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

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primeshooter
primeshooter Veteran Member • Posts: 6,616
Re: Wait till you see the new Nikon 100-400 that leaked yesterday.
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lickity split wrote:

michaeladawson wrote:

lickity split wrote:

sandy b wrote:

The Z9, according to rumors, will have no mechanical shutter, shoot 20 fps 16 bit raw, 30fps reduces size images, shoot an hour of 8k video, shoot 4k 120 unlimited, and have the best AF of any camera period. I think it will be a game changer. And cheaper than a D6.

Enjoy your Sony.

Specs mean nothing, just look at previous Z bodies for unfulfilled promises made.

I’m aware that plenty of unrealistic expectations from users may not have been met.

I’m not aware of Nikon breaking any promises.

Is having a working AF system unrealistic?

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/65575411

The authors one concern which is AF was not addressed in the firmware update ,countless threads on this , would you like to see more ?

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/65573878

Nikon has little credibility left and I seriously doubt anyone who’s been paying attention for the past few years believes anything Nikon or their paid Ambassadors have to say about performance of any of their products ,they’d rather sell you a product and move on but you can only do that so many times before consumers turn their backs on you, Nikon’s crossed that bridge already , look at the

oil spots on the D600 which caused a lawsuit which I was part of ( they sent me a D610 )

D800 AF issues

D750 several service advisories that went on for years

Crap AF of the DF

crap AF on all Z cameras produced to date

SB-900 overheating,to be replaced by SB910

I think I’ll make some popcorn ….

Yeh the Z7 AF was pretty atrocious on release and even now isn't great. 
Brand ambassadors? What can we say about that. One of the few I liked, Jeff Ascough who was for canon one for years doesn't even do it now. I assume tired of that racket, who knows.

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