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A new Nikon Z7

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I had a moment recently! And a Z7 winged it’s way to my door, the idea being to have more elbow room for cropping and straightening and associated Image manipulation, my Z6 went in PX! Obviously the differences to the Z6 is mainly the sensor, handling and ergonomics are for all practical purposes are identical, but it seems to me that the Z7 is a bit faster in operation, quite subjective but that is my impression so far. Seems snappier!
Of course I, benefit from all my lenses and accessories easily fit the new body.
Can’t really justify the expense, but what the hell you only live once! Plus I get the pleasure of getting acquainted with a new. Camera, always a pleasure!
All I need now is for my holiday to be confirmed for late July and I’ll be a happy bunny!


Mike Gorman

 

Nikon Z7 - Nikkor Z 14-30, 24-70, 35, 50, 85, FTZ adapter 

GX8 - Panasonic 20, 25

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Well done, Mike.

When it comes to sensors, bigger is always better.

Looking forward to the pictures from this beast!

 

P.S. My extended family (nine people plus two dogs, from three countries) had booked a villa in the South of France for the beginning of July, but we felt it wiser to cancel it.

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30 minutes ago, Dallas said:

Enjoy, Mike. 

Dallas that’s a plan!


Mike Gorman

 

Nikon Z7 - Nikkor Z 14-30, 24-70, 35, 50, 85, FTZ adapter 

GX8 - Panasonic 20, 25

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19 minutes ago, vivionm said:

Well done, Mike.

When it comes to sensors, bigger is always better.

Looking forward to the pictures from this beast!

 

P.S. My extended family (nine people plus two dogs, from three countries) had booked a villa in the South of France for the beginning of July, but we felt it wiser to cancel it.

That’s a shame Vivion!


Mike Gorman

 

Nikon Z7 - Nikkor Z 14-30, 24-70, 35, 50, 85, FTZ adapter 

GX8 - Panasonic 20, 25

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5 minutes ago, Mike G said:

That’s a shame Vivion!

Oh well. Hopefully we will do it next year.

I also had to cancel our annual BOTTY (Boys On Tour Through Yourup). This should have been me and two old mates in Brussels and Bruges last month.

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Mike,

Before I bought my Fuji XT-3 recently I looked very hard at the Nikon Z6.

Maybe I should have considered the Z7 ....

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Vivion, a Z6 would I’m sure blow an XT -3 out of the water, but I expect to hear a little brand loyalty going on here!


Mike Gorman

 

Nikon Z7 - Nikkor Z 14-30, 24-70, 35, 50, 85, FTZ adapter 

GX8 - Panasonic 20, 25

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Mike,

I looked very carefully at both cameras. My conclusion was that the XT-3 was the better camera, except regarding autofocus, where I thought the Z6 was better.

the fact that there were only two dx lenses for the Z mount influenced my decision.

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Have fun Mike, wanting to get it should be justification enough. Enjoy it in good health!

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Congratulations Mike. Looking forward to seeing some great pics in the near future.

I have to admit to a severe touch of GAS but so far have managed control the urge, particularly as I already use five cameras on a regular basis, albeit each for a different purpose. On the other hand there is still room on the shelf for one more!

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Still trying.

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52 minutes ago, Dallas said:

I just need a decent video camera with a flip out screen. As good as they are for video, iPhones and low light video are not good bedfellows. 

I bought myself a decent Sony Handicam when my kids were young but in truth rarely ever used it. I did use an old VHS video camera when I had a construction company specialising in repairs and renewals that I used to 'hose down' properties on a room by room basis, and that was extremely useful and well used. More recently I bought my wife a little digital video camera but I doubt she even knows of its whereabouts today.

 


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How about the Panasonic GH6!


Mike Gorman

 

Nikon Z7 - Nikkor Z 14-30, 24-70, 35, 50, 85, FTZ adapter 

GX8 - Panasonic 20, 25

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On 25/05/2020 at 19:57, vivionm said:

Mike,

I looked very carefully at both cameras. My conclusion was that the XT-3 was the better camera, except regarding autofocus, where I thought the Z6 was better.

the fact that there were only two dx lenses for the Z mount influenced my decision.

Vivion, one of the benefits of the Z system is that any lens can be used as a DX lens,

on a Z7 that equates to an approx a 20 Mpix camera should you want it on a Z6 it is less than 10 Mpix.this was another reason I blew the wallet on a Z7, you can assign any button to accommodate the changeover, in this respect the Z cameras are very versatile, virtually infinitely, it’s just a. Matter of selecting the DX mode on the I menu easy peasy!


