D5, A9… or waiting for Z9 (sports photography)

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Re: D5, A9… or waiting for Z9 (sports photography)
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lickity split wrote:

TOF guy wrote:

lickity split wrote:

whether the infamous A9 banding would be a real problem.

Not in the vast majority of the pictures you will take

I’d pick a D5, Z9 will end up going the same route the Sony A7Ii and Z6 which I’m confident will leaving wanting better AF

Totally disagree. Nikon understands that the Z9 is the D6 successor and will make sure its AF is as good if not better than the D6 and the A9II.

Nikon will never make a MILC camera that beats its flagship DSLR ,I’d like to say they ain’t that stupid but you never know ,

Then they are stupid (not!): they've developed the Z9 sensor that no sensor of the D6 family can compare to. So much for "never make an MILC camera that beats its flagship DSLR".

Nikon is not going to abandon its DSLR flagship line just because they made its first pro body Z ,

No, they are not going to abandon its DSLR flagship line, But they are going to give much more attention to the Z cameras than to the F bodies. In fact they already have: since the D6 was announced, Nikon has introduced one new dSLR (D780) and five Z cameras (Z5 Z6II Z7II Zfc and Z9 right round the corner). It has also stopped manufacturing several F mount lens while introducing new Z lenses at a steady pace.

to even think that is ridiculous, a D7 is in the works and it’s AF will be top notch , the Z equivalent will always lag behind

Your prediction is out of touch with reality. For instance, there should have been a D850 successor out by now. And there is not. Not promising for "the D7 in the works".

Much more realistic is that Nikon is aware that the competitors to the Z bodies are not its own dSLR but Sony and Canon. The A9II has been out for a while so Nikon knows the standard it has to match (at least) with the Z9.

Which means indeed that it will exceed the D6 AF in many ways.

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