As forecast earlier, the new mirrorless series from Nikon with a 35mm sensor is here. The Z series was unveiled recently with its own Z-mount. The series presently has two cameras, three dedicated lenses and a lens adapter. I am yet to get my hands on it, but here is what I feel are the main positives and negatives.
Are you a die-hard Nikon fan? If you are, then here is a compilation of some interesting facts about Nikon. Some of these are just bits of history whereas some others are crazy.
(Nikon F3 camera with some Nikon lenses)
Nikkor 200 mm f/4 AI is a great lens in a small form factor. It is sharp and very well built lens that was introduced in 1977 when Nikon came up with the concept of AI. 200mm occupies is a sweet spot in the variety of focal lengths available. It is not too short as 105 or 135mm lenses. The close-ups of faces look more pleasing due to the change in perspective by using a 200mm lens. The lens is also not as long and heavy as 300mm Nikkors which can be quite uncomfortable for hand-held use.
(Nikon Df with Nikkor 200mm f/4 AI at f/11, 1/100 sec)
Which camera to buy – Nikon or Canon? These are two good camera companies and at the time of their first purchase this is one of the commonest questions asked across forums. Before answering the question, let me first get into a bit of history.