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On article Nikon Z7 First Impressions Review (1530 comments in total)
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Shiranai: Single XQD only slot? Really? It can only take those super-expensive cards that cost $100 for 32 gig.

Was that the deal with Sony in exchange to use their sensor tech?

Doesn't even make sense. Nikon sends their specs to Sony and Sony manufactures. The fabrication and Q.C. people at Sony close their eyes while operating the machinery to make sure they don't get any hints about what their competitor is up to. The reason Nikon sensors are better than Canon sensors is because of Sony's expertise.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 20:37 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 First Impressions Review (1530 comments in total)
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6BQ5: Wow-weee, those are some expensive cameras! Well, for me at least. God bless those with the good fortune who can afford them. :)

Perhaps Nikon will lower prices around the end of the year during the Black Friday sales or maybe Nikon will introduce a lower spec model next year.

Perhaps Nikon will deliver the cameras already ordered by Black Friday.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 20:29 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 First Impressions Review (1530 comments in total)
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tonyreidsma: Please, DPR.... post a poll asking how your readers rate the launch of these new cameras. Let's see what people have to say.

Please, DPR publish an article that explains specifically, what you can do with these new cameras that is not possible with an SLR.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 20:27 UTC
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UllerellU: At the moment the lens line of Sony is unrivaled, Zeiss 24-70 f4 is cheaper than the lens of the Nikon kit, I have serious doubts that the 50 f1.8 is close to the optical quality of the Zeiss 55 f1. 8 and that 35mm f1.8 seems monstrous, in general I think all the presented lenses. The lenses that are to come interest me more, but there will be to see the prices. Sony has equivalent G Master lenses that are the best glasses in the market, but the price is within reach of very few.

If it says Zeiss on it, how can it be crappy?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 19:34 UTC
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Babka08: I've consistently heard the argument that mirrorless allows for a 'smaller' system. Except that it doesn't. Because the full-frame lenses are HUGE in size, like these Nikon Z ones.

Sony has done the same thing. And Fuji apsc lenses are still quite large. There are a number of 4/3rds lenses that are the size of a few oreo cookies, and they are good. And Pentax nailed it with so many of their smaller sized lenses.

Why does everyone in full-frame mirrorless seem to eschew the benefit of smaller lenses matched to a smaller camera? Notice how I used eschew in a sentence there?

I'd like to eschew some of those Oreo cookies but to your point, I guess, to deliver the optical quality needed for 45mp, the lenses have to be big which is a shame. Maybe the telecentric design thing. At least there is some size/weight savings in the body.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 19:31 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 is a lower resolution, less expensive Z7 (416 comments in total)

If I'm right and a lot of older Nikon lenses won't cut it at 45 megapixels, this is the more interesting of the two cameras. It also follows that the same person who wants to save money on the less expensive body is most likely to rely on adapted lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 17:52 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Z6 is a lower resolution, less expensive Z7 (416 comments in total)
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StevenN: The Z6 will be my Christmas present. Thanks, Santa!

If history is any indicator you may have to celebrate Christmas in the spring.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 17:49 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 is a lower resolution, less expensive Z7 (416 comments in total)
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Bobthearch: Resolution. The should have gone to 36MP considering the price and sensor size. 36MP would have placed it less than the Z7 but higher than the entry-level DSLRs.

People using the adapter may want to consider whether their old lenses can handle 45 megapixels.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 17:48 UTC
On article What's the Nikon Z like with adapted lenses? (294 comments in total)
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David Tembleque: I think the point of a mirrorless system is to be light and small, and the improvement of video capacities. This adapter has almost the same size of some mirrorless 18-55 kit lenses.

I don't see why any professional Nikon users would sell their DSLR bodies to buy this one.

Nobody says you can't use large lenses with large cameras. It's all great, but at some point your compact camera outfit gets really large and heavy. That's why I think Z camera buyers will jump on the adapter and then decide they want the new lenses anyway.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 17:43 UTC
On article What's the Nikon Z like with adapted lenses? (294 comments in total)
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etid: Potentially this system can eat Sony Toys for breakfast.
Such a shame Nikon decided to keep the electronics of the adapter closed, I have a bunch of canon lenses I want to use for video. Maybe this factor alone will bring me to Canon again.

Or I may just stay in the MFT ecosystem...

Without those Sony toys, there would be no new Nikon Z system.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 17:40 UTC
On article What's the Nikon Z like with adapted lenses? (294 comments in total)

Sony has proven you can get people to buy adapters and by the time they realize it's awkward, they've already bought into the system. But at least it's an incremental way to get started without waiting for lenses or buying everything all at once.

