D200_4me

D200_4me

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Free update/improvements. I'll take it (without complaints). Besides, my Z7/Z5 already make me happier than other mirrorless cameras I've owned, so it can only get better. If the update included a magical internal focus motor I could use for those old lenses without a focus motor, even better (but I think adding an internal focus motor via a firmware update isn't possible, so...dang 😅).

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2021 at 17:20 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

Didn't realize they had this available. I installed it and it says it'll remove any instances of ViewNX-i and NX-D, and it did (I only had ViewNX-i installed since I use Lightroom for editing).

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2021 at 21:42 UTC as 57th comment | 3 replies

Now, if you could ever actually find one of these in stock (even the original version): "More on the Way. Expected availability: 2-4 weeks" >>> What you usually see if you try to buy one.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2021 at 20:42 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On article Gone but not forgotten: Adobe Flash is no more (170 comments in total)

My personal fav was Radiskull :D I can still turn on Flash to play this, this very evening (Chrome version of the Edge browser). https://www.joesparks.com/radiskull/episodes/e01/playback.htm

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2021 at 23:51 UTC as 31st comment
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D200_4me: Having owned and returned the X-T4, I can say it looks better than it works. I've owned several Fuji camera and have nothing against them, but it sure is hyped a lot and for me, not as good as the Z5 I replaced it with (the problem of the camera not powering up several times while on vacation earlier this year was the final straw and thankfully I was still within the return period). The kit lenses Nikon has for the Z mount are also better than the kit lenses for the X mount. Single point AF was also disappointing on the X-T4 but dead on accurate for the Z5 (and my Z7).

I've owned several copies of the 18-55 from Fuji and the Nikon 24-70mm f/4 is absolutely better (and weather sealed). The 18-55 is a fine lens and it's small, but it's just not as good as the 'twist to unlock' 24-70. Also keep in mind we're comparing APS-C and FF cameras here.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2021 at 18:01 UTC
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D200_4me: Having owned and returned the X-T4, I can say it looks better than it works. I've owned several Fuji camera and have nothing against them, but it sure is hyped a lot and for me, not as good as the Z5 I replaced it with (the problem of the camera not powering up several times while on vacation earlier this year was the final straw and thankfully I was still within the return period). The kit lenses Nikon has for the Z mount are also better than the kit lenses for the X mount. Single point AF was also disappointing on the X-T4 but dead on accurate for the Z5 (and my Z7).

I do like the cameras (as you said, the experience is nice) but the power issue (which might have been fixed via firmware?), the worse single point AF compared to my Z cameras (including the Z50) and the less than perfect processing of the X-Trans raw files in Adobe products just pushed me all back to Nikon. Unless I want to get a used X100 to play with in the future, I just don't see any reason for me to try to use a Fuji. I wish they would switch back to Bayer and make a more DSLR style camera as far as the shape and controls go. The X-S10 is probably getting closer to the style of body I'd prefer to use. The Nikon Z bodies feel great in my hand and are much quicker for me to change the settings I use most often.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2021 at 21:15 UTC

Having owned and returned the X-T4, I can say it looks better than it works. I've owned several Fuji camera and have nothing against them, but it sure is hyped a lot and for me, not as good as the Z5 I replaced it with (the problem of the camera not powering up several times while on vacation earlier this year was the final straw and thankfully I was still within the return period). The kit lenses Nikon has for the Z mount are also better than the kit lenses for the X mount. Single point AF was also disappointing on the X-T4 but dead on accurate for the Z5 (and my Z7).

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2021 at 20:06 UTC as 30th comment | 6 replies
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dpthoughts: This is THE END. Whenever a camera company (such as Olympus) said in the past, "we will focus on higher-end cameras", they actually said, "the end is near" ;)

No seriously. A healthy camera company can serve all market segments and does so successfully. An attempt to give up half-way, and to retreat to "higher end" is an indication of serious problems, usually.

