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Torn - z50 or z6


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MrsKarryWeaver

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I currently shoot a trusty old d7000. I have loved that camera long time. Its been good, but it is time to retire her. I have been saving my pennies for a z6. I had no doubt that was my next camera. Then yesterday that z50...and now I'm full of doubt. lol

I know the z50 is all I really would ever need. I'm just a mom that likes to torture my children and pets basically.

Its just the lenses seem like such a step back. I wasn't even truly excited about the 24-70, but a 16-50. Ummm, yuck. Seems like there would be a lot of lens swapping required. I love the range of my current 18-105.

Soooo, but, I could just buy the body and keep my current lens until nikon came out with a step up dx walk around lens? What would I be giving up not shooting the native z lens??

Or should I just keep saving and stick to my original plan for the z6?

So many questions now. What would you do?!

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mikew

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At the moment from a technical point cant see you losing any thing using your F mount 18-105 on the Z50.

 

As for should you wait i dont know the full frame was never on my list as my type of subjects would need cropping so it would be a waste. 



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Bengan

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The Z50 lacks in-house shake reduction, which in my mind is a real drawback. I can se the price attraction with the new Z50, but having used bodies with internal SR for a long time I would either save up for the Z6 or wait for the next APS-C Z-model and hope for an upgrade.



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mikew

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The Z50 lacks in-house shake reduction, which in my mind is a real drawback. I can se the price attraction with the new Z50, but having used bodies with internal SR for a long time I would either save up for the Z6 or wait for the next APS-C Z-model and hope for an upgrade.

 

I felt the same at first, then i got thinking i have two cameras with internal SR but if i am using a lens with it i choose the lens SR.



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The 18-105 is a DX lens, correct?  While DX lenses work on FX bodies, I would not recommend that combo.  If you want to continue to use your 18-105 then the Z6 and Z7 aren't going to be a good choice.  As far as the image stabilization, the D7000 doesn't have it so you won't be missing something you had.   



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I felt the same at first, then i got thinking i have two cameras with internal SR but if i am using a lens with it i choose the lens SR.

 

Lens SR is known to work best with long telephoto lenses which is what you're using most judging from your posts. In general I prefer in-house SR 7 days a week any week and if you're not using long telephoto lenses (say 300 mm or less) it's defenitely an advantage.



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draco975

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Note that other than the Z DX lenses all the Z lenses are without vibration reduction in lens.They are relying on the Z6 and Z7 in camera vibration reduction. Hence with Z50 you will not have vibration reduction using all these Z lenses.
Only the Z DX lenses are with Vibration Reduction but only have 3 lenses in the roadmap (16-55, 55-250 & 18-140).

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mikew

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Will let you know if its a let down as soon as i get mine.



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MrsKarryWeaver

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Will let you know if its a let down as soon as i get mine.

I ordered one too. I went ahead and ordered both Z lenses too.  Maybe we won't be too disappointed. I ordered it about a week ago and everyday I keep wondering if I did the right thing. lol  I'm not usually so wishywashy about buying things...but I guess I'm planning on shooting this thing for the next few years.  I don't want to have any regrets.

 

Where did you order yours from? Do you know when you will be getting it?

 

I ordered mine from Nikon direct. I have no word yet on when it will even be shipped. 



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mikew

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I ordered one too. I went ahead and ordered both Z lenses too.  Maybe we won't be too disappointed. I ordered it about a week ago and everyday I keep wondering if I did the right thing. lol  I'm not usually so wishywashy about buying things...but I guess I'm planning on shooting this thing for the next few years.  I don't want to have any regrets.

 

Where did you order yours from? Do you know when you will be getting it?

 

I ordered mine from Nikon direct. I have no word yet on when it will even be shipped. 

 

Ordered mine from my local camera shop and i picked it up today, first thoughts are its small light and the lenses are light, i like what i have seen of it, waiting for the battery to charge but we have 3 r 4 days of rain to come.

Tested it with the adapter in the shop and a Sigma 100-400, it seemed to work well, i would only want a longer lens and a macro so now i have found the sigma lenses work i will be ok.



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mikew

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I ordered one too. I went ahead and ordered both Z lenses too.  Maybe we won't be too disappointed. I ordered it about a week ago and everyday I keep wondering if I did the right thing. lol  I'm not usually so wishywashy about buying things...but I guess I'm planning on shooting this thing for the next few years.  I don't want to have any regrets.

 

Where did you order yours from? Do you know when you will be getting it?

 

I ordered mine from Nikon direct. I have no word yet on when it will even be shipped. 

 

This will tell you nothing but its all i can do, ISO 51200, hand held at 1/30th 150mm

 

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