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Re: Nikon Mirrorless

To those who can't manage the weight (mass), some might say beef-up, have a good meal, go the gym.
I haven't bothered to search for the specs on the Z because I have no intention of purchasing another electronic photo gadget. But now that you mention the mass, what do they tip the scales at? Are they so heavy that a 6', 13 - 14 stone man (or woman ) can't manage?
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Re: Nikon Mirrorless

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But...Olympus are busy working on a full-frame camera of their own!
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Re: Nikon Mirrorless

It will be interesting to see how many rave over the picture quality on social media... Once all those "precious pixels" data has been through the mill, what comes out on the viewers screen is so far removed from the original IQ it hardly seems worth discussion.
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Nikon will have to work hard to build up a decent range of lenses, or else it will fall to the wayside like their previous mirrorless efforts.

But it also shows why Olympus are busy working on a full-frame camera of their own!
Are they? (I'm not the only one asking)

They have patents for lenses for that format, but that doesn't mean they are necessarily working on a camera in that format.
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Re: Nikon Mirrorless

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It will be interesting to see how many rave over the picture quality on social media... Once all those "precious pixels" data has been through the mill, what comes out on the viewers screen is so far removed from the original IQ it hardly seems worth discussion.
Pixel peeping their cat photos on social media at very much reduced sized images?
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Re: Nikon Mirrorless

I have seen lots of complaints that it only has one card slot which means that it is no good for professional or wedding use.

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I have seen lots of complaints that it only has one card slot which means that it is no good for professional or wedding use.

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I am at a loss to understand this "One Slot" complaint. I can swap a card many times faster than I could a roll of film. With the ever increasing size of cards, I just don't see the need.

Plus a "Professional" would have two/three bodies anyway and the assistant can swap cards as needed...
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Re: Nikon Mirrorless

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Are they? (I'm not the only one asking)

They have patents for lenses for that format, but that doesn't mean they are necessarily working on a camera in that format.
True... but at https://www.43rumors.com/ft5-confirm...ry-early-2019/ they now seem very sure that a new camera will be launched early 2019 which will outperform the E-M1 II, and their lens patents are either for this new camera or for sale to some other manufacturer.

My suspicions are that they have seen the need to compete with Nikon and Canon and Sony by launching a full-frame camera now.
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Question Re: Nikon Mirrorless

Just a side thought:

Did the rise of "Generation Z" have any bearing on the naming of this new model ?
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Re: Nikon Mirrorless

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I am at a loss to understand this "One Slot" complaint. I can swap a card many times faster than I could a roll of film. With the ever increasing size of cards, I just don't see the need.

Plus a "Professional" would have two/three bodies anyway and the assistant can swap cards as needed...
Think the pros fear a card failure which can happen. If they have two cards they store each shot twice. Its a rare event I know but if its your wedding photos there is no going back for a retake.
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Re: Nikon Mirrorless

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True... but at https://www.43rumors.com/ft5-confirm...ry-early-2019/ they now seem very sure that a new camera will be launched early 2019 which will outperform the E-M1 II, and their lens patents are either for this new camera or for sale to some other manufacturer.

My suspicions are that they have seen the need to compete with Nikon and Canon and Sony by launching a full-frame camera now.
If be shocked if this were the case. Olympus are so heavily invested in m43 that to spend the massive investment needed to be competitive in FF would be beyond belief. It would also p1ss off the huge customer base they've accumulated in m43 since I really can't see them being able to evolve two camera systems at the same time. None of the majors (with much bigger budgets) aredoing that right now.

I'm expecting that the 2019 release will be a new high end m43 camera.
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Re: Nikon Mirrorless

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True... but at https://www.43rumors.com/ft5-confirm...ry-early-2019/ they now seem very sure that a new camera will be launched early 2019 which will outperform the E-M1 II, and their lens patents are either for this new camera or for sale to some other manufacturer.

My suspicions are that they have seen the need to compete with Nikon and Canon and Sony by launching a full-frame camera now.
The FF wishful thinkers are driving that one though (because of the lens patents). I've quoted Simon's comments there & elsewhere that has leaked reliable info before & with his information so far he says it will be an E-M1 Mk III with much improved ISO, low light performance using 'the promised sensor' which he said earlier was 24MP (that may or may not still be the case) with 6 axis IBIS (it's not totally clear what the 6th axis is). He also said the MC20 is coming next March too along with the announcement of developing a 150-400mm F4.0-5.6 lens to come at the end of the year (2019). On top of that he said there is no planned E-M5 Mk III (yet?).
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Re: Nikon Mirrorless

hope olympus just develop as is,for selfish reasons cos i can carry mk2 with 100-400lens all day and transport on motorcycle comfortably, the difference in image quality does not bother me.
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Re: Nikon Mirrorless

I think Olympus will have to uprate the video specs on their new cameras. It is of no interest to me but it seems to be what 'young people' like. They have heard of Sony, Nikon and Panasonic video cams but probably wouldn't even consider buying Olympus. We old fogeys won't be around for ever to buy Olympus still cameras so they will need a higher profile in the video market if they are to survive.

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Re: Nikon Mirrorless

if oly or any of the other makes would make a sports camera that can do good stills as well, with a faultless af system with tracking, of 20mp or more at a decent size and weight with zuiko lenses with a long zoom lens it would survive with a lot of enthusiasts.bif,macro,landscape,portrait prioritised in that order for me.
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