Z7 laughed at? Well, I'm not ashamed of the beautiful photos it's been making for me: https://www.thephotographyhobbyist.com/CAMERAGEAR/Nikon-Z7-Gallery/

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2020 at 22:17 UTC
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dpthoughts: This is THE END. Whenever a camera company (such as Olympus) said in the past, "we will focus on higher-end cameras", they actually said, "the end is near" ;)

No seriously. A healthy camera company can serve all market segments and does so successfully. An attempt to give up half-way, and to retreat to "higher end" is an indication of serious problems, usually.

My personal belief is what they mean by high end is things like the Z5 and even the Z50. Those are more advanced than the simple DSLR cameras they sell that end up sitting on the shelve for awhile and then get slashed down to a $400 price or something like that. I think anything Z50 and above is probably what they mean and those are easily attainable by enthusiasts and people who just want a better camera in general.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2020 at 12:37 UTC
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dpthoughts: This is THE END. Whenever a camera company (such as Olympus) said in the past, "we will focus on higher-end cameras", they actually said, "the end is near" ;)

No seriously. A healthy camera company can serve all market segments and does so successfully. An attempt to give up half-way, and to retreat to "higher end" is an indication of serious problems, usually.

You might have forgotten that Oly refused to make larger sensor cameras and instead focused on a very expensive and very large camera with a very small sensor. That's not Nikon's situation Don't be so dramatic.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2020 at 12:17 UTC

They have solid performing mirrorless cameras and I'm sure it'll only get better over the next couple years as more people decide to leave DSLRs. They also have some of the best mirrorless lenses too :)

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2020 at 23:35 UTC as 81st comment

Loved mine on the GH5. It made lots of great photos for me. Wonderful vacation lens. Using the Nikon 24-200 now and it’s also wonderful for this use. Very sharp and great bokeh.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2020 at 15:09 UTC as 79th comment

Pretty soon you won’t even have to take photos. 😳

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2020 at 20:57 UTC as 48th comment
On article Nikon Z5 sample gallery: new samples from DPReview TV (33 comments in total)
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fPrime: Lots of soft photos (even when shot at low ISO and f/6.3) and plenty of examples where Eye-AF missed.

Well, ok. If you say so. No softies in my gallery. The Z5 + 24-200 is a big winner in my opinion. I think dpreview did a fine job. People will whine anyway, just because (it's the internet, you know): https://www.thephotographyhobbyist.com/CAMERAGEAR/Nikon-Z5-Gallery/

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2020 at 16:53 UTC

Lots of brand lover type comments from people that don’t now what they’re talking about (because they haven’t ‘tested the waters’ and used other cameras to compare). ;-) All I know is I’m happy I refunded the X-T4 with 16-80mm and replaced it with the Z5 + 24-200mm. It’s making much better images for me. Just like my Z7. I’ve used many brands and there are a lot of good cameras out there. There’s one to make most people happy no matter what the brand. The people trashing the Z5 don’t know what they’re talking about.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2020 at 02:05 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply

Looks very good to me.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2020 at 12:36 UTC as 6th comment
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D200_4me: All I know is, I'm extremely happy with my Z5 + 24-200. Outstanding real world image quality (shooting raw) and that 24-200 is wonderful!

Yes, if anyone really does need 4k with no crop, they would be much better off to spend $400 more and get the Z6.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2020 at 18:05 UTC
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D200_4me: All I know is, I'm extremely happy with my Z5 + 24-200. Outstanding real world image quality (shooting raw) and that 24-200 is wonderful!

I had the GH5 with the 12-100 and it was a great setup, but you're right. There's not size advantage in that setup compared to the Z5 with 24-200. My Z5 gallery is here. I'm thrilled with it :-) https://www.thephotographyhobbyist.com/CAMERAGEAR/Nikon-Z5-Gallery/

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2020 at 17:24 UTC

All I know is, I'm extremely happy with my Z5 + 24-200. Outstanding real world image quality (shooting raw) and that 24-200 is wonderful!

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2020 at 22:49 UTC as 7th comment | 6 replies
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D200_4me: It's been said many times already, but yes Nikon really does need one of these for the Z cameras. I wouldn't want to use F mount lenses often, but it would be great to have the option to buy some older (and less expensive) lenses to play around with on my Z7 & Z5.

The Z mount lenses are absolutely better from my experience.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2020 at 17:13 UTC
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