What do you use alongside your Z?

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Re: What do you use alongside your Z?

NCB wrote:

Sort of thinking about this myself. In my case, when out walking I stick a camera in the rucksack pocket, where it's easily got at and doesn't weigh the sack down to much.

Goto camera is a 14 year old Nikon Coolpix 8400, with a 24-85 equiv lens. Good ergonomics; it's slightly lighter, smaller than a Z50 and has a good grip as well as a (poor) EVF. It's still used because I've tried a number of more modern alternatives and couldn't find anything I liked as much. And it does great output. Tried an LX100 but thought the handling was awful. Tried an N1 J5, but output wasn't good enough. Whatever, it's time I replaced it. Coming to the conclusion that an m43 is the minimum sensor size worthwhile

Thoughts were leading to an OM-D E-M10 with a compact lens. However, I'm now looking closely at the Z50. I think it'll do the job. Not too worried by the price as it's cheaper than things like the Fuji X100F and Sony RX100 VI. I find the Z6 is great but reckon the Z50 should be fine for when weight and size matters.

Not really pocketable though. For that need I think I'd look at a Panasonic travel zoom.

I actually had an OM-D EM5 when they first came out. It was good - and performed well, but I never got past the long kit zoom so it wasn’t totally compact. It went when it just wasn’t getting used enough.

I hear the EM10 is smaller and lighter and there’s a plethora of compact primes available for m43..

I’d take the z50 in a heartbeat but I’m not sure I could justify the nearly a grand on it when I could get some really good S glass for that..

The EM10ii seems pretty cheap used.. maybe I should revisit that. Unless I wait for the z50 to drop (a lot!) in price. Hmmm.

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Nikon Z7 Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm F2.8G ED Nikon Z 24-70mm F4 Nikon Z 50mm F1.8
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