Photo_AK

Photo_AK

Lives in Slovenia Logatec, Slovenia
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Dec 23, 2006
About me:

Nikon D850,
Nikon Z 7II,
Leica Q2,
Leica SL2

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So looks like a 21/1.4 photography lens is coming ...

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2022 at 18:35 UTC as 4th comment
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Roger C: No. Fujifilm got retro right. Nikon just copied the aesthetic and attempted to market it as groundbreaking. By the specs alone, Nikon has brought nothing new to the table. Even though the ZF-C is a new camera, it's specs are either barely on par, or lagging behind the competition. 20.9Mp & 4K at only 30FPS??? Unless your already deeply invested into the Nikon ecosystem and looking to upgrade camera bodies, there aren't any compelling reasons to buy this over the Fujifilm X series camera, Sony A6400 - A6600, many Micro 4/3 cameras or Cannon's offerings.

@PostModernBloke - we're talking SLR, not rangefinder cameras here - because Fujifilm X and Z fc cameras are after the "retro SLR" look, not RF look ...
I'll say it again - Nikon made their first SLR camera in 1959 (Nikon F), while Fujifilm made their first SLR in 1985 (Fujica AX-Multi Program). So it was actually 1985 that Fujifilm first copied Nikon ... ;)

Any way you twist this - Nikon most definitely did not copy anyone's look with their Z fc - they practically invented that look more than 60 years back.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2022 at 12:16 UTC
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Roger C: No. Fujifilm got retro right. Nikon just copied the aesthetic and attempted to market it as groundbreaking. By the specs alone, Nikon has brought nothing new to the table. Even though the ZF-C is a new camera, it's specs are either barely on par, or lagging behind the competition. 20.9Mp & 4K at only 30FPS??? Unless your already deeply invested into the Nikon ecosystem and looking to upgrade camera bodies, there aren't any compelling reasons to buy this over the Fujifilm X series camera, Sony A6400 - A6600, many Micro 4/3 cameras or Cannon's offerings.

@Roger C: "Nikon just copied the aesthetic and attempted to market it as groundbreaking."

So what you're saying is after Fujifilm "copied the aesthetics" Nikon (founded 17 years before Fujifilm) introduced in 1959 with the original Nikon F SLR camera, now Nikon copied Fujifilm?!?

Some of you guys here really do have rich imagination.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2022 at 11:06 UTC

This could postpone Sigma DN lenses coming to RF and Z mounts ...

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2022 at 15:56 UTC as 22nd comment | 9 replies
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korayus: Good improvement Nikon but I have complain about Z6 vs Z6ii, Z7 vs Z7ii firmware. New cameras has dual processor but there isn't much differences between them. I think Nikon must release new firmware for new Z6ii and Z7ii cameras to show their potencial.

Expeed processors simply don't have the power, the ability to do fancy stuff the processor in Z 9 does, not even in dual setup. FW updates can only do so much.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2022 at 18:56 UTC
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lotzi: "this allowed less complex lens designs" - well, in theory. In practice, the Nikkor 24-70 used to illustrate this has 17 elements in 15 groups (4 aspherical, 2 ED).

More likely, what happened is that it allowed other tradeoffs, such as wider angle zooms, higher zoom ratios and sometimes brighter lenses without breaking the stride of the gradual complexification of the lenses.

... none of which occured up until now on Nikon Z-mount ... (yet?)

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2022 at 16:53 UTC

A question for DPR staff: so what does all this mean for the "adapter lovers"? Where does this leave - for instance - users of Sony E-mount lenses an Nikon Z via Techart's TZE adapter?

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2022 at 16:50 UTC as 127th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with Nikon Nikkor Z 24-120mm F4 S (225 comments in total)
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Geekapoo: I thought the 24-120 kit lens that came with my D750 was mediocre. I've little doubt this one is much better.

It was. It is.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2021 at 17:08 UTC
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Photo_AK: Sony ditching products no one was interested in (no more), nothing else. "Global chip shortage" is just an excuse.

@tbcass - "Troll. Unless you have data to back it up you shouldn't be posting such Sony hate drivel. No mention of Cancelling any orders. You added that yourself. Suspending is by definition a temporary measure. Postponing and suspending new orders is essentially the same thing. The difference is Sony is honest about it while Canon is giving false hope the product will be available in 6 months."

Oh, look at me trolling ... here's your "temporary measure":

https://www.dpreview.com/news/9058168882/sony-no-longer-taking-orders-for-a7c-a6600-confirms-a7-ii-and-a6100-have-reached-end-of-life

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2021 at 12:13 UTC
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Dré de Man: Only trolls say that this is a Tamron rebranded lens. It has a different built: Nikon 15/12, Tamron G2 17/15, Tamron G1 13/11. If you look at the diagrams, you can also see that the designs are different – that is to say: if you’re able to see the difference between convex and concave and things like that 😊.

Then: I just tested another bunch of Nikon Z lenses, amongst which many non-S lenses and two S lenses. I did that for a magazine, I’ll publish the tests on my site too. It’s clear that Nikon uses the advantages of the new mount in two ways: to develop the best lenses you can think of (S line) and to make very good lenses for a very competitive price (non-S). Smart move: in this way they can offer excellent lenses for high-end customers *and* compete with Tamron and the like. Remember: no third-party company can design lenses using the advantages of the Z mount (both width and flange distance) in an economical way because they can’t adapt such a lens to Canon and Sony mounts.

