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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #460 on: October 16, 2021, 01:10:29 pm »

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Surprising also they don’t compare it to the Sony lens this time around…

funny enough: a new Sony 70-200 has arrived and they like it even better...
400 gram lighter (!); bit sharper, very fast AF... but works not very well against the light as the Nikkor Z.

As i noticed above with the 50mm 1.2- it is not so much about the numbers anymore- all lenses are more than good enough, it is about the actual image drawing as it should...

In the analogue days we mostly just looked at the image - there were not many tests and reviews...

Since i am sensitive to specific aspects of a lens and camera-system that are never covered in these ( sponsored) reviews,
there is only one option : try before you buy...
My Nikon d850 still works so well that i can wait some more year till the mirrorless dust has settled.
(my nikon just made a bang on the floor with the 14-24mm lens on it and fortunately all still works well... another aspect for testing!)
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #461 on: November 19, 2021, 08:56:42 am »

Would be grateful for some of your thoughts regarding lens choices for an upcoming trip where I'll be shooting a wide variety of work, but also trying to keep my weight and size down.

I love my new Z 105/2.8 micro. Brilliant lens for macro work.
But I also love my F-mount 105mm 1.4 ED for portraits, even with the FTZ adapter on my Z7II

I could bring BOTH 105mm lens (which also means carrying the FTZ).

Or give up the brilliant portrait quality of the 105/1.4 and bring the 85/1.8 instead.
This would give me more focal lengths, and considerably lighter/smaller package.

...on the other hand there is the beauty of the F-105/1.4.

I haven't played around in post-processing with portrait images from the Z 105/2.8 to see how close I can get the feeling of the 105/1.4

Curious if anyone has used both - grateful for your thoughts.

Thank you.
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #462 on: November 19, 2021, 10:27:25 am »

Would be grateful for some of your thoughts regarding lens choices for an upcoming trip where I'll be shooting a wide variety of work, but also trying to keep my weight and size down.

I love my new Z 105/2.8 micro. Brilliant lens for macro work.
But I also love my F-mount 105mm 1.4 ED for portraits, even with the FTZ adapter on my Z7II

I could bring BOTH 105mm lens (which also means carrying the FTZ).

Or give up the brilliant portrait quality of the 105/1.4 and bring the 85/1.8 instead.
This would give me more focal lengths, and considerably lighter/smaller package.

...on the other hand there is the beauty of the F-105/1.4.

I haven't played around in post-processing with portrait images from the Z 105/2.8 to see how close I can get the feeling of the 105/1.4

Curious if anyone has used both - grateful for your thoughts.

Thank you.

You are the only one to judge and could rent the 85mm to see if it is for you...

I have a lot of good F-mount glass that i will use also with the Z-bodies...
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #463 on: November 19, 2021, 12:17:43 pm »

Thank you Pieter.
I already own the 85/1.8S, just not as impressed with IQ as with the 105/1.4
But it is a LOT smaller and lighter.
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