Serg V

Joined on Nov 20, 2019

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medon78: If Nikon would have put one or two regular (UHS) SD card slots into their Z6, I guess I would have bought one by now. That was a silly mistake... Nikon is totally dependent on Sony tech now.

CF express is open copy of XQD. And on market now.
FW update should be released.

SD PR256GBV90C $379.99 300 MB/s
XQD SOXQD240GBGF $379.99 400MB/s
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2019 at 13:06 UTC
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Alexposure: It is quite sad to see this especially for Nikon, the smallest of the 3, yet by photographers appreciated and long-tradition photography company. I am wondering to which extent certain Youtubers have biased sales, with their very negative Z-series reviews in the beginning. It is saddening that such reviews, often not substantiated by reproducible measurement, and done by people with limited technical knowledge and photographic skills, may have an effect on sales. I own a Z6, switching from X-T3, and image quality is much better IMO in practice, as is usability. Also, performance such as AF speed & accuracy are very good in most everyday settings. Other later reviews have indicated the same, i.e. high quality of Z6 and Z7. When these reviews arrived, it may have been too late, since those YT-reviews had done their effect. Are there studies on YT-/review-impact on sales? Hope that Nikon will still bring RAW recording to Z6, after Apple lost the patent law-suite against RED, to boost...

All youtube is biased.
Check how all of them promote Canon last days.
Seems like money hit their bank account in one day.

> Nikon's situation regarding these shortages is sketchy.
What is the point in fake apologies? Or what you trying to say?
If you have production and preorders then you just cover them. If you have no orders, then there is products in stock and you as a company keep sitting quiet.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2019 at 12:56 UTC
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gabrielelopez: My two cents are that brands can add, change, make more porformant cameras...whatever, but the real lack is in the general interest. People shoot phones, mostly. If you look at a depliant or the general communication that was taken on by brands, it was most about philosophy, culture...tools for expression. Now is just a specs race. My idea is that Nikon (for example) should focus on something more dedicate rather in just more and more cameras all identical from brand to brand. Photography is changing, commercial photography even more. I think that being dedicated would be smarter. Something like a xpro but full frame, or a digital Nikon S. All the rest will fail, in any case, from any brand...tomorrow or in some year.

> My idea is that Nikon (for example) should focus on something more dedicate rather in just more and more cameras all identical from brand to brand.

That is definitely not about Nikon. They released only one Z50 this year. Check Sony lineup for comparison.
Also you can not make something extremely special when you buy all tech from other suppliers. Other brands doing same thing from same suppliers.
So, if cpu and sensor have limits with readout speed or overheat problem, you can not create 4k 120fps 10bit in camera. You will do same as all do 4k30 8bit.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2019 at 12:51 UTC
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Peter62: To be honest, my photos from the Galaxy S10 are better regarding lighting / exposure than with my X-T2. That's a fact, proven in hundreds of travel pictures!

Off course, resolution is better with the X-T2, but on smartphone- or tablet-screens NOBODY can see this!

My point is, that we as consumers are paying way too much for cameras having NOTHING of the computational capabilities modern smartphones offer. I will not buy a new camera until smartphone CPU-capabilities are combined with bigger sensors in one body.

> simply takes (1) superior (2) better exposed face (3) better dynamic range (4) better shallow (5) better deep blue sky (6) better landscape sharpness

ahaha. This is just filters and presets. Every modern ML/DSLR camera have this. They just turned off.
You can also shoot raw and apply LR pressets for all shots in a batch.

> better dynamic range
Did you even check lab tests?
Definitely not.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2019 at 12:44 UTC
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Crypt Keeper: If Nikon and others are struggling is their own fault. Companies have to dynamically adjust to market situation or suffer the consequences. Smartphone cameras are getting better and better and camera companies don't do much to compete with smartphones. They sit watching how their business erode each year without doing anything new.
Why they rely only on bigger sensors and lenses? This may have been their advantage in the past, but is not the case now. Why not use a super-fast processor and computational photography on top of their sensor/lens advantage?
Why none of the traditional camera companies have implemented a depth sensor to produce a 3d scanned mesh of what is been photographed?
There are many things they could do with 2019 technology and revert their business decline.
But apparently their management are old dinosaurs incapable of change and thus will share the dinosaurs fate.

@007peter I can bet that no one of photo companies actually use and develop own CPU. I'm pretty sure that all this BIONZ, EXPEED, DIGIC are just marketing brands for thirdparty CPUs.

