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You're a smart man, Patrick!well I cracked. When my wife suggested I replace my 4 year old Z6, who was I to say no!
I see that not only do the images taken with the Z9 seem a bit sharper, which could be due to camera settings I've chosen in the menu, but they are also more consistently in focus. I'm going through the water ski tournament photos from last Saturday, and I'm seeing a much higher rate of in-focus shots than I got with any of my DSLRs, including the D500, D750 and D850.That depends. IQ is not any better from the standpoint of what the sensors are capable of producing. But focus is more accurate. The first time I shot the Z9 with 500mm PF I was really surprised at how much sharper the images were than with the same lens on the D850. And yes the D850/500PF was fine tuned.
I believe most of us in this forum are like you: weak. At least it is a good hobby, healthy for the brain and for the body. That is what my husband tell everyone that they believe I am out of my mind to buy all these gears.I had voted that "I may get one in the future". I have now changed that to "I have already ordered one"
I know, I am weak.
I was hoping to get kit or lens 24-120 like you did but were out, had a deal to get one not in kit reduced price but all out. So pick up Z8 in am and will use f mount 24-70 2.8 glass for now. Please let me know how you like the 24-120 if you get a chance IQ and bokeh. Handy focal lengths for walk around lens. ThanksGot my Z8 today, too. Went for the Z 24-120 f4 S zoom as part of a kit…I think this lens will be good for the many outdoor events on the schedule for this summer.
Went through Steve’s introductory Z8 settings tutorial with a fine toothed comb this morning and rethought some of my settings. Thank you Steve.
I programmed Banks A and fired off a few rounds. Alongside the Z9, having used that for a year and a half, the Z8 just seems positivly tiny.
Hi KurtY,I was hoping to get kit or lens 24-120 like you did but were out, had a deal to get one not in kit reduced price but all out. So pick up Z8 in am and will use f mount 24-70 2.8 glass for now. Please let me know how you like the 24-120 if you get a chance IQ and bokeh. Handy focal lengths for walk around lens. Thanks
Thanks. Yes Mikes here in Sacto was going to do that but called me back...ran out of lenses. I would like something lighter /longer than the 24-70.Hi KurtY,
Mike’s Cameras put together what they called a “soft kit” with the discount. Lucky they had the stock. I will be shooting a 5-day outdoor music festival next month so that’s why I was anxious to have it. I will report back then.
These extended f4 zooms, combined with AI denoise software, are in many cases replacing the standard f2.8 trinity of zooms for event work, especially for well-lit venues.
They transfer between stores. Maybe you can still get in on it.Thanks. Yes Mikes here in Sacto was going to do that but called me back...ran out of lenses. I would like something lighter /longer than the 24-70.