March 2018

March 29

Nikon D7500 Review. The D7500 is the eighth in a venerable lineup of Nikon DSLRs that started with the D70. Review on dslrbodies.com

Complete Guide to the Nikon D7500. Yep, another 900+ page book describing everything you want to know about a Nikon DSLR. Book at dslrbodies.com

March 28

Attachment Rate. What is a lens attachment rate, and why is it important? Article on sansmirror.com 

March 26

So Why's it So Quiet? The above is the chart of new product introductions that CIPA shared at the beginning of CP+ earlier this month. Compact cameras? Yeah, less than a quarter the peak. DSLR and mirrorless cameras? Despite all the Internet frenzy over each new mirrorless camera intro, we're down to about half the introductions we saw at peak. Article on dslrbodies.com

March 22

150 Lenses! I was doing some clean-up and additions to the Other Lens Makers section of the Lens Database on this site. Would you believe we're now up to 150 lenses for mirrorless cameras that aren't made by the camera makers? And that's not counting all the mount variations; many of these lenses are available in multiple mounts. Article on sansmirror.com

Are you a Filmmaker? What to make of the new D850 Filmmaker's Kit? First I wanted to see what Nikon themselves said, so I looked for their press release on this new bundle. There isn't one at NikonUSA, though there's a dedicated marketing page for the bundle. Article on dslrbodies.com

March 18

Your To-Dos for Nikon. As usual when I ask broad questions like I did in last week's article, I got a lot of specific answers. But let's start with some of the broader suggestions that came in first. Here are your To-Do's for Nikon in 2018. Article on dslrbodies.com

March 12

Nikon To-Do List. This is the time of year that Nikon does a lot of reflection. They've just posted their big top-management promotions, they're looking at what will be the final numbers for their fiscal year (ends at the end of this month), and they're currently deep into discussions about what they'll announce in May as operational and management goals for the coming year. Typically, Nikon would have also made their big product announcements for the year at this point, but we all know that didn't happen. So let's come up with a To-Do list for Nikon for their fiscal 2019. Article on dslrbodies.com

March 6

Nikon D850 Review. The D850 is the second significant update in the D8xx series. The original cameras—the D800 and D800E—appeared in 2012. The D810 in 2015, the D810A variation in 2016. Now we have the D850 in late 2017, though some are still waiting for their orders to arrive even as I write this in early 2018. Article on dslrbodies.com 

The two composite review pages have been updated (heredslrbodies.com)

March 4

You need to read both of these articles to get a full perspective on where the interchangeable lens camera market is today:

The Post CP+ Wrap-Up (DSLRs). I'm doing things differently this year. Rather than write about products introduced before or at CP+ individually, I'm going to report mount by mount (Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K). That's the way most users think about their systems, and it's the best way to learn about which systems are progressing quickly and which are not. The DSLR version is on dslrbodies.com

The Post CP+ Wrap-Up (mirrorless). I'm doing things differently this year. Rather than write about products introduced before or at CP+ individually, I'm going to report mount by mount (Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, m4/3, Sony E/FE, etc.). That's the way most users think about their systems, and it's the best way to learn about which systems are progressing quickly and which are not. The mirrorless version is on sansmirror.com 

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