Nikon at the 2018 PhotoPlus Expo

Some photos and videos from the Nikon booth at the 2018 PhotoPlus Expo:

Nikon changed their booth this year. Instead of glass cabinets where you had to vie with everyone else to ask a Nikon staffer to see a given camera and lens, they set up most of the booth like an Apple Store with Parsons tables. There was probably about 16 cameras per table (8 on each side) with a variety of lenses locked on and with a steel security cable locking the camera to the table. This was much better because you didn’t have to ask anyone for anything and one could spend as much time as they liked with the camera. The only table that was empty almost all the time was the one for the point-and-shoots. There were plenty of Z6’s and Z7’s with other tables for the other DSLR’s. But they didn’t let you insert a memory card and most of the cameras would only record a few shots (and no video). I could understand this for the Z6’s, since they’re not out yet, but I don’t understand the logic of preventing users from inserting their own memory card for any of the other models, except perhaps on the older models that use CF or SD and they were afraid of bent pins.

The show was quite crowded and the Nikon booth was always packed. I did get a “Z” t-shirt out of the deal. There was initially a long line for those, but I waited until it was just a few minutes wait. Nikon also had the only decent carry bags at the show, similar to last year’s bags, but I think constructed a little better. They were the only company giving out such nice bags and people were taking many – I saw one guy take about 30 of them.

I did discover the following with the Z, which the Nikon staff seemed confused about: if you use a non-VR lens, you can toggle the in-camera VR. But if you use a VR lens, you can have both the lens VR and camera VR off, but you can’t have the lens VR off and the in-camera VR on. Some of the Nikon staffers didn’t think it was supposed to work that way.

Thanks ZoetMB!

Nikon’s presentations at the 2018 PhotoPlus Expo:

Some additional PhotoPlus Expo videos:

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