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Taking the Z Train

Rassie Rassie

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Rassie Gold Member Awarded for his win at the Nikonians Best 2016 Photo Contest Ribbon awarded for his generous contribution to the 2019 Fundraising campaign Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006
Sat 24-Oct-20 12:17 AM | edited Sat 24-Oct-20 12:32 AM by Rassie
Dave, sounds like you are in the same boat as I am with bodies.
Z6 for full frame, and D7500 for reach for the far-away wildlife.

The way the Z6 handles is such a pleasure compared to the DSLR's that the Z6 is by a large margin my go-to camera every time. It's such a pleasure to work with. I think the biggest benefit of the Z6 is that I can do everything I need to (compose, shoot, review the image) without removing the camera from my eye. This means no more hassling with reading glasses that I have to remove when I shoot, and then having to replace them again to review the image on the rear LCD.

The silent shooting mode is also great to have. It's my default shooting mode, whether single shot or burst shooting. Much less intrusive because nobody, human or animal, is bothered by shutter noise.

I bought the Nikkor Z 24-70mm F4 lens with the Z6. Its reach is sometimes shorter than I would like, especially having gotten used to the 16-80mm F2.8-4 (24-120mm equivalent) lens that I used on the D7500. Fortunately I also have the Nikkor 70-200mm F4 lens that supplements the reach when I need it on the Z6. For a while I was tempted to purchase the Nikkor Z 24-200mm lens but initial reviews that I saw indicate the the overall IQ of the Nikkor Z 24-200 is not quite as good as the 70-200mm F4 lens. For now therefore I'll stick with the 24-70mm Z lens and the 70-200mm F4 lens on the Z6.

Lastly, I found that all my lenses are a bit sharper on the Z6 than on the DSLR bodies. I believe that is due to the more accurate autofocus of the Z cameras vs the DSLR's.

Enjoy your Z6. I'm sure it will grow on you just like it did for me. Welcome aboard my train!

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