@janist74 - What are you talking about?
Your statement is bluntly uncorrect; both this new Nikon lens and Tamron's A036 model lens (28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD) use exactly the same optical construction with exactly the same 15/12 optical formula and exactly the same min. focus distances (19 and 39 cm).

You can check all these numbers here:
Tamron:
https://www.tamron.jp/en/product/lenses/a036.html

Nikon:
https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/mirrorless-lenses/nikkor-z-28-75mm-f%252f2.8.html#tab-ProductDetail-ProductTabs-Overview

Of course it is not a "rebranded" lens - that would mean also the same build and design, but this most definitely and without any doubt is an optical device licensed/bought from Tamron, maybe even produced by Tamron.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2021 at 12:19 UTC
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Photo_AK: Sony ditching products no one was interested in (no more), nothing else. "Global chip shortage" is just an excuse.

@RubberDials - touchy, are we? Come on, tell me - since when is postponing (Canon) and suspending/cancelling (Sony) the same?
Face it - Sony is ditching products, even only 5 months old, while Canon is merely postponing some shipping dates. And I most definitely am not a Canon banfoy, since I've never taken a single photograph with a Canon digital camera, while I only use Nikon and Leica camera gear - you know, the best cameras one can get.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2021 at 10:44 UTC
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Photo_AK: Sony ditching products no one was interested in (no more), nothing else. "Global chip shortage" is just an excuse.

@mikegt - No, you don't see it. You can't, 'cause it ain't there.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2021 at 10:36 UTC

Sony ditching products no one was interested in (no more), nothing else. "Global chip shortage" is just an excuse.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2021 at 09:48 UTC as 30th comment | 17 replies
On article Nikon Z 24mm F1.8 S sample gallery (105 comments in total)
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BWfoto: These Z mount lenses are upping the bar on edge to edge performance. They are in a class of their own. I do however wish this was a small f 2.8 or even F 4 lens to keep size down. Then later they could make an F1.4 for those needing or desiring a fast wide.

YOU came from the future? Khm, where do you think I got that info in the first place? Give me a buzz the next time you go to the future, we'll have a cup of coffee together ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2021 at 09:33 UTC
On article Join us for a live Q&A about the Nikon Z9 (184 comments in total)
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Photo_AK: A question for DPR staff; why do you insist on writing the names of Nikon mirrorless cameras in an incorrect manner - not putting a space between Z and the number?

Is it really so hard to respect a manufacturer's decision how to name their product line (though as weird as it is)?

Writing Z9 instead of Z 9 is just as wrong as writing D 850 instead of D850.

You really should stop with this.

You do understand you are just like me, right? There are only 2 differences:
1) I'm saying it should be there, and you're saying "whatever."
2) That it should be there is a fact, while that it shouldn't, is just your personal opinion.

So tell me, why are you getting bent over?

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2021 at 16:28 UTC

If Nissin is good enough for Leica to rebadge their flashes, it's surely good enough for Nikon as well.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2021 at 10:44 UTC as 17th comment | 6 replies
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Reactive: Translation: "Nikon has realised third-party manufacturers make such good products there's really no point in us trying to compete with our own products, for which we must charge such high prices to maintain our brand reputation that few people actually buy them, meaning we make little return. As they say, 'if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.'"

Well, that's a really bad translation.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2021 at 10:43 UTC
On article Join us for a live Q&A about the Nikon Z9 (184 comments in total)
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Photo_AK: A question for DPR staff; why do you insist on writing the names of Nikon mirrorless cameras in an incorrect manner - not putting a space between Z and the number?

Is it really so hard to respect a manufacturer's decision how to name their product line (though as weird as it is)?

Writing Z9 instead of Z 9 is just as wrong as writing D 850 instead of D850.

You really should stop with this.

@primeshooter:
""If what I wrote above and dealing with me is seriously all you have to worry about in life, I pity you, your life must devoid of any worth."

Says the poster that just wrote how awful it was that there wasn't a space between "Z" and "9". "

Do read a comment before that one, before you write nonsense. You just didn't get it, that's all. You don't get a lot of things.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2021 at 10:42 UTC
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Photo_AK: A question for DPR staff; why do you insist on writing the names of Nikon mirrorless cameras in an incorrect manner - not putting a space between Z and the number?

Is it really so hard to respect a manufacturer's decision how to name their product line (though as weird as it is)?

Writing Z5 instead of Z 5 is just as wrong as writing D 850 instead of D850.

You really should stop with this.

All you wrote is true - and it doesn't change anything.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2021 at 11:21 UTC
On article Join us for a live Q&A about the Nikon Z9 (184 comments in total)
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Photo_AK: A question for DPR staff; why do you insist on writing the names of Nikon mirrorless cameras in an incorrect manner - not putting a space between Z and the number?

Is it really so hard to respect a manufacturer's decision how to name their product line (though as weird as it is)?

Writing Z9 instead of Z 9 is just as wrong as writing D 850 instead of D850.

You really should stop with this.

You can start giving it a rest any time. Just go and find another battle, OK?

If what I wrote above and dealing with me is seriously all you have to worry about in life, I pity you, your life must devoid of any worth.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2021 at 11:18 UTC
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