A little suprising, although typically Nikon, is that they don't want to allow other brands on the adapter. Seems likely the majority of lenses on the adapter would be ones the user already owns so it's not a lost lens sale.

I think the ultimate goal is to have people own 2 systems. Trusty SLR plus a smaller travel setup. People who have the money for these new cameras have the money for nice vacations and what they can carry is limited.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 17:36 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
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wassim al malak: two questions here :
1- why the adapter is not for free ?
2- excepting the 58 f0.95 and the 50 f1.2 , where's the advantage of the new big mount on the S lenses line-up ?

I thought a "free" adapter was brilliant and unexpected. Especially with few new lenses to choose from.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 08:18 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 First Impressions Review (1530 comments in total)
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Kuzmabrik: Just a great camera! Now Sony has a capable rival. And Canon lags.

I'm sure Canon has a team of hundreds of people whose sole mission is to cause a stir on DPR.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 08:11 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 First Impressions Review (1530 comments in total)
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henrikbengtsson: Are you sure there's enough Nikon Z attention on this website? It's really hard to find when looking at the first page. 16 articles will not cut it. People are stressed these days you know. I am thinking a huge popup ad as well. Any takers?

A day without Sony. Difficult, but we must soldier on.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 08:07 UTC
On article Why I'm delighted to see an LX100 II (97 comments in total)

Give Pansonic even more credit because they came from an electronics company background yet quickly developed cameras that are fun to use and ergonomic. Those "intangibles" are things you expect from companies that have made cameras for 50+ years.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 17:46 UTC as 15th comment
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James A Rinner: "It's just like a DSLR but physically it's totally different because it's so light weight."

How light weight is it when I add the same heavy lenses to the body? The whole idea of M4/3 was smaller lenses and they delivered on that. With the lens flange to sensor being shorter, by getting rid of the mirror box, does this allow for smaller/lighter lenses? I would think that the same size glass would be needed to cover the same size image circle of the sensor.

To take advantage of this smaller, lighter new body, you'll need new lenses but the most enthusiastic Nikon users have lots of old lenses and have just bought a D850 so there has to be a trouble-free adapter. Presumably, Nikon didn't see any big limitations to SLRs, so they've been working on a solution without a problem and that's why this has taken so long.

In fact, this new solution is the problem. How do you create a camera that does things a D850 cannot do, yet is in some way inferior, so you need both types?

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2018 at 17:22 UTC

Two things Nikon could do that would really shake things up. (1) Announce all orders will be filled in 30 days or less and (2) Advertise the camera as "Nikon, with a great Sony sensor inside!" This would get Sony users arguing with each other instead of everybody else, and to some extent, marginalize Canon by pointing out their main weakness.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2018 at 17:21 UTC as 96th comment | 5 replies
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AZheaven: An unanswered question....were these people PAID to say what they said? Don't put it past big corporations to do that...Looking forward to see what they are going to offer.

Fro knows, and I don't think they'd give him a permanent loan of a lenscap. And don't forget Ken Rockwell.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2018 at 16:54 UTC
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Old Cameras: Over 7600 comments so far when you add all the teaser and pole articles about this new camera introduction. I’d say Nikon got their marketing just about perfect.
Like a dumb bass, you all took the hook!

Just yesterday I caught a dumb bass!

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2018 at 16:52 UTC
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adengappasami: jl_smith
To save everyone some effort, I've preemptively posted some common responses:

1) Nikon finally realized mirrorless is a thing!
2) This is the biggest disappointment for mankind, ever.
3) Meta-joke about announcing my future announcement.
4) This marketing is annoying.
5) DPR is in bed with Nikon.
6) DPR is obviously in bed with Sony.
7) Sony trolls are mad.
8) Nikon is scared that Sony outsold everyone...
9) ...but that was only the last 6 months and the D850 is still sold out everywhere.
10) This had better not suck.
11) This is obviously going to suck.
12) There's no way this is going to suck.
13) This looks huge.
14) This looks too small.
15) EVFs are stupid, I love my DSLR
16) How's the adapter?
17) Sony native lenses > Nikon mirrorless native lenses.
18) Nikon doesn't know how to do mirrorless...
19) ...Ever heard of the Nikon V/J series?
20) If you don't like Nikon just don't comment.
21) Why can't we all just get along? What's with brand warfare.

Just a REPOST

An excellent summary. I would add, Canon is so far behind, they'll never catch up, Canon will go out of business tomorrow, and if you can't afford it, you're not a professional. I think that covers it.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2018 at 05:39 UTC
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