What Telephoto lens for Z-system?

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z2122 Senior Member • Posts: 1,977
What Telephoto lens for Z-system?

Currently I have a Z6 and a Sigma 100-400.  I would like to have more reach for animals and when I am hiking. Sonetimes I am on a boot and like to take photos of Islands, other boats or Kite-Surfers nearby.

so my options are:

  1. 500pf and TC1.4 ... but how fast is the AF ? (I have a 70-200f4 and this lens is quite slow on the Z6)
  2. new 400 f4.5 with a TC 1.4Z  .. sounds good , but have to wait for delivery
  3. get a Z7 and use it with the existing Sigma 100-400 . Good cropping possibilities and I get the sweet spot of the lens in APS-C mode
  4. get a used 500f4 G lens.  Good but heavy?
  5. wait for the 200-600Z or get a 200-500G lens.  Good but slow AF and heavy . How is the 200-500 with a TC on a Z6?

Thank you for your input

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