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Archive 2023 · Upgrade from Z50 to Z5?

  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Upgrade from Z50 to Z5?


I'm interested in anyone who has made this upgrade. I don't shoot video so I don't see much need for the Z6ii and 4.5 frames per second is ok with me. I love my Z50 but I still would like to have a full frame body as well. Has anyone compared the 2?


May 14, 2023 at 08:41 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Upgrade from Z50 to Z5?


Based on your posts, also budget for the Z 24-200mm.

The Z5 is more chunky and the IBIS helps.
There isn't a night and day difference in image quality. Perhaps if you buy the 1.8 and faster primes, then you will see it.
Z5 suffers from banding when shot in silent mode under artificial light. Z50 does not.
Autofocus is good. I have been impressed with the face/eye detection in challenging lighting.
I have both.






May 14, 2023 at 10:43 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Upgrade from Z50 to Z5?


Thanks for your reply. I'm planning on using the 24-70 f/4 with the Z5. I'll take both bodies with the 24-70 on the Z5 and the 50-250 on the z50.


May 14, 2023 at 10:53 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Upgrade from Z50 to Z5?


Awesome, then there is no downside.


May 14, 2023 at 11:01 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Upgrade from Z50 to Z5?


For me, lack of IBIS was a deal killer. My hands shake badly and IBIS with VR is usually enough for me to shoot hand held. YMMV. I have found my Z7 pairs nicely with DX lenses,


May 15, 2023 at 06:59 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Upgrade from Z50 to Z5?


Wife bought me the Z5, 24-70 f/4 for my birthday today from B&H. Should be here day after tomorrow. I can't wait.


May 15, 2023 at 08:09 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Upgrade from Z50 to Z5?


LostLensCap wrote:
Wife bought me the Z5, 24-70 f/4 for my birthday today from B&H. Should be here day after tomorrow. I can't wait.


Congratulations. Imagine what you will get next year . I love the compactness of the Z5 + the Z28/40. I sometimes think of the 24-70 f/4 but fear it will not receive enough use. I wish for much more light gathering capability without the size, which seems like mission impossible on Z FX.



May 16, 2023 at 06:08 AM





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