Anyone got his Z7/6 and never looked back his/her D850?

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ContaxRTSII Regular Member • Posts: 135
Anyone got his Z7/6 and never looked back his/her D850?

Just being curious, a specific question for people came from D850 and never "regretted"?

Please at least one or two weeks of real world "experience" not simply opinion.

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Re: Anyone got his Z7/6 and never looked back his/her D850?
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ContaxRTSII wrote:

Just being curious, a specific question for people came from D850 and never "regretted"?

Please at least one or two weeks of real world "experience" not simply opinion.

As I've said before here, I've sold my D850 but I'm keeping my D5.

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TonyM Contributing Member • Posts: 550
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ContaxRTSII wrote:

Just being curious, a specific question for people came from D850 and never "regretted"?

Please at least one or two weeks of real world "experience" not simply opinion.

I'm using my D850 less and less, but I'm not ready to sell it.  It does do things the Z7 can't do as well... at least for me.

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OP ContaxRTSII Regular Member • Posts: 135
Re: Anyone got his Z7/6 and never looked back his/her D850?

What if you don't have D5 and you got to keep only one, Z or 850?

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ContaxRTSII wrote:

What if you don't have D5 and you got to keep only one, Z or 850?

Good thing I don't have to make that decision.

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slidewilson Regular Member • Posts: 238
Re: Anyone got his Z7/6 and never looked back his/her D850?
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TonyM wrote:

ContaxRTSII wrote:

Just being curious, a specific question for people came from D850 and never "regretted"?

Please at least one or two weeks of real world "experience" not simply opinion.

I'm using my D850 less and less, but I'm not ready to sell it. It does do things the Z7 can't do as well... at least for me.

This is the thing, there's sooo much I love about my Z6 but I was shooting some portraits tonight in very low light and it just couldn't keep up. I switched to my D850 for a moment and it locked in focus much better. I really think they're excellent cameras to have side by side.
Also I'm still trying to get used to the EVF, it's such a big visual change when composing. That being said, the benefits of the EVF are already starting to win me over.

I'm sure the day will come where the Z6/7 will be better in all relevant areas than the D850, but today is not that day

JacquesC
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Not quite what you asked, but...
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ContaxRTSII wrote:

Just being curious, a specific question for people came from D850 and never "regretted"?

Please at least one or two weeks of real world "experience" not simply opinion.

I’ve never had a D850, but my desire for having one has evaporated completely after a month with the Z7.

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Re: Anyone got his Z7/6 and never looked back his/her D850?

TonyM wrote:

I'm using my D850 less and less, but I'm not ready to sell it. It does do things the Z7 can't do as well... at least for me.

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Lance B Forum Pro • Posts: 31,295
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I have had the Z7 since early October and have not used my D850 since. However, I will not be selling the D850 any time soon.

The problem is that people seem to want to pigeon hole people and their camera to either/or rather than "right tool for the job" . Neither the Z7 nor the D850 are perfect for every person or every shooting style or use. This isn't a competition

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fpessolano Senior Member • Posts: 2,395
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I did for a while, now I have decided to leave the 70-200E on the D850 (with a TC2 when it needs to be there) and we will see next year if I sell it or not to fund new Z lenses.

My main issue now is what I do with the sigma 150-600 (since the 60-600 seems basically the same but more zoom)

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Lance B wrote:

The problem is that people seem to want to pigeon hole people and their camera to either/or rather than "right tool for the job" . Neither the Z7 nor the D850 are perfect for every person or every shooting style or use.

Well said 

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sidebyside Senior Member • Posts: 1,135
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I can't answer your question as asked but I'm going to reply based on another camera system.  I feel compelled to say what I'm feeling.

I've been using Sony mirrorless for years but when I started to hear good things about the Nikon Z I decided to buy a Z6 to see for myself.  It took a while to get used to a different camera and getting it dialed-in, but after 3 weeks of using the Z6 I decided to sell my Sony and make a switch to Nikon Z.

I have no regrets and no looking back.

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rokoko Regular Member • Posts: 271
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Same here, 70-200E+D850. Just added a battery grip and en-el18a.

