Lucas_

Lucas_

Lives in Brazil Campinas / SP, Brazil
Works as a Retired Engineer, part time photographer
Has a website at http://lucaspix.smugmug.com/
Joined on Oct 5, 2007
About me:

Retired Automotive Product Engineer, part-time Photographer for over 40 years.

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Lucas_: IMHO Nikon is trying to develop a mirrorless FF camera body with bells & whistles comparable to the D850, with a mount as large as the D850`s to "comfortably" fit an adapter for current lenses. It may be smaller than the D850, but larger than a Sony A9, looking to please the larger handed photographers who don't want to use a vertical grip on a Sony Axx.
How`s that for dark teaser photos speculation....?
Good luck, Nikon! Competition is healthy!

T3_ I rest my case - you win, happy? I'm giving my opinion based on my over 40 years experience on the field as a mechanical design engineer, as I mentioned. Currently I shoot with two Sony A7xx , some Sony E/FE lenses, several legacy lenses of several brands ( Minolta, Nikon, Contax, Voigtlander, Leica, Pentacon, etc ( sorry, not Canons )) and with Sony, Techart and other adapters. Anyway, you seem to have a deep need to "have the last word"... I understand, but don't try so hard. It may not be so healthy - Have fun!

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2018 at 23:03 UTC
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(unknown member): Sorry Nikon 3 years too late, no matter what you bring to the table......good luck.

Valikar - "Nikon was the first to introduce auto-focussing in an SLR" - wrong!! The venerable Minolta Maxxum 7000 was the first to be comercialized and the Nikon N2020 actually followed Minolta's exact same motor in the body and screw driven lens design. Canon came later, but with the "motor in the lens" design. AMOF Sony bought Minolta and started its DSLR line with the Sony A100, designed with the help of former Konika-Minolta engineers.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2018 at 09:04 UTC
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Lucas_: IMHO Nikon is trying to develop a mirrorless FF camera body with bells & whistles comparable to the D850, with a mount as large as the D850`s to "comfortably" fit an adapter for current lenses. It may be smaller than the D850, but larger than a Sony A9, looking to please the larger handed photographers who don't want to use a vertical grip on a Sony Axx.
How`s that for dark teaser photos speculation....?
Good luck, Nikon! Competition is healthy!

T3 - an adapter is basically a cylinder to connect the camera's circular-shaped mount to a lens ( another cylinder ). The structural strength of a cylinder is dependent on its material and dimensions ( length, wall thickness and diameter ). A larger diameter camera mount allows for a more robust adapter, which will provide a more stable mount for a larger lens at its other end ( sorry, that's my 46 years as a mech design engineer talking ). Engineers have all that in mind when designing a system, more so when that system is to support a plethora of sizes/weights of lenses. Lens "wobbling", for example, comes to mind when both "adapted" Nikon F lens' sizes and the new (Z..?) sizes have to be served!

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2018 at 01:24 UTC
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Lucas_: IMHO Nikon is trying to develop a mirrorless FF camera body with bells & whistles comparable to the D850, with a mount as large as the D850`s to "comfortably" fit an adapter for current lenses. It may be smaller than the D850, but larger than a Sony A9, looking to please the larger handed photographers who don't want to use a vertical grip on a Sony Axx.
How`s that for dark teaser photos speculation....?
Good luck, Nikon! Competition is healthy!

" with a mount as large as the D850`s to "comfortably" fit an adapter for current lenses". I wasn`t comparing Nikon`s F mount to Sony`s E. I just meant to emphasize that a larger mount may be better suited to allow easyer adapters design.
Sony actually did that when developing the E mount as compared to their A mount.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2018 at 15:27 UTC

IMHO Nikon is trying to develop a mirrorless FF camera body with bells & whistles comparable to the D850, with a mount as large as the D850`s to "comfortably" fit an adapter for current lenses. It may be smaller than the D850, but larger than a Sony A9, looking to please the larger handed photographers who don't want to use a vertical grip on a Sony Axx.
How`s that for dark teaser photos speculation....?
Good luck, Nikon! Competition is healthy!

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2018 at 14:33 UTC as 68th comment | 7 replies
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keeponkeepingon: So Nikon will announce this system before photokina, dominate the show. Canon will avoid going "head to head" with nikon, come out with a new video-centric camera at photokina then after the press is exhausted gnawing on the nikon FF mirrorless release canon will come out with their full frame mirror-less some time in (hopefully) early 2019.

