D780 and Z owners - AF-C Single Focus - LiveView vs OVF any different?

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OP skyrunr Senior Member • Posts: 1,173
Re: D780 in hand UPDATE: HAPPY!

Okay, my FX photography life is back to normal and upgraded! The difference is incredible. Even just focusing on items in my office with the OVF. No trouble at all.

The AF-C works as expected! I can still hear it focusing away, but it does not wander, ever! I have a great deal of confidence using EVERY mode. Even with the 24-120f4G kit. I have a lot to consider, but this is a very clear choice for me.

Haven't even done the firmware update yet. First impression notes:

  • Everything responds the way I'm expecting it to.
  • There are some nice menu surprises in there.
  • The dial and release dial are cheap plastic!?
    • The release dial isn't indexed heavily enough.
    • Not what I'd expect from a $2,000 body
    • Even the Z50 has a nicer dial.
  • Feels cheaper than any Z5/Z7/Z6II
  • I don't need to program ANY function buttons! LOL Usable out of the box.
  • I miss the detailed info in the EVF!
  • Going back to DSLR seems loud.
  • Weight is more balanced and stable.
  • The back buttons don't light up.
  • Really going to miss CFE
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