Weekly Nikon news flash #339

Detailed comparison between the Canon 5DSR, Nikon D810 and Sony A7RII cameras (English translation available).

→ I've said this many times before - Nikon is not the only company in dire straits (from PhotoRumors):

Nikon 24-70mm f:2.8 ED VR sharpness and optical bench testing
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 ED VR lens sharpness and optical bench testing by Lensrentals.

Yongnuo YN-622N II trigger for Nikon cameras
→ New Yongnuo YN-622N II trigger for Nikon cameras. Check pricing and availability on eBay.

Nikon versions of Godox AD360II, TT685 and X1 introduced. Check pricing and availability on eBay.

Cramer-Krasselt logo Nikon-logo
→ After 12 years Nikon changes advertising agencies.

Nikon fined €170,000 (around $188,000) in Austria for "competition law violation in relation to resale price".

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  • fanboy fagz

    for me whow quite a few 622n, the upgrade wouldnt bring significant features to move to the MKII. but upgrading just because of the quick lock slider is something to consider. I hope the tolerance for the flash show is better than the MK1 because flashes with quick slide locks wobble very badly on it.

    • Mikycoud

      Indeed. The current locking mechanism is a pain. I guess the trigger to upgrade will come from the possible usb upgrades they bring (or not) to the new units. So far, there is almost no difference in functionality between the two, if any at all…

    • akkual

      The 1st ones have a nasty bug when used with the 622-tx commander. The flashes need to be in exact one configuration in order to everything to function correctly (AF-light off, stand by off IIRC; tested with several Yongnuo units, SB-600, SB-700, and D700 and D750). Without this exact configuration you will miss some functionalities, e.g. iTTL might not work, the power adjustment in manual mode might not work etc. depending on the flash/camera combo. USB port and firmware updating is a necessity these days, so the 2nd edition is a good idea (although won’t get me upgrade either).

      • Mikycoud

        Hmm didn’t know that, although I have at times noticed weird behaviors from my units. Could you elaborate on the exact configuration to use and on the topic in general so I can carry my own tests please?

      • fanboy fagz

        never had any of these issues. 1st ones..meaning. MK1 or were there updated version of the MK1 with firmware updates?

  • D700s

    Interesting and well done comparison between Nikon, Sony, and Canon high megapixel models.

    • fjfjjj

      Concise and properly-capitalized comment summarizing article.

  • Wade Marks

    It’s funny about these false narratives regarding the camera market and the way some people use them to bash one company or another.

    The reality is this: all dedicated camera companies are suffering, for the same reason: smartphone cameras are gobbling up the market.

    There’s nothing Nikon, Canon, Sony or any other company can do to reverse that, because a dedicated camera will never be as convenient to most people as a smartphone. Most people just want a snapshot type of camera, and the smartphone satisfies that like no other. Smartphones are always going to be the most convenient to carry, they are easy to use, and they are always connected, so you can share instantly. No way any dedicated camera can match that, no matter what they try.

    The market for dedicated cameras is going back to what it was before the digital bubble, when everyone and their uncle had to buy a digitial camera. Now those people are going with smartphones.

    So it’s entirely false to say that Nikon is so screwed up and blowing it, or Canon is, or Sony is…etc. And it is equally false to claim that mirrorless is taking over the dedicated camera market. These are just false narratives that people like to parrot for various reasons…either it satisfies their view as to their favorite brand, or it allows them to grab some page views. Either way it’s false.

  • fjfjjj

    Let’s play “spot the substandard coating”

  • Chris

    that article has many issues. However his pictures are still usable as reference.

  • Spy Black

    Although I simply looked at the images in the comparison, I’m curious how the photographer got such crappy images off the Nikon, lacking dynamic range and having a yellow bias.

    • peter w

      It must be a very, very bad camera.
      Also it is overexposing in manual setting… ;).

  • Ned Gerblansky

    It figures that the new Yongnuo triggers just came out, I got my 622N’s last week. Sigh.

  • 247th

    Not far from the beginning that all those cameras are gods when attached to that god of a lense, the Otus 55/1.4

  • Avieshek Rajkhowa

    Who’s the girl

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