DaveDog54

DaveDog54

Joined on Feb 15, 2012

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lotzi: Let us assume that user A has a Sony A7III and a 24-105 zoom. User B has the A7RIII and same. None of these are really "invested" in the Sony system (they only have one lens each).

What type of camera does Nikon need to release, and at what price for users A and B to consider switching?

On the other hand, let us consider user C who has a Nikon D750 with $5000 worth of lenses. Should he wait for the new mirrorless + buy the adapter? Will those lenses be worth their prices on the new system? Or will they focus slower etc. then on the current camera?

My answer for A & B: no realistic feature set / price combination.
My answer for C: sell the D750 and buy a D850 now. That will maximize the value of your lens investment.

But maybe other people have different opinions.

lotzi, agreed that it is a difficult when you have a large investment in lenses. And even more difficult if they are state of the art quality. (To change ecosystems). Now if you have a couple lenses that need updating, it becomes a more level field, more like your A and B scenario. In reality there are an infinite number of scenarios between A,B and C.

When I got into FF, I looked at Nikon and Sony. I liked the EVF better (simply more WYSIWYG) than OVF and I believed that ML would be the future and the best way to preserve my investment in glass. The A7II is inferior to the 750 in some ways, but I made my decision. My A7III is being shipped today and it appears to me that there is nothing better in it's price range.

My main concern, if I were a Nikon user, is how well the old lenses will work on the new mount. I hope that it does work well/decently.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 22:40 UTC
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Nikoncanonfan: Dump your Sony gear now and brace yourselves people!

Canon may hit the ground running with DSLR glass, but I have my doubts about Nikon. Nobody has made a decent Nikon adaptor on Sony bodies. Canon glass works pretty well. If I were a Nikon user, I would be very worried about that.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 21:50 UTC
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lotzi: Let us assume that user A has a Sony A7III and a 24-105 zoom. User B has the A7RIII and same. None of these are really "invested" in the Sony system (they only have one lens each).

What type of camera does Nikon need to release, and at what price for users A and B to consider switching?

On the other hand, let us consider user C who has a Nikon D750 with $5000 worth of lenses. Should he wait for the new mirrorless + buy the adapter? Will those lenses be worth their prices on the new system? Or will they focus slower etc. then on the current camera?

My answer for A & B: no realistic feature set / price combination.
My answer for C: sell the D750 and buy a D850 now. That will maximize the value of your lens investment.

But maybe other people have different opinions.

The big 'IF' in your scenario (user C) is if the existing Nikon lens will work well on the mirrorless Nikon Camera. I am skeptical, because nobody has figured out how to make them work well on the Sony A7-9 cameras. The other unanswered question is if Nikon will be making a crop frame (APS-C) for the new mount, to provide more flexibility when you are in their system/ecosystem.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 20:56 UTC
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nir-vana: Pay 50$ more than the Sigma 20/1.4 ART and get one stop less !

I love the quality of the 20mm Firin. Very sharp. CA is well controlled. Sun flare is a bit worse than I wish, but not horrible in my opinion. Sun stars can be created. Yes, probably not as good as the Loxia 21 mm... but a lot less $. Every review that I have read describe it as excellent, but not as excellent as the loxia.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 00:02 UTC
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DaveDog54: Looking at dxomark on the a7iii. I don’t see the dual native gain jump in dynamic range. Why is this?

Oops, I was referring to a7r iiii.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 11:21 UTC

Looking at dxomark on the a7iii. I don’t see the dual native gain jump in dynamic range. Why is this?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 14:38 UTC as 123rd comment | 3 replies
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (318 comments in total)

I like the Bokeh. There are times, when I may want the 'traditional' bokeh look. But for day time outdoor portrait photography, I like this bokeh.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 15:37 UTC as 16th comment
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)

I have found this thread rather amusing. The Canikon people saying no way and the Sony people saying, absolutely. I think when the A7 first came out... nobody, including Sony thought it would be as successful as it has been. It has for sometime been my opinion that putting the technology on the sensor as Sony is doing will eventually win over the SLR flopping mirror technology. The A9 is the first glimpse of that reality.

The fact that you can buy the camera for nearly $2k less than the competition and that $2k can nearly buy another lens. Plus, for your "less important" speed lenses, you will be able to adopt. The hurdle isn't quite as big as it could be. How well the adopted lenses work remains to be seen, but they work better than many would have you believe.

It will certainly be interesting as to how this technology trickles down to the pedestrian A7 series or less expensive A9 as the inertia will continue to change, just as the A7 changed the inertia.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 20:25 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article CIPA starts to report growing mirrorless sales (185 comments in total)
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J. Qian: The beginning of the end for the DSLRs?

I love my NEX 5N…. Yes it would be better with an EVF and maybe someday I will buy it. Or, I'll get a 7 when it becomes $600. Part of the marketing of a 'Pro' is the big camera. It sets them apart. Although I think that someday, even the pro will have an EVF, but that is double digit years away anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 00:09 UTC
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