Jay Maisel loves his Nikon 28-300mm

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Re: Jay Maisel loves his Nikon 28-300mm

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Evidently Nikon have now discontinued this lens! Looks like F mount is starting it's wind down
https://nikonrumors.com/2021/05/12/niko ... nses.aspx/
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I am not surprised. Now that Nikon and Canon have started going all out for mirrorless with new lens mounts and new lenses they will focus on mirrorless gear and old DSLR gear will fall by the wayside.
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Your probably right, I recently invested in a Canon M5, love it, easy to hold and operate, you also get a FS adaptor in the kit. The kit lens is a very good performer compared to most other brand kit lenses. Negative side, poor lens selection so far. but I can hang a couple of FS lenses on the front with the adaptor. I still have my old 650D but it hardly gets used now.
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bakubo wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:33 pm In 2019 Olympus came out with the 12-200mm f3.5-6.3 (24-400mm-efl). If it wasn't so much larger than the wonderful 14-150mm f4.5.6 (28-300mm-efl) then I would get one.
I ordered a used 12-200mm yesterday so I will probably receive it in a couple of days. I also bought a used, but looks brand new, E-M1 II a few days ago. I am looking forward to trying out the lens. The E-M1 II + 12-200mm is a bit larger/heavier than my typical E-M10 II + ECG-3 grip + 14-150mm II that I have used so much for international travel for the last few years, but because of the pandemic I haven't done any international travel since November 2019. :( My last big international trip for 6-7 weeks was in January/February 2018 to Germany, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Morocco (3 weeks) and I mostly used my PEN-F + 14-150mm II. The PEN-F and E-M1 II are very close in size (length).
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I have had the Olympus E-M1 II and Olympus 12-200mm f3.5-6.3 for 3 weeks or so and I like them a lot. I started a thread about them along with some sample, full-size photos. I added lots more info in further posts in that thread:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/65611240

E-M1 II + 12-200mm and E-M10 II + ECG-3 grip + 14-150mm II

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E-M1 II + 12-200mm and PEN-F + leather half-case + 14-150mm II

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classiccameras wrote: Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:36 pm Your probably right, I recently invested in a Canon M5, love it, easy to hold and operate, you also get a FS adaptor in the kit. The kit lens is a very good performer compared to most other brand kit lenses. Negative side, poor lens selection so far. but I can hang a couple of FS lenses on the front with the adaptor. I still have my old 650D but it hardly gets used now.
I dunno the Canon rumours are saying EF-M is a no go, and that Canon are doing no more. That the R7 is going to take over for APS-C
If so,we've all bought into go nowhere systems!
https://www.canonrumors.com/canon-eos-r ... tions-cr3/

And a cheaper R10
https://www.canonrumors.com/here-are-a- ... tions-cr3/

Maybe I buy a Nikon 28-300mm when everyone has dumped it for mirrorless :mrgreen:
Maybe I'll buy an EF-M when they have tons around for video :shock:
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It looks like Canon are not making any more FM lenses , I will wait and see how things develop with Canon, but things have been suspiciously quiet from Canon for too long. You may be right re the R7
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I wonder what mount Canon will use on the R10, or will our older lenses become redundant unless there will be an adapter
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