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Dec 2, 2019 15:07:10   #
SteveLew Loc: Sugar Land, TX
 
Did you know that with the FTZ adapter you can use all Nikon lenses on either the Z6 or Z7. These auto focus F lenses will work flawlessly on the Z camera the same as they work on a Nikon DSLR. The old manual focus F lenses will still be manual focus on the Z cameras.

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Dec 2, 2019 15:44:01   #
WDCash Loc: Little Egg Harbor New Jersey, USA
 
Factotum wrote:
Here is how i solved the ‘knee problem’ when shooting low angles. I made a bracket to attach the camera to an extendable painters pole, fashioned a mirror and sighting tube, and attached a remote shutter release. It looks a little strange but I like it better than knee pads. At least I don’t have to bend down and try to get back up.
Not as good as a new camera but it might buy you some time.


from one gimp to another. Well done!

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Dec 2, 2019 16:35:15   #
Hamltnblue Loc: Springfield PA
 
rgrenaderphoto wrote:
As a dedicated Nikon shooter, I have to admit the "Z" line is going nowhere. Released in 2018, Nikon's lens releases are taking too long and no 3rd party lens manufacturers have announced compatible lenses. Contrast this to the Canon EOS-R, SIgma has just announced compatible "R" lenses are in the pipeline.

I'd go with the D850, you already have full-frame "F" glass, and the capabilities of the D850 are incredible.

Rumpelstiltskin has some catching up to do.
Nikon has a pretty aggressive roadmap for Z lenses.
Also, pretty much every F mount lens is compatible with the adapter.

https://petapixel.com/2019/10/10/nikon-reveals-updated-z-mount-lens-roadmap-with-nine-new-lenses/

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Dec 2, 2019 16:46:56   #
cjc2 Loc: Hellertown PA
 
Hamltnblue wrote:
Rumpelstiltskin has some catching up to do.
Nikon has a pretty aggressive roadmap for Z lenses.
Also, pretty much every F mount lens is compatible with the adapter.

https://petapixel.com/2019/10/10/nikon-reveals-updated-z-mount-lens-roadmap-with-nine-new-lenses/


Please, DO NOT bring facts to these arguments.

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Dec 2, 2019 20:42:23   #
Blair Shaw Jr
 
CO wrote:
The D850 has superior autofocus. I rented the Z6 for two weeks not long ago and did comparisons with my D500 (it has the same AF system as the D850). The Z6 would often hunt, trying to achieve focus in even slightly dim light. I activated the low-light focusing mode but that didn't help. My D500 would achieve focus on the same subject immediately. The D500 and D850 are superior for continuous AF tracking as well. The Z7 has more autofocus points than the Z6 but it's still basically the same AF. They would need to improve the autofocus performance of the Z cameras a lot before I would purchase one.
The D850 has superior autofocus. I rented the Z6 f... (show quote)


I agree.....or wait for the Z-model improvements to become available before jumping into an expensive scenario. Better glass is always a great option if you're stuck on indecision currently. Take your time and do some test rentals before making the plunge. The 850 & the 500 are two of the best cameras out there.
No question. Good luck.

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Dec 2, 2019 21:16:24   #
pebbles Loc: New England
 
Have you considered tethering your D800 to a tablet or I-phone with software that will control your camera remotely. That would save your knees and cash if kneeling is the only reason to purchase a new camera body.

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Dec 2, 2019 23:21:09   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Everyone's heart has a secret nerve that responds to the touch of a new camera.

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Dec 3, 2019 04:29:51   #
duane klipping Loc: Bristow iowa
 
What are you going to gain by a new body? Is your current one wore out? I bought a D800 used last year and am still shooting with it today. I got it to make the jump to full frame and better low light shooting. You need to ask yourself if this is GAS.

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Dec 3, 2019 14:04:27   #
RickL Loc: Vail, Az
 
royobrett wrote:
I'm contemplating upgrading my D800 to either the D850 or the Z7 and I'm having a problem deciding.
I like the flip screen on the 850 which would save my knees while shooting cars.
It would look to me that the Z7 is going to be more expensive: ie cards, batteries, lens adapter, sub base etc.
Any suggestions?

And why should I change?
No filter like the 810?


I went from the D810 which I loved to the D850. It is an amazing camera. I use it primarily for nature and landscape. It is very fast focus and the depth of color and detail is perfection.

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