Z Primes in your Bag

Started Nov 8, 2019 | Discussions
mobiledynamics New Member • Posts: 14
Z Primes in your Bag

Going to try the Z from a 850. I always tend to sway with the 35mm or 85mm 1.4

I'll most likely be ordering the 2.8 zoom. In the readings, it seems like the 50mm is a better lense than the 35mm ?

So, what Z primes are obvious keepers

Lance B Forum Pro • Posts: 32,816
Re: Z Primes in your Bag
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mobiledynamics wrote:

Going to try the Z from a 850. I always tend to sway with the 35mm or 85mm 1.4

I'll most likely be ordering the 2.8 zoom. In the readings, it seems like the 50mm is a better lense than the 35mm ?

So, what Z primes are obvious keepers

They all are. The fact that the 50 might be considered slightly "better" than the 35 doesn't mean the 35 is not great. If you need a 35mm you need 35mm, a 50mm won't necessarily be right for the job.

I have the following Z lenses:

35 f1.8S

50 f1.8S

85 f1.8S

14-30 f4S.

24-70 f4S

24-70 f2.8S

 Lance B's gear list:Lance B's gear list
Nikon D500 Nikon D850 Nikon Z7 Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8G IF-ED VR Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II +17 more
msstudio Regular Member • Posts: 475
Re: Z Primes in your Bag

I have the 35-50-85 as well as the 24-70 2.8, they're all staying, as they have their place. The 85mm is the longest for now. To me the Z line is just a fun piece with amazing image quality. I personally adore the 50 for some reason. Overall the AF doesn't perform as well in low light and I have a D850,  Sony A9's and Hasselblads, so it's sadly fall between the chairs...but it s a brilliant system with a great future, great opening act. I wish I cold let go of my Sony's but as Nikon is not updating I might just get the A9 II asap with some replacement GM zooms...

 msstudio's gear list:msstudio's gear list
Nikon D850 Nikon Z7 Hasselblad X1D II 50C Sony a9 II Nikon Z6 II +13 more
ballwin12 Regular Member • Posts: 338
All of them

mobiledynamics wrote:

Going to try the Z from a 850. I always tend to sway with the 35mm or 85mm 1.4

I'll most likely be ordering the 2.8 zoom. In the readings, it seems like the 50mm is a better lense than the 35mm ?

So, what Z primes are obvious keepers

All Z primes that I'm having are keepers (35S, 50S and 85S 1.8).

 ballwin12's gear list:ballwin12's gear list
Nikon Z6 Nikon Z 24-70mm F4 Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 Nikon Z 35mm F1.8 Nikon Z 85mm F1.8
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