Z 50/D7200 A/B comparison shots *Long Post*

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Z 50/D7200 A/B comparison shots *Long Post*

The weather held nicely and we spent the day at Waterton Lakes National Park (in the S.W. corner of Alberta just "above" Glacier National Park in the US).

Here is an A/B test between Z50 and D7200. With the exception of the 4 shots with the native kit lenses for the Z50 in the beginning (which were hand-held), all of the shots were taken off a tripod at f8 and ISO100 in Aperture mode (must have touched the ISO when zooming the 200-500 out to 500 on Z50). No processing done except conversion to JPEG in NX-D EXCEP the D7200 was shooting underexposed: I goofed and left EV at -1.0 That was adjusted in NX-D. In sequence, the lens tested were: Tokina AT-X Pro 11-16 f2.8 DXII, Sigma 17-50 f2.8 EX DC OS HSM, Nikon AF-S DX 18-140 F3.5-5.6G ED VR, Nikon AF-S 200-500 F5.6E ED VR. Each lens was shot at min and max zoom.  AFC, single point for both cameras.

Some minor focus point variation occured due to mounting/dismounting from the tripod using the Manfrotto quick release system.

Please excuse the length of the post but I only use Googe Photos and some folks don't like to access that stuff or don't have a Google account. Take a peek (I haven't done an “eyeball A/B” yet myself. These are “hot off the SD card as they say.  Just hope I didn't make too many mistakes or accidental "setting changes".

Last point: I have no idea what (if anything) this proves except that I believe the Z50 holds it's own...at least in very good light.

Comments welcome.

With Kit Lenses:

Z50 + Z16/50 @ 16

Z50 + Z16-50 @ 50

Z50 + Z50-250 @ 50

Z50 + Z50-250 @ 250

Comparison Shots

Z50 + Tokina @ 11

D7200 + Tokina @ 11

Z50 + Tokina @ 16

D7200 + Tokina @ 16

Z50 + Sigma @ 17

D7200 + Sigma @ 17

Z50 + Sigma @ 50

D7200 + Sigma @ 50

Z50 + Nik 18-140 @ 18

D7200 + Nik 18-140 @ 18

Z50 + Nik 18-140 @ 140

D7200 + Nik 18-140 @ 140

Z50 + Nik 200-500 @ 200

D7200 + Nik 200-500 @ 200

Z50 + Nik 200-500 @ 500

D7200 + Nik 200-500 @ 500

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 Tootsall's gear list:Tootsall's gear list
Nikon D7200 Nikon Z50 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Tokina AT-X Pro 11-16mm f/2.8 DX II +7 more
Nikon D7200
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