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#1 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 18 October 2022 - 01:44 PM

I finally decided to take the plunge and move to a Mirrorless camera.  A Nikon Z7 II is on the way from Pro Photo (Portland), along with the kit 24-70/4 lens, and a F mount adapter.  My DSLRs somehow have grown heavier over the years, and not as much fun to carry.

 

I am curious to see what another 10 megapickles will do for image quality. 


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#2 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 18 October 2022 - 06:11 PM

This looks like about the same size as your DSLR,is it?

How mush weight difference is there?

Wow 45+ MPs

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Posted 18 October 2022 - 06:49 PM

Can you take pictures of yourself with a mirrorless camera? ;)


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Posted 18 October 2022 - 06:50 PM

With 45 mp resolution, Steve will be able to zoom in far enough to identify parasites living in the tiny feathers around the eye of a hummingbird and still have an image too large to post on the forum.

 

Perhaps, I exaggerate a little.  :rolleyes:   However, paraphrasing a beer commercial of old,”Where you going with all those bits?”

Looking forward to more great wildlife & landscape photos.

 

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Posted 18 October 2022 - 07:57 PM

Enjoy your new toy tool Steve! May it lighten your load, put a spring in your step and reward you with lots of great memories!


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#6 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 18 October 2022 - 09:12 PM

Enjoy your new toy tool Steve! May it lighten your load, put a spring in your step and reward you with lots of great memories!

 

With 45 mp resolution, Steve will be able to zoom in far enough to identify parasites living in the tiny feathers around the eye of a hummingbird and still have an image too large to post on the forum.

 

Perhaps, I exaggerate a little.  :rolleyes:   However, paraphrasing a beer commercial of old,”Where you going with all those bits?”

Looking forward to more great wildlife & landscape photos.

 

Paul

Tony, Paul,

 

This looks like about the same size as your DSLR,is it?

How mush weight difference is there?

Wow 45+ MPs

Frank

 

Can you take pictures of yourself with a mirrorless camera? ;)

Thanks, everyone!  The spring in my step is muchly needed, as everything I own (including me) has gained significant weight.  I expect to experience a learning curve with respect to controls, ergonomics, and the electronic view finder and perhaps color settings.  Hopefully, I can somewhat master those in a relatively short time.


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Posted 18 October 2022 - 09:57 PM

Get at that learning curve Mr. Sage! Congrats on the new camera! :)


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Posted 19 October 2022 - 12:40 AM

My Nikon A1000 has the electronic viewfinder and it took a few uses to get used to it.

If you are using the screen to see the subject and your head gets to close it switches to the electronic one.

Takes some getting used to.

Have fun.

Post some pics.

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Posted 19 October 2022 - 03:41 PM

I finally decided to take the plunge and move to a Mirrorless camera.  A Nikon Z7 II is on the way from Pro Photo (Portland), along with the kit 24-70/4 lens, and a F mount adapter.  My DSLRs somehow have grown heavier over the years, and not as much fun to carry.

 

I am curious to see what another 10 megapickles will do for image quality. 

I've been considering the Z6. Should I go for more megapickles? Is this like my old friend and car enthusiast always said, "There's no substitute for cubic inches?" :)


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#10 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 19 October 2022 - 03:46 PM

I've been considering the Z6. Should I go for more megapickles? Is this like my old friend and car enthusiast always said, "There's no substitute for cubic inches?" :)

Monte, read reviews on the Z6.  The reviews I read (mostly from people moving to the Z7 II) were not flattering.

 

I believe the quote referred to cubic inches and money.


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