NEW to Z9 - Advice for 1DXMKII user

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NEW to Z9 - Advice for 1DXMKII user

Hi, I've been told by B&H I'll be receiving a Z9 on July 1st.  I put my order in, in Jan. 😀.  I'm very excited. The way I felt when I got my first 1DX in 2011, then a 1DXMKII and a 1DXMKIII.

I plan on selling one copy each of a 1DXMKIII and a 1DXMKII if I get adjusted to the Z9.

The Z9 order is coming with a B card reader, a 650GB high speed B card, extra battery and Fringer EF to Z adapter.

Since I have "no idea" of advanced Z9 menu structures or the muscle memory of Canon after 11 years of use, I think my learning curve will be steep.

Before I commit to replacing about $50K in Canon glass, I'd like to attach my "main" Canon work lenses to the Z9.  2.8:  70-200 II; 300mm II, 400mm II,  24-70 II, 85 1.2.  I've watch videos on YouTube and they seem to work well with the Fringer and should allow me to learn about Nikon menu structures.

As a professional sports and fashion photographer, I'm hoping there are others here who can help with some advice to make this transition smoother based on your experience.

From a workflow perspective, it's LR and Photoshop on a Mac Studio Max 64GB/2TB with a new Studio monitor.  On NAS with hot swappable 14TB drives.

I "guess" I'll have to start all new catalogs in LR and PS? To not mix Canon and Nikon file formats


 tvstaff's gear list:tvstaff's gear list
Canon EOS-1D X Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Fujifilm GFX 100S Canon EF 35mm F1.4L USM +29 more
Canon EOS-1D Nikon Z9 Sony 24-70mm F2.8 II
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