peripheralfocus

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  • So if I understand what you're asking for correctly, the function that Nikon calls Subject Tracking will work just the way you want it to. Have you experimented with it? On my Z50 (and probably ...
  • Replied in yep
    Almost certainly true that there will not be f1.2, f1.4, and f1.8 trios in any focal length. As you said, in some focal lengths, it may make more sense to have the "fast" version be f1.4 rather ...
  • Right, I get that information sharing, of spectral response and I'm sure other things, could cut down on the hassle for software developers, if every camera company could be relied on to do it in ...
  • That's a disappointing response. And it doesn't give me any reason to think that Adobe or Capture One would be keen to use whatever ad-hoc information that Nikon, or any other company, chooses to ...
  • So genuine question, since I know you are an expert here: how would that information make your raw converter better? And do you consider those benefits significant -- i.e. they would actually make ...
  • I really doubt there's any knowledge or technique that Nikon is keeping to themselves that Adobe or anyone else could actually use. Nikon has more experience with Z9 raw files than anyone else, and ...
  • Replied in met him once
    I met him once, and heard many, many stories about him that can't be told. A true one-of-a-kind, according to my friends who knew him better. He had a years-long friendly relationship with a Nikon ...
  • Yes, sports photographers are a very small subsection of the overall pro photographer market. Certainly less than 5%. (It was a little less than 3% years ago when I had access to actual sales and ...
  • Yes, to anyone with actual knowledge of sales and market data, the idea that Nikon holds the #1 market share among pros is silly. I'm not sure I would call Nikon's position a "distant" second over ...
  • Replied in nice summary
    Your general narrative is nicely accurate (although just to clarify: for the pro market only; the story is different for the total consumer ILC camera market). Only quibble I'd note is this: Canon ...
  • In the 1980s, Nikon often stated in their advertising that "7 out of 10 professional photographers who use 35mm use Nikon". That's all pros, not just photojournalists. Nikon established that figure ...
  • Paralyzing current sales isn't the only reason not to publish roadmaps. In fact, it's not even clearly the most important reason. The risk of publishing and promoting wrong information is just as ...
  • Replied in right
    Yes, even lens roadmaps are minimally useful. With only focal length and with release dates that are "subject to change at any time", and are, in fact, essentially guaranteed to change. But focal ...
  • Oy. The camera business has been more competitive than it is now many times in the past. Until the 1990s, there were at least twice as many major camera brands as there are now, and they competed ...
  • I've been in and around the camera industry since the 1980s, and I've never seen a company provide a camera body roadmap. Does that mean that all those companies were taking their loyal client ...
  • A (or more than one) Z8/Z7 III is definitely coming -- but nobody outside of Nikon knows exactly when. But it doesn't sound like the improvements it will likely have are very consequential for you, ...
  • Replied in no
    This is plainly false. Very few real companies intentionally leak as a marketing strategy, and Nikon certainly doesn't. When they want to stoke anticipation, they do teasers, or executives make ...
  • Yeah, I was just trying to indicate that Mamiya could fit 8 stops worth of markings, and 8 stops worth of rotational travel, on a smaller arc of the ring than they might have been able to if they ...
  • Thom is right about the basic reasons why this convention exists; it's mostly related to keeping aperture ring marking and travel reasonable -- i.e. 6-7 or so stops. But most modern lenses don't ...
  • Agreed, and I'm a little surprised by that. I haven't tested C1 extensively in a couple of years, but I was testing it fairly regularly for 15 years before that, and one thing that was very ...
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