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Old 02-28-2016   #41
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Handled two of the new Nikon compacts and they are pretty solid offerings actually. Blazing fast, excellent video implementation and modular (external Mic, viewfinder etc).



For some folks, me included, things like narrow dof, bokeh and sensor size are pretty far down the priority list. I think they make very viable journalism tools and I'm looking forward to test driving a couple in the near future

You and I both, dearie.
Travel light and edit in the field. None of us is getting younger- I'm well past retirement age with no relief in sight. My husband (who just ditched his D3 bodies for another Fuji) is in the same circumstance.

Tools like these are back, arm, and wrist savers!!

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Old 02-28-2016   #42
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For some folks, myself included (again), content is king. All the inherent strengths of a large sensor are of little value or interest. Fast, discreet and compact are the top requirements.

I have been using point and shoots, some with much smaller sensors, professionally for quite some time and I have never had an outlet turn down my work due to a lack of perceived quality.

Horses for courses as they say.

One of the newest Magnum nominees shoots a 1 inch sensor compact frequently. As do a few members. The quality of the work is not hindered as far as I can see.

Amen!
John, this is completely tangential but I also shoot with an X100 and find that I need to carry at least six batteries for a day's work. What do you do to keep them close at hand? I've been using these little coin purses but... I'd like something better so I don't put a dead battery back in the camera.

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Old 02-28-2016   #43
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I was really "excited" about these, but they, like most nikon cameras these days, do not fit my needs. No EVF, no flash, (I am primarily interested in the 18-50) plus a huge cost. 500 for the camera without evf or flash, i'd be in. 900 for the camera with a flash and evf, i'm in, but has to be one or the other.
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The 18-50 is definitely interesting, used.
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Amen!
... I need to carry at least six batteries for a day's work.
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Tell us more about your work.

I spent just over three hours shooting an X-T1 in live-view mode using the WiFi Remote Camera Control app. I used four batteries. Without WiFi three hours of 2/3 live view and 1/3 finder viewing would kill one battery and maybe 1/3 to half of another.

Six batteries in one day is hard to grasp.

Are you using OEM batteries? How old ar they?
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I am an Italian-born photo-journo covering current events particularly south-east Europe and the Levant.

My husband - he is French - did similar work but has mostly retirement in front of him. Now his work is mostly by commission - portraits and some loyal clients.

Most people do not know we are married. That is better for what the work is.

I used to bring always the two Nikons. And now I use a D3 and a little Fuji X100. Superb camera! Very quiet. - in the court and magistrate's offices I can use it without problems. I am of a certain age and lighter is better also.
But it is not on a diet when it comes to batteries!

So, I have a mixture of Fuji and knock-off batteries. Of course the knock-off does not last as long as the Fuji and a full work day will bring me to the last battery sometimes.

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I spoke with my camera guy, who spoke with his Nikon rep, who indicated the DL line has now been put on the "To Be Announced" status. Originally I had been told they would be out by October.

By the time it comes out will it still be viable, or will they need to update/upgrade to a "Nikon DL24-85, Version 2"? Also, I had a friend ask me if the DL line can be set for Monochrome/Black and White in camera. Most Nikons have a setting in the menu for this, but I didn't know the answer, thought I'd pose it here for those of you who might supply the answer.

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Oh, I forgot to ask, does anyone have information regarding the separate viewfinder that supposedly will work on the 18-55 and 24-85 versions?

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By the time it comes out will it still be viable, or will they need to update/upgrade to a "Nikon DL24-85, Version 2"?
Not much competition at its price point (Sony [more expensive], Panasonic [longer zoom range], Canon [not as nice]) ... and the DL18-55 is very unique.
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My initial interest had been the 24-85, but the more I look at that 18-50 the more intriguing it becomes. I can't afford both, so I'll just wait 'til I can see them in the shop, make my decision then. I have big dslrs, but have recently become interested in these smaller units. I have a Sony RX100M3 which continues to surprise me on a daily basis, but would like to see how the Nikon compares.

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The 18-50 interests me immensely. It's the focal range that I tend to use most often, with a very wide angle on one end, and 50mm at the other. A 1" sensor should do fine for everyday snapshots, and hopefully complement a Panasonic m43 camera with longer lenses.
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