D800->Z7 or wait for next generation?

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edform Veteran Member • Posts: 6,319
Re: Sorry - a made a mistake

Leonard Shepherd wrote:

edform wrote:

Nikon have been developing mirrorless AF since about 2009,

Half agreed, though in terms of new products development stopped a few years back.

Not so Leonard, N1 product releases ceased a few years back, but it's pretty clear that work in that sphere was superseded by development of the Z cameras, so my guess is development of the AF system has been continuous.

Perhaps I should have referred to 24x36 format.

The original Nikon ML format had about 3 stops more dof than 24x36 so focus did not have to be quite so accurate - especially with 45 MP in the Z7.

Performance in the near field through a 300mm lens was pretty good...

I had an RX10-iv recently and it would have done only marginally better than this even though it has the AF system of an A9 - the system in my V3 was on the market several years earlier.

My judgement is that commercial pressures sent the Z cameras to the market slightly early and that the new firmware release in two weeks from now will set Nikon's current ducks in a row

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