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Nikon2011

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On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)
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jhinkey: As a long time Nikon user I've seen them be terribly non-creative and non-adaptive.
My recent $$ have all gone to Sony and the A7 series. If Nikon had made a full frame mirrorless, even still the size of the D8XXX series I would have bought that.
But they seem to be a slow lumbering dinosaur unfortunately.

Adapt or die, and they don't seem to be adapting too well . . .

so i would do :

Nikon 1 J Serie (basic-entry)
D7xxx (better than the above, not of the below))
N1 V Serie (pro-reach in smaller package, expensive)
D5xx (state of the art DX)

then 2 or 3 FF, and that's it

D750 (if really they want a FF entry level, im not sure)
D8xx (a super machine not costing as much as the D5)

D5

* and dont make 1000 N1 lenses, just a set (4-5-6), the rest will just have to buy FF lenses with adaptor (* new revised one, with all focus points and no limitations)

anyone else can use a smartphone

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 08:36 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)
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jhinkey: As a long time Nikon user I've seen them be terribly non-creative and non-adaptive.
My recent $$ have all gone to Sony and the A7 series. If Nikon had made a full frame mirrorless, even still the size of the D8XXX series I would have bought that.
But they seem to be a slow lumbering dinosaur unfortunately.

Adapt or die, and they don't seem to be adapting too well . . .

@Sonyshine, i agree, but think-see how great potential it had (Nikon 1)
if they kept developing the V3(4,5,6) and they put an adapter FT-1 with more than a central focus spot, masses would pick up THIS SETUP instead than DX+long tele, for the reach matter = it would cut their revenues on many Dslrs

they limited and apparently assassinated it because it's one or the other (of course if money is no issue one buys a D5 and a D810 with a 800 5.6e, but in most of cases, money is an issue)

imho, they should wipe out most of the DX line (i'd keep the D7xxx serie, D500)
not sure about the entry level FF, and go ALL IN on the N1 models

Fuji decided to skip the FF, so to have significant distance inbetween formats (Fuji Crop to MediumFormat, skipping FF)

Nikon is doing everything (coolpix, dl's, n1, videocrap, dx, fx, watermelons and bananas)

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 08:25 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)
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JeanPierre Martel: Dinosaurs have let room to smaller mammals. So IBM, Kodak and Polaroid are not the big hardware companies they used to be.

Reflex cameras are doomed, replaced by mobile phones and ILCs. The top managers at Nikon didn’t foresee this evolution. So their company will disappear. That’s the tough rule of evolution.

Leica produces less than Nikon i suppose, still is strong and alive
aka, you don't need to produce these new video cams (crap), point and shoot, DL's and the entry level dslrs, still, STILL, you can build D7xxx, D500, FF, and top notch lenses, and still survive nicely, because a good part of nikonites (or canonites) needs and wants MUCH MORE than a smartphone from now to 20 years (tech)

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 08:16 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)
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FD: My 995 euros are waiting since feb this year for a 24-500DL
It would be my first Nikon as a Canon shooter since 1979 ;-)

imagine if it has a technical problem (of any kind as nikon history shows) and you will be fighting with it for another 6-12 months

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 07:16 UTC
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scott_mcleod: I'm sure I'll get reamed for this, but I'm also pretty sure I'm not the only one who wants to know: where are they made? I looked at the images of the lens mounts but I couldn't see any engravings (I guess they were out of the shot)

might it be that xx% is made in China, the final assembly in Japan

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 05:00 UTC
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rallyfan: Unimpressed by the results but i encourage everyone to upgrade, my early version has a mech issue and id buy another no question.

i will, eventually, once the price goes down itself + xmas rebates, blackfridays and whatever, at this price they can keep it very well closed into their HQ storing places.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 18:16 UTC
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Photomonkey: Congratulations to Nikon for two solid lenses.
The 70-200 is a solid update and the 19PC-E adds a much needed lens to the range.

The carping about price is expected but, IMO, short sighted.

Apart from the issues of exchange rates and competition, both these lenses are industrial strength lenses designed to give decades of reliable service in difficult conditions while enjoying parts and repair support for decades.

