Good "travel zoom" for Nikon DX Cameras?

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OP sirhawkeye64 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,474
Re: Good "travel zoom" for Nikon DX Cameras?

calson wrote:

A D500 is a poor choice as a backup camera for a Z camera or even a FX camera for that matter. When I traveled with a new D850 and my D500 I came to realize that if the D850 had any problems the D500 was not a good backup camera with its DX sensor. I sold the D500 and bought a second D850 camera.

With a Z camera the best backup is another Z camera. Second choice would be a compact camera with a 1" sensor like the Lumix or Canon G series cameras where they have an integrated zoom lens and provide Raw file capture.

The reason I was considering (no longer am) a D500 was it would be my wildlife camera, but also serve as a backup to my Z camera.  I've since decided (at least for now) not to get a D500.

I might just also wait and see what firmware updates Nikon has for the Z7 II in terms of AF improvements.  I alraedy have 2 Z cameras (originally when I made the post, I was going to only have one, but decided to keep one and trade one instead of trading both for one new one).

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