Bird in Flight AF Comparisons with Z7, D850 and D500

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OP stitchlips Contributing Member • Posts: 684
Re: Bird in Flight AF Comparisons with Z7, D850 and D500

Bob Jameson wrote:

stitchlips wrote:

A lot of people have asked me to make a video comparing the auto focus system of the Z7, D850 and D500. I took each camera out on 3 different mornings doing what I like to most, capturing some incredible birds in flight.

I have a group of Osprey that show up every morning and feed. This made for the perfect opportunity to go out and shoot with all three cameras and compare the results.

The Z7 did much better than I had anticipated when compared to the D850 and the D500. Enjoy the video.

Thanks for the true test of the camera AF's. This is something that most of us need since we don't have ready access to those lenses, cameras, and location! This will cut down the Z series AF performance chatter significantly now that we have real field test data at our disposal.

I enjoyed your videos a lot - short and direct to the point.

Thanks for watching. The Z7 didn't seem all that bad to me. Not nearly as bad as it has been labeled that's for sure.

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