> Remember your words 5-10 years from now. You are in for a big letdown.
I think I heard that 15 years ago. I can bet for more AI based animal ears filters but not changes in optic physics.
And yes. Anyone who had tech knowledge could predict that sensors will become better.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2019 at 12:38 UTC
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Serg V: So. Should I sell Z6, invest into sony glass and open jar for savings on a7mk4?
Or start savings for z mount 24-70 / 70-200 2.8

> Are you willing to buy a $2000~$4000 Nikon lens????
I would like to have at least 35 and 85 Z. that is around 1500.

> Chances are high that whatever you buy now, in 5 years time you'll have switched to a different system anyway.
If you have glass (not only kit zoom) chances that you will switch to new camera of same system is far bigger than you will swap to new system. Of course if your current system is not dying.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2019 at 11:55 UTC
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Serg V: So. Should I sell Z6, invest into sony glass and open jar for savings on a7mk4?
Or start savings for z mount 24-70 / 70-200 2.8

> you'll probably want to switch systems anyway.
Why? It should not work like that. F-mount EF-mount AF lenses 20+ years?
Glass is long term investment. Also you and I will not be able to sell Z if it will die tomorrow

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 18:32 UTC
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Pphotosweden: Maybe its just because cameras from the last 3-4 years are so good that most of us are happy to use them for a longer period of time than before. And maybe the GAS is being cured and people actually are using the gear than is being in front of DP and youtube and feed theyre GAS.

that is why sony releasing 6100 6400 6600 in a row.
feel outdated

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 11:49 UTC
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thx1138: For Nikon especially there will be a great lag for mirrorless because the D850, D810 and even D750 are so good, why would you want to switch yet. And based on the Canon offering I'd be keeping my 5DIV and 5DsR for a lot longer too. They offered nothing compelling enough to warrant a change, the Z7 and EOS R were way overpriced and lacked important features the DSLR's had. The fact is cameras are so good most aren't upgrading every cycle and prices are just too dear to stay on the upgrade treadmill even if we wanted to.

Camera gear is now almost in perma sale mode, I've never seen so many sales for so long as over the last 12 months, but the gear is just too expensive. The effect of so many frequent sales is that why on earth would you pay full-price, you hardly have to wait for a decent deal. Maybe lowering the RRP and having fewer sales would be a better way to operate.

> D850, D810 and even D750 are so good, why would you want to switch yet.
That is why they lost.
You need to watch in future while loading pockets with cash.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 11:47 UTC
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nokinonacynos: I don't understand why Nikon is not making money. They are strong on the upper end where margins are better. Unless of course, Sony is screwing them on sensors.

Nikon extreamly bad at software. in 2019 you can't be king of the hill without software.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 11:43 UTC
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Crypt Keeper: If Nikon and others are struggling is their own fault. Companies have to dynamically adjust to market situation or suffer the consequences. Smartphone cameras are getting better and better and camera companies don't do much to compete with smartphones. They sit watching how their business erode each year without doing anything new.
Why they rely only on bigger sensors and lenses? This may have been their advantage in the past, but is not the case now. Why not use a super-fast processor and computational photography on top of their sensor/lens advantage?
Why none of the traditional camera companies have implemented a depth sensor to produce a 3d scanned mesh of what is been photographed?
There are many things they could do with 2019 technology and revert their business decline.
But apparently their management are old dinosaurs incapable of change and thus will share the dinosaurs fate.

>> This may have been their advantage in the past, but is not the case now
It is the case now and will always be. Picture quality is 80% about glass and mobiles will never have great optics. Also AI bokeh have nothing similar to real one and you can't get real with small mobile sensors. Noise...

Market shrinking because home users don't buy cameras for snapshoting childrens anymore. But it will stop falling when it will hit level of purchases by PRO photographers and Enthusiasts.
To gain sales they need to cover Semi-PRO videographers. Kill GH5

For me main issue that they don't use fast powerful CPUs, AI tech for focus prediction and object tracking, big LCDs, cellular connection.
All camera departments looks like grouchy old man with extremely conservative mind.

>> but have the money to make a lens like the Noct that 99.99999999%
Nikon is mainly optical production company. They already have research data, technologies and engineers that can do lenses. Nikon is not software company.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 10:38 UTC
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photoMEETING: There is no endless growth anywhere in nature.

Same is true for any industry.

Time to learn to survive with stagnation or declining trends.

yep, but it is easier to survive when you selling sensors to others, and have more diversified business over all

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 10:22 UTC

So. Should I sell Z6, invest into sony glass and open jar for savings on a7mk4?
Or start savings for z mount 24-70 / 70-200 2.8

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 10:17 UTC as 3rd comment | 9 replies
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