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Posted by jk: Thu Nov 11th, 2021 18:51 1st Post
A fresh set of firmwares for the Z series cameras.
Designed to support the new 24-120mm f4.0 S-line lens and the new FTZ mkii adapter for Z cameras.

Big item is .... updates improve autofocus (AF) capabilities across the board.

https://www.dpreview.com/news/5346014341/nikon-releases-firmware-updates-for-its-z50-z5-z6-and-z7-mirrorless-cameras



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Posted by GeoffR: Thu Nov 11th, 2021 21:00 2nd Post
I'd rather there was a firmware update to allow the D4 to be compatible with CFExpress cards.



Posted by jk: Fri Nov 12th, 2021 12:59 3rd Post
GeoffR wrote:
I'd rather there was a firmware update to allow the D4 to be compatible with CFExpress cards. But it isnt going to happen. :applause:
Just like I would like a 45MP sensor swap out into my D3S.



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Posted by jk: Fri Nov 12th, 2021 13:00 4th Post
For those who like to browse.
The Z9 brochure.

https://www.nikon-asia.com/tmp/Asia/2419865273/3760176746/2586568015/286546384/152549275/92909824/3726938141/3948025830.pdf



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Posted by Iain: Sat Nov 13th, 2021 11:56 5th Post
I’ll be interested to find out how those with the Z6ii find it for birds in flight with the new firmware.



Posted by jk: Sat Nov 13th, 2021 12:33 6th Post
Iain wrote:
I’ll be interested to find out how those with the Z6ii find it for birds in flight with the new firmware. Are you using the Z6ii now Iain?
How do you like it?



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Posted by GeoffR: Sat Nov 13th, 2021 13:03 7th Post
jk wrote:
But it isnt going to happen. :applause:
Just like I would like a 45MP sensor swap out into my D3S.
My request is possible and practical, yours is possible but impractical. Neither is likely to happen.



Posted by Iain: Sat Nov 13th, 2021 16:26 8th Post
jk wrote:
Are you using the Z6ii now Iain?
How do you like it?
I had a loan of one but was not too keen on it. The BIF was not good so it has a bit to go before I get one.



Posted by novicius: Sat Nov 13th, 2021 16:51 9th Post
What surprises me is that, there are so many 2nd hand Z lenses for sale,the system has only been here 5 minutes,and I hear those Z lenses are real good,is it perhaps due to their lack of speed?..is Nikon counting too much on high ISO capability,believing there is no need for fast glass as the EVF is electronic anyway...I`m puzzled .



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Posted by GeoffR: Sat Nov 13th, 2021 19:43 10th Post
novicius wrote:
What surprises me is that, there are so many 2nd hand Z lenses for sale,the system has only been here 5 minutes,and I hear those Z lenses are real good,is it perhaps due to their lack of speed?..is Nikon counting too much on high ISO capability,believing there is no need for fast glass as the EVF is electronic anyway...I`m puzzled . I have to agree, I counted well over 100 on MPB but, as you say they are all slower lenses. I wonder if people have bought the slower lenses and then realised that they need the faster versions. The fast examples are expensive.



Posted by jk: Sat Nov 13th, 2021 21:41 11th Post
I really dont see the need for high speed Z lenses.  The difference between the fastest useful lens is between f4 and f1.8  This is a squeak over two stops.
These Z cameras perform significantly better at 1600 ISO than similar earlier cameras so the only advantage is the shallower DOF obtained. I seldom use my lenses wide open these days so it all seems a bit of a waste getting a 24-70 f2.8 rather than the 24-70 f4 especially as I can use the FTZ adapter and use my fast F series AFS lenses.
I think that Nikon has forgotten that people arent so easily taken in by marketing bull!



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Posted by Eric: Sun Nov 14th, 2021 11:01 12th Post
jk wrote:
I really dont see the need for high speed Z lenses.  The difference between the fastest useful lens is between f4 and f1.8  This is a squeak over two stops.
These Z cameras perform significantly better at 1600 ISO than similar earlier cameras so the only advantage is the shallower DOF obtained. I seldom use my lenses wide open these days so it all seems a bit of a waste getting a 24-70 f2.8 rather than the 24-70 f4 especially as I can use the FTZ adapter and use my fast F series AFS lenses.
I think that Nikon has forgotten that people arent so easily taken in by marketing bull!
The fastest lenses are only necessary when your subject composition and level of lighting demand it.  

Of course traditionally the faster lenses also had build and optical quality maximised, for the price.

I cant help feeling that the quality of many consumer lenses today is sufficient for the majority of our applications.

Have you been drinking Yorkshire tea, Jonathan? Your thrift gland seems to be enlarging. :lol:



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Posted by jk: Mon Nov 15th, 2021 11:59 13th Post
Eric wrote:
Have you been drinking Yorkshire tea, Jonathan? Your thrift gland seems to be enlarging. :lol: Never to old to learn.  
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