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Nikon z50 vs Nikon d7500


digicammad 17 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2020 1:06PM
That's right. The z50 is aps-c and the z5 is fx
10 Oct 2020 8:29PM
I had the Z50 with the two lenses.
It's a bit of a gimmicky camera, squarely aimed at the 'Instagram set' IMHO.
The spare battery is over 50 and the lenses available are very limited.
The adapter is big and not a particularly successful alternative.
I bought it with a view to getting the 200-600mm lens when that was released but Covid has put that on the back burner, plus I'm over 70 and can't afford to wait years for things.

The Nikon Z5, while being fx, sounds much better for a serious photographer with 2 card slots and using the same battery as the DSLR's.

I put my camera in part ex for a Sony mirrorless as that has a great range of Sony and other 3rd party lenses
digicammad 17 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2020 9:45PM
Cheers
LenShepherd 12 4.2k United Kingdom
11 Oct 2020 8:43AM

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I put my camera in part ex for a Sony mirrorless as that has a great range of Sony and other 3rd party lenses


There is very little available for Sony that is not available in F mount (several 200-600 on F mount for example) - and some in F mount not available for Sony.
11 Oct 2020 8:55PM

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I put my camera in part ex for a Sony mirrorless as that has a great range of Sony and other 3rd party lenses


There is very little available for Sony that is not available in F mount (several 200-600 on F mount for example) - and some in F mount not available for Sony.



But the adapter for the z to f mount is a horrible clunky thing, made the small Z50 unbalanced and didn't give me the weight reduction I need.
I have arthritis in my neck, hands and ankles so reducing the weight of my gear was the only way I could continue to do the sort of photography I like.
Jestertheclown 12 8.3k 253 England
11 Oct 2020 9:09PM

Quote:But the adapter for the z to f mount is a horrible clunky thing, made the small Z50 unbalanced and didn't give me the weight reduction I need.

If you think that that's horrible and clunky and unbalances the camera, it's a good job you didn't buy the 200-600 . . .
11 Oct 2020 9:53PM

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Quote:But the adapter for the z to f mount is a horrible clunky thing, made the small Z50 unbalanced and didn't give me the weight reduction I need.

If you think that that's horrible and clunky and unbalances the camera, it's a good job you didn't buy the 200-600 . . .



It was the new Z mount 200-600mm lens that's shown on the Nikon Roadmap I was waiting for - I assumed it would be sized appropriately if it was to match the camera. No way I could manage the current Nikon 200-500 lens
LenShepherd 12 4.2k United Kingdom
12 Oct 2020 2:04PM

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It's a bit of a gimmicky camera, squarely aimed at the 'Instagram set' IMHO.


Many I believe most would strongly disagree with your summary.

I agree it is not a mirrorless D 500 - but the 3 item kit that you bought costs distinctly less than a D500 body.

It is one of the most compact ways of getting to 375mm FX equivalent in a small lightweight package with a plus of 5 stops VR.
13 Oct 2020 8:47PM


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I agree it is not a mirrorless D 500 - but the 3 item kit that you bought costs distinctly less than a D500 body.


Actually the Z50 kit with adapter, pancake lens and the 50-250mm lens cost more than the current D500.

I don't think anyone would expect it to be a D500 - I hoped it would be just one step up from a compact camera but with better control options.
It wasn't and as MPB currently have 25 used bodies for sale it seems I was not alone in disliking the Z50
LenShepherd 12 4.2k United Kingdom
13 Oct 2020 9:35PM
In the UK the Z50 with 2 lens kit from Grays of Westminster is 1,099 and the best official import price I can easily find for the D500 is 1,439.
It would be nice if the Z50 was available as a 4 item kit including the FTZ - but the 3 item kit plus FTZ at full price for an FTZ is still nearly 100 less than a D500.
14 Oct 2020 4:19PM
The poster was asking about the D7500 so that would be cheaper.
I usually buy 'excellent grade' used cameras and lenses.
The Z50 and bits was the one thing I paid full price for
digicammad 17 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2020 5:40PM
I decided to stick with a DSLR and an eagerly awaiting delivery of a new F7500. Smile
digicammad 17 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2020 5:41PM
Or even D7500.

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