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  1. #1
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    Nikon Z50 for Bird Photography

    If comparing the D7200 verus the Z50 for bird photography, how would perform. In other words would image quality be similar etc. Thanks your time and any info.


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  2. #2
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    Re: Nikon Z50 for Bird Photography

    Similar, yes. I don't have either camera but I do have a D7500 and a Z6 so my comparison may not be apples to apples. I attach my Sigma C 150-600 to the Z6 using the FTZ adapter with no problems. I do get more reach with the D7500 and that's where that lens stays 90% of the time, but I'm not able to notice any difference other than that. If my D7500 fell in the lake, I wouldn't feel compelled to replace it. I am quite happy with mirrorless from here on out. The biggest difference is probably the EVF vs OVF. I wasn't sure if I would enjoy using the electronic view finder, but I do. Some prefer the optical view finder though and others hate the EVF altogether. Also, the crop Z cameras use the smaller batteries. I like that my D7500 and Z6 (and even my ancient D800) all use the same batteries,(EN-EL15). I would suggest renting one, or at least buy from somewhere you can return it if you don't like it.
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    Zoom Lenses-
    Z- 14-30 f4, 24-70 f4, 24-200 f4-6.3, 105 f2.8
    DX- Tokina 11-16 f2.8, Sigma A 18-35 f1.8, Nikon 18-140 f3.5-5.6
    FX- Tamron 15-30 f2.8, Nikon 35-70 f2.8, Nikon 80-200 f2.8, Nikon 24-120 f4, Nikon AF-P 70-300 f4.5-5.6 Sigma C 150-600 f5-6.3
    Prime Lenses- Nikon 50 f1.8g, Tamron 85 f1.8, Tokina 100 f2.8, Rokinon HD 8 f3.5

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    Re: Nikon Z50 for Bird Photography

    I own a Z50 and a D7500. Either camera will do a great job for stationary birds. Birds in flight are more of a challenge with the Z50 in my experience. That is not to say that the Z50 can't handle BIFs - it can. It's just that my keeper rate seems higher with the D7500.
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    D500, D7500, D5600, Z50, DC-FZ1000 II, DMC-FZ300

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    Re: Nikon Z50 for Bird Photography

    Good feedback and hands on info, thankyou.

  5. #5
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    Re: Nikon Z50 for Bird Photography

    I decided after reading reviews; looking at photos taken & watching videos to stay with DX for now and have ordered a new D7500. I will then send my D7200 in for repair and keep it as a backup body.

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    Re: Nikon Z50 for Bird Photography

    The D7500 is a far-cry from the point-and-shoot you started out asking about.
    Keep us posted.
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    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100
    Sigma 300mm f2.8, Sigma 150-600mm DG Contemporary, Sigma 50-150mm f2.8
    Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
    Nikkor Nifty-Fifty
    Tokina 11-20mm f2.8

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    Re: Nikon Z50 for Bird Photography

    Nikon Z50 for Bird Photography
    Dont undwer estimate the z50

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    Re: Nikon Z50 for Bird Photography

    Nikon Z50 for Bird Photography
    The z50 with a sigma100-400

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    Re: Nikon Z50 for Bird Photography

    Mike is right

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    D500, D7500, D5600, Z50, DC-FZ1000 II, DMC-FZ300

  10. #10
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    Re: Nikon Z50 for Bird Photography

    Nice flight shot.





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