I guess not.
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I'm not interested in a D810 and the D4s is over priced for what you are getting.... so going medium format.
Now if interesting means, is Nikon releasing solid, high quality products that will serve users for years to come, then yes they are doing something interesting.
You are looking at $6K for the DF+ and anywhere from $10K-$50K for a back. Now let's talk lenses. Got a spare $100K?
Yeah, the D810 is looking pretty shabby...
In comparison the Mamiya Leaf Schneider Kreuznach 40-80mm f/4.0-5.6 LS Lens
is a bargain at $9,000
If you said that you were specializing in pro fashion photography with occasional landscapes and therefore MF was a better fit, that would make some (not perfect) sense.
I cannot imagine a pro fashion photog posting this.
Nikon N90s, F100, F, lots of Leica M digital and film stuff.
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I have been looking for a replacement for the D700 or something to make my D700 an emergency backup camera for and I just don't see anything that peaks my interest from Nikon... which is disappointing.
I picked up a used Mamiya RZ67 Pro IId a while back and its more fun to work with than my D700. Moving to a Digital Mamiya (It doesn't have to have the latest and greatest digital back, although that would be nice) if money was no object would be better.
I love waiting for 2 weeks for film to come back these days.
D810 and the D4s is over priced
I picked up a used Mamiya RZ67 Pro IId
may be but you are comparing second hand equipment to new
A used D800 seems something of a bargain
Although flaming is not banned on nrf. The title of this thread, seems to fall into that category
IMHO this discussions to belongs in an existing thread
Used Digital Medium Format Temptation
There are two ways to interpret your question:
About what Nikon is currently doing, I hope they are working on a great new mirrorless large sensor system. Maybe even medium format. As Msmoto says, we have no idea, but I am pretty sure there are interesting things going on.
About was Nikon has recently released, I think the most interesting thing is the new 300/4 lense, and I am very interested in future long prime lenses (500 and 600 mm). Will Nikon continue to make very expensive lenses like the new 400/2.8, and what can third parties like Sigma do in this area?
Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.
However, film cannot compete with digital imaging at any level. IMO, any image captured on film can be done easier with digital, and the resolution is much better.
There is something about developing film, seeing the negatives, and printing the images which is about as exciting and enjoyable as life can get....at least for some of us. And it is a wonderful challenge to shoot film and arrive at a good result in low light situations. So, film is a lot of fun, but I do not think this has anything to do with what Nikon is currently up to.
IMHO this Flame trolling
and not somthing I am keen to see on NRF