Z9 + 800mm 5.6E FL ED VR

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Alanm61 Junior Member • Posts: 35
Z9 + 800mm 5.6E FL ED VR

Hi Crew,

Does anyone on here shoot with the Z9, FTZ2 and 800mm F5.6E FL ED VR? If so, what's the IQ like? I'm a little underwhelmed with the combo. Doesn't make any difference if I use / don't use the 1.4x. Both the lens and Z9 have been back to a Nikon repair centre in Sydney. The Z9 was recalibrated and whilst the results are better, they still don't cut it in my humble opinion. I've shot over 12000 pictures, hundreds and hundreds very deliberately taken, i.e., not spray and pray!!

My shots are small birds [Chats, small Honeyeaters, Red Capped Robins] Galahs, Black cocky's, the odd Heron, ducks, 28's etc.

I look at some of the pics with the Z9 / 500PF combo and wonder if they've had post done [sharpening, but even then, IQ is required] to within inches of their lives or they're straight out of camera.

My D6 with it is great, with or with out the 1.4x.

I'm starting to think my 800 simply can't resolve well enough for the Z9.

Thought / opinions?

Cheers.
Al.

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