gphome

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Priced too high, these lenses will make more sense when they fall to their correct market value 6 months after release, with a probable reduction of about 25%. An example is the Sony 16-55 F2.8 on E Mount, launched at £1199 but now settling at £979 at Amazon UK, and the Sony 85mm F1.8 launched at £599 but now settling at £479 at Amazon

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2021 at 09:14 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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Nokiron: I sure hope so. Even if the cameras not for me, I want Nikon to survive.

Me too. Olympus were saying all the right things before they were sold to a holding company for gradual asset stripping and dissection over time (anyone who thinks this isn't going to happen is deluding themselves)

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2021 at 09:05 UTC
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Rob890: can't have a camera without a lens or lenses....

They're in a catch 22... the "Z-Mount" as a system desperately needs to open its mount specification free of charge to third parties and actively encourage Zeiss, Tamron, Sigma, Tokina and Samyang to make the high quality, lower cost autofocusing glass which makes the E mount such a great option. HOWEVER, "Nikon" needs all the lens sales it can get so will resist opening the mount specification, but this is to the detriment of the Z Mount as a system

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2021 at 09:03 UTC
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ottonis: I never owned or used a Nikon camera, but I wholeheartedly wish them to stay in business and keep on making great and innovative cameras.
Nikon's overall and historic contribution to the camera market has been very significant and they have been a driving factor of healthy competition.

Agreed, we don't want to lose Nikon like we have Olympus

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2021 at 08:58 UTC

RIP Nikon (where is the Tonque-In-Cheek emoji?)

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2021 at 08:57 UTC as 29th comment
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Indohydra: a Nikon- Sony A1?

Tech wise, probably a Nikon version of the A9

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2021 at 07:36 UTC
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David Cartagena: Congratulations to all the Nikon shooters from a Sony shooter. I am sure it will be an awesome camera. If Nikon say it's a top pro camera it for sure will be. Hope it will make use of the Sony A1 Sensor although it would be first time Sony sells one of these sensors to another camera manufacturer.

Sony will let Nikon have the A9 tech, not A1

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2021 at 07:32 UTC

Sony letting Nikon have A9 tech now the A1 is out, good business strategy

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2021 at 07:32 UTC as 240th comment | 4 replies

Nikon and Canon will catchup again in a couple of years and everyone will benei

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2021 at 20:49 UTC as 63rd comment | 6 replies

Sony will bail out Nikon with the tech it needs... for a price

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2021 at 20:42 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies

Great new addition to E mount, E mount has the best lens range in the world, period

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2021 at 07:50 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies

Sony is the place to be for photography this decade

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2021 at 14:05 UTC as 94th comment | 13 replies
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ventur: Huawei cameras are already very good! too bad the US faked a security problem so they could destroy the company...

Capitalist Greed? Who? Where? Are you in the wrong conversation lol

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2021 at 11:34 UTC
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ventur: Huawei cameras are already very good! too bad the US faked a security problem so they could destroy the company...

@ Mr Bolton I don't use social media, so I really don't see what Google can do with my data accept offer me targeted ads and get a bit of money if I click one... which I'm absolutely fine with to be able to use what Google offers for free. Google Search, Chrome, Drive, Photos, Sheets, Calendar, GMail, Docs, Keep Notes, Earth, Maps(!!), are all top class products. It's a GREAT deal to use these for absolutely free, with little or no in your face advertising, for a bit of your personal data for user modelling.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2021 at 08:35 UTC
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ventur: Huawei cameras are already very good! too bad the US faked a security problem so they could destroy the company...

Google's business model has always been blantantly obvious, but they give me Google search, Chrome, Gmail, Google calendar, Google photos, Google Drive, and open source android to use for FREE, all of it top class software. They can have a bit of my data and targeted ads for that all day long, great deal.

Huewei mines your data and sells it to the Chinese government, I know which I'd rather choose

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2021 at 22:32 UTC
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ventur: Huawei cameras are already very good! too bad the US faked a security problem so they could destroy the company...

Huawei themselves are predicting 50 million phone sales for 2021, down from 270 million in 2020, that's a 70% reduction. It won't destroy them, but basically takes them away from being a major player and influencer in the smart phone market.

You can't only blame the U.S, most western countries have raised issue with Huawei

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2021 at 19:54 UTC
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gphome: No official Google support or Play Store = DOA

Huawei themselves are predicting 50 million phone sales for 2021, down from 270 million in 2020, that's a 70% reduction. That isn't doing just fine for any company

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2021 at 19:34 UTC

No official Google support or Play Store = DOA

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2021 at 19:00 UTC as 39th comment | 6 replies
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stuntmonkey: This kind of begs the point. Most people with jobs kids and mortgages would buy APS-C with IBIS rather than moving to full frame if they were given a proper choice in the prosumer APS-C space, it's "good enough." The problem is that the camera market is getting less and less profitable, and even a pro-sumer camera doesn't make for a great business case. The X-T4 is a great camera, but it's a camera that would have been cheaper and more accessible in the heydays of the camera boom if it had the economy of scale that Nikon and Canon had with APS-C DSLR's.

Related to the above, all I know is the Sigma 100-400 is nearly half what the Fuji 100-400 costs near me

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2021 at 18:18 UTC
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gphome: Once you factor in the choice of amazing value third party glass in E Mount it's a no brainer. Kudos fur Sony for producing a camera that is still very competitive with everything at that price point 3 years later, and in some areas like Autofocus and battery life still leads the market. The Sony A74 is going to change the enthusiast market again this year, and potentially blow every else out the water again

The last few cameras in their relevant field realeased by Sony (A7R4, A7S3, A1) have lead the field in what they are designed for (landscape/HiRes, Video/Low Light, All Round Pro). Also the A7iii was miles ahead of anything else at the t in me.

The is no reason to believe the A74 won't move the yard stick forward once again for Nikon and Canon to follow

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2021 at 18:17 UTC
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