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  1. #1
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    New Z50 Owner

    New Z50 Owner
    I decided to take the mirror less plunge. Seeing the photos posted in this section and the comments on the camera I thought it would be the best place for me to start. I wanted to stay with the DX format being a varied shooter but highly interested in wildlife (birds). I considered going FX but wanted to maintain my "extra" reach. I know the rumor mill talks of a higher level DX mirror less coming and I do think its close. However I thought this body would be good to have overall. At this price point it is a good deal. With just a few days under my belt I don't think I could be more impressed. I will continue to use my trusty D7200 a lot but this Z50 is pretty cool, the EVF seems easy to get used to and the control layout is superb. They were really thinking when they set it up.

    Looking froward to posting more here as I learn more


    Here are a few SOC shots from my back yard (no adjustments)

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    Last edited by nikonbill; 08-06-2022 at 02:30 PM.
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    Bill

    Z50 - D7200
    Nikkor 18-300 f/3.5-6.3G ED VR - 200-500 f/5.6E ED VR - 18-55 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR - 55-300 f/4.5-5.6G ED VR - FTZ II



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    Re: New Z50 Owner

    WOW! The first at ISO 800 and the last at 900.
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    Re: New Z50 Owner

    Congratulations Nikonbill on you new Z50 camera
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    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

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    Re: New Z50 Owner

    New Z50 Owner
    Cloudy day today, attached my 200/500 for the first time. The Z does not scare my little buddy, I was sitting on the porch reviewing first photos and took many photos while he ate.....

    The D7200 scares him after the first snap as close as I was


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    Bill

    Z50 - D7200
    Nikkor 18-300 f/3.5-6.3G ED VR - 200-500 f/5.6E ED VR - 18-55 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR - 55-300 f/4.5-5.6G ED VR - FTZ II

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    Re: New Z50 Owner

    Quote Originally Posted by Needa View Post
    WOW! The first at ISO 800 and the last at 900.
    Needa, Yes this is an unexpected surprise to me how good they look at these high ISO's
    Bill

    Z50 - D7200
    Nikkor 18-300 f/3.5-6.3G ED VR - 200-500 f/5.6E ED VR - 18-55 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR - 55-300 f/4.5-5.6G ED VR - FTZ II

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    Re: New Z50 Owner

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
    Congratulations Nikonbill on you new Z50 camera
    Thank you Brent! I was on the fence for long while, wondering if I should move forward or stay with a mirrored body.

    I hope my first few shots are not just beginners luck
    Bill

    Z50 - D7200
    Nikkor 18-300 f/3.5-6.3G ED VR - 200-500 f/5.6E ED VR - 18-55 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR - 55-300 f/4.5-5.6G ED VR - FTZ II

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    Re: New Z50 Owner

    I went with the Z camera recently. No regrets. The only issue I have with it is no affordable long tele. I ended up getting the well regarded, but older design 200-500 F5.6 and an adapter. It works very well, but the 24-70 f4 that I got with the camera is superb.

    The only advice I would give is to be careful when changing lenses. The exposed sensor is easy to get dirty. I now keep the camera facing down, and get everything ready for a quick changeover. I've never been all that careful with the DSLR, and had no issues with a dirty sensor.
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    Re: New Z50 Owner

    Quote Originally Posted by Clovishound View Post
    I went with the Z camera recently. No regrets. The only issue I have with it is no affordable long tele. I ended up getting the well regarded, but older design 200-500 F5.6 and an adapter. It works very well, but the 24-70 f4 that I got with the camera is superb.

    The only advice I would give is to be careful when changing lenses. The exposed sensor is easy to get dirty. I now keep the camera facing down, and get everything ready for a quick changeover. I've never been all that careful with the DSLR, and had no issues with a dirty sensor.
    Yes, one of the reasons I desired a second body is to have my trusty 18-300 on one and the 200-500 on the other depending on what I'm shooting. I have always been very cautious since going digital with lens changes (my wife thinks I'm nuts (probably right)) great advice though thank you.

    I see this sticking (the move to mirror less) and I understand Nikon's lens mount change and am grateful for the FTZ adapters and how well they seem to work.

    The little Z50 is very easy to "hold" even with the huge 200-500 mounted up, I truly believe "all" of the camera controls are more easily accessible than the D7200 when shooting particularly with the heavy lens.

    I appreciate your comments!
    Bill

    Z50 - D7200
    Nikkor 18-300 f/3.5-6.3G ED VR - 200-500 f/5.6E ED VR - 18-55 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR - 55-300 f/4.5-5.6G ED VR - FTZ II

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    Re: New Z50 Owner

    Congrats on your new acquisition. The Z50 is an excellent camera IMO.

    I got mine a couple of years ago in a package deal (two kit lens and the original FTZ adapter) from Adorama. I've since added a used NIKKOR Z FX 24-70mm f/4 S and a Viltrox AF Z DX 23mm F1.4. For me, it's a camera I can grab when I want something light weight but capable for walking around. The FTZ adapter has been unused except to verify its functionality since my D500 and D7500 are my main wildlife bodies.

    Have fun with your Z50.
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    D500, D7500, D5600, D3400, Z50, DC-FZ1000 II, DMC-FZ300

  10. #10
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    Re: New Z50 Owner

    bluzman

    Thanks for the kind words, and incite on your lens collection, I do plan is to add some Z glass over time.

    I am certainly in the learning faze, I am really happy with the first images and the ease of using the camera. I was practicing shooting bees in our flower beds with my 200/500 about 25 feet away and stunned at how I could focus on them using the wide area (s) and even the wide area (L) modes I find the single point is supper accurate. It will be fun to see what it can do over time.
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    Bill

    Z50 - D7200
    Nikkor 18-300 f/3.5-6.3G ED VR - 200-500 f/5.6E ED VR - 18-55 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR - 55-300 f/4.5-5.6G ED VR - FTZ II





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