Considering Z7ii for landscape....but

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Ernie Misner
Ernie Misner Veteran Member • Posts: 8,002
Re: Considering Z7ii for landscape....but

Rico Schiekel wrote:

goactive wrote:

Get the Z6 the 7 is not needed you can still crop in a lot and make any large prints you want and not have to deal with all the large files and slower editing.

I have to disagree here, I always choose my Z7 over my Z6 for any kind of landscape work (and almost any other work as well except low light).

Cropping a 24mp image from the Z6 is for me not a option but cropping a 46mp from the Z7 works exceptionally well in most cases.

I also love the base IS0 64 of the Z7. That, the nice resolution and the great dynamic range make it the choice for landscape in my opinion.

Very well said on all points Rico! I have the Z6 and Z7II both, and really miss ISO 64 on the Z6 when shooting longish exposures on creeks, rivers, and waterfalls, or when doing long exposures with an ND filter in general. For all of the above reasons I almost always grab the Z7II rather than the Z6.

I loved the high res sensors on my D800 and D810, then missed those sensors when I went to the Z6. Problem totally solved now with the Z7II. The Z6 is a very sweet camera but mine doesn't get much use.

Also with a halfway decent computer those 46mp files are not a big deal to work with. I don't have any issues but I agree that the files from a Z6 are less demanding on the hardware.

I guess this is a very personal choice based on your own requirements and expectations.

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