Z6ii or Z7ii for my needs?

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shuncheung Senior Member • Posts: 2,355
Re: Z6ii or Z7ii for my needs?

aniltulsi wrote:

For BIF, I use Wide Area (L), as I don't trust Auto Area to find the bird. For bird on perch, I use Auto Area with the tracking box, whatever it is called.

I always use TC-1.4 with my 200-500, so the maximum aperture is f/8. The low light is when I reach ISO 6400, with shutter falling below 1/200s. Then the camera starts hunting a lot. I think Z6ii should still be able to AF, in such conditions.

For a few years, I used the 200-500mm/f5.6 AF-S VR on my D5 and D500. Even on those bodies, its AF is on the slow side. When you add a 1.4x TC, the 200-500's AF is going to be pretty hopeless, even on the D5.

For me, that issue is partially solved when I switched to the 500mm/f5.6 PF; it is still not an f4 lens, but AF is more responsive.

 shuncheung's gear list:shuncheung's gear list
Nikon D500 Nikon D850 Nikon Z6 Nikon Z6 II Nikon 500mm F5.6E PF +6 more
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