Reluctant D750 SLR user wondering about switching to Z7

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rbach44 New Member • Posts: 6
Reluctant D750 SLR user wondering about switching to Z7

I rather like my D750 but due to changing needs, I wonder if it may be time to switch to mirrorless. Namely a Z7. Not necessarily for the extra pixels at full frame, but for ISO 64 and to the ability switch to a DX frame with enough quality pixels in a pinch. It will be used for landscape, travel, and as a general high IQ camera. I have plenty of other cameras for other needs

Here are my reasons for considering the switch:
• My standard for lens quality seem to be creeping ever higher, but my threshold for heavier lenses seems to be getting lower and lower.
• I also seem to be getting picker about exposure, and like the idea of real time exposure preview through the finder.
• I find I just cannot settle on a high quality mid range zoom (what I usually use with my full frame cameras) that isn't enormous, limited in range, or both in F mount. The Z7 + 24-120 S combo seems like a fair compromise in all of these areas.
• I never use a tripod and the IBIS sounds pretty great, especially since I find myself habitually stopping down more than before.
• I find manual focus for my manual lens collection pretty hit or miss on a modern SLR unless stopped way down.

Here are the reason I am hesitant:
• I actually like the experience of an OVF over and EVF. Not quite rational, but I just do. Granted EVFs have gotten MUCH better since I started using mirrorless cameras...
• The D750 grip fits my (larger) hands like a glove, I worry that the Z7 may be a bit small without an extra and potentially heavy/awkward accessory grip.
• I generally like the ergonomics of a larger SLR. The heavier camera and lighter lens combination suits me.
• Lens adaptability looks great for the Z7, but I wonder if use may be limited in the real world. Most of those adapter combinations make the whole kit seem rather unergononic or a bit goofy overall.
• I am just plain used to my Nikon DSLRs. The D750 is is my 5th after all...

Has anyone else made a similar switch? Any thoughts either way?

Thanks in advance!


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