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

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Leonard Shepherd
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Re: Welcome to the last chance hurrah!!

davescliches wrote:

lickity split wrote:

davescliches wrote:

I get the impression that the "Nikon Z9 doubting Thomas's brigade" the are having one of their last hurrahs .......

make the best of it guys ...........

............. IMHO it's one of, if not the last chance to do it !!

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/124690178@N08/

It’ll be a leap forward regarding video for Nikon but bring little to the table for stills l

little to the table for stills ........

don't you just love it ............ ??

dave's clichés

Apologies for such a long quote.

It is interesting to note recently in the thread it has been implied that those who report they find overall (though not in all respects) Z is better than F - are misleading other posters 

Nikon will be bringing a "full pro body" into the arena with high fps, big battery, stronger build quality, more versatile AF, provision for no black out high fps shooting - and subject to confirmation a high MP sensor.

For those who can use these features from Nikon - it is perhaps more important to Nikon users than a D5 or D6 - as right now there is no full pro ML body on sale from Nikon.

Thom Hogan recently made the point that for a high proportion of shooters a Z50 and 24-200 is all they need.

For this type of photographer I agree the Z9 will bring little to the table of stills photography.

There are plenty of Nikon photographers who have a need for more capable equipment than a Z50 and 24-200 - and Nikon will soon address this need.

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