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Note the fine print at lower left. Unfortunately that includes the two I'm most interested in: 24-105 and 105 Micro.
 
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These points I found the most interesting

  • DSLR has about 65% of the light hitting the sensor. The mirrorless bodies have 90% of the light hitting the sensor.
  • How long will Nikon continue to support the F-mount? The response: F-mount has been around since 1959 and Nikon is not planning to walk away from F-mount because DSLR bodies are better for certain types of photography (better than mirrorless), for example: sports, car racing, erratic movements like BIF. Nikon does not see any changes to F-mount in the next 5 to 7 years (at least).
  • Nikon's focus group found that 45% of Nikon owners use their DSLR and mirrorless cameras for video. (AB comment, but how many are serious about it?, I think it might be quite a bit lower)
  • The D500, D5, D850 DSLR cameras will get a firmware update for CFexpress memory cards, just like the Z6 and Z7.


Read more: https://nikonrumors.com/2020/07/31/...ll-higher-than-mirrorless.aspx/#ixzz6Tns4VC00
 
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Still no 70-200/4 lens.

Marketing at it's usual.
There are 24 TOTAL Z mount lenses.
But three of the lenses are DX lenses, not FX lenses.
So there are 21 FX Z lenses for you FX guys, and only 3 DX Z lenses for the DX Z50.
 
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I wonder why the 24-105 doesn't list aperture ?
Isn't this the lens everyone is waiting for ?
Until AF gets alot better I won't consider any native z long glass
 
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Still no 70-200/4 lens.

Marketing at it's usual.
There are 24 TOTAL Z mount lenses.
But three of the lenses are DX lenses, not FX lenses.
So there are 21 FX Z lenses for you FX guys, and only 3 DX Z lenses for the DX Z50.
it's the main reason I sent my Z50 back
 
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It makes sense to me that the emphasis would be on releasing FX lenses because they, unlike the DX lenses, can be used on both FX and DX cameras. I realize using an FX lens on a DX camera is not optimal use and cost, but it's a reasonable compromise for a couple years when building out a completely new line of lenses.
 

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It makes sense to me that the emphasis would be on releasing FX lenses because they, unlike the DX lenses, can be used on both FX and DX cameras. I realize using an FX lens on a DX camera is not optimal use and cost, but it's a reasonable compromise for a couple years when building out a completely new line of lenses.
When I shot the D100 and D300, I used all my exisitng FX lenses except for the 12-24mm which I had to buy to cover the wide focal range. Using FX on DX results in just using the central part of an FX lens - usually the sharpest part of a lens. And it also eliminates the outer edges which on less expensive lenses become soft and IQ diminishes. When I moved to the D700, only the one DX lens needed to be sold.
 
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It makes sense to me that the emphasis would be on releasing FX lenses because they, unlike the DX lenses, can be used on both FX and DX cameras. I realize using an FX lens on a DX camera is not optimal use and cost, but it's a reasonable compromise for a couple years when building out a completely new line of lenses.
Will (TrenchMonkey) used a Sigma DX on his bodies and got great results using a 1.2 crop (rather then the DX standard of 1.5). That worked so well for him for the Sigma 50-100 f/1.8 that I got one. I never warmed to it (or vice versa) and now I am all FX.

I seem to remember that your biggest objection was the viewfinder.
That's because his mustache got in the way :D
 

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