Finally making the move from APS-C mirrorless to full frame mirrorless, I find myself very open minded, comparing all current brands. I have product brochures from Sony, & Canon - lots. Actually, regardless of what kind of photo equipment I buy, I prefer printed catalogs/brochures for comparison and reference. However I have just found out Nikon won’t provide any printed catalogs or brochures for any product! I am close to Nikon’s USA corporate headquarters in Melville, NY, and went there yesterday, but was told by everyone there Nikon produces no brochures - hasn’t for a long time. He said it frustrates everyone, but it’s true. I said I was interested in the new Z system, and surely they have literature for a new product system, but I was assured it wasn’t the case!!
I called the national product support/inquiry 800 number, and was told exactly the same thing - the company does not print any catalogs or brochures for any products! In fact the guy at their big, national headquarters told me “there’s not a brochure for anything in the whole building”.
Now I don’t know what’s going on, but I can put two and two together..Nikon must be bleeding so heavily, they have cut expenses to the bone. Is this why only 2 Z lenses were launched? Do I really want to consider spending almost $5000 on a new system, when the company can’t even afford to support a major product launch with some catalogs? They must be in severe financial trouble.
Meanwhile, I am awash in Canon and Sony beautiful brochures, a staple of the industry for decades, so looks like my choice got easier!
Please, someone, ANYONE tell me I’m wrong about this.