I'm very happy with my P1000, but eventually, I'm going to get the Z9 to take better quality photos. I look at bird photography every day, and IMHO the Z9 takes better photos than anything on the market. I'm also comfortable with the Nikon line. I went from the S9100 to the B600, and then to my current P1000.
The problem is that I'm spoiled with my 3000mm monster zoom. With the camera's reach, I sometimes get bird shots in the field that nobody else can.
I'm sure that the longest zoom lens for the Z9 will be way beyond my budget, but I would like to know all of my options:
What is the longest zoom lens I can buy for the Z9? Also, what are some good, more budget friendly (I'm sure these will have a shorter focal length) lenses?
I've been a point and shoot guy my entire life and know nothing about lenses. My use will be primarily for birding, but I also like to take photos of other wildlife and occasionally scenery.
Also, is it best to stick with a Nikkor lens, or is it irrelevant? Will equivalent non-Nikkor lenses be cheaper than Nikkor ones?