D800->Z7 or wait for next generation?

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olyflyer
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Re: D800->Z7 or wait for next generation?
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thejohnnerparty wrote:

Oh, I completely agree. I was just surprised that it was only -1EV. I believe the D750 is good down to -3EV. That is why I was somewhat surprised.

Yes, but what's the point of AF down to -3EV if the meter only works down to 0EV...

The Z7 metering works down to -3EV (just like the D850), which I actually prefer more than AF down to -3EV. In my opinion, accurate metering system is more important than AF in total darkness. Also, I wonder if anyone ever used a camera to AF on any target at -3EV... I mean, that is definitely very dark.

The metering of the D800 is also only down to 0EV, which can be the reason why I feel the Z7 is CONSIDERABLY better in low light situations than the D800 ever was, even though the AF of the D800 is better according to the specifications (not according to my experience).

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