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IdM photography: Nikon DSLR users, stop crying and start investing into the Z mount... Mirrorless is the future...

LOL, it may be the focus of Nikon’s development efforts, but mirrorless is coming at a time of a terminal, irreversible ILC camera sales collapse. The early adopters, and the ones waiting for rebates have bought their Zs. New ILC buyers are virtually non-existing. Many F users seem to be unimpressed with Z thus far, and many may be leaning towards “last camera syndrome”.

Nikon itself acknowledge as much in their last financial report when they referenced “strong” D850 sales, while promising to make efforts to “improve” the presumably weak Z sales. In fact, they made a point that they would be releasing mid and high end F products.

A smart choice, since selling something to just 1% of existing F users is like selling to every single Z user. It’s quite likely there’s far more money to be made in F than Z for the foreseeable future.

Z may be too little too late, and never even match the number of F bodies sold in just the last few years.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2019 at 14:39 UTC
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MirrorLessHater: Wild guess :
> 7 fps while AFocusing
> 11 fps without any attempt at focusing.

@ttran88 Well, if you're going to compare a camera you like to a mythical one, it's easy to argue there's nothing to justify a high price tag for the mythical one. Let's see what Nikon comes up with. Perhaps that patent they have for a hybrid OVF/EVF will be put to use.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 23:45 UTC
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IdM photography: It looks like Nikon won't launch any new Full Frame F Mount DSLR, that's good news... Nikon has to invest only in its new promising Z mount...

Mirrorless entered the market during a period of accelerating, permanent decline in demand for ILC cameras.For many, there's little mirrorless has to offer over their current F gear but weight savings (but poor ergonomics if you don't have child hands), and an EVF.

Nikon singled out the D850 in their last financial report as a "strong" seller, while for the Z they said "efforts to boost sales" were continuing.

Nikon also explicitly said in that report they were going to release mid and high end products for the F system.

If ILC's were still selling well enough to fund lots of R&D, Z would fairly quickly displace F, but as it stands, over the last 5 years 99 out of 100 Nikon cameras sold are F mount, most presumably still in use, for every 1 Z sold. Now that the early adopters, and those waiting for rebates have bought Zs, now what? There aren't lots of new ILC users entering the market. Most who were eager to switch have already done so. Native Z lenses are coming at a snails pace.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 23:26 UTC
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Rex C: One other point.
The 2 highest rated FF sensors on DxO are from a Panasonic camera and a Nikon.
If anything the highest rated sensors have always been found in Nikon cameras (and now Panasonic). This goes back to the D800, D600 and earlier.

Expect the same from this camera.

@MILC man All Nikon needs to do is wait for Sony to step out into the rain, and it's all over.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 23:14 UTC
On article [UPDATE] Fujifilm GFX 100 added to studio test scene (299 comments in total)
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Azimuth Jones: The most interesting thing about this to me is that if shooting product shots or still lifes like this one, the Panasonic G9 in high-resolution mode (a $1200 camera costing an eighth of the Fuji 100MP camera) gets you in the very same ballpark. For macro or still lifes (and constant lighting) the Panasonic seems to be the price-performance champion.

To me it's that the S1R is better than the GFX 100 for static shots.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 23:10 UTC
On article [UPDATE] Fujifilm GFX 100 added to studio test scene (299 comments in total)

So the S1R with pixel shift looks better for static scenes....hmmm.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 23:09 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
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MirrorLessHater: Wild guess :
> 7 fps while AFocusing
> 11 fps without any attempt at focusing.

@ttran88 EthanP99 Yes but the Nikon won't die after a few drops of rain.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 23:02 UTC
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filmluvr: Another case of "Do as I say, not as I do." Might as well be a communist regime when it comes to property rights.

What are you talking about. This case involves a University and a far-left Democrat judge. Hardly representative of the state.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2019 at 05:25 UTC
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RolliPoli: So, Soviet Texasistan now has the right 'nationalize' intellectual property. Is industry and oil next?
All hail the Peoples' Democratic Republic of Texas. :-)

Did you click the link of the judge's name? The University got the decision it sought when it's case went to a far-left Democrat judge. A university administration and another all-encompassing government Democrat are hardly representative of the state.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2019 at 05:24 UTC
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justmeMN: Leave it to Texas...

A University administration and a Democrat Judge are hardly representative of the state.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2019 at 05:22 UTC
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Kurgo: When you think these things happen only in China, Texas is there to remind you that's not the case. Communists is what they are, really. It'd be quite funny if it didn't have actual repercussions.

