DSLR or Z body just for a dedicated wildlife set up?

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DSLR or Z body just for a dedicated wildlife set up?

Hello all,

While waiting for the Nikon Z 200-600 (if and when it will ever show up), I just got a hold of a near mint 200-500/5.6 with FTZ i for a very good price ($700) and will be using it for wildlife such as birds but not necessarily BIF and also for big and slow animals like moose, caribou, bears (if I can see any of them), etc.

I only have 1 Z body, a Z7 ii that I use mostly for landscape. I'm also waiting what the next generation Z cameras will be and I hope they will introduce a mirrorless D500 equivalent. What I'm looking for:

  • I want a dedicated body for wildlife as I hate changing lense(s) in the field.
  • I want a DX sensor for that extra reach.

My question is: Will I get a used DLSR D500 or D7500 or a mirrorless Z50 or ZFC for the time being. What will you get?

I'm currently working here in interior Alaska, and at this time of the year wildlife are seldom seen where I'm at and hoping that next year will be a better one.


- Rich -

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