View single post by jk
 Posted: Sat Oct 30th, 2021 18:40

Joined: Mon Apr 2nd, 2012
Location: Carthew, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Posts: 6676
This camera is as big a leap forward as the D2X to the D3 or D3S.
I am sorry but the D4, D5, D6 are inch pebbles up from the D3S, but this is a whole 36" paving slab.

This is not a camera for everyone but it is a significant milestone.
It is streets ahead in technology terms compared to any previous Nikon but so it should be.

Until a real use or hands on is available, I will be in awe, but not to the wallet opening extent I have been in the past.
This camera is not for me even though it is smaller (149 x 150 x 91mm) than my D3S (160 x 157 x 88 mm).

We all need to be aware that personal needs and preferences should rule each person's camera choice not what is new or latest.
As GeoffR says the D4 suits him perfectly.  That is great.
If my D3S had a 33MP or 45MP sensor then I would still be using it in preference to the D800 or D850 but 12MP is not great for the work I was doing when you need to crop.
The Z7(ii) is a different beast and I like it but it isnt as great at AF as the Nikon Z9 or the Sony A1 or the Canon R3/5.

I have been through all the testing that I want to do for Canon v Nikon v Sony v Fuji. 
The Sony menus annoy me.
The Canon twirly wheel is a complete PITA.
The Nikon menus and controls work for me.
The Fuji cameras are wonderfully featured but arent as performant as my Z7 or D850 as I would like them to be but I think the XT3 ergonomically is better than any Nikon.
These are my personal preferences and thoughts.
I am sure that Sony and Canon users will love their cameras but they dont suit me.
I am still vacillating with one foot in the Fuji camp and one in the Nikon camp.  I need to make a final choice decision before I move one way or other.

I want something that is a D700 compared to a D3S version of this Z9, or a Zfc but FF.  Maybe the Z8 will be more what I want but does it exist.
I could use the term Zf but as a Df as one already exists and I didnt like how Nikon made the dials, it was just clunky!  The Zfc is a mature version of the Df, but I want FF, not APS-C.  For APS-C the Fuji cameras (XT3 and XH1) suit me better.  There is an XH2 coming out in 2022 and it will be 43MP depending on its AF performance it will be my next camera or the D8

Still learning after all these years!