I need that fast accurate AF and really strong low-light AF performance. It was a good all round multipurpose lens. The next generation of photographers will to totally mirrorless. The Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN is for the photographer who wants a focal length that falls squarely between 50mm and 85mm. That's not the case with Nikon's and Sony's mirrorless systems where there is total cross compatibility between APS-C and FF. If i was the head of Nikon, it would be balls to the wall; just release the best no-excuses stuff out of the gate, and keep pushing the envelope. The only thing the person needs to be aware of is the crop factor when purchasing and using FF glass on their APS-C/DX bodies, but that isn't anything new, and applies to all crop-sensor cameras shooting FF glass (the crop factor obviously can differ from mfr to mfr). As we continue to test Nikon's update of its multimedia full-framer, we've added more of our findings so far on image quality, dynamic range and video quality. All content, design, and layout are Copyright © 1998 - 2020 Digital Photography Review All Rights Reserved. This is great, because it makes the camera much more functional in the field, especially when one needs to make quick exposure adjustments. Ehh, maybe. I own Samsung NX and Pentax kit lenses with a metal mount... Well the NIkon 24-120 for FF has a metal mount (and was sold with the D750 and other FF bodies as a kit lens) so it's not necessarily true that ALL are plastic. I disagree. Winning them (us) back has been a long hard battle, and I think Nikon is missing some good opportunities with the decisions they're making in the Z world. OTOH, I can put a speed booster on my M5 with an EF 50mm f/1.4 a nd presto I have a 35mm f/1 lens. Nice but i don't like when prices are lower than other products one assumes the buyer is an entry level photographer when its possible that the money is the issue. But events and street, and my cats lol, are my thing. Then you totally misread and missed the point of that article. @LGO:What's become apparent with Nikon's Z lenses is that Nikon's improved their manufacturing tolerances. Photokina has announced via a press release that after 70 years of shows in Cologne, Germany, it will be indefinitely suspended due to 'decreases in the imaging market’ that have ‘force[d] a hard cut.’. I have read a lot about using old DX lenses with the FTZ converter but is there any way to find out if my lenses will work with the converter? @T3In the long run, I think Canon made a huge mistake by making their APS-C and FF mirrorless two entirely different, incompatible systems. While it may have been challenging at times, I managed to do without OIS or VR and was able to walk away with sharp shots 95% of the time. I put together a summary table below that highlights the key differences between these cameras: As you can see from the above table, the Nikon Z50 has pretty fierce competition at similar price points. The Canon EOS Rebel T8i (also known as the EOS 850D or Kiss X10i in some markets) is a 24MP DSLR aimed at first-time DSLR buyers and enthusiasts. So while this may look like a fail for Nikon, it's just they are just doing what the others are. Lacking the upper status screen included on the Z6 and Z7, the biggest control on the top of the Z50 is a large, non-locking exposure mode dial. Both are very compact for their focal range, particularly when in their unextended travel position. Having such a small aperture as f/6.3 at such a modest, standard focal length as 50mm is a setback to the sensor size itself. It is a pain in the rear end to do this every time, so I am still hopeful that this issue is going to be addressed someday…. I'd like to see Nikon introduce a second FTZ adaptor -- a more compact one, without the "foot" at the bottom -- which would be more suitable for this Z50. and the body looks ok. but the details tell a different story: trying to be OPC (overly politically correct) and not offending anyone but also not having an opinion. No matter how deep Canon's pockets are I just don't see them continuing to develop lenses for that many mounts. That's not the case with Canon's mirrorless. But they will hopefully and likely benefit from Nikon's new attention to manufacturing and coatings, and that will be a good thing across the board. Good: Ergonomics, kit lens and bundle pricing. The Z-mount essentially keep the camera body right-sized for a proper grip. Take a look at what Nikon has done here: Compared to the Nikon D3500 and D7500 that have a total of 10 buttons, the Z50 only has 6 total buttons, in addition to the multi-selector OK button. Please note that the above table primarily compares key camera specifications and does not take into account the camera system as a whole. Like two more custom buttons or something. And of course DX primes. And being a mirrorless camera, it has some features like Eye AF, Focus Peaking and other useful on-screen information overlays that are not found on any of the above DSLRs. The 200mm f2 bokeh can get a little chunky too, but its backgrounds are usually so blown out that there's no chance of detail. It's very hard for people who want to get a specific FL to do it with a PZ without a zoom scale to judge. A detailed list of camera specifications is available at NikonUSA.com. Just look how much space it occupies on that 'compact' body. The choice is mine. Nikone has made sure that it's APS-C users have a wait to upgrade, just as they did with the DSLRs and F-mount glass. Everything else on the top of the camera is self-explanatory, with no surprises. Chris and Jordan from DPReview TV also shot a gallery with the lens, but on Panasonic bodies. Considering how small it is, the Nikon Z50 is built surprisingly well, with excellent ergonomics to match. I suspect Nikon is merely porting its new lens mount to a wider, more cost conscious, consumer audience. Enter the Ulanzi ST-09, an adjustable mount that allows you to turn an Apple Watch into a live viewfinder on the rear of your iPhone. The grip practically looks like Nikon took their calipers to the Olympus... No it's more like Nikon ripped a grip of their