(05-18-2021, 12:28 PM)mst Wrote: Well, the 18-140 has been on the roadmap for a while and as the rumor mills suggests, will likely be postponed further due to priority on the Z9 (and likely some high end Z lenses) for now.
On the other hand: DX has likely become a niche market, at least in the Nikon mirror-less line. And from what I see, DX cameras usually sell to those who either really want ......
........ "as small a camera as possible "
....... with preferably just one lens (maximum 2), and for those the Z50 (and maybe even more so the rumored Z30) will do the job). Or to those who want a portable camera as a second body next to a FX camera. The latter typically prefer FX lenses, since they can be used on both cameras and rarely invest into special purpose DX lenses (like for example DX macro primes).
Nitpicking: there is no "generic DX term" DX is a Nikon trademark for lenses designed for cameras with an APS-C sized sensor.
No get away Markus your kidding !!........ did I say generic ...... silly me ........ of course I meant ...... genital ......
Don't forget what keeps the D500 as one of Nikon's best selling DX bodies ......... reach for birders ........ all done with FF glass to boot !!