Advantages/Disadvantages of the Z System

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I have read somewhere that the Z6 will not autofocus with a lot of their older lens using the FTZ adapter, as I would want to use my Sigma 24-70 f2.8 lens and my Nikon 70-200VR1 f2.8 lens, does anyone know if either or both of these lens will autofocus with the Z6.
 
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Curious as to why you went with the Sony 70-300mm G lens as opposed to the Nikon 70-300mm AF-P FX VR lens + FTZ adapter? The Nikon is the cheaper lens (even with FTZ adapter) between the two and it comes with the newer AF-P motor for near silent focusing.

I currently have the Sony 16-35 f4 and 70-200mm f4 FE lenses, and I've been wanting to try them on a Z body + Techart adapter.
The Sony is smaller and the clumsy FTZ adds too much bulk. My Z kit is intended primarily as a travel kit. In March I'm heading off on a Round The World trip involving 14 flights, and my kit will consist of the Z7, 2 sp batts, 6 XQD cards, Nik 14-70 & 24-70 plus this Sony 70-300. All that fits in a mid size Crumpler bag and weighs in at 7 kg to make the nice people at Check-In happy.
Curious as to why you went with the Sony 70-300mm G lens as opposed to the Nikon 70-300mm AF-P FX VR lens + FTZ adapter? The Nikon is the cheaper lens (even with FTZ adapter) between the two and it comes with the newer AF-P motor for near silent focusing.

I currently have the Sony 16-35 f4 and 70-200mm f4 FE lenses, and I've been wanting to try them on a Z body + Techart adapter.
That Techart adaptor works just like they say. 👍
 
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Yeah but it's too big! Mirrorless is supposed to be compact!
You stated previously you wanted a Zeiss 50 for the Z mount so I guess I was just comparing the two. The Zeiss is much larger, heavier, and 3 times more expensive. I attached images of the dimensions and weight of each. The Nikkor S is smaller, lighter, 1/3 the price and has equal if not better optics.
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You stated previously you wanted a Zeiss 50 for the Z mount so I guess I was just comparing the two. The Zeiss is much larger, heavier, and 3 times more expensive. I attached images of the dimensions and weight of each. The Nikkor S is smaller, lighter, 1/3 the price and has equal if not better optics. View attachment 1650889View attachment 1650890
I was comparing the manual 11 ½ oz Zeiss 50/1.4 ZF that I use occasionally on my D5. Not the 2 ½ pound Otus behemoth.
 
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