D800->Z7 or wait for next generation?

Started 6 months ago | Questions thread
Alex Permit
Alex Permit Senior Member • Posts: 2,337
Re: D800->Z7 or wait for next generation?

Some quick thoughts:

I used to AF tune my lenses on my DSLR's. It was a frustrating experience. The optimal value would fluctuate with Focal length (on zoom lenses), with distance, it seemed to even fluctuate with temperature. I have found this is not the case with my Z7. Any fluctuation in tested "optimal" values seems to fluctuate around zero, and is just noise. If not having to deal with tuning lenses is important to you, I would say switch now.

On my D500 and D5 cameras, I used AF-C as my default focus mode. It just worked. On my Z7 I use AF-S as my default and use AF-C on a situtational basis. AF-S is rock solid and if your subjects are mostly static, I'd say go for it.  If solid AF-C performance is really important to you, I would say wait for the next generation.

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