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Jan 13, 2022 08:52:39   #
jfh2841 Loc: United States
 
I am currently shooting with a Nikon D850 and D500. Of course I am heavily invested in lenses. I am wondering if I should make the change to mirrorless and go with the Z7ll. I have read all the comparisons but I would like to hear from those out there that have experienced this change and what they think...

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Jan 13, 2022 08:59:09   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Rather than argue about the superior usage features of a mirrorless camera and the mirrorless-specific lens designs, why don't you rent a Z7II for a week and test all those features yourself? Or at least with a rental along with the FTZ adapter, so you can compare / confirm your existing F-mount lenses behave at least the same, if not better, with the mirrorless focus system.

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Jan 13, 2022 08:59:31   #
DavidPine Loc: Midland, TX
 
I love my D850 and D500 combo. I added a Z-50, Z6ii, and a Z7ii but I won't replace them.

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Jan 13, 2022 09:07:45   #
davidrb Loc: Hangar i13
 
jfh2841 wrote:
I am currently shooting with a Nikon D850 and D500. Of course I am heavily invested in lenses. I am wondering if I should make the change to mirrorless and go with the Z7ll. I have read all the comparisons but I would like to hear from those out there that have experienced this change and what they think...


This should NOT be a group decision. Save your money, and your mind.

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Jan 13, 2022 09:52:35   #
Quixdraw Loc: American Free States - Montana
 
By all means if you want one and can afford it - more excellent used gear for those of us who still prefer the DSLR.

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Jan 13, 2022 09:58:27   #
BebuLamar
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
Rather than argue about the superior usage features of a mirrorless camera and the mirrorless-specific lens designs, why don't you rent a Z7II for a week and test all those features yourself? Or at least with a rental along with the FTZ adapter, so you can compare / confirm your existing F-mount lenses behave at least the same, if not better, with the mirrorless focus system.


For this I think I can trust the reviewers (that old school so skeptic about) and save myself $169.

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Jan 13, 2022 10:05:00   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Success is the dream you dream while shopping for a new camera.

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Jan 13, 2022 10:43:52   #
FreddB Loc: PA - Delaware County
 
DavidPine wrote:
I love my D850 and D500 combo. I added a Z-50, Z6ii, and a Z7ii but I won't replace them.


No offense meant - wanted to ask this before of many others - why so many cameras? I have enough of a challenge remembering how to use one.

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Jan 13, 2022 10:50:14   #
larryepage Loc: Collin County, Texas
 
FreddB wrote:
No offense meant - wanted to ask this before of many others - why so many cameras? I have enough of a challenge remembering how to use one.


The D850 and D500 are very complementary to each other. Sometimes, 46MP is just total overkill. The D500 is slightly smaller and easier to manage. But image quality is almost identical between the two cameras, and the user interface is identical. There is no issue at all moving from one of the cameras to the other.

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Jan 13, 2022 12:22:59   #
jfh2841 Loc: United States
 
Hmmm. So by asking a question, it opens a can of worms. Strange response. I guess we should just close this out.

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Jan 13, 2022 12:25:47   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
jfh2841 wrote:
Hmmm. So by asking a question, it opens a can of worms. Strange response. I guess we should just close this out.


Just wait till the day-2 people get involved ...

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Jan 13, 2022 12:30:53   #
rmorrison1116 Loc: Near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
Success is the dream you dream while shopping for a new camera.


Maybe you...!

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Jan 13, 2022 12:33:44   #
jfh2841 Loc: United States
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
Just wait till the day-2 people get involved ...


LOL! Just wanted to know what real users thought. Very satisfied with what I have but I always like to look at the new. Lol! I had no idea that evaluating tech was a sore subject. It would have to be a huge leap to abandon my D850. My biggest issue with camera's and lenses in general is weight as I have a spinal cord injury and the weight is harder to handle with each passing year....

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Jan 13, 2022 12:41:03   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
jfh2841 wrote:
LOL! Just wanted to know what real users thought. Very satisfied with what I have but I always like to look at the new. Lol! I had no idea that evaluating tech was a sore subject. It would have to be a huge leap to abandon my D850. My biggest issue with camera's and lenses in general is weight as I have a spinal cord injury and the weight is harder to handle with each passing year....


Keep in mind, the FTZ adapter (literally: F To Z) adds a bit of size & a bit of weight to the overall configuration. But otherwise, all the 'modern' F-mount lenses run as-is on the Z cameras, modern as in AF-enabled with an in-lens focus motor. The rental gives an idea of the size and weight, even the option to hold one in each hand to compare.

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Jan 13, 2022 12:45:49   #
rmorrison1116 Loc: Near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
 
jfh2841 wrote:
I am currently shooting with a Nikon D850 and D500. Of course I am heavily invested in lenses. I am wondering if I should make the change to mirrorless and go with the Z7ll. I have read all the comparisons but I would like to hear from those out there that have experienced this change and what they think...


If you can afford to purchase MILC gear to replace or supplement your current gear, then do so.
I too have a D500 and D850 and I personally see no reason, at this time, to rush out and purchase an MILC to replace them because, ultimately, the end result is pretty much the same, high quality digital images.
If you are someone who must have the newest technology, and can afford it, go for it. It's a good thing for the camera industry and the folks who buy and use them.

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