Counting my blessings with the Z7II and the 24-200

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Dennis Forum Pro • Posts: 20,439
Re: Counting my blessings with the Z7II and the 24-200

Digital Shutterbug wrote:

I understand your point. But, let me play the Devil's advocate in the case of the 24-200. It's a better than 8:1 zoom lens.

Sorry - I guess I had something else in mind while replying to the specific comment about light & cheap. I'm thinking more specifically about the 16-50, 24-50 and the 28/2.8 prime as I'm shopping around for a small carry-everywhere camera.

A lens made to higher standards of quality construction is nice up to the point that it increases the cost, size and weight beyond the intended purpose it's being bought for.

Agreed. In the case of the 16-50 and 24-50, the intended purpose is to make for a cheap kit. My purpose for buying one would be more for compactness than "cheapness"

I just think it would blow the lens out of the water for most of us that see it as a lens that can replace at least a couple of lenses and be ideal for for vacation travel or walking around town or the neighborhood.

From all I've read, the 24-200 is a very nice lens - if it's not premium like an f/2.8 zoom, that's fine, but my impression is that the compact lenses are a step below. Personally, I haven't gotten out to see any camera gear since pre-pandemic, but should have a chance to spend some time in a camera store next week.

Really, I do understand your point. It's just about the compromises we make every time we pick up a camera and lens(es).

I love the idea of something like X100V as my carry-everywhere camera for the satisfaction of picking it up and using it. But a z50 seems like a more practical choice for many reasons.

- Dennis

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