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Nikon Z 7 full-frame mirrorless first impressions

 
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Aug 23, 2018 09:41 |  #1

From DPReview: https://www.dpreview.c​om …-first-impressions-review (external link)

Looks like a very interesting camera with some great features. I'm surprised (and disappointed) that it doesn't have eye-AF, one of the most compelling features of Sony's cameras.


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Aug 23, 2018 10:22 |  #2

I so want to jump ship!


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Aug 23, 2018 12:48 |  #3

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I so want to jump ship!

from the reaction i have seen posted on some youtube channels......single card slot....end times!


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Aug 23, 2018 17:41 |  #4

If the camera meets your requirements by all means acquire it. If DSLR meets your needs, buy one.

If you dont know which one...

...understand your needs or at least think first.

I shot a D300 until last month. Got a new D850. Plan to keep that one for about the same length of time.

I still can’t out shoot the D300s capabilities but come pretty close sometimes. I do have my DOF back though. Beats emulating it in post. I did get good at that though.


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Aug 23, 2018 21:37 |  #5

http://www.rossharvey.​com/reviews/nikon-z7-review (external link)

Saw this review too. It seems to be a very well made camera. I'm blown away that a 50mm f1.8, which is the cheapest lens so far, is over $500. I'm sure it's amazing, but the entry level lens being over $500 seems like a possibly bad move.


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Aug 23, 2018 21:57 |  #6

Scottboarding wrote in post #18691331 (external link)
http://www.rossharvey.​com/reviews/nikon-z7-review (external link)

Saw this review too. It seems to be a very well made camera. I'm blown away that a 50mm f1.8, which is the cheapest lens so far, is over $500. I'm sure it's amazing, but the entry level lens being over $500 seems like a possibly bad move.

There is an F mount adapter available for the Z. I’d recommend getting that and using f-mount lenses for the time being.


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Aug 23, 2018 22:03 |  #7

Bcaps wrote in post #18690817 (external link)
From DPReview: https://www.dpreview.c​om …-first-impressions-review (external link)

Looks like a very interesting camera with some great features. I'm surprised (and disappointed) that it doesn't have eye-AF, one of the most compelling features of Sony's cameras.

Totally agree. It's a very short sighted omission.


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Aug 24, 2018 00:20 |  #8

Is it an omission, or does Nikon even have the tech for it yet?
Having never used it, I guess won't miss it, and it looks very nice!

I'm kind of amazed at the speed with which Nikon has been releasing (and abandoning) new lens mounts.


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Aug 24, 2018 01:32 |  #9

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Is it an omission, or does Nikon even have the tech for it yet?
Having never used it, I guess won't miss it, and it looks very nice!

I'm kind of amazed at the speed with which Nikon has been releasing (and abandoning) new lens mounts.

Wasn’t it called an S Mount like a hundred years ago? If so, we’ve got compatibility for most all lenses...????


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Aug 24, 2018 02:22 |  #10

To me, adding IBIS (like Sony) is a huge change.




  
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Aug 24, 2018 05:50 as a reply to  @ scokar's post |  #11

I was just reading Ross Harvey impressions …
Oh; come on
….so perfect….nails every shot ….excelent everything … bravo Nikon, I love you
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Seriously; looks like a mighty fine camera but let's face it; it can't be that perfect

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http://www.sansmirror.​com …t-z-discussion-begin.html (external link)


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Aug 24, 2018 15:51 |  #12

Angmo wrote in post #18691437 (external link)
Wasn’t it called an S Mount like a hundred years ago? If so, we’ve got compatibility for most all lenses...????


Sorry I was not clear, but this is Nikon's second wading into Mirrorless in a very short amount of time, not it's first, (how soon we forget)

...and some of us were drawn in by the best AF in mirrorless at the time, and/or amazing low cost underwater set up, and now have a dead system/mount. (Nikon 1 and 1V series)


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Aug 25, 2018 00:21 |  #13

Angmo wrote in post #18691437 (external link)
Wasn’t it called an S Mount like a hundred years ago? If so, we’ve got compatibility for most all lenses...????

The S mount was their rangefinder mount. The flange distance of the S mount is 34.85mm meaning that it is absolutely possible to mount them to the Z cameras given the right adapter. Nikon wouldn't make it, but that doesn't mean someone else won't.


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Sep 03, 2018 08:34 |  #14

this is just my opinion but I wasn't impressed. I think Nikon (and Canon) are being forced into releasing cameras before they are quite ready. I am going to wait a few years and see what matures.




  
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Sep 06, 2018 09:18 |  #15

Rainyday wrote in post #18699287 (external link)
this is just my opinion but I wasn't impressed. I think Nikon (and Canon) are being forced into releasing cameras before they are quite ready. I am going to wait a few years and see what matures.

This is really the sane thing to do...it will take a generation or two to iron out the kinks. With Sony's reputation of quick turnaround between generations, hopefully Nikon and Canon and keep up the pace or they will always be behind the times with Sony.


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