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Latest comments, thoughts and reaction to our recently reviewed Camera Equipment, including the Nikon Z fc APS-C Mirrorless Camera Review.

Now aint that a yummy piece of kit !.....with impressive image quality & not
too reminiscent of my old Nikon FM that I loved !.Grin

Made by Niknut on 14 Sep 2021 11:43AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

I have now taken over 7,000 images with the R6. The images I get are first class and match or exceed the images from my 5D Mk IVs using the same glass. I agree with the reviewer on most things but I have found one flaw with the camera. In a studio when using studio flash the EVF gives a very poor view of the subject which is rather annoying. Additionally when my model was dancing the camera failed to find focus on several occasions. The 5D Mk IVs didn't have this problem.
The comments regarding video make no sense to me as someone who regularly takes video (With a dedicated video camera). I have seldom shot for more than 5 minutes per burst and the R6 will comfortably cope with that. If people are wanting to use it for creating video content for the internet, I would suggest it isn't intended for that. At a recent wedding I shot both stills and video and had no problems. This is a STILLS camera and the video is a mere bi product of the technology, albeit a very useful one.

Made by springfieldphotography on 14 Sep 2021 3:54AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Colin Smale
Acquire autofocus on nearest object. Can't find this info so it might be on another model.
I want the camera with 300mm lens to focus on the nearest object, in other words, when panning a flock of birds, eg geese, it automatically focus's on the nearest bird. Anyone know how to do this? I am guessing all targets or all points focusing mode might be used but what do I dial in to get it to focus on the nearest bird?
Using an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark 2 with 300mm lens.

Made by Colin Smale on 8 Aug 2021 3:15PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

It will be interesting to see if any other manufacturers copy the in-built SSD option. Perhaps this is the beginning of the end of cards?

Made by saltireblue on 6 Aug 2021 8:03PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Zeiss have entered a cul-de-sac of design and concept, supplying a solution to questions that were never asked.

I will stick with Marmite

Made by UKMike2013 on 6 Aug 2021 4:35PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

The lack of a zoom lens or even better, interchangeable lenses will count against it but in ten years time perhaps all cameras will be like this with built -in large capacity SSD !

Made by altitude50 on 6 Aug 2021 1:48PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Zeiss ZX-1 is Sigma dp3 quattro's distant cousin! A collector's choice I reckon...

Made by pablophotographer on 5 Aug 2021 3:32PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Interesting review. Having used mine for the last 2-3 months I'd like make the following points about the camera and the review.
1. There seems to be quite a bit of nit picking in the review. Hardly anything comes with a printed manual these days. It hardly affects the quality of the camera. Same applies to software. It's quite clearly identified in the downloaded manual (pages 97/98), so why waste time, effort and space in the review?
2. You failed to mention the new (for Pentax) highlight exposure mode which is, IMO, is very useful when there is strong sunlight on the subject.
3. You made a lot about not providing an external battery charger with the camera but failed to mention that a charger and lead are provided for charging the battery in the camera. Again, IMO, this is a plus, not a negative. It's far easier than having to take the battery out every time it needs charging. Plus it takes up less space and weight when you are travelling.
4. I've tried using the camera on continuous to tog the Gannets at Bempton and have personally not had an issue with buffering when using a UHS-II card. It was a problem when I tried it with the other, UHS-I, card. If I'd have kept my finger on the button much longer I'd have probably been better using the video mode.
5. Again, with or without my glasses on, I couldn't see what your issue is with the viewfinder relief
6. I've found the camera to be far heavier on battery use than my K1. I put this down to using Bluetooth for recording GPS data from my phone.
7. For me the lack of a tilting screen is not a problem. Again this is a personal preference, but I don't think it should be noted as a con or as a pro.
8. It's definitely an improvement on the K3-II
9. As for the price/value for money, could it be that Pentax are taking advantage of the fact the big boys appear to be losing interest in dSLRs and Pentax are positioning themselves for when dSLRs are a niche market product?

Made by Alan_Baseley on 28 Jul 2021 5:51PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

You are not wrong, they do hold their value.
I recently sold one. A forum member offered £125 but did not come back, so I put it on eBay and got £260 in about half an hour. Should have asked for more?

Made by jimmoore1 on 5 Jun 2021 10:11AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Me too! I was so disappointed when I found my X-T1 didnít have the thread for my shutter release cable. I still use it on my X-E1.
I do like the spec. for the X-E4. Maybe time to upgrade?
Thanks for an interesting review.

Made by Diwali on 2 Jun 2021 1:58PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply