D7000 Upgrade Options - Fuji X-T4/X-T? vs Nikon Z6 travel kit

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kushi190 New Member • Posts: 23
D7000 Upgrade Options - Fuji X-T4/X-T? vs Nikon Z6 travel kit

I've been out of photography recently other than random photoshoots for my family, but am planning to get back into it due to upcoming trips + trying to capture moments in general. I currently own a D7000 + 18-140mm, 50mm 1.8D, and a 55-300mm lenses, + an SB-700 flash.

I'm looking at upgrading to one of two things currently:

Refurbished Z6 + 24-200mm Z lens, and a 50 1.8 AF-S with FTZ Adapter, keeping the SB-700, Total cost around 2300ish + XQD/CFE nonsense(100?)

OR

Fuji X-T4/T3+ 18-55mm f2.8 + 55-200mm + 35mm prime + a new third party flash. Total cost around 2400 as well.

I initially thought Nikon as the default easy pick, but find the fuji size very intriguing. Being able to buy a cheap fuji as a super tiny walkaround when I don't want to carry the larger camera sounds really nice, and the IQ seems good as well, along with the above camera's being good anyway. The downside is the larger kit, as Fuji has no decent all in one lenses.

My reasons to upgrade are: smaller size, small kit, better AF, and better IQ at high ISO and especially eye tracking because when I ask a stranger to take a photo of me and my family, or a family member wants to take a photo, they can't focus at all.

Additional info: I use off camera flash a lot, as well as wildlife/animal/zoo pics in general.

Thoughts on which to go with? I plan on selling the d7000 regardless.

 kushi190's gear list:kushi190's gear list
Nikon D7000 Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR +1 more
Fujifilm X-T3 Fujifilm X-T4 Nikon D7000 Nikon Z6
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ChelseaPhotographer
ChelseaPhotographer Contributing Member • Posts: 954
Re: D7000 Upgrade Options - Fuji X-T4/X-T? vs Nikon Z6 travel kit

kushi190 wrote:

I've been out of photography recently other than random photoshoots for my family, but am planning to get back into it due to upcoming trips + trying to capture moments in general. I currently own a D7000 + 18-140mm, 50mm 1.8D, and a 55-300mm lenses, + an SB-700 flash.

I'm looking at upgrading to one of two things currently:

Refurbished Z6 + 24-200mm Z lens, and a 50 1.8 AF-S with FTZ Adapter, keeping the SB-700, Total cost around 2300ish + XQD/CFE nonsense(100?)

OR

Fuji X-T4/T3+ 18-55mm f2.8 + 55-200mm + 35mm prime + a new third party flash. Total cost around 2400 as well.

I initially thought Nikon as the default easy pick, but find the fuji size very intriguing. Being able to buy a cheap fuji as a super tiny walkaround when I don't want to carry the larger camera sounds really nice, and the IQ seems good as well, along with the above camera's being good anyway. The downside is the larger kit, as Fuji has no decent all in one lenses.

My reasons to upgrade are: smaller size, small kit, better AF, and better IQ at high ISO and especially eye tracking because when I ask a stranger to take a photo of me and my family, or a family member wants to take a photo, they can't focus at all.

Additional info: I use off camera flash a lot, as well as wildlife/animal/zoo pics in general.

Thoughts on which to go with? I plan on selling the d7000 regardless.

I prefer full-frame so I would go with the Z6, or even better the Z5, you can get some pretty small lenses with Nikon.

But if you really want to go with Fuji, I would go for the X-S10 instead of the X-T4 or the T3.

 ChelseaPhotographer's gear list:ChelseaPhotographer's gear list
SeaLife DC2000 Ricoh GR III Pentax 645Z Canon EOS 5DS Nikon D850 +1 more
holashobby Senior Member • Posts: 1,459
Re: D7000 Upgrade Options - Fuji X-T4/X-T? vs Nikon Z6 travel kit
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ChelseaPhotographer wrote:

kushi190 wrote:

I've been out of photography recently other than random photoshoots for my family, but am planning to get back into it due to upcoming trips + trying to capture moments in general. I currently own a D7000 + 18-140mm, 50mm 1.8D, and a 55-300mm lenses, + an SB-700 flash.

I'm looking at upgrading to one of two things currently:

Refurbished Z6 + 24-200mm Z lens, and a 50 1.8 AF-S with FTZ Adapter, keeping the SB-700, Total cost around 2300ish + XQD/CFE nonsense(100?)

OR

Fuji X-T4/T3+ 18-55mm f2.8 + 55-200mm + 35mm prime + a new third party flash. Total cost around 2400 as well.

I initially thought Nikon as the default easy pick, but find the fuji size very intriguing. Being able to buy a cheap fuji as a super tiny walkaround when I don't want to carry the larger camera sounds really nice, and the IQ seems good as well, along with the above camera's being good anyway. The downside is the larger kit, as Fuji has no decent all in one lenses.

My reasons to upgrade are: smaller size, small kit, better AF, and better IQ at high ISO and especially eye tracking because when I ask a stranger to take a photo of me and my family, or a family member wants to take a photo, they can't focus at all.

Additional info: I use off camera flash a lot, as well as wildlife/animal/zoo pics in general.

Thoughts on which to go with? I plan on selling the d7000 regardless.

I prefer full-frame so I would go with the Z6, or even better the Z5, you can get some pretty small lenses with Nikon.

Which pretty small lenses are currently available for Nikon z6/5 that doesn't include using an adapter? Which Z mount lens is anywhere near as small as the f2s (23,35,50) or the 16 f2.8

But if you really want to go with Fuji, I would go for the X-S10 instead of the X-T4 or the T3.

 holashobby's gear list:holashobby's gear list
Panasonic LX10 Nikon Z6 Fujifilm X-T3 Fujifilm XF 18mm F2 R Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R +4 more
ChelseaPhotographer
ChelseaPhotographer Contributing Member • Posts: 954
Re: D7000 Upgrade Options - Fuji X-T4/X-T? vs Nikon Z6 travel kit

holashobby wrote:

ChelseaPhotographer wrote:

kushi190 wrote:

I've been out of photography recently other than random photoshoots for my family, but am planning to get back into it due to upcoming trips + trying to capture moments in general. I currently own a D7000 + 18-140mm, 50mm 1.8D, and a 55-300mm lenses, + an SB-700 flash.

I'm looking at upgrading to one of two things currently:

Refurbished Z6 + 24-200mm Z lens, and a 50 1.8 AF-S with FTZ Adapter, keeping the SB-700, Total cost around 2300ish + XQD/CFE nonsense(100?)

OR

Fuji X-T4/T3+ 18-55mm f2.8 + 55-200mm + 35mm prime + a new third party flash. Total cost around 2400 as well.

I initially thought Nikon as the default easy pick, but find the fuji size very intriguing. Being able to buy a cheap fuji as a super tiny walkaround when I don't want to carry the larger camera sounds really nice, and the IQ seems good as well, along with the above camera's being good anyway. The downside is the larger kit, as Fuji has no decent all in one lenses.

My reasons to upgrade are: smaller size, small kit, better AF, and better IQ at high ISO and especially eye tracking because when I ask a stranger to take a photo of me and my family, or a family member wants to take a photo, they can't focus at all.

Additional info: I use off camera flash a lot, as well as wildlife/animal/zoo pics in general.

Thoughts on which to go with? I plan on selling the d7000 regardless.

I prefer full-frame so I would go with the Z6, or even better the Z5, you can get some pretty small lenses with Nikon.

Which pretty small lenses are currently available for Nikon z6/5 that doesn't include using an adapter? Which Z mount lens is anywhere near as small as the f2s (23,35,50) or the 16 f2.8

The NIKKOR Z 24-50mm is pretty small...

But if you really want to go with Fuji, I would go for the X-S10 instead of the X-T4 or the T3.

 ChelseaPhotographer's gear list:ChelseaPhotographer's gear list
SeaLife DC2000 Ricoh GR III Pentax 645Z Canon EOS 5DS Nikon D850 +1 more
OP kushi190 New Member • Posts: 23
Re: D7000 Upgrade Options - Fuji X-T4/X-T? vs Nikon Z6 travel kit

ChelseaPhotographer wrote:

kushi190 wrote:

I've been out of photography recently other than random photoshoots for my family, but am planning to get back into it due to upcoming trips + trying to capture moments in general. I currently own a D7000 + 18-140mm, 50mm 1.8D, and a 55-300mm lenses, + an SB-700 flash.

I'm looking at upgrading to one of two things currently:

Refurbished Z6 + 24-200mm Z lens, and a 50 1.8 AF-S with FTZ Adapter, keeping the SB-700, Total cost around 2300ish + XQD/CFE nonsense(100?)

OR

Fuji X-T4/T3+ 18-55mm f2.8 + 55-200mm + 35mm prime + a new third party flash. Total cost around 2400 as well.

I initially thought Nikon as the default easy pick, but find the fuji size very intriguing. Being able to buy a cheap fuji as a super tiny walkaround when I don't want to carry the larger camera sounds really nice, and the IQ seems good as well, along with the above camera's being good anyway. The downside is the larger kit, as Fuji has no decent all in one lenses.

My reasons to upgrade are: smaller size, small kit, better AF, and better IQ at high ISO and especially eye tracking because when I ask a stranger to take a photo of me and my family, or a family member wants to take a photo, they can't focus at all.

Additional info: I use off camera flash a lot, as well as wildlife/animal/zoo pics in general.

Thoughts on which to go with? I plan on selling the d7000 regardless.

I prefer full-frame so I would go with the Z6, or even better the Z5, you can get some pretty small lenses with Nikon.

But if you really want to go with Fuji, I would go for the X-S10 instead of the X-T4 or the T3.

Why "or even better the Z5"?

 kushi190's gear list:kushi190's gear list
Nikon D7000 Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR +1 more
ChelseaPhotographer
ChelseaPhotographer Contributing Member • Posts: 954
Re: D7000 Upgrade Options - Fuji X-T4/X-T? vs Nikon Z6 travel kit

kushi190 wrote:

ChelseaPhotographer wrote:

kushi190 wrote:

I've been out of photography recently other than random photoshoots for my family, but am planning to get back into it due to upcoming trips + trying to capture moments in general. I currently own a D7000 + 18-140mm, 50mm 1.8D, and a 55-300mm lenses, + an SB-700 flash.

I'm looking at upgrading to one of two things currently:

Refurbished Z6 + 24-200mm Z lens, and a 50 1.8 AF-S with FTZ Adapter, keeping the SB-700, Total cost around 2300ish + XQD/CFE nonsense(100?)

OR

Fuji X-T4/T3+ 18-55mm f2.8 + 55-200mm + 35mm prime + a new third party flash. Total cost around 2400 as well.

I initially thought Nikon as the default easy pick, but find the fuji size very intriguing. Being able to buy a cheap fuji as a super tiny walkaround when I don't want to carry the larger camera sounds really nice, and the IQ seems good as well, along with the above camera's being good anyway. The downside is the larger kit, as Fuji has no decent all in one lenses.

My reasons to upgrade are: smaller size, small kit, better AF, and better IQ at high ISO and especially eye tracking because when I ask a stranger to take a photo of me and my family, or a family member wants to take a photo, they can't focus at all.

Additional info: I use off camera flash a lot, as well as wildlife/animal/zoo pics in general.

Thoughts on which to go with? I plan on selling the d7000 regardless.

I prefer full-frame so I would go with the Z6, or even better the Z5, you can get some pretty small lenses with Nikon.

