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by DChan on Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:08 am
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Not a Sony nor a mirrorless, but just In case anyone is still interested:

specifications and image samples


Nikon D6
 

by Scott Fairbairn on Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:09 am
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Yawn...It looks like more of a mid-cycle upgrade versus a new generation.
 

by Swissblad on Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:31 am
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Rather lacklustre update - more like a wannabe D5s.
The D780 has a better array of novel features.
Don't see many rushing out to upgrade their D5's.
 

by Richard B. on Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:21 am
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darn, I was hoping that everyone would rush out, buy a D6, and sell their D5's for a price I might be able to afford.

Curses, foiled again.

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by George DeCamp on Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:31 am
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If the next generation D850 gets this new AF I'll be interested but this? Meh....
...or I'll wait for the pro model mirrorless that will compete with the Sony A9 II.
 

by amp5213 on Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:13 pm
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Nothing here to make me want to give up my D5. I can't imagine the new autofocus system is that much better than the D5 to justify $6500.
 

by Andrew_5488 on Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:35 pm
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amp5213 wrote:
Nothing here to make me want to give up my D5.  I can't imagine the new autofocus system is that much better than the D5 to justify $6500.


Better by having less AF points in smaller area ?
 

by photoman4343 on Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:01 pm
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So are you saying just buy a D 5 for $5500 if you need either the D 5 or D 6?
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by amp5213 on Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:16 pm
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photoman4343 wrote:
So are you saying just buy a D 5 for $5500 if you need either the D 5 or D 6?



Exactly. The AF on the D5 (especially the 3d tracking) was a huge jump over the D4.  I can't fathom that the D6 is that much better.
 

by SantaFeJoe on Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:30 pm
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A comparison of the D5 and D6:

https://photographylife.com/nikon-d5-vs-d6

Also, other prior Nikon flagships:

https://photographylife.com/nikon-flagship-dslr-comparison

And the Canon 1DX Mark lll:

https://photographylife.com/nikon-d6-vs-canon-1d-x-mark-iii

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by E.J. Peiker on Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:19 am
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I took some time, since I am traveling to absorb this camera and my conclusion is that this offers essentially nothing new to the Nature Photographer. There are basically two areas where this camera is new, a new AF system that offers fewer points but slightly more cross-type points in the same narrow center AF zone. It does enhance face detect a bit with a pseudo eye detect in normal through the viewfinder shooting but since that is also clustered in the middle, it is almost useless unless you like the eye of your subject in the AF point zone. It's also only for humans. The other major improvement is purely for news service photographers with it's ability to speed up image transfer to the wire services. Built in GPS is nice but again, not even remotely worth the upgrade price. My conclusion is that if you have a D5 and love it, there's no reason whatsoever to upgrade what looks like a half step using a 5 year old sensor. If you don't like your D5, you aren't going to like the D6 much better. I can't think of one single reason why a Nature Photographer would buy this camera.
 

by SantaFeJoe on Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:13 pm
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Interesting article from a former Nikon employee:

https://petapixel.com/2020/02/15/a-brief-history-of-nikon-and-why-the-new-flagship-d6-dslr-falls-short/

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by DChan on Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:12 pm
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SantaFeJoe wrote:



So he wanted to add credibility to his opinions with his four, five years working for Nikon UK, not Japan, in 1995 to 1999. OK.
 

by calvin1calvin on Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:17 pm
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Interesting article.  If most feel the D6 is a disappointment then the D5 will be a bargain while they last. 
 

by SantaFeJoe on Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:29 pm
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Here’s someone who thinks it’s not that bad:

https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/6-reasons-to-be-hyped-for-the-nikon-d6

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by Scott Fairbairn on Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:09 am
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I think they’d be taking a lot less flack if they’d called it the the D5s.
 

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