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#1
Merco_61

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I just ordered a Z50 with the two kitlenses. The store was out of stock, so we'll see when I get it.

 

I think it will be fun finding out the quirks of a new camera and what it does better than the D7200 or the D750 I already have.

 

Does anyone know how well the Sigma 150-600 Sports works on the FTZ?



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mikew

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Cant help with that but the Sigma 100-400 works well on it

 

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Well sir, you have two great Nikons to compare it to, and we'll be looking forward to your review and impressions of the Z50.  I understand there's a lot of goodness in these newer mirrorless cameras, probably most of all the new mount which should allow more light to get to the sensor, (if I understand what I've read  correctly). 

 

I got a little more basic myself, I found a Japanese made 50mm 1.8 AF at a good price, should be here next week. 



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Merco_61

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I got a little more basic myself, I found a Japanese made 50mm 1.8 AF at a good price, should be here next week. 

As it is Japanese made, is it the first version with the ribbed plastic focus ring? If it is this version, it had a running change @ S/N 3000001 that made it shed 45 grams of mass without lowering the optical quality. The later AF version with the rubber focus ring was at least mostly made in China. This one only differs from the AF 50/1.8D in that it doesn't give the body the distance information needed for 3D Matrix flash metering.



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krag96

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Right you are, Peter.  It's a non D lens with the ribbed plastic focus ring which doesn't matter to me as I don't meter in matrix much at all. 



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bluzman

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I just ordered a Z50 with the two kitlenses. The store was out of stock, so we'll see when I get it.

 

I think it will be fun finding out the quirks of a new camera and what it does better than the D7200 or the D750 I already have.

 

Does anyone know how well the Sigma 150-600 Sports works on the FTZ?

I've had my Z50 for almost a year. I got mine with the two kit lenses and the FTZ adapter. I don't own the Sigma 150-600 Sports so I'm no help on that score. I do own the Sigma 100-400mm Contemporary but, to date, I've been using that lens only on my D7500 and D750. The reason is that I've been quite pleased with the 50-250mm kit lens.

 

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Peter, here's another observation regarding your new Z50. When I compare the IQ of BIFs shot with my Z50 using the 50-250mm kit lens and those shot with my D7500 using the AF-P DX 70-300mm lens, the D7500 always seems to produce a better result. This is purely my opinion and it only applies to my experience with BIFs.

 

That is not to say that the Z50 is not able to acquire wonderful images, including birds in flight. I think you're really going to enjoy your "new toy".

 

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My new toy arrived last week. I finally found a mint (looked like it had never been on a camera) AF-S 58mm f1.4G. Wanted one for years! See my blog post for my rather long-winded initial thoughts. Well, it’s Christmas so, as usual, there was nothing on TV. 
 

Good luck with the Z50, Peter, I do like those mirrorless Nikon’s. 



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Merco_61

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... and another new toy on the way! I got a good price on a Z6II and a 35/1.8 last week and couldn't resist at that price. The package should be here late next week if things work as they should.



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krag96

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I suppose we'll be seeing the results in, ''Your Best Photo of the Week'' then. :)

 

No 5:4 ratio? :( I guess you can't have it all in one package.



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I wish I could have found a Z7II at this low price... The price seems to have been a temporary campaign, they are at just a few percent below MSRP again now.



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krag96

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Would you need, or even want that many MP's in a full frame camera?  I would rather reserve 50 (ish) MP's and above for a Medium format camera. 



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Merco_61

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The high resolution by itself, no. 20-24 MP is enough for my needs. The interesting thing is what happens when you pixelbin a 40+ MP sensor down to 20 MP. You get a stronger signal while the noise isn't amplified, giving a much better S/N ratio. The dynamic range increases as well, making for much more detail in both deep shadows and almost-blown highlights. I have lots of old classic F-mount glass that still performs well with high-res sensors and would take a lot of money to replace in a medium format system... The Z7ii costs too much for a want camera, rather than a need camera for my usage.



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It isn't too difficult to shoot in 5:4... This first shot was shot, uploaded to iPhone with Snapbridge and lightly edited in LR on the phone.

 

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krag96

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Interesting, and again, you're getting some great colors with it...almost like a mirrorless D700.



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krag96, the tangent about the Z7II was because it offers 5:4 unlike the Z6 and Z6II.



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I know, I wish my D700 had it.