

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2022 at 06:36 UTC as 17th comment | 15 replies
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