Nikon group's "whistling in the graveyard" begins

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by RichA, Sep 25, 2011.

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    RichA Guest

    RichA, Sep 25, 2011
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  2. I agree, that is just bizarre.

    Maybe there's something really stupendous about the Nikon 1 system that I'm
    just oblivious to, but I cannot imagine giving up any part of my Micro Four
    Thirds gear to get into Nikon 1.

    And I'm a Nikon fan.
    Neil Harrington, Sep 25, 2011
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    Bruce Guest

    There *is* something stupendous about the Nikon 1 System, and that is
    the extremely fast and accurate autofocus. The 1 System's AF is
    faster and more accurate than that of any other Nikon camera including
    the D700, D3s an D3X. It is faster and more accurate than that of any
    Sony SLT camera body, but it has no need of a pellicle mirror.

    However, the AF is not a reason to buy into the Nikon 1 System,
    because Nikon will surely offer that AF system in its DSLRs before
    long. And Panasonic and Olympus both offer AF systems that are very
    fast (just not as fast as Nikon 1) in their micro Four Thirds ranges.
    Bruce, Sep 27, 2011
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    sid Guest

    Yes but can any of those cameras take good pictures of fast moving subjects?
    I know the Panasonic G2 can't. I recently spent 10 days watching motorcycle
    racing on the Isle of Man and have some seriously good racing shots with my
    50D, my friend with a G2 gave up trying after the second practise session
    with nothing but blurred shots. Not only did his camera struggle to lock on
    focus but when it did and the shutter was clicked it takes an age for the
    picture to actually be taken by which time the subject is either out of
    frame or just blurred.
    sid, Sep 27, 2011
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    RichA Guest

    That is a plus, over DSLR's for accuracy and over current mirrorless
    if the tracking focus speed is as stated.
    RichA, Sep 27, 2011
  6. That's good, and no doubt it's important to many users. However, AF speed
    and accuracy has never been an issue for me with any of my Nikon DSLRs,
    going back to the D70s. So for me that's sort of a solution to a
    non-existent problem.
    I've been very happy with the AF in my G1 and G2 also. I never really
    noticed a difference in speed between them and my Nikons, but I'll take your
    word for it that Panasonic m4/3 is faster.
    Neil Harrington, Sep 28, 2011
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    Bowser Guest

    I'll wait for the independent tests.
    Bowser, Sep 28, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    You phrased it a lot nicer than I would have.
    PeterN, Sep 28, 2011
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    Bruce Guest

    The point was that the 1 System brings DSLR-class AF speed and
    accuracy to a mirrorless system for the first time. Hitherto, this
    sort of AF performance has depended on a reflex mirror, or in Sony's
    case, a pellicle mirror.

    Only in the latest models, though. Not in the G1 and G2. Sorry. :-(
    Bruce, Sep 28, 2011
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    Bowser Guest

    Honestly, how many times have we heard the marketing BS that never lives
    up to the hype? How many times will we see people fall for it? And now
    we're to believe Nikon has introduced a consumer camera, a P&S step up
    that can AF and shoot faster than their top of the line D3s? Really?

    I guess I'm just a born skeptic.
    Bowser, Sep 29, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    Me too. Which is why I question unusual statements, and request a
    factual basis. O obfuscation makes me doubt veracity.
    PeterN, Oct 1, 2011
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