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Ilkka Nissilä

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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2020, 11:42:46 »
OK, I’ll go and stand in the corner with my dunces hat on.  :'(

No, don't. We all can learn from each other.


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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2020, 11:54:03 »
Very true Ilkka, that the beauty of forums which are a mine of information, super.
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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2020, 12:22:18 »
Yes the 20mm f/1.8S is on my list as well will be even sharper than its f-mount equivalent which already performs quite good on the Z, price will be €1000 at least, i think.

Correction the pre-order price is €1249, at cameranu.nl, quite steep

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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2020, 13:38:38 »
Fons WEX is listing the 20mm F1.7.8s at £1049 for pre-order!
Almost worth a ferry trip to Norwich.
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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2020, 13:52:39 »
Fons WEX is listing the 20mm F1.7.8s at £1049 for pre-order!
Almost worth a ferry trip to Norwich.

1049 Sterling is 1 248,23 Euros. You reckon the two way ferry trip is 77 cents or less?  8)

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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2020, 14:22:44 »
Prices will drop

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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2020, 15:05:44 »
I own a D5 with around 200k actuations and I don't think this upgrade is worth the money for me considering I have plenty of life left in D5
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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2020, 16:22:17 »
Nikon is characteristically reticent to spell out deeper details of the new AF in the D6. In their video, based on demos of pingpong at the UK Launch, GoW mentioned the ability to delimit the AF zone as well as the 17 options to configure sensors in Group Mode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv__lY-TMz4

If I recall correctly, the D4 "only" used the D3 AF, and this was tweaked in the D4s - added improvements. 2 generations after the D3, the D5 was the first camera to get a completely new AF System.: cloned with distinct changes into the D500 and D850. Today we read/hear the D6 again gets a completely new AF System above and beyond the D5. This is only one generation later. Nevertheless, the Nikon bashing is strident?! Maybe cynical, but I suspect most of the bleaters will never buy a D6 (neither a Used D4 etc) and quite a few only have a cellphone ;-)

The AF alone is a great leap forward. It will be with us for the next 4 years if not longer. Nikon won't dump all the R&D they've invested, and we can look forward to the algorithms being built into the MILC AF of future Z cameras.
Currently, this site seems to have the best coverage: https://www.nikon-image.com/products/slr/lineup/d6/features01.html
 
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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2020, 18:06:28 »
Interestingly the price of the D6 in the USA is almost the same as what Nikon charged for the D5 when it was first released four years ago.

My D5 is still in tip-top condition after four years of extensive use (I use it for everything and everywhere) so I have no reason to even be reading the specs. of the D6 but yet . . . .

Perhaps D5 would like a younger brother?

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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2020, 18:30:42 »
Hello again Ann, I seem to remember you saying something similar just before you bought a D5!
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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2020, 19:03:06 »


Perhaps D5 would like a younger brother?

Definitely.
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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2020, 20:04:48 »
Currently, this site seems to have the best coverage: https://www.nikon-image.com/products/slr/lineup/d6/features01.html
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Roger that!!
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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2020, 22:14:40 »
We'll probably see a quite similar Z version in the near future.

Nikon also launched two Z lenses today. The "travel zoom" 24-200/4-6.3 is not for me, whereas the new 20/1.8 S definitively makes it to my bucket list.
That 24-200mm is very light and compact at just 570 grams, 114mm length and 67mm filter size. I'm hoping (and kind of expecting) it to be optically quite ok.

And on the D6, it's nice to see Nikon catering for the target group with this camera.

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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2020, 22:56:16 »
The D6 upgrade is exactly what i want from my 2 D5s.
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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2020, 23:42:30 »
Was waiting a long time to replace my D4S with the D6
its success (and my decision) will depend solely on how good and improved  the AF system will

The rest of it looks a bit disappointing now
Does not look very progressive compared to the D5
Does not look very innovative compared to new Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
As a result does not look too competitive
Nikon is maybe more far away from regainig its top level positin in pro segment than ever and might lose ground even more than it already did
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