Sony may come at or a bit after Photokina with theA7SIII... !!

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2018 at 14:17 UTC
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lukecookphoto: That does look like a camera.

IMHO it looks more like a cardboard box.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2018 at 14:15 UTC

I'm sure Nikon will be announcing a very good camera as usual, but it looks bigger than I expected and quite ugly... but I could be wrong.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2018 at 20:26 UTC as 164th comment | 3 replies
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ttran88: Anyone skipping work on the 23rd to watch the release??

Why? The video will still be everywhere on the 24th, 25th, and so on...!

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2018 at 20:23 UTC
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j tokarz: If i could see the results of exposure compensation in the viewfinder (not electronic) i would not want or need a mirrorless.

To each its own!

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2018 at 17:31 UTC
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Ian: Disappointed to see "Substantial grip" rank so low. My biggest annoyance with mirrorless is the assumption that everyone wants some dinky little camera.

I hope Canon/Nikon give us a real camera that you can hold with two hands. With a 70-200 f/2.8 attached.

Just add a vertical/battery grip to a Sony Axxx and voilá - it becomes larger, a bit heavier and better holdable for larger hands...( plus doubly-juiced ).

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2018 at 17:22 UTC
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eric333: I want: Large. Heavy. Expensive.
Check, check, check!

I want small, light and well, "expensive" is quite relative ( as is "cheap")...!

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2018 at 17:16 UTC

I really don't want/need anything from Nikon or Canon, I'm quite satisfied with my Sony system.
Anyway, perhaps if Nikon / Canon come up with some serious mirrorless systems, at least on par with Sony's, that could become an incentive for some price drops on behalf of Sony systems, especially lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2018 at 17:06 UTC as 136th comment

I respect both Canon and Nikon lenses tested, but the Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS on my Sony A7RII is a fantastic setup! That Sony lens has surpassed all my expectations as being very sharp, great colors, lightweight and with fast AF. Furthermore, handheld shooting is extremely efficient with the Sony system combining the in-body 5-axis IBIS with the lens' own OSS. It's a really amazing setup.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2018 at 16:29 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
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Lucas_: Although it still lacks with impossibility to post on Windows desktop and too small images....!!

Thanks, Jan! I'll be testing that app, the UI seems a bit shy but it works.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2018 at 15:34 UTC
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Although it still lacks with impossibility to post on Windows desktop and too small images....!!

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 21:22 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI: Video overview (128 comments in total)

This RX100VI is my "wish come true" camera! I'm still using my RX100, regardless of all RX100xx that came after, because I was wishing for a longer reach. Now it finally came and got all the bells & whistles of the in-between models! Actually the RX100 is my companion for the A7II and A7RII systems I have. Now the price..., although I believe I may sell the A7II and some lenses ( I have too many ). I plan in buying the RX100VI by september, after it's been thoroughly reviewed and tested by many!

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2018 at 22:29 UTC as 5th comment

Lowest monthly fee for Flickr ( non-Pro ) is about half the price of Smugmug's similar, and it seems there's several Flickr older subscribers on a free contract. I wonder how that will be handled by Smugmug. Their new ad leads to understanding that current Flickr users will get a proposal letter to migrate to Smugmug's terms within 30 days... (??).

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 19:27 UTC as 13th comment
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Diablorini: I think it is awesome that both Tamron and Sigma are now officially offering FE lenses, I have yet to have a bad experience with high end Tamron lenses for A mount and see no reason why that would change for FE.

One can hope that this means that from this point forward we can expect to see FE being part of the supported mounts when new lenses are announced from Tamron, and Sigma, at least that is my hope and what I think is the real story of these last few days.

IMO Tamron, although later, is showing a better design approach than Sigma by making a new design for FE instead of a simple adaptation on their DSLR Art line - too large and heavy for the quite smaller Sony mirrorless cameras! I liked Sigmas a lot when I had Minoltas and several Sonys DSLR's, but now with the A7xx.., I only kept the superb 150mm F2.8 DG HSM Macro plus the Sony EA-LA3 adapter.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 17:15 UTC
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sportyaccordy: I'm still miffed it's 28 at the wide end. Hopefully someone follows up with a 24-xx F/4. Happy they have made this though and that there appears to be a signal that Canikon will be jumping into the fray. In the meantime I will keep adapting my 24-105 STM and shooting fast native primes.

Heavy...!

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2018 at 14:03 UTC
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