Mike Gorman

 

Nikon Z7 - Nikkor Z 14-30, 24-70, 35, 50, 85, FTZ adapter 

GX8 - Panasonic 20, 25

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2 minutes ago, Mike G said:

Vivion, one of the benefits of the Z system is that any lens can be used as a DX lens,

on a Z7 that equates to an approx a 20 Mpix camera should you want it on a Z6 it is less than 10 Mpix.this was another reason I blew the wallet on a Z7, you can assign any button to accommodate the changeover, in this respect the Z cameras are very versatile, virtually infinitely, it’s just a. Matter of selecting the DX mode on the I menu easy peasy!

Yes Mike, I understand that.

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Congrats Mike. I love my Z7. I bought a D850 when they came out. I bought the Z7 when it came out. After I go the Z7 I have hardly used the D850. It is so convenient to use. I look forward to hearing about your experience with it compared to your other bodies.

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The D850 is reputed to be a very good DSLR.

 

I am sure that the Z7 is as good if not better.

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8 hours ago, Walter Rowe said:

Congrats Mike. I love my Z7. I bought a D850 when they came out. I bought the Z7 when it came out. After I go the Z7 I have hardly used the D850. It is so convenient to use. I look forward to hearing about your experience with it compared to your other bodies.

Walter thanks, I don’t have any other bodies, all previous camera bodies have gone to help fund the Z7.

I’m notoriously bad at doing write ups about my previous bodies, suffice to say the Z7 is blowing my mind with the  quality of operation , I’m finding it zippier. than.the Z6 my previous Z body, but unless you try them side by side it is difficult to draw a reliable comparison, definitely so when I try to compère the different models. My puny tests of the focus tracking indicates  to me that the system works really quite well. There are other commentators are better at expressing their Experiences than I!

 


Mike Gorman

 

Nikon Z7 - Nikkor Z 14-30, 24-70, 35, 50, 85, FTZ adapter 

GX8 - Panasonic 20, 25

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I am certain that the Z7 is a more capable camera than the XT-4, if only because of its larger sensor. Bigger is always better, where sensors are concerned.

 

I am less certain that the Z6 is a more capable camera than the XT-3 (or XT-4).

 

I speak from my experience of handling both cameras.

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On 01/06/2020 at 10:39, Luc de Schepper said:

Congrats on the new purchase Mike. I hope your holiday will go forward, one way or another. 

Sadly Luc my holiday has been cancelled and th booking has been transferred to July 2021 at no extra cost to me, the choice of an Z7 body was a no brainier because all of my Z Nikon gear still fits! Plus I was familiar with the controls etc. And the differences between a z6 and a Z 7 are basically the sensor size operation is the same experience my only problem is I’m not a prolific shooter so I am yet to experience lots of large files clogging up my computer! And I’m not expecting that sort of problem

 Touch wood.

All we need is for Covid 19 to sod off and jet us get back to normality! I hope everyone stays safe!

 


Mike Gorman

 

Nikon Z7 - Nikkor Z 14-30, 24-70, 35, 50, 85, FTZ adapter 

GX8 - Panasonic 20, 25

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1 hour ago, Mike G said:

Sadly Luc my holiday has been cancelled and th booking has been transferred to July 2021 at no extra cost to me, the choice of an Z7 body was a no brainier because all of my Z Nikon gear still fits! Plus I was familiar with the controls etc. And the differences between a z6 and a Z 7 are basically the sensor size operation is the same experience my only problem is I’m not a prolific shooter so I am yet to experience lots of large files clogging up my computer! And I’m not expecting that sort of problem

 Touch wood.

All we need is for Covid 19 to sod off and jet us get back to normality! I hope everyone stays safe!

 

 

Hm, that's a pity but more or less to be expected I guess. I hope next year will be one with less travel and tourism restrictions, but I don't expect a 100% return to the past. All the best Mike!

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11 hours ago, Mike G said:

Sadly Luc my holiday has been cancelled

Mike, sorry to hear that, but it was not unexpected. Two holidays I had planned ( for April and July) have been cancelled.

With regard to next year, a lot will depend on whether an effective vaccine is available by then. The chances of that are about 50/50.

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