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Offline Last Active May 29 2021 11:16 AM

Wide-angle Z or F

28 May 2021 - 09:13 AM

I have a Z5 with the 24-200 Z lens. I've also got the FTZ adaptor to use wiuththe couple of F mount lenses I hung on to. I'd now like a wider-angle zoom and am trying to decide between saving up for there 14-30 f4  Z lens or getting the AF-S 16-35 f4 G to use with the adaptor - a nearly new example is for sale for just over half of what the 14-30 costs.


Any thoughts or advice gratefully received.

Z or FX lens for Z5

16 April 2021 - 04:30 AM

I've just bought a Z5 with the 24-70 f/4 lens. All very nice. I kept the Sigma 150-600 C and the Sigma 105 macro from my D7500 setup but am now looking for a  transportable telephoto for the Z5. The Z 70-200 is, of course, the obvious answer but expensive. Just wondering, since I have the FTZ adaptor if an FX lens might be the answer. There doesn't seem to be any news of Nikon producing a relatively affordable Z telephoto in the near future.

Any thoughts greatly appreciated.

55-200 lens issue

18 January 2021 - 09:33 AM

I was using my D7500 with the Nikon 55-200 attached yesterday after turning the zoom ring down to the 55 setting the shutter would not fire and the top panel showed an 'r65' message. Moving the zoom to 7m the shutter still wouldn't fire and the r65 was still there. Once up to 80mm all was OK. As I turned the zoom back to towards 55 as the ring passed 70mm to 55mm there was a slight resistance and a click as if locking the ring at 55.I can't say I'd noticed this previously and wondered if the two issues were related.


Advice gratefully received.

Can't decide

30 December 2020 - 05:28 AM

I know this sort of topic comes up a lot but given the choice and quality of equipment on offer today and the labyrinthine variety of often sketchy or uninformed advice it's not surprising that when it comes to deciding on a change you seek knowledgeable recommendations.

I would like to get a full-frame camera but am really torn between going mirrorless with the Z6 and the cheaper D610, D750 or D810 - good used examples of the DSLRs can all be had for under £1,000.

I have a number of both DX and FX lenses used with my D7500 and want to keep that for the extra reach for wildlife and a bit of astrophotography but am drawn to full frame for the extra image quality - I enjoy printing to A3 quite a bit.

So, any experience, advice or recommendations would be very gratefully received.