Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Nikon Z roadmap
#24
(02-11-2020, 05:09 PM)JJ_SO Wrote: 37 years ago I bought a 85/1.4 Zeiss Planar and a 35/1.4 Distagon for Contax/Yashica. Don't try to make a f/1.4 look like something modern - it's not. There was a Planar 85/1.2 (1982) for Contax a while before Canon also had one (1989). Fast primes are no novelty. From 1928 Dr. Erich Salomon used an Ermanox with an f/2 lens, which later became f/1.8. Pre-war stuff...

And by putting things into perspective: I know it's not very common in the Netherlands to see prices like 1.98 € and pay them - usually it's 2.00 € then. But camera manufacturers tried to avoid the "slow" f/2.0 (as a lot of cheap lenses were f/2 something) and went for the compromise.

It's difficult to steer away from this reputation of cheap compromise. Fuji has two lines, one with f/1.4 or faster and one with f/2.0 or slower, and much more compact. This inbetween crap makes me wonder if Nikon really thinks someone is gonna pay an extra added plus for an f/1.4 to come? There's only one f/1.2 on the roadmap. One is close to "none". And as it's just another bloody 50 mm, I'm not interested anyway.

Also, for just f/1.8 no one needs a bigger mount diameter aslong as the primes are not exceeding 105 mm.

" a foul compromise"  ........ I had to laugh .... all the implications of an undersized sewer pipe ...... Smile
Dave's clichés
  


Messages In This Thread
Nikon Z roadmap - by Klaus - 02-10-2020, 09:11 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by JJ_SO - 02-10-2020, 10:48 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by Klaus - 02-11-2020, 02:09 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by Spinifex - 02-11-2020, 02:42 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by Brightcolours - 02-11-2020, 06:22 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by davidmanze - 02-11-2020, 06:49 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by Brightcolours - 02-11-2020, 06:51 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by davidmanze - 02-11-2020, 07:17 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by Klaus - 02-11-2020, 06:57 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by Brightcolours - 02-11-2020, 07:24 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by davidmanze - 02-11-2020, 07:37 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by JJ_SO - 02-11-2020, 09:23 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by davidmanze - 02-11-2020, 10:56 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by JJ_SO - 02-11-2020, 12:30 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by davidmanze - 02-11-2020, 02:18 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by faint - 02-11-2020, 01:19 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by thxbb12 - 02-11-2020, 03:52 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by JJ_SO - 02-11-2020, 04:27 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by JJ_SO - 02-11-2020, 01:37 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by faint - 02-11-2020, 01:59 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by JJ_SO - 02-11-2020, 02:48 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by Brightcolours - 02-11-2020, 04:42 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by JJ_SO - 02-11-2020, 05:09 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by davidmanze - 02-11-2020, 05:49 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by Brightcolours - 02-11-2020, 07:20 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by faint - 02-11-2020, 06:15 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by faint - 02-11-2020, 08:05 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by Klaus - 02-11-2020, 10:09 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by Rover - 02-12-2020, 04:14 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by faint - 02-13-2020, 10:45 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by Brightcolours - 02-13-2020, 11:04 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by mst - 02-13-2020, 11:51 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by faint - 02-13-2020, 11:40 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by Brightcolours - 02-13-2020, 12:17 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by faint - 02-13-2020, 01:26 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by davidmanze - 02-13-2020, 03:12 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by Brightcolours - 02-13-2020, 03:33 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by faint - 02-13-2020, 05:10 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by Brightcolours - 02-13-2020, 05:21 PM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by faint - 02-14-2020, 07:21 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by davidmanze - 02-14-2020, 07:40 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by JJ_SO - 02-14-2020, 07:57 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by mst - 02-14-2020, 09:56 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by JJ_SO - 02-14-2020, 10:43 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by mst - 02-14-2020, 11:09 AM
RE: Nikon Z roadmap - by JJ_SO - 02-18-2020, 09:46 AM

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread:
7 Guest(s)