Going 100% Mirrorless

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Having recently sold my D750, which was truly redundant ever since getting the Z 6 two years ago, I had been holding on to the D500 for its superior AF performance. Lately, I have grown better at shooting within the AF capabilities of the Z 6 and Z 7, and have left the D500 at home more and more. The TC-14 achieves nearly the same results in FL as the crop factor, with only a slight loss in IQ.

I've just experienced a moment of courage and listed my D500 for sale. Am I making a mistake?
 
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I switched to a Z6 from a D750, and the Z system has been nothing short of amazing, far better than the D750 and a wide variety of F-mount glass. Even for sports!

I haven’t used a D500, so maybe I don’t know what I’m missing... 🤨
 

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Cameras, like most any tool, have personalities, strengths and weaknesses. The key is finding the model that best suits you and what you want it to do. I have several cameras and find while I like them all, I have yet to find the one perfect one. I have recently added a Z50 ( I am well involved in DX) and I like many things about it but am not yet ready to start dumping my D500, D7200, etc. Same goes for my D750, I still find it meets my needs. I am just a hobbiest and don't shoot nearly as much as many here so my experience is different than many. I play with a wide range of subjects from birds to airplaces to landscapes, marco, night sky and more. Maybe that is why I like having different bodies. I suppose I am more an experimenter than an artist. I do know that one day I will likely add a FF Z model, but not yet.
 
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I’m ready to go completely mirrorless, but am in no hurry. Once I can get a mirrorless version of the D500, I’m good.

all my secondary systems are mirrorless, just patiently waiting for Nikon to get there. I’m thinking 2022/2023 may be it

I’ll still probably keep my Nikon Df, just for the pure love of it and the versatility of being able to mount just about every f-mount lens.
 
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I dumped my D850 last summer, and have not regretted it yet. Sure, I shot a lot less than you do, but Z6 and Z7 are mighty good to me.
My D850 is now in my daughter’s capable hands since I bought the Z7ii. However, I’m still using my D5 for all of the sports shooting I do.
 
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I have a stunningly sharp Sigma 170-500 that I bought in Japan 12 years ago, it won’t AF on the FTZ, SO i’m keeping my D810 just for the motorsport work I do with the Big Sig. My Z7 is the 95% go-to. Maybe when grandma Nikkor finally produces a big Z zoom I’ll join the final exodus.
 
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Once I can get a mirrorless version of the D500, I’m good.
I also felt that way