bookz

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On article The Nikkor Z 24-50mm F4-6.3 is a compact $400 zoom (221 comments in total)
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bookz: I know it would have been a bit heavier but I'm wondering why Nikon has no plans to make a 24-85 or 24-105 variable aperture kit lens in the near future. That would be more appealing to me and a more traditional/ useful walk around focal length. It's like they designed the lens around a target weight and not it's intended use. Canons 24-105 STM is less than 400 grams I believe.

I'm referring to the Canon RF 24-105 F4-7.1 IS STM. I don't know the ins and outs of the lens, I'm sure it has compromises and there are mixed reviews. I'd like to see Nikon produce a variable aperture 24-85 or 24-105 because I know they can be relatively light weight (sub 500g) but give you a nice range and decent image quality.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2020 at 21:16 UTC
On article The Nikkor Z 24-50mm F4-6.3 is a compact $400 zoom (221 comments in total)

I know it would have been a bit heavier but I'm wondering why Nikon has no plans to make a 24-85 or 24-105 variable aperture kit lens in the near future. That would be more appealing to me and a more traditional/ useful walk around focal length. It's like they designed the lens around a target weight and not it's intended use. Canons 24-105 STM is less than 400 grams I believe.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2020 at 14:16 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

Unlike the author, I think the Z50 reaches a bigger audience. It is smaller, has a well rounded feature set and is priced to sell at big box. I see the Z5 specs as mainly appealing to landscape and portrait photographers. I got flamed for mentioning this before but d7xxx have 6-8fps and 18-140 kit lens, and d610 owners have 6fps and 24-85mm kit. As target upgraders this camera is a downgrade in both respects.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2020 at 22:24 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D3500 review (417 comments in total)

It's a nicely designed camera just like my d3400 which I've had for several years. Great to learn with, super light and comfortable to hold...battery lasts forever. I do think using a VF is much better than shaky armed holding a cam out in front of you. Nikon didn't do much but make it lighter and change buttons, it's probably the last d3XXX.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 01:15 UTC as 39th comment
On article What the Z50 tells us about Nikon's APS-C strategy (676 comments in total)
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jonikon: Looking at the side-by-side comparison of the DX Z50 and the FF Z6 There is very little to be gained in terms of reducing body size by going with Nikon DX, so it comes down to the lenses to reduce cost and size. With that in mind, I think it makes more sense for Nikon to build a line of inexpensive collapsible lightweight plastic small aperture zooms and a couple of cheap large aperture primes to go with a plastic body FF that sells for $1000. That strategy alone would render Nikon DX redundant. I predict that within four years time Nikon DX MILCs will have gone the way of their now defunct Nikon One line and quietly die in obscurity never to be seen again.

We're splitting hair, but the info I found was 395g naked / 420g w/ battery and card. The Z6 is 585g/675g. It's lighter than the d5600 and close to the same size. Much smaller and a camera loses ergonomics. I agree with you on the lenses, but the collapsing kit lens is very travel friendly. Some of the planned non S primes may be small. It was never going to fit in a pocket.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2019 at 00:47 UTC
On article What the Z50 tells us about Nikon's APS-C strategy (676 comments in total)
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Iron Eagle: Ever since the high-res FX camera (D850) came out, DX has become redundant for me. I had a D500, but sold it because I can crop the D850 image down to DX size and it looks the same.

I think wasting time and resources on a DX ML system is pretty pointless. The market is dying and most people in this segment are just using cell phones. The DX DSLRs that already exist are great cameras. They should just leave it at that, and focus on a few FX DSRLs and a few FX MILCS. The camera companies are still acting like it's the glory days for camera sales, and it's not. Far from it.

The camera companies would not make much money if they only sold high res full frame $3K plus cameras. Its an obscene, unrealistic amount of money to spend on a camera for many people. Besides if the majority of users aren't using all those pixels so why pay for them. You have to add a beast computer to edit and store those big files which makes the hobby more expensive

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2019 at 21:46 UTC
On article What the Z50 tells us about Nikon's APS-C strategy (676 comments in total)
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jonikon: Looking at the side-by-side comparison of the DX Z50 and the FF Z6 There is very little to be gained in terms of reducing body size by going with Nikon DX, so it comes down to the lenses to reduce cost and size. With that in mind, I think it makes more sense for Nikon to build a line of inexpensive collapsible lightweight plastic small aperture zooms and a couple of cheap large aperture primes to go with a plastic body FF that sells for $1000. That strategy alone would render Nikon DX redundant. I predict that within four years time Nikon DX MILCs will have gone the way of their now defunct Nikon One line and quietly die in obscurity never to be seen again.

It's almost 200 grams lighter, measurably smaller and costs $1000 less than the Z6

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2019 at 21:38 UTC
On article What the Z50 tells us about Nikon's APS-C strategy (676 comments in total)

DPR is getting good at preaching to its audience with negative opinion pieces. Almost as exciting to read as the political opinion section of a local newspaper. Snapbridge is mature and some of the new creative picture controls could be appealing to the targeted instagram market. The 50 S1.8 on sale would be a moderately priced and very high performance portait lens on dx. The 16mm wide end and size of the kit lens is pretty remarkable especially if quality exceeds recent F mount dx lenses. Looks like a great travel camera with the two kit lenses. Ergonomics and build quality matter and Nikon usually gets this right.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2019 at 21:34 UTC as 63rd comment
On article Sony a7R IV added to studio test scene comparison (415 comments in total)

Something does not seem right. Are the faces really that yellow? The Zs are pretty recent models and don't show the yellow cast. Yikes, I hope something is wrong with settings or test.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2019 at 23:58 UTC as 21st comment | 8 replies
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vesa1tahti: D7200: Buy it! An exceptional camera with two card slots.

I'm glad I picked up my refurbished d7200 on cyber Monday when Nikon put them on sale for $600.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2018 at 01:11 UTC
On article Nikon D3500 sample gallery (258 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: And still no one has answered the 64 thousand dollar question, with Fn gone, how do you change ISO? If it's now a menu item, this highly cripples this camera vs the D3400.

hfolk, you may be correct, but maybe not. Yes, I gave my personal opinion based on individual experience...and did not provide an unreferenced statistic. This is sensible. Yes, I'm defending the entry level dSLR as a photographic tool. You don't buy a corvette as your first car; and you can get a heck of a lot of valuable driving experience and mileage out of a civic. In the one basic photography class I took the majority of people were using entry level or older cameras. I would argue that many current professionals may well have first learned on an entry level camera as teens, young adults, or as older hobbyists. Sure, they may have gotten the itch and upgraded pretty quickly, but that first camera is pretty important.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2018 at 17:08 UTC
On article Nikon D3500 sample gallery (258 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: And still no one has answered the 64 thousand dollar question, with Fn gone, how do you change ISO? If it's now a menu item, this highly cripples this camera vs the D3400.

I've had the d3400 for about a year, love it. Agree, the removal of the iso button hurts. It doesn't have too many direct controls to begin with, but that is one I regularly use. I don't agree that 99% of users wont shoot anything but full auto. It's a great first camera for anyone that has enough sense to not empty their bank account to jump into a new hobby. Yeah AF points are few, so you have to have good panning technique and stay on target with action, that being said shutter speed, lens focusing speed etc. are all important for action. I really need to try out a more advanced AF system to really see what I'm missing. But I can say that for kids and pets my action keeper rate as gone up as I've practiced and kept that SS up.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2018 at 03:37 UTC
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