@Dan_168

I'd love to see a quote of that, but of course, there isn't.

By the way, the Judge in this case is a fellow Democrat of yours.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2019 at 05:22 UTC
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JeffGM: Does Daniel Loeb's money makes him an expert on what Sony needs? Why is his opinion even newsworthy?

He and his fellow investors own the company. That's why his opinion matters and yours doesn't. Sony is a PUBLIC company. In 1999, the owners of Sony decided to sell off shares of the company to make money. They could have kept it private, and run it without outside interference, but they SOLD the company to investors, who have far more of an interest in it's performance than the non-owners do.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2019 at 18:57 UTC
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Horshack: It's always amused me how hedge funds and activist investors always seem to know how to better run an already successful company than the company knows itself, as if the company arrived at its success by accident. Somehow these faux quant's basic knowledge of P/E multiple arbitrage across public markets suddenly makes them operational specialists. Here's a guy who likely didn't even know Sony's CMOS business even existed 90 days ago now telling Sony how it should remake the capital structure of the entire company.

Even funnier are the people who never created a single job or created a business insisting that the people managing billions of dollars of investments have no idea how a business is successfully managed.

You want everyone to be equal, cosinaphile? That must mean everyone has the same income, right? That will work out just great...I'm sure.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2019 at 18:54 UTC
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MrBrightSide: Rules that extend across national borders so everyone knows exactly what is expected? How civilized!

My point was that the distance between "national borders" is quite small, and of course, for the dimwitted among you, "30 seconds" was an exaggeration.

Poland, having been held up as an example of a "large" country is smaller than several US states. The EU has less than half the land mass of the US.

However, for all the gushing over how "civilized" this regime is, the US's regulations, as with all federal regulations, also cross over the borders of sovereign states, ensuring uniform minimum standards over the entire union, with the possibility of the state laws modifying the rules to suit their jurisdictions, just like the EU arrangement.

The EU has been trying to approximate a structure the US has had in place for over two centuries.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2019 at 15:43 UTC
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MrBrightSide: Rules that extend across national borders so everyone knows exactly what is expected? How civilized!

When 30 seconds of flight in any direction makes it likely you'll be crossing a national border, it makes sense.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2019 at 00:03 UTC
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M Lammerse: Great action!

Odd to see some resemblance with the yellow vests protests I witnessed as a PJ in France. As a side note. These demonstrations in Hong Kong got already more mass media attention in the west than those violent (also by means of police brutality) yellow vests demonstrations in Paris and elsewhere.

LOL, a podcast is hardly mass media. There's no question US reporting on the protests in France has been muted. Left leaning media wouldn't want to rile up the filthy masses into thinking they too could stand up to the elites, especially since the trigger was crushingly high fuel taxes, a policy they hope to see replicated in the US.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2019 at 22:08 UTC
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Yxa: One country two systems, not any more

China promised Hong Kong and the world they would leave their way of life in place for at least 50 years. So much for that,

Chapter 1, Article 5 of the Hong Kong Basic Law, the constitutional document of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, reads:[4]

The socialist system and policies shall not be practised in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and the previous capitalist system and way of life shall remain unchanged for 50 years.[5][6]

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2019 at 21:36 UTC
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Kawika Nui: Maybe the press should do that in the US. After all, being constantly branded as "enemies of the people" puts them at risk.

So anyone claiming to be a member of "the press" should be immune to vigorous criticism? Is that how democracy and freedom of speech work? Oh right, the media is "in danger" if they're criticized. Give me a break, you're just parroting their talking points. "News" media are instruments of partisan power with their own agendas, and they will filter out or warp information in furtherance of those agendas.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2019 at 21:35 UTC
On article DJI Studio quietly releases new STORM drone (80 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: flight time 8-15 minutes.

how about the option of double the flight time and half the lift to 20lbs?

Famine in the modern era is always caused by politics, not a lack of supply.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2019 at 01:01 UTC
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Thoughts R Us: Bravo to Sony: the more we can create movement to act on protecting the environment the better. Climate change is real and the urgency to act needs to be there.

@Thoughts R Us

Do you believe climate scientists funded by government largesse and the industries that stand to benefit from policy changes are as vulnerable to corruption as the scientists who’s paychecks were written by tobacco companies or the petroleum industry? Or is this particular group, who’s funding, and even existance is determined by how dire their predictions are, immune to such self serving activity?

The population has of the US has grown by more than 50% in the last 50 years, or, over 100’million more

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2019 at 15:42 UTC
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