D3500 and glued it to the Z50. @Michael. After that, I switch to LCD. @ LGO. On an FX-format camera with a DX lens mounted, the camera will automatically engage its built-in DX crop mode, thus recording an image only from the center section of the sensor. While composing, I use the EVF instead of the LCD, which shows the overlay information on the bottom and does not obstruct the image. The most common assignment might be aperture for those who are used to shooting with an older AF-D lens with the aperture ring (or other brands that had them, like Fuji). The lenses will fit, but they won't illuminate the sensor past APS-C, so what did you gain. Nikon introduced two Z DX lenses with the Z50, the 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 and 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3. My Sony 35/1.8 OSS is even smaller. This year, despite the disruption, plenty of amazing cameras, lenses, accessories and other products came through our doors. What will it do that I cannot do with my current cameras? Canon corrected this bad decision by allowing EF-S lenses to be used on their RF full frame bodies. That's a really nice lens but damn it's big and heavy for portraiture. Nikon sells the Z50 as body only, body+16-50mm, and body+both lenses. Add the 85 1.8 Z at $800 and for the cost of the Z6 Kit with the 24-70 you have a nice foundation into the Z-series. I am happy it is not a flipout screen : I do not shoot video... :-). Questions of ease of use, pleasure of use, target use, and so on, are the issues. I think Nikon made a smart move with the Z50. It is the smallest camera of the group (although it is just a tad heavier than the plastic Nikon D3500). I've never personally had it happen, but for someone who shoots every day like this, it could. end. I am just going to wait for some holiday sales. Very sharp, and obviously pretty fast for a kit zoom. PL provides various digital photography news, reviews, articles, tips, tutorials and guides to photographers of all levels, By Nasim Mansurov 80 CommentsLast Updated On October 28, 2020. You can get into the system at a fairly low cost for $1400 with 2 lenses and easily upgrade to the Z6 or Z7 when it's time to go FF without having to rebuy lenses. I'm really hoping it has DSLR ergos. Gee people. Besides, there are plenty of people who use high-end lenses on lower-level APS-C bodies. Sometimes I use FF, sometimes I use APS-C. People buying an entry level camera don't want their only kit-lens option to be a PZ like it was with the V3. At sub $1000 level, where compact and compromised body designs prevail, it seems unusually advanced. https://camerasize.com/compact/#834,777,809,816,829,ha,t. Thinking I had broke the mount on the camera or adapter I gave up and went back to using my 24-70 f/4, only to realize later that it was caused by the tripod plate on the bottom of the FTZ which was hitting the bottom of the camera and wouldn't let it rotate into the locking position. @sirhawk But that's exactly what power zoom would excel at! "I just wish Nikon would spend less attention on maximum sharpness, and instead put more effort into bokeh on the Z lenses...". I shot a 24-70 non-stabilized lens (the older 24-70 ED lens) for 4 years. It's pretty large compared to the competition. We are now three cameras into the Z line-up, and it is almost hard to believe that Nikon has completely ignored this issue. A simple lever allows for quick switching between still and movie capture modes. At the Z50 price point, though, you don't find much with sensor-VR/IS, so I suspect Nikon made this decision by the usual bean-counting way (e.g. Like left top plate. First, the shutter mechanism is different – its mechanical shutter is limited to 1/4000 vs 1/8000, and the flash sync is 1/200 vs 1/250 on the D7500. Fujifilm's 3.00 firmware update adds a new Pixel Shift Mult-Shot mode to its GFX 100 camera that works alongside a new Pixel Shift Combiner program to output 400MP Raw images made up from 16 individual still images. Yes they can speed up your workflow, but I also feel in some cases, with some of these things, it makes some more lazy as a photographer in some cases. @Beckler8: People may not want PZ but that's because they don't know what they're doing. Yes, anyone can make a mistake when reviewing a product, but after so many folks have brought this to their attention, at this point their silence is bordering on misinformation. This thing can fit in my jacket pocket or my notebook bag. @ Dragonrider. For example, my A6000 with Sony 50/1.8 OSS is more compact than your EF 50/1.4 with an EF adapter. It's true, sometimes the 50 isn't just unappealing, it is in fact occasionally abrupt. Nikon was able to do this by moving three of the buttons to the touchscreen area. I have the Z-50 with the 16-50 and 50-250 lens combination. It really seams to me that the body size and design is aimed at higher price point, more like a competitor to the Fuji X-T3. You are looking at this from an enthusiast perspective and ignoring the actual market for the M series which is all about portability. Canon has always made their EF-s lenses incompatible with FF bodies and it has never gotten in the way of their market share. Stop being so idealistic. And the huge throat diameter is irrelevant for APS-C. Third, the built-in flash on the Z50 is tiny when compared to the flash on the D7500, so if you need more fill-flash power, the D7500 is going to be a better choice. 1 With capture of APS-C size or DX â¦ "Canon has always made their EF-s lenses incompatible with FF bodies and it has never gotten in the way of their market share.". So pour a tall cold one and get ready to treat yourself, 2020 style. Good point on the lack of a power zoom - Nikon did that with the 1 series V3 kit lens and nobody wanted that. If I were to base the above comparison on things like lens/accessory selection, ergonomics and camera menu system, I would place Fuji as the #1 choice for me personally, followed by Sony and Canon. Agreed. The app includes automatic image transfer, gallery creation, editing tools and more. Is it an aperture ring? 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