That sounds delicious. I love a good hot chocolate, and can almost taste the chocolate based on your description!I used it last night. The "Hazelnut Praline", a new variety that is delicious. My collection also includes:
(As you can see I'm not so keen on the very strong dark chocolate varieties, but many people like those.)
Here is a quick snapshot of the wonderful machine with supplies...
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US link: https://us.hotelchocolat.com/velvetiser.list
Current retail pricing, according to Thom Hogan:
To me, the Z5 looks like the sweet spot. I don't see that the Z6 or Z6 II are worth an additional $500 or $700, at least for my photography which is similar to Lyndee's.
- US$3000 — Z7 II
- US$2600 — Z7
- US$2000 — Z6 II
- US$1800 — Z6
- US$1300 — Z5
Yo, Lyndee! Put on your favorite pair of shoes, make your favorite cup of coffee and relax while you ponder Jim's comment and my response to it.
I never took the time to compare the specs until I saw your post. Now that I've seen that the two cameras are remarkably similar, I completely agree. For Lyndee's style of photography, the only advantages of the Z6 over the Z5 that I see are the following, and those two details may not be at all important to her:
If Lyndee doesn't have any XQD cards and a reader, she would also have to buy them to be able to use the Z6, making the price difference even greater. She presumably already has SD cards that can be used with the Z5.
- Highlight-weighted and spot metering
- Much higher monitor resolution
The ability to try the Z5 for free using Nikon's Yellow Program is icing on the cake.
Comparison of Z5 and Z6: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/compare/Nikon_Z5_vs_Nikon_Z6/BHitems/1578204-REG_1431706-REG
Considering that being able to make videos is important to Lyndee...
That’s because they’re brand new. I buy a new pair of Dearfoams towards the end of every year as a treat to myself. Sooo comfy!
I wonder if that’s one of the reasons why I haven’t seen too many things on sale at this time?Thom Hogan has a couple of discussions on his site about shortages and out-of-stock items in the Nikon lineup:
As I posted yesterday, I expect a lot of items to not be in stock for the full holiday shopping season, and this is going to cause a lot of buyer consternation, especially if you don't know how your retailer is going to deal with that. My recommendation still stands: if something you want is in stock at your dealer, strongly consider buying it while it is.
Well, there ARE other brands besides Nikon, too..... Does this shortage and limitation of items being available apply to all camera brands, or only Nikon?
But Nikon's not the only ones with new inventory issues. The Canon R5 isn't generally in stock at the moment and will probably remain in short supply through the end of the year. Like Nikon, some of the RF lenses are in short supply, too, and kits aren't always available due to the lens availability issues.
Fujifilm seems okay with X-T4 bodies, but the GFX 50R, X-T3, X-T200, and recently introduced X-S10 are backordered, and I'm also seeing more of their lenses not on the shelves, too.
Sony's latest cameras aren't on shelves, let alone in quantity, either.