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    z7 & 500 PF?

    Is anyone using these together? Seems like it would be a good setup for longer hikes.

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    Re: z7 & 500 PF?

    I think we'll see a report by Brad Hill soon.

    The 500mmPF is a great little lens....I haven't made the jumpt to the Z system yet.....
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    Re: z7 & 500 PF?

    Initial reports are that it is better than the 300 PF ... slight unsharp behavior with VR at slower shutter speeds.

    The 300 is stellar on my Z 7 ... I shot some video recently ... 4K 24P 1/50 shutter ... both FF and DX crop ... rendered at HD.

    https://vimeo.com/308603511

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    The 500 is on my short list ... I have a lot of R lenses adapted to the Z for video but nothing long.
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    Re: z7 & 500 PF?

    This guy compared the Z7 with the D850 and D500 very early on. I believe he used the "old" 500mm, but his experiences and comments are still very valid:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNAziALpnXc

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    Re: z7 & 500 PF?

    Brad Hill has published his experience with 500PF and various Nikon bodies, including Z 7.

    Natural Art Images: Voice: Brad Hill Blog
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    Re: z7 & 500 PF?

    Great write-up and wonderful pictures .... just add it to the list. D6 anyone?

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    Re: z7 & 500 PF?

    From DPReview - this lens seems to be more than capable

    https://www.dpreview.com/samples/499...sample-gallery

    IMO this should also be as stellar on the Z7

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    Re: z7 & 500 PF?

    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    Great write-up and wonderful pictures .... just add it to the list. D6 anyone?
    SLR cameras no longer interest me but the Z7 certainly does, even if only to use the 500PF.
    Doug Herr http://www.wildlightphoto.com
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    Re: z7 & 500 PF?

    Doug,

    With your focusing skills and subject I think the Z 7 would be a great choice ... the grip is so good ... would balance well with the 500 PF
    even with the adapter.

    I do hope that the AF algorithms can be improved over time.
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