North Essex Experienced amateur
- This camera replaced my D7100 which has given good service and which I still use, exchanging all my lenses using the FTZ adapter The image quality is improved from the D7100 but not to the extent that is noticeable unless you want to print at A3 or larger. Auto focus is faster especially when using long focus FX lenses I do not at this point have any Z mount lenses so can not comment on the full performance of the camera Hand held at slow shutter speed is defiantly in improvement over the D7100 I do a lot of bird and wildlife photography and the focus tracking works reasonably well.
- The main downside is the flash arrangement on the Z6. I have two SB700 speedlights which I use off camera for closeup work when used on my D7100 the built in flash triggers them. However The Z6 requires radio operation to do this. This is an expensive operation. Requiring the purchase of an SB-5000 or a SU-800 radio transmitter. The cheapest option the SU-800 AT £350.00 the other downside is the screw boss in the base of the camera is not deep enough I always have a swissplate attached to my cameras and I have had to grind the bottom of the screws in order to get them to tighten correctly. The two buttons at the side of the lens and adjacent to the hand grip, are too close to the hand grip and can inadvertently operated in error when the camera is in use. Lightroom 6 will not accept the downloaded images, you are required to convert them to DNG"s before any editing of RAW material can be done
Published on: 14 April 2020