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by SantaFeJoe on Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:31 am
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New 85mm, 400mm and 600mm lenses added to roadmap:

https://petapixel.com/2020/10/15/nikon-updates-z-lens-roadmap-adds-85mm-400mm-and-600mm-primes/

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by Swissblad on Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:49 am
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Glad to see Nikon staring to add some serious kit to the Z line.
Nikon really needs to drive home the advantages of such a large mount - Will be interesting to see how other developments like the rumoured 10-24mm F2.8 turn out.
 

by hullyjr on Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:12 am
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I'd love that 600mm to be a PF version & f/5.6 but I expect it will be f/4. For me, the 500PF/5.6 is the perfect carry-everywhere birding lens but it struggles with the 1.4x (coupled the D500). And I'm using the 1.4x 90% of the time so a little more native focal length would be very welcome.
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by E.J. Peiker on Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:31 pm
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Boy it would be great if those were PF 400/4 or maybe 400/3.5 and 600/5.6 and designed to be sharpest wide open like the 500PF. Still get great bokeh and much smaller and lighter than an f/2.8 / f/4 combo.
 

by Gary Irwin on Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:59 pm
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hullyjr wrote:
I'd love that 600mm to be a PF version & f/5.6 but I expect it will be f/4. For me, the 500PF/5.6 is the perfect carry-everywhere birding lens but it struggles with the 1.4x (coupled the D500). And I'm using the 1.4x 90% of the time so a little more native focal length would be very welcome.


That combo (500PF+TC14EIII) works very well with the Z7 for static shots. In fact I'm actually starting to use my TC20EIII with my 600E again with the Z bodies -- a combo that I long since abandoned shooting high resolution DSLR's. If the Z7 II closes the C-AF performance gap with Nikon's DSLR's my days as a DSLR owner will be over for good.
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by Brian E. Small on Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:01 pm
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Nikon is a little late to the party but I expect to hold onto their system and fully move to their mirrorless lineup. I have faith it will be worth the wait.
 

by Scott Fairbairn on Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:08 am
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Brian E. Small wrote:
Nikon is a little late to the party but I expect to hold onto their system and fully move to their mirrorless lineup.  I have faith it will be worth the wait.




I hope so too. I watched a video the other day; I can't remember who, maybe Northrup? Anyway, they showed a graph of Nikon's stock value, and how it's plummeted in the past couple of years. They also mentioned that Nikon is reusing a lot of components in the Z6/7 updates and how that paralleled Olympus's decisions in their latest models before exiting the camera business. They suggested the same thing might happening with Nikon. I can't see that happening, but Canon looks like they are going all in and Sony has become a force. Nikon seems to be lagging right now and they've never seemed to me to be quick at doing anything.
Having said that, I am holding out hope on the Z7 II and have pre-ordered. If it wasn't for the 500mm PF that Nikon has, I probably wouldn't be shooting with their gear, but I love that lens.
 

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