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

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Paddler213 Contributing Member • Posts: 892
Re: Not the Zee forum

michaeladawson wrote:

T O Shooter wrote:

Why not keep your Zee lens comments to the Zee forum?

While I agree with your opinion in general, unfortunately Paddler123 is the one who made the question fair game with his comment that the DSLR combo "easily bests" the Z combo.

I like to read. While the methodology may not be identical, these graphs are the basis for my purchasing decisions:

https://photographylife.com/reviews/nikon-z-24mm-f1-8-s/2

https://photographylife.com/reviews/nikon-24mm-f1-4g/2

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/zeiss-milvus-25mm-f-1-4-review-31529/performance

Here's an even more impressive review:

https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/zeiss-milvus-1425

The Zeiss is sharper across the frame and at all apertures.  Compare the test data at f/8 and above, it's nice to be able to stop down for landscapes to increase DOF without incurring a sharpness penalty.  Prints from the 24/1.8G are a bit soft in the corners. A print from the file I posted above is visibly sharper, it seems the contrast is outstanding as well. The S is better than the G, but not enough to justify buying a Z7 ii plus the S lens, which would be $3900. YMMV, of course.

 Paddler213's gear list:Paddler213's gear list
Nikon D500 Nikon D850 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF Nikon 85mm F1.8G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm F4E FL ED VR +5 more
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