Roy Kikuta

Lives in United States Oahu, HI, United States
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Joined on Jul 6, 2002

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  • I found myself in a similar situation a while back, but took a different tack... I sold my 300f2.8G VR and decided to "park" the cash in another lens of impeccable pedigree: the 70-200f2.8E FL.  ...
  • By now, Nikon should have a 2nd generation PF lens in prototype.  How about a 400mm f5.6E PF that weighs in at 2lbs?  Anybody know whether PF technology can be used in zooms?
  • I agree that the N1 system lacked lenses - but that's not what killed the N1.  The more I think about this, the conclusion I come to is that the turning point was the V3.  Judging from Nikon's ...
  • To me, yours is the best possible situtation... no pressure to get the money shots - let the pro stress over those.  Stand back or above the crowd with a 70-200 - it gives you total freedom to ...
  • When Nikon did a near simultaneous announcement of the D5 and D500 - I wondered why they passed up an opportunity to do a triple slam with a D5/D500/V5.  Even if they had decided not to update the ...
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    It's too bad that some turn to personal attacks when they run out of relevant things to say.  I think it's safe to say that many on this N1 Forum own cameras made by different manufacturers (e.g., ...
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    Not necessarily true.  I posted these in another thread... J5 on the left with 6.7~13mm.  M6 on the right with 11-22mm. Equivalent focal range of 18~35mm. The difference is not "huge".
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    If Canon can squeeze an APS-C sensor into a body not much larger than N1 bodies - why can't Nikon? From left to right: M6, V3, J5 M6, V3, J5
  • This isn't an exact answer to your question, but my understanding is that the M5 and M6 image IQ are identical. Depending on what you shoot, and how much light you have, both the J5 and M5/6 can ...
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    I think there are really two groups of people looking for different types of mirrorless from Nikon.  One group would like an adjunct to the DX/FX systems with direct compatibility with legacy ...
  • Good to know - I use DxO Optics Pro to send D500 DNG files to CS6 after treating for noise.  Thanks for doing the research!
  • Another term is "sampler" - I haven't totally "leaked" from Nikon because I still have a D500 and a few long lenses that I won't give up.  But I hear you re. Nikon's M-ILC entry - if it turns out ...
  • Me, neither - I've sold my D810 (gave up on FX) and sold all my FX lenses except for the telephotos to finance this move. 'Don't know yet whether I'm going to be active in the EOS M forum - maybe ...
  • Good to hear that you found the macro a great lens.  Did you buy an EVF for your M?  I'm wondering how useful the optional EVF (in particular, the EVF-DC2) is for macro work? Yes - I've been ...
  • Yes - I'm going to keep my D500 and a few long lenses for some dedicated birding trips. I tried FOTGA DG extension tubes on both the V3 and J5, but found them frustrating to use for my style of ...
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    I struggled a bit in deciding which Forum to post this in - but ultimately, it's about Nikon's lack of timely updates to the J- and V-series bodies that precipitated my action. I'm not holding my ...
  • Nikon could introduce a D510 as a DX MILC in 2018 - this way they don't cannibalize FX, or risk their flagship FX line, or antagonize pros who are happy with their OVF FX - but it answers the need ...
  • I agree.  I'd still welcome a V4 (or V5?) - but over the past few years since the V3, I've come to realize that for me to get really excited about a new N1 - new CX lenses would have to be ...
  • By Nikon's own words, the J5 has been selling well.  It seems a no-brainer to me that the J5 should have been iterated on schedule, earlier this year.  Add a native CX macro lens (already ...
  • Fair enough - sounds like you've made up your mind already  :-)   I was about to say that the CX 70-300 (albeit a stop-and-a-half slower than the f2.8) might be a better match than the FX version, ...
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