That is what one is paying for when purchasing a professional lens.

seems a spot for a company rather than your own opinion from the consumers side (because you are a consumer, unless you tell me you work for nikon or associates)

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 18:15 UTC
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shooter45: My 70-200 f/4 is sharper and has a much better VR than the current f/2.8.
This is too pricey and I really hope that Sigma give us the newest version in this range and I
will buy that one right away. I am also waiting for the new Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 which I believe, will
be cheaper and better than the Nikon.

at some point in life i might have bought this lens
if im not because of the price, my 2-3K € will not go into nikon's pockets (either terrific price change, sigma new sport 70-200 or some other hobbies)
fine for them fine for me

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 09:27 UTC
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ZJ24: Just another perspective on price: If you're a professional shooter (I am 80% amateur) you could make the price of this lens back on one job or in a few weeks, with it contributing significantly to your income from sport, event and studio shooting for years to come.
In that way a $400 basic consumer zoom is far more expensive. I have a hairdresser friend who has $2500 scissors - her hand-made precision tool of choice every hour of every working day that has enabled award-winning work, meaning higher profile ... more income ... etc.

basicly you are saying 'producers, increase endlessly because with 1-5-24-46 salaries we can repay it anyways'
i don't think there is a performance difference (well i am guessing, but i hope who disagrees finds out if the performance is worth 800$(or about) on an already expensive lens) and dont take defences of nikon because THEY(producers) find every possible and impossible reasons to raise up the prices for the happiness of the Boss-Owners and Shareholders (and there is no performance increase in here -possibly in their brand new cars-, but rather to fund for their expensive lives )

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 09:21 UTC
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Eric Hensel: I've always enjoyed the Forums here, for the unprecedented brilliance of the engineering experts in every thread; and now, what a bonus to find so many bona-fide marketing experts, simultaneously. Carry on -I need to get back to "The Art of the Deal"...

we cannot talk as experts but we can as owners of our wallets

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 19:24 UTC
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LukeDuciel: What happens to Nikon? Is it because their sales drops so quick that they have to squeeze every loyal user dry? The price is ridiculous.

just dont buy, enjoy the v II or a sigma or tammy
Nikon will be doorbelling at everysingle door with a 600$ discount in few months to a couple of years

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 10:25 UTC
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ugotvijay: $800 over 5 to 8 years is not going to be a big deal (we change 3 iPhones in the same time!!). I would have happily paid this price if the lens weighed under 1 kg. For a mere 90 grams difference and with optical quality already quite good in ver. II, I don't see much value in getting the ver. III

The only way Nikon is going to make money now is from higher sales of the older versions!

nikon is going to make money on this lens even discounted heavily, while they are not going to make a lot of money on the videocameras and copters they launched - just see the 80-400, -400$ forever

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 10:23 UTC
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Angrymagpie: Why doesn't Sony give us more lenses?
Are lenses technically more difficult to produce?
This looks like a great camera. But I'd like a weather-sealed version of the 24/1.8 to pair with it (which would hopefully be shorter than the current Zeiss one).
Maybe a more affordable version of the standard zoom?

i think Zeiss makes what Sony pays and asks for
'make me an average lens and i will pay you XXX dollars x lens(just about right')

It's not like Mr Sony 'Hey Zeiss! make me the best lens in the world! and i will pay you with gold!!!' - can you imagine Zeiss making a better lens than their own arsenal, already a Zeiss lens is crazy expensive, if sony asks zeiss to make one it would cost a lot more and then who is going to buy a 5-6-7k dollars lens ? (because sony wants to make profit of it)

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 11:19 UTC
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Melchiorum: OK, look, I don't dislike Sony or anything and I appreciate their input into the sensor development, but... 1700 euro? That's just getting ridiculous. A6000 was half that price when it was released and it offered features unrivalled by other matufacturers in mirrorless market at that range.
Then we got A6300 whoch was more expensive, but again, it offered good features for that (mainly in video department).

A6500 does nothing new apart from marginally improving the A6300 spect. And they ask 1700 euro? Sony is going the Canon route here. They got their piece of cake in mirrorless market and now they are just inflating prices for each subsequent product. And the specs aren't even that good.

that was the first thing i saw, 1700€ someone at Sony had too much drinks lol

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 11:12 UTC

if only the 500 was PF / DO ..., half the size/weight

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:43 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply

500 hhhhhhhhhh ,)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:28 UTC as 75th comment
On article This film camera is 100% 3D-printed, including the lens (137 comments in total)

nice experiment :)

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 12:49 UTC as 9th comment
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1104 comments in total)

i'll be getting the d550

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 09:31 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (783 comments in total)
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gbvalli: Wonderful camera, but for me the winner is still the D750; full format in a lighter and smaller body, at nearly the same price . Ok the D500 for who need absolutely 10 fps.

magic word 'crop factor', af speed & covered area of D5, buffer
If you need FX get FX and stop lying

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 09:40 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (783 comments in total)
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Thorgrem: It looks like a great camera and I have no doubt it is a fantastic camera. But I don't understand all the hype about it. This isn't the only modern high end APS-C camera. Pentax has the K-3II for some time now and had before always a current line high end APS-C camera's.

but how many people who own nikon glass are going to change ecosystem ?

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 11:18 UTC
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