Sample gallery from my Z24-70 F/4 S, my new favorite walk around lens!

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Brueghel Senior Member • Posts: 1,039
Re: Not really...

rbmphoto wrote:

The 24-70 is not overkill, it is more limited on the z50 than the 16-80. On the Z7, the 24-70 let’s one use the full benefit of the larger sensor, albeit with limited range. However, having used it extensively on the Z7, I would always prefer the 2.8s version, or a prime - the kit lens is a great kit lens, but at the end of the day, it still is a kit lens. But as the op showed - you can get very good pics using it with proper technique with still subjects.

If af performance is important to you, let me suggest a Z6/Z7, or the ii versions of each, with your 300mm lens. Useful as the z50 may be, it is not in the same AF class, by far, as its semipro ff z big brothers. Something Clint E .said about knowing one’s limits...

In summary, I’m not sure what you would gain by spending money on a 24-70 4.0 s for your z50. I also believe that you would get greater satisfaction with your beloved 300mm lens on a larger z body with better af, and ibis for that matter. Your d7100 is probably more responsive, but less accurate, than the z50 with the 300mm. For af response, it is tough to beat the dslr’s compared to mirrorless, however you take a large step up in mirrorless response by going to the single digit z’s.

again, good luck!

Thks for the additional comments. I agree with everything you wrote (I was not very precise in my post)

Regarding the move to the bigger brothers, it is really a matter of $$$. Actually a matter of balancing the budgets of photography, astrophotography and my other hobbies

Your remarks on the D7100 vs the Z50 are correct. If I could spend a few days surrounded with BIFs, I would take the Z50. However, if the window of opportunity for BIFs is very small (which it is usually), then the DSLR would offer a (non negligibly) higher hit ratio (Thom would say: "Come on ! Just go out and practice ! It only took me 15 000 photos to master the mirrorless Zs").

In any case, the general state of the planet may be quite depressing but the state of photography is incredibly good. So many great cameras, so many incredible lenses !

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Canon EOS 6D Nikon D7100 Nikon Z50 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR +4 more
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