09-22-2016, 11:01 PM
Quote:I really don't understand all the people who keep saying Nikon came to Photokina with nothing.Canon also had a very good camera ready for the olympics. Pentax came up with a K1 which has very unique features you will not find in a Nikon. Also, the D500 was like 2 years late. A couple of websites see the crown of AF speed already taken away by the X-T2 which I doubt a bit - from a certain amount of "blown away / ...out of the water / ...outperformed" on I get rather sceptical. The fact is just, the X-T2 goes up to 14 fps (although supersilent), has a pretty precise AF and a decent WiFi at significant lower costs (just put a D500 with all the stuff I got with the Fuji in a basket - 800.- more, but not even a little flashgun included). Not enough lenses for sports/bird photogs, yes.
The biggest event this year was the Olympics. For this Nikon had not one but two pro cameras ready.
If you add the 105mm f1.4 and the 300mm f4E (and maybe even the 200-500mm), Nikon brought to Photokina some very serious gear for everyone to have a close look at.
OK, something really went wrong with the DL cameras but please stop saying Nikon has nothing to show in 2016.
300/4 E PF? Please... I got mine in february 2015, so if you want to bring up new stuff then there are 500/4 and 600/4, the new 24-70 and two doublettes 18-55 and 70-300 - nothing to write home about. Plus the 200-500 which is already degraded again by Tamron's 150-600 MkII at a very competitive price.
Action cameras? How many years after GoPro are they trying to bite a piece of the cake? It's the same like the System 1, neat, performing as well, just somehow's not enough.
Also, a China made 105/1.4 is simply overpriced at 2.2 k$
No, Andrew, that is nothing for what I would travel to Cologne. I was thinking today of going for Saturday, but then the fair is packed with people like me who want to touch the goodies and there are not enough for all... so, sanity wins. But I was close to it because of Sigma (what about a decent RAW-converter, guys?) and Fuji (will there be some firmware changes soon, I had some ideas...).
But Nikon? I saw the 105/1.4 already, a brick of plastic and glass, so what? I would not even approach their booth.