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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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I'd rather there was a firmware update to allow the D4 to be compatible with CFExpress cards.

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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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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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I’ll be interested to find out how those with the Z6ii find it for birds in flight with the new firmware.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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