Just did a quick video with some tests of the new firmware. Enjoy:
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I'm optimistic that we'll eventually see a 2.0 firmware that'll make us all smile. I hope so, with all my Nikon books when they do well, I do well!!I think us long term loyal Nikon folks, just want some good news concerning our systems. It’s hard to watch Sony always being on the leading edge. At this point I will continue to watch and wait. I am not buying anymore F mount glass. If Nikon does not start getting closer in the next year, I can honestly say I will consider switching. This is very hard as I have been fully invested in Nikon since 1985.
Actually, I ended up selling that lens, but more due to lack of use. I just couldn't justify having a $12K lens just sitting on the shelf all the time, so I'm back to using the 300 PF, 300 + TC, 500PF combo instead when I need that range. More lens swapping, but an overall lighter combo (and, actually more useful to me).Although I am not in yet for moving to mirrorles, I always look in your posts regarding this topic to stay informed. So, thanks @Steve for this one first.
But there was something else crossing my mind when watching the video and to be on the safe side, I apologize for this question as it is an off-topic here in this thread ...
I remember that you mentioned in one other thread that you are not really happy with the TC function on your 180-400 and because you had sample photos in your video shot with the Z6II and the 180-400 with TC engaged I just would like to know what your latest impressions are concerning this lens and especially the problems with the TC you mentioned.
Did you achieve an improvement in any way ?
To me it was quite amazing when looking at the results of the Imatest at PL as I expected a TC made dedicated to the lens it comes with (like with the 800 f5.6) produces less IQ drop compared to normal TCs added to a lens. Because optical lens systems require a high level of precision to work properly, I thought the problem(s) I heard and read about may have something to do with the fact that it is engaged via this lever mechanism rather than put on the lens in the traditional way.
ThanksActually, I ended up selling that lens, but more due to lack of use. I just couldn't justify having a $12K lens just sitting on the shelf all the time, so I'm back to using the 300 PF, 300 + TC, 500PF combo instead when I need that range. More lens swapping, but an overall lighter combo (and, actually more useful to me).