But if you really want to go with Fuji, I would go for the X-S10 instead of the X-T4 or the T3.

Why "or even better the Z5"?

We all have different priorities. For me dynamic range is important. The Z6 and Z7 had banding in the deep shadows. The Z5, Z6II and Z7II had this problem addressed. I generally don't need a lot of FPS. The first-generation problems of the Z6 were all addressed by the time the Z5 came out, dual cards slots, eye-AF, etc.

 ChelseaPhotographer's gear list:ChelseaPhotographer's gear list
SeaLife DC2000 Ricoh GR III Pentax 645Z Canon EOS 5DS Nikon D850 +1 more
holashobby Senior Member • Posts: 1,459
Re: D7000 Upgrade Options - Fuji X-T4/X-T? vs Nikon Z6 travel kit
1

ChelseaPhotographer wrote:

holashobby wrote:

ChelseaPhotographer wrote:

kushi190 wrote:

I've been out of photography recently other than random photoshoots for my family, but am planning to get back into it due to upcoming trips + trying to capture moments in general. I currently own a D7000 + 18-140mm, 50mm 1.8D, and a 55-300mm lenses, + an SB-700 flash.

I'm looking at upgrading to one of two things currently:

Refurbished Z6 + 24-200mm Z lens, and a 50 1.8 AF-S with FTZ Adapter, keeping the SB-700, Total cost around 2300ish + XQD/CFE nonsense(100?)

OR

Fuji X-T4/T3+ 18-55mm f2.8 + 55-200mm + 35mm prime + a new third party flash. Total cost around 2400 as well.

I initially thought Nikon as the default easy pick, but find the fuji size very intriguing. Being able to buy a cheap fuji as a super tiny walkaround when I don't want to carry the larger camera sounds really nice, and the IQ seems good as well, along with the above camera's being good anyway. The downside is the larger kit, as Fuji has no decent all in one lenses.

My reasons to upgrade are: smaller size, small kit, better AF, and better IQ at high ISO and especially eye tracking because when I ask a stranger to take a photo of me and my family, or a family member wants to take a photo, they can't focus at all.

Additional info: I use off camera flash a lot, as well as wildlife/animal/zoo pics in general.

Thoughts on which to go with? I plan on selling the d7000 regardless.

I prefer full-frame so I would go with the Z6, or even better the Z5, you can get some pretty small lenses with Nikon.

Which pretty small lenses are currently available for Nikon z6/5 that doesn't include using an adapter? Which Z mount lens is anywhere near as small as the f2s (23,35,50) or the 16 f2.8

The NIKKOR Z 24-50mm is pretty small...

That's about the only small lens in the system at present, and it's much larger than the 16-50 and 15-45 yet with a narrower focal range than both. It is also larger and heavier than almost all the Fuji  f2/f2.8 primes. Basically, if size/weight is a key factor, Nikon Z is not the way to go, as competing FF mirrorless mounts have a wider selection of smaller lenses.

But if you really want to go with Fuji, I would go for the X-S10 instead of the X-T4 or the T3.

 holashobby's gear list:holashobby's gear list
Panasonic LX10 Nikon Z6 Fujifilm X-T3 Fujifilm XF 18mm F2 R Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R +4 more
Waldemar Senior Member • Posts: 1,983
Re: D7000 Upgrade Options - Fuji X-T4/X-T? vs Nikon Z6 travel kit

The Fuji 18-135 is nearly the same as the Nikon 24-200, if you´re worried about that.

Fujis make most sense with small primes or zooms (like the 16-50). The 16-80 is still o.k., but about maxing it out in size (or get the X-H1).

My X-T3´s eye AF is pretty good.

The are four areas where Fujifilm shines:

- jpeg color and b/w profiles,

- haptic (fun to hold and shoot with),

- shutter sound,

- nice and mostly compact small prime lenses and generally lenses with an aperture ring.

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