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No, but...

...I did sell my a7R III and don’t regret it one bit.   I’m absolutely thrilled with the Z7.   My most recent cameras were Panasonic and Sony.   I’ve used several different brands but Nikon until now didn’t have a good mirrorless large sensor camera.   I’m all in!   I still have a Fuji for occasional use but I don’t touch it much because it’s so much fun shooting with the  Z7 and the images are outstanding.

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Re: Anyone got his Z7/6 and never looked back his/her D850?

My alternatives were to buy the D850 or the Z7 to replace my good old D800 with. I chose the Z7 and not regretted selling the D800 or not buying the D850. I think I will never again buy a camera with a mirror and a prism. It is an invention which is over 80 years old, so it is time to retire it. The Z7 is finally an FF camera regarding body size and shape which is more like the SLRs I grew up with and liked a lot for their compactness and high quality. I never really liked the shapes of DSLRs, so for me was really a no brainer, and if I had a D850 I would have sold that as well.

But you have to ask yourself the question, do you need a second FF body or not? How often would you use the one or the other? In my opinion there is no point of keeping cameras unless you have need for them, or you are a collector of old cameras.

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Just for fun, here is a quick take on how the Z7 covers cameras I own or might accept as a gift:

Nikon:
Makes obsolete for any use I would have:   D750, D800, D810
Replaces all DX:  D500, etc.
Demotes from general purpose to special purpose:  D850
Doesn't change the relevancy of (although not used any more basically) D3s-D4s (owned), D5

Not Nikon (none owned)
Needs one pancake lens to replace small body FX with AF: RX1, A7riii, Leica Q
To some extent liberates M lenses from existing bodies and sensors:  Leica M series, Leica SL
Not the same, but can have monochrome EVF:  Leica Monochrome
With Otus lenses, not all that far from:  GFX-50

All in all, a very flexible camera system.
And the importance of having a pancake like lens is obvious.   It allows the Z's to become an entirely different kind of camera for a market segment that is not currently brilliantly served.

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Replaced my D850 with a Z6+Z7 combo. Totally silent and vibration free shooting while looking through the viewfinder was the final trigger. Compact and lightweight Z7 body (670 grams) which has 9 fps like D850 with grip( 1400 gram) are a bonus. The stellar 24-70 F4s was another reason to take my decision. Added a Z6 two weeks ago. Z6 will be my high iso camera, very clean images until iso 12800.
My D850 was collecting dust since my Z7 arrived and finally sold it.
Did not regret for a second.

Related topics:

Shooting with Z6...

BIF with Z6 & nikkor 200-500

Z7 hands-on and field test

3 months with Z...

Kindest regards,
Stany

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Arvind Balaraman Regular Member • Posts: 161
I have D5, D850 and Z7
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Thinking of selling D5 and keeping D850 and Z7

like the compact camera with higher MP. No regrets

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lonewolf1983 Regular Member • Posts: 490
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Have D850's and now a Z6
I shoot sports and wildlife so no it wont replace my D850's but sure as hell makes a great 2nd/3rd body for other stuff

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Re: Anyone got his Z7/6 and never looked back his/her D850?

slidewilson wrote:

TonyM wrote:

ContaxRTSII wrote:

Just being curious, a specific question for people came from D850 and never "regretted"?

Please at least one or two weeks of real world "experience" not simply opinion.

I'm using my D850 less and less, but I'm not ready to sell it. It does do things the Z7 can't do as well... at least for me.

This is the thing, there's sooo much I love about my Z6 but I was shooting some portraits tonight in very low light and it just couldn't keep up. I switched to my D850 for a moment and it locked in focus much better. I really think they're excellent cameras to have side by side.
Also I'm still trying to get used to the EVF, it's such a big visual change when composing. That being said, the benefits of the EVF are already starting to win me over.

I'm sure the day will come where the Z6/7 will be better in all relevant areas than the D850, but today is not that day

Totally agree with u, I don’t have the mighty D850, for some reason my D610 see in the dark better than my Z6 when I shoot at a desk venue but I love the Z6 and everything about it

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