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Nikon Z -fc formally announced
« on: June 29, 2021, 06:12:05 »
New retro Z mount DX camera plus silver version of existing DX 16-50 lens plus 28mm pancake lens.

https://www.nikon.com/news/2021/0629_mirrorless_01.htm

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Re: Nikon Z -fc formally announced
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2021, 06:34:16 »
A couple of Aussie links in the same vein:

https://view.mcd.nikon.com/?qs=b5be78d31f4ba5c89c8c245f8a95e43c7159606bf30793dfa8ec822b8030770a60f570ad45512dfd93fc721ae54e36431127e4877f98a77ca8d04692643481e4b8777da51729a9df5dcf2e0324bcabbd8823eb1cf916893c

and

https://email.teds.com.au/6S14-4DCL-4F601F1117DD5C681VS7XNFB0116235BA5F86C/cr.aspx

Australian prices incude 10% GST and $A1.00 = $US0.77,  So $2k for the body and twin zoom lens kit (no 28mm in this kit)  is around $US1,400 (without tax added).

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Re: Nikon Z -fc formally announced
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2021, 07:13:23 »
The "iconic launch event"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pm-V4h8e-I

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Re: Nikon Z -fc formally announced
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2021, 07:23:42 »
This new 28/2.8 has a nice look, though. An eerie reminder of the 50mm f/1.8 "retro" Nikkor accompanying the Nikon Df (2013).

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Re: Nikon Z -fc formally announced
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2021, 07:41:04 »


i used to see lens design as beautiful works-of-art but i cant say the same for the current lenses but oh well... :o :o :o

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Re: Nikon Z -fc formally announced
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2021, 08:22:01 »
For beautifully designed and made lenses we still have Voigtländer ;)

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Re: Nikon Z -fc formally announced
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2021, 08:30:07 »
I find the lack of a chrome grab ring a major annoyance when changing lenses. In my view the retro AF-S 50/1.8G should have been the only version of the AF-S 50/1.8G.

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Re: Nikon Z -fc formally announced
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2021, 08:43:03 »
This new 28/2.8 has a nice look, though. An eerie reminder of the 50mm f/1.8 "retro" Nikkor accompanying the Nikon Df (2013).

The look and the "SE" designation reminded me of "Series E".   :D
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Re: Nikon Z -fc formally announced
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2021, 09:28:56 »
The "iconic launch event"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pm-V4h8e-I

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I dry retched after a minute and had to pour a gin. :-(

But yes, a black one would reduce the anguish somewhat.

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Re: Nikon Z -fc formally announced
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2021, 09:29:55 »
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The Z fc is the first Z-series camera to adopt a heritage design

This quote smells like other models are coming and technically there should be no limitations to spoon in an FX sensor into the same body.
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Re: Nikon Z -fc formally announced
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2021, 10:04:34 »
Perhaps. The Zfc uses the smaller EN-25 battery (shared with Z50). If the larger battery of the FX range is to be used, part of the camera body has to be redesigned.

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Re: Nikon Z -fc formally announced
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2021, 10:12:30 »
i actually like the heritage design more than the new Z lens design language :o :o :o

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Re: Nikon Z -fc formally announced
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2021, 10:16:26 »
Wow Nikon went all in with this one, proves Df was a success ;) Now with added video also.
 Will be the camera for old rangefinder lenses.
20 MP flip flop screen for v loggers and a grip option for larger hands.
The 28mm f/2,8 should be amazing IQ and it's FX
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Re: Nikon Z -fc formally announced
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2021, 11:02:53 »
This would be a game changer for new and  amateur photographers - Narcissist Vloggers with the flip screen and as a spare light body.

The entry price point is spot on and I am eying the Mint Green version which goes with my green shoes  8)

The new 28/2.8 pricing of app USD300 is less than the price of a dinner for two!




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Re: Nikon Z -fc formally announced
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2021, 11:51:45 »
Even though I would prefer all black, a pink Zfc is entirely acceptable :)

As I tend to use the Z50 mainly with old rangefinder lenses, it could easily be replaced by an Zfc. That would make for a very compact and handy outfit. Add a modern Laowa manual lens in Z-mount such as the 11mm f/4.5 to round off the kit.