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EQUIPMENT

Having started with Nikon, I have stuck with this brand and I am very happy to have done so. I am sure if Canon had been my first choice, I would still be using that. It is difficult to change brands with the high cost of lenses and accessories.

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FROM THE START

I started digital SLR photography with a Nikon D70, moving on to D200, D2x, D700, D850, D4, D5.  My current cameras are the 2x Z9s + Z8.

THE CHANGE TO MIRRORLESS

The change to mirrorless has been a big step. Nikon had been left behind the likes of Canon and Sony. However, with the introduction of the Z9, Nikon has caught up and arguably overtaken the competition.

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WHY MIRRORLESS?

One of my reasons for making the jump to mirrorless is the quality of the new range of lenses available for the Nikon Z mounts.

My only remaining F mount lens is a 500mm 5.6 pf lens. This lens is probably the reason many Nikon users have not changed brand and is many Nikon users favourite lens.

CONCLUSION

I have found the Z9 an amazing camera and a total game changer for me. Due to a sequence of unplanned events, I now have two Z9 bodies. This is an ideal situation and I have both bodies set with identical settings. This, for me, makes it very simple, when switching from one body to another.

 

I keep a Z6 to use as a compact mirrorless camera, when not on a specific photographic trip and also for video work.

I have now replaced the Z6 with a Z8. This does all that the Z6 could but matches the quality of the Z9, in a smaller package.

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