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| p.1 #17 · 24/3.5 PS-E and D800 are not fully compatible? |
Jammy Straub wrote:
The real issue is not that Nikon did something 'wrong' with the D800 (or D700.. or D300), but that they made a couple of hugely poor design decisions with their last refresh of PC-E lens lineup.
Design is compromise. Something has to give. When you consider that nearly all NIkkors back to 1977 are compatible and Canon tossed away the entire FD line, it's not so horrible a decision.
Keeping F-mount compatibility is not the issue, not having the forward thinking to realize their future bodies would be in the D200 format and not allowing user rotatable axis are.
It's not like Nikon doesn't know how to design lenses, I think they were honestly rushed because Nikon wanted to compete with the excellent TS-E lenses. Either that or they just weren't well thought out.