Niko Vita

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On article Nikon Z fc Review (2133 comments in total)

2000 comments for a camera which got just silver at DPR. Quite telling.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2021 at 13:25 UTC as 42nd comment | 7 replies
On article Nikon Z fc Review (2133 comments in total)
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2nd Wind: I used a Z50 with the two kit lenses and not only did that combo cover virtually every local length one would need but it produced exceptional images. I like Z fc for what it was made for. Stylish but very capable. The past weeks I've received email promotions from Nikon and saw that the Z5 is selling right now for the same price as Z fc. Surprisingly the two are virtually the same size and weight too!

wjan: Nikon must release very soon two lenses that are absolutely needed: DX 10-20 and FX 70-200 F4.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2021 at 07:05 UTC
On article Nikon Z fc Review (2133 comments in total)

This is the best looking camera on the market today. Especially with the silver 16-50. I bet it will sell in big volumes.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2021 at 07:00 UTC as 254th comment
On article Nikon Z fc Review (2133 comments in total)
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BillyBobSenna: Looks like a winner to me. It must be fun to shoot with.

To me too.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2021 at 06:57 UTC

Canon is leading the pack again. The eye AF will make everyone else have it too.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2021 at 12:36 UTC as 109th comment | 7 replies

Exciting times indeed. Now it is Sony's turn to offer something special.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2021 at 12:36 UTC as 110th comment | 6 replies

As a Z6 shooter I am glad to see that Z6II is the only camera of the four which does not have any flaw. Yet, C&N put it in 3rd. Canon suffers from IQ and is by far the most expensive, yet it came 1st. Panasonic does not have PhD and hence suffers from bad AF, yet it came before Z. In conclusion, it is not a serious ranking but rather subjective and should be used just for fun.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2020 at 16:10 UTC as 72nd comment | 9 replies
On article Sony a7C review: Compact size, big sensor image quality (2234 comments in total)

Too expensive for what it offers.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2020 at 16:20 UTC as 144th comment
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Niko Vita: A great video from very talented and entertaining presenters. However, why not add the Sony A7 II here?

Hubertus and Bob: From what you said I gather that A7II was deliberately omitted by Chris and Jordan although it is in the same price range as RP and Z5. Too bad for Sony, unfortunately.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2020 at 12:27 UTC
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panther fan: The best "entry level camera" is the camera that can mount Tamron, Samyang and Sigma lenses. Every difference in body price will diminish very fast if you kit out your lenses. So depending on the kit you might be able to afford a 2x higher priced body.

And if 1500$ is you max budget you are better of with a cheaper smaller sensor camera and some better lenses anyway

panther: The advantages you gain with a kit lens are also rather non existent compared to a smartphone

Just try the new Nikon Z 24-70 F4 lens with either Z5 and Z6 and make your ridiculous claim again. This kit lens is insanely sharp and comparing it to a smartphone is an utter nonsense.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2020 at 11:06 UTC

A great video from very talented and entertaining presenters. However, why not add the Sony A7 II here?

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2020 at 09:33 UTC as 92nd comment | 29 replies

A great interview, thanks. Nice to read something about real people taking pictures rather than just specs, marks, pixels and buying guides.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2020 at 15:48 UTC as 39th comment
On article Canon EOS R5 review (2964 comments in total)

Obviously, this is a great camera but where are the wide-angle primes? There is nothing wider than 35mm.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2020 at 08:15 UTC as 142nd comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II: Should you buy one? (450 comments in total)
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Niko Vita: This is very telling. The DPR staff keeps praising Sony but for personal use they buy Nikon.

"And I would have, had either the EOS R or Panasonic S1R met my needs better than the Z7." Obviously, Z7 proved to be the better camera. Yet, it received only a 'silver' on DPR.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2020 at 16:39 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II: Should you buy one? (450 comments in total)
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fPrime: Ken Rockwell has concluded that Nikon is now too far behind Canon and Sony in mirrorless to ever catch up again. “Yes, I'm suggesting no one buy any more Z full frame bodies or lenses. The prudent thing is to save that money and jump up to Canon when you can” he wrote.

Meanwhile the Northrup’s determined that the lackluster Z II’s mean that Nikon has ceded the technology race against Canon and Sony and that Z now serves as the low-end value brand for mirrorless. Basically they suspect Nikon is managing their decline on the way to exiting the imaging business.

So the answer to the question of “Should you buy one” might actually be better phrased as “Is it unwise to buy one?”

The Nortrups and Ken are just boring haters. Nobody should take them seriously. It's all about traffic for them.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2020 at 19:14 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II: Should you buy one? (450 comments in total)

This is very telling. The DPR staff keeps praising Sony but for personal use they buy Nikon.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2020 at 19:01 UTC as 64th comment | 8 replies
On article Nikon Z7 II review (1508 comments in total)
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Niko Vita: Z7II+ the excellent 24-70F4 lens is at the same price as the Sony, and cheaper than the Canon and Panasonic bodies. Z7II has the largest EVF magnification which for me is far more important than the EVF dots count, which is more than enough on Z7. Only Sony has better battery life, only Sony is a tiny bit lighter, only Canon has higher fps and higher 8K (overheated) video. I think Nikon has a winner here. Very likely it will be my first high-Mpix camera.

As usual, DPR is biased against Nikon but who cares....

BrentSchumer: Tamron starts at 28mm. A deal breaker for me.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 15:03 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 II review (1508 comments in total)
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Kona Mike: This is more camera then most people will ever need, but wow, I'm a little surprised that this doesn't leap frog the R5. I was thinking a new sensor and evf at minimum.

The Z8/9 which is coming in early 2021 will leap frog R5 and everyone else.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 12:42 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 II review (1508 comments in total)
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armandino: It looks like a fine camera to me! Both Nikon and Canon need to put two thumb dials like Sony does. Need to think Mirrorless now that they are in the game.
Why everyone but Canon still use these ridiculous 60 years old strap buckles?

It is funny to recommend to Nikon and Canon to adopt ergonomics ideas from Sony.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 12:38 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 II review (1508 comments in total)
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gphome: Has to be the smallest hardware upgrade ever!

Isn't the addition of a second processor a serious upgrade? Or the addition of the (useless) second card slot? Or the higher EVF refresh rate and reduced blackout? Or the 3.5 times deeper buffer?
As for the body, the Z7 body is nearly perfect and it is great that it stays the same, maybe Z7II is a tiny bit slimmer. This is not Sony where every new model has a different body desperately trying to fix the poor ergonomics.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 12:35 UTC
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