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  1. #1
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    Len recommendation for Z6

    Hi,

    I am looking for a len to pair with the Z6 body. I mainly use the camera for taking family photos in daily life and during travel.
    So mainly portraits (indoor + outdoor), landscape portraits.

    I see the kit lens for z6 isNIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S

    https://en.nikon.ca/nikon-products/p...f%252f4-s.html

    But i see there is a new len coming out
    NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR

    https://en.nikon.ca/nikon-products/p...f4-6.3-vr.html

    I think both can zoom and both can zoom out at the same distance (24mm0.
    So I am looking for which lens i should get for my usage.

    Thank you for your help


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  2. #2
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    Re: Len recommendation for Z6

    Len recommendation for Z6
    Quote Originally Posted by n179911 View Post
    Hi,

    I am looking for a len to pair with the Z6 body. I mainly use the camera for taking family photos in daily life and during travel.
    So mainly portraits (indoor + outdoor), landscape portraits.

    I see the kit lens for z6 isNIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S


    https://en.nikon.ca/nikon-products/p...f%252f4-s.html

    But i see there is a new len coming out
    NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR



    https://en.nikon.ca/nikon-products/p...f4-6.3-vr.html

    I think both can zoom and both can zoom out at the same distance (24mm0.
    So I am looking for which lens i should get for my usage.

    Thank you for your help
    The 24-70 f4 S is a great lens. This lens is not a traditional "kit" lens. It is a quality lens and carries the S designation indicating that it is the premium lens for the Z platform. I think you could do very well with this lens if you are happy with the limited focal length. The 24-200 is also a very good lens. There is a guy that does very balanced reviews of Nikon lenses on Youtube. His page is Ricci Talks. He just did a review comparing the two lenses you are considering. I think it would be worth your while to take a look at the review. Below is a link. The 24-200 could be a good choice. The only drawback is the variable aperture.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7AkjAP1IMM
    Dan~~Kentucky

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  3. #3
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    Re: Len recommendation for Z6

    I got the ďkitĒ 24-70:f4
    After researching long and hard, I opted not to get the z 24-70 f2.8
    The 2.8 receives fabulous reviews, and without a doubt itís the best 24-70 on the market today, beating the previous best, the F 24-70 Nikon. Itís incredibly sharp throughout. However, as an amateur, the price and extra stop, isnít justified in so far at the kit f4 is 1/4 the price of the 2.8! Also, my f4 appears pretty sharp throughout its focal range, perhaps not quite so sharp in the corners and edges, but thatís no issue for me.

    On the roadmap are longer focal lengths.i have the 70-200 f2.8 S on order ... hoping for a July delivery. There are a couple of longer ones too for 2021.
    Of course, as you know, the choice depends on your needs, but for me, the f4 z 24-70 is just superb.


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    Nikon Z 6
    Nikkor z 14-24mm F2.8 S
    Nikkor z 24-70mm F4 S
    Nikkor z 70-200mm F2.8 S
    Nikkor TC-2



  4. #4
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    Re: Len recommendation for Z6

    It depends on if you really need the extra reach and if you're ok with the narrower/variable max aperture. If so, then the 24-200 would be an alright choice. If 70mm is long enough for you and image quality is a priority, the kit lens will probably be the better choice since the kit lens is part of the Z-mount "S" line of lenses which are higher-end and the 24-200 is not.
    Nikon Z6 + FTZ Adapter
    Nikon 50mm F1.8 S
    Sigma 24-35mm F2 Art
    Tamron 90mm F2.8 Macro
    Nikon 100mm F2.8 Series E



  5. #5
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    Re: Len recommendation for Z6

    Just got a Z6 with the 24-70 kit lens and FTZ adapter. Adapter works great with the 70-300 AF-P, (full frame variant) and several other full frame lenses including old school AF-D, (manual focus only but with added vibration compensation ends up working better than on DLSR) but was very disappointed to find out when a DX lens is attached, the camera AUTOMATICALLY kicks it into DX mode with no way to override. On my ancient D800, I could choose between DX or FX when a crop lens was attached, not so with the Z6. Wouldn't be a problem but I intended to use the Tokina 11-16 f2.8 which is a DX lens but shoots without clipping corners at 16mm so is a 16mm f2.8 prime on my D800 and its SHARP! Now, if I want to use that lens on the Z6, it kicks it into DX and my resolution drops to something like 10.6MP. That is not conducive to night time landscape shots. My other wide angle lens is the Tamron 15-30 F2.8 V1 which I was going to sell with the D800. It fits the FTZ adapter, but will not autofocus and acts weird on the camera. More testing is needed, but I am not holding my breath it will work sufficiently or consistently. A little irritating that something that can be fixed with a firmware update will never see the light of day so they can push native glass.
    Camera- Z6, D800, D7500, D40x
    Zoom Lenses-
    Z- 24-70 f4
    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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