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1 month 14 hours ago #726877 by Nikon Shooter
All I have against mirrorless (all the "Z" stuff!) — and that is not just a few
details — had me reconsider most of it. Just like at the time I was an ar-
dent F4E user and discovered the D3S and some months later the D3X.

All the 5, 6, 7, Z series is nothing of any advantage for me but now… the
Z9 is something that stopped me on the track and got me reconsider.

I don't care much for its video spectacular improvements — but my best
pal does! — as I'm only considering it's still features. Not yet ready to go
for it as I want to study it before committing to it, but that thing…

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3 weeks 2 days ago #727230 by Nikon Shooter
It is a beast, really. Only on the photo side of it, impressive.

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1 week 3 days ago #727949 by Nikon Shooter
The more I study it, the more I'd like to test ride one. Remains
the questions of all the F mount lenses I have already that are
working at the highest of standards.

In my view on it, the Z9 would be a niche acquisition for limited
applications only.

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1 week 12 hours ago #728076 by peterock33
Haha, hello NS.... this is not quite a post I was expecting to see from you. :cheer:   Take care and we all await your decision. :)


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1 week 6 hours ago #728122 by Nikon Shooter

peterock33 wrote: … this is not quite a post I was expecting to see from you.


Hi Peter… LTNS!

I haven't had the camera in my hands at this point so all appreciations are
based on experience, the manual (as usual!) and some selected reviews.

THE SITUATION
Being in preretirement, I aim at giving my sons all the backup knowledge I
can and the chance to start with a well chosen and maintained DSLR arse-
nal and extensive studio equipment that would permit them to work without
depth or any form of credit to meet monthly for some years to come.

At this point, I do not think that any Z system is needed given the F mount
I invested in and use on a daily base. However, It would be unwise to refuse
to have a look… a darn good one.

THE OPERATION
Let's keep in mind that all the video prowesses are not in my field of interest.
As I see our workflows — both on location and in studio — I have come to the
conclusion that nowhere the Z has any major advantage(s) over the F mount.
Except… maybe a possible edge for fast action sports and wildlife. That edge
would come almost at a single digit DSLR body and be limited to S and WL.

THE Z9
Coming at a hundred grams heavier the the D3S (for ex.) weight is no concern.
Two performance areas are most impressive and would be of high interest:
— the AF system
— the recording speed
There are some more features that are serious improvements but not overwhel-
mingly so that they could trigger a jump in a still limited lens range.

Essentially, this is where I am today.

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5 days 9 hours ago #728184 by peterock33
Hey there NS, great explanation.  The only real advantage I see is that AF system.  I know you have an extensive arsenal of F glass and from all of your work that I have seen, there's no way image quality could be improved from switching over.  It will be interesting to see if you will be adding to your inventory.  Have a nice day.  :cheer:


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