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I do not suggest that anyone should be unable to post anywhere in this forum and I certainly donít advocate callous behaviour on this site. I guess Iím just trying to get my head around your constant involvement in Nikon threads (at least the ones I choose to read) when you donít own the equipment. Iíll leave it there as Iím just adding to the derailment of the OPís thread.


Oct 30, 2023 at 07:42 PM
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Spectro wrote:
I do not suggest that anyone should be unable to post anywhere in this forum and I certainly donít advocate callous behaviour on this site. I guess Iím just trying to get my head around your constant involvement in Nikon threads (at least the ones I choose to read) when you donít own the equipment. Iíll leave it there as Iím just adding to the derailment of the OPís thread.


But I do own Nikon equipment, and have posted many images shot with it. Just not Nikon mirrorless at this time.



Oct 30, 2023 at 07:54 PM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · Anybody switched from Sony to Nikon?


Don't take this the wrong way but my opinion on shooting Z cameras is worth more than yours is.
1bwana1 wrote:
But I do own Nikon equipment, and have posted many images shot with it. Just not Nikon mirrorless at this time.





Oct 30, 2023 at 07:58 PM
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p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · Anybody switched from Sony to Nikon?


Holy derailment batman!! Sad to see what FM has become.

Thank you everyone that posted relevant answers.



Oct 30, 2023 at 08:14 PM
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JadedWriter wrote:
Don't take this the wrong way but my opinion on shooting Z cameras is worth more than yours is.


I agree since you have shot the latest generation much more than I have.

But, I would bet that our opinions that the latest generation of Nikon stacked sensor (and Zf) cameras being excellent and fully competitive with any on the market, at the lowest cost, are very much in alignment.

This is something I have posted many times.

So, where is the problem, why would I take offense?



Oct 30, 2023 at 08:24 PM
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Well, i went the other way from Nikon to Sony and it was a good switch. I guess it matters what camera you're coming from. I went from the Nikon D800, a great camera to the Sony A7R II even better camera.


Oct 30, 2023 at 08:27 PM
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ajamils wrote:
At one point or another I have tried all systems but continue to use Sony as my main system (Ar7v right now). Nikon Z8 is genuinely one of the first Nikon camera that I am interested in and Megadep adapter give the ability to still use amazing collection of Sony lenses.
So I am wondering if anyone has switched and if so, how are you finding Nikon system?


I continue to find the feedback and reviews of 3 prominent Nikon users extremely useful in reaching tricky decisions - on "Which lens?", in particular. These are the familiar names of Steve Perry, Thom Hogan and Brad Hill.

Thom H uses NiSony as he writes authoritative guides, besides reviewing the cameras, but his lens reviews are mostly Nikon. Steve Perry also publishes detailed and readable and reviews and guides to both systems, in addition to his videos.

Canadian Brad Hill only covers Nikon, and is obviously a photo gear enthusiast. He leads tours along the Pacific NW, BC. He switched entirely to Z System after testing his first Z9, after being was an early enthusiast of the first Z MILCs - the Z7 worked very well for him on wildlife as well as landscapes.

He is clearly a professional outdoor photographer who puts his photo gear to hard work with excellent results. I have relied on his musings as well as exhaustive reviews very useful to ground my own decisions, on lenses especially.

http://www.naturalart.ca/voice/blog_2020_all.html#Musing2

http://www.naturalart.ca/artist/cameragear2.html#anchor_lenses_gonzo




Nov 01, 2023 at 01:23 AM
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Nov 01, 2023 at 02:04 PM
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NikonClio64 wrote:
I continue to find the feedback and reviews of 3 prominent Nikon users extremely useful in reaching tricky decisions - on "Which lens?", in particular. These are the familiar names of Steve Perry, Thom Hogan and Brad Hill.

Thom H uses NiSony as he writes authoritative guides, besides reviewing the cameras, but his lens reviews are mostly Nikon. Steve Perry also publishes detailed and readable and reviews and guides to both systems, in addition to his videos.

Canadian Brad Hill only covers Nikon, and is obviously a photo gear enthusiast. He leads tours along the Pacific NW, BC. He switched entirely
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I think the OP was asking for actual user's opinions, rather than social media content...

Unfortunately, all three are biased sources, as two of them depend on promoting Nikon (via the books they sell) for income, and the third is pro-Nikon by virtue of never having used any other systems. Steve Perry is the least biased of the three, but his scope of use is limited to the niche of wildlife photography, which not all potential Nikon customers are interested in.



Nov 01, 2023 at 02:18 PM
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molson wrote:
I think the OP was asking for actual user's opinions, rather than social media content...

Unfortunately, all three are biased sources, as two of them depend on promoting Nikon (via the books they sell) for income, and the third is pro-Nikon by virtue of never having used any other systems. Steve Perry is the least biased of the three, but his scope of use is limited to the niche of wildlife photography, which not all potential Nikon customers are interested in.


I do understand your point, but there is the other side to it, as well.
You may have someone who's totally natural, zero bias, but the reviewer isn't even familiar with Nikon gear at all.
We can see those kind of stories quite often on YT, or anywhere else on the Internet.
It doesn't matter how smart they are, it takes days and weeks to break into all different options and features on newer cameras, especially, we know that.
I don't think anyone here is at that level not to be able to balance possible bias these guys, mentioned here, may have towards Nikon.
If I need to pick and choose, I'll rather pick someone who knows how to use the gear, with possible bias towards Nikon,
than someone who just played couple of hours with it just to make a video with huge banner for more clicks.
Of course, we all have our opinions and doubts.

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patotts wrote:



Thanks for posting this one. Watched the entire video. Love my Z8!

Robert






Nov 01, 2023 at 02:57 PM
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This video basically is why I say if I have to start fresh and I'm a hybrid person I would basically just run out and get a Nikon Z8 over the A7RV. Feels like the RV only wins in studio applications, but it never looked like that meaningful enough of a difference. I'd only go RV if I had to deal with cinema camera practices.
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Nov 01, 2023 at 03:09 PM
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I always appreciate their real world, realistic high ISO test vs studio shots.



Nov 01, 2023 at 03:16 PM
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molson wrote:
I think the OP was asking for actual user's opinions, rather than social media content...

Unfortunately, all three are biased sources, as two of them depend on promoting Nikon (via the books they sell) for income, and the third is pro-Nikon by virtue of never having used any other systems. Steve Perry is the least biased of the three, but his scope of use is limited to the niche of wildlife photography, which not all potential Nikon customers are interested in.


I think this forum is a heavily biased source too depending whether you are on team Nikon or team Sony or another brand. There are no unbiased opinions here. I do think the ops wants to make a switch though that goes beyond pure reason so probably best to just scratch that itch.



Nov 01, 2023 at 03:48 PM
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tzhang4284 wrote:
I think this forum is a heavily biased source too depending whether you are on team Nikon or team Sony or another brand. There are no unbiased opinions here. I do think the ops wants to make a switch though that goes beyond pure reason so probably best to just scratch that itch.



I value the opinions of people who have voted with their own pocketbooks over recommendations from social media influencers and others with vested interests in selling you something... but YMMV.



Nov 01, 2023 at 03:52 PM
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JadedWriter wrote:
This video basically is why I say if I have to start fresh and I'm a hybrid person I would basically just run out and get a Nikon Z8 over the A7RV. Feels like the RV only wins in studio applications, but it never looked like that meaningful enough of a difference. I'd only go RV if I had to deal with cinema camera practices.


As much as I wanted to love my z8, minute 2:15 in that video tells you what you need to know if you're considering a z8



Nov 01, 2023 at 03:52 PM
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"The Sony is just a little sharper" Ok and?
saaketham wrote:
As much as I wanted to love my z8, minute 2:15 in that video tells you what you need to know if you're considering a z8





Nov 01, 2023 at 03:56 PM
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molson wrote:
I value the opinions of people who have voted with their own pocketbooks over recommendations from social media influencers and others with vested interests in selling you something... but YMMV.


Opinions are usually valuable when people can take the emotion out of it but team Sony vs team Nikon is very emotionally charged and most of the comments aren't trying to answer the ops questions but trying to validate what they spent their money on and ignore any real data out there on what's good and bad. When there is factual evidence of what's good, then the answer defaults to "It looks better to me" which is a huge cop out.



Nov 01, 2023 at 04:26 PM
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p.3 #19 · p.3 #19 · Anybody switched from Sony to Nikon?


Sharpness diff can be attributed to the lens as well - the Sony 50/1.2GM is ridiculously sharp.


Nov 01, 2023 at 04:27 PM
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JadedWriter wrote:
"The Sony is just a little sharper" Ok and?



Gotta love those zero-context amateur sharpness tests that don't do much other than compare the differences between lenses and RAW converters with many uncontrolled variables unaccounted for Using a test like that to make a conclusion about the camera body speaks to the inexperience of the testers. Focus accuracy in an environment like that is not a problem for any MILC on the market. I'm also pretty sure the Sony 50/1.2 GM is sharper than the Nikon Z 50/1.2 as the Nikon seems to have been tuned for a less clinical or more 'artistic' look (not saying either approach is better, just different). The Z 50/1.8 is the one Nikon seems to have taken the maximum sharpness approach with - not that it matters for a camera body review



Nov 01, 2023 at 04:38 PM
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