05-19-2021, 07:03 PM
(05-19-2021, 05:28 PM)faint Wrote:(05-19-2021, 05:54 AM)Rover Wrote: Lack of IBIS in the Z50 is an example of why the DX Z subsystem is so lackluster in my opinion. IBIS is a great advantage (also as in a trump card in the brand competition) so omitting it is pretty inexplicable.
There is an explanation - price. Z50 offers very decent double kit, which is optically stabilized, which absolutely obliterates Canon M, Fujifilm X, and Sony E when it comes to price-to-performance ratio for entry-level users. I would argue that the only other system, that is competitive in this regard, is Olympus.
Also, it took Fuji and Sony many years before they bring IBIS to their APS-C mirorrless cameras.
The good news is that Viltrox lenses work well on APS-C cameras, so users have affordable options for fast primes. FTZ provides even more options, and the Nikkor S-line, while expensive and, will totally dominate anything from Fujifilm or Canon M, because most FF lenses offer better corners on APS-C than native APS-C lenses themselves.
It's true that the Z50 double kit is an awesome value.
But then you're stuck with the only 2 lenses for the system.
If I were looking for an APS-C camera, I'd not consider the Z50 (or anything Nikon) for the fact that all other lenses would be much larger than they could be, defeating the purpose of APS-C in the first place.
Yes, for instance I could get the Nikkor Z 35mm f1.8. But I could also get the Fuji 35mm f1.4 which is almost half the size and half the weight while being faster, so no thank you. Not interested.
I suspect I'm not the only one in this boat.