D850 to ... Z7 - what improved (that mattered)? Locked

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Re: Not a lot...

maljo@inreach.com wrote:

light weight

compact

focus stacking

eye focus/face focus

no mirror lock up needed

very accurate status focus

better lenses

focus adjustment (mostly) not needed

no mirror vibration

view finder or LCD focus - back and forth very simple

fold out LCD

focus anywhere on the screen

the envy of your neighbors

Mostly trivial stuff, most of it being just differences, not necessarily improvements. The iis hitting the market has been a big non-event. Another rendition or two and maybe they'll be a decent tool to add to the toolbox, as some fellows like to refer to them as.

But the manufacturers have done a wonderful job of convincing people to pay more for a product that they can make much cheaper. What every business wants.

And, when Jim Kasson and Lance B says that any difference between the 70-200e s are splitting hairs (paraphrasing), and the Sigma 40 is untouched by anything in S, I tend to not believe the "better lenses" part. If it were not for paragraph 2 above, Nikon could refresh all the wide angles in f mount, and there wouldn't be enough difference to matter. Probably doesn't as it is.

As I said, a rendition or two down the road, plus a better FTZ, there might be two or three actual reasons to add it as another "tool"

Light weight and compact for example, are only reasons based on age of photographer, or where you want to take it. A 47mp Df would do the same thing, with equally poor and lacking controls.

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