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Taking the Z Train

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"RE: Taking the Z Train"

txstone12 Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 12th Feb 2012
Sat 24-Oct-20 01:27 PM
>David,
>
>I think the added sensor resolution of the D850 (or the Z7) is
>really important in two areas: extreme cropping (or using the
>DX crop feature in-camera) or printing really large. I've
>discovered over my three years with the D850 that neither of
>these is particularly important to me, and the user interface
>features that drew me to the D850 (touch screen LCD, focus
>shift shooting, focus peaking in Live View) are all available
>on the Zs. (For "reach" I have -- and will keep -- a
>D7500, which pairs well with my 80-400 for the rare occasions
>when I want a long telephoto kit.)
>
>I'm interested to see what the 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 lens does on
>the Z6. I think it might well be a compact, capable
>placeholder lens while I'm waiting for the Z lens picture to
>shake out. I'm hoping that the 24-85 will teach me how much I
>would really miss the extra reach of the 24-120. It might
>either push me toward the Z 24-70 f/4 or encourage me to wait
>for the mythical 24-105.
>
>Dave

Dave,

I'm weighing high sensor resolution too, and agree with your assessment. I originally bought the Z6 because I have a D850. I am primarily a landscape and wildlife shooter. My wildlife subjects, unfortunately are often far away (200-300yds, 180-270m). This results in my need to crop heavily at times. I rarely get to 'fill the frame'.

It was not all that long ago that my travel kit was a 16-85 DX lens with my first Nikon DSLR (D7000 which I still have), with a 35 f1.8 in my pocket for around the table in the evening. I took photos outdoors and indoors (museums); the 16-85 is quite a versatile lens. I also have the 24-85 FX (mine is without VR) and used that for landscapes extensively until I got the 24-120. This lens should be a workhorse and a good performer for you. I'm afraid in my case, I tend to use the focal length that I have - if 120 is good, 240 will probably be better. I still expect to wait for the 24-105 though, expecting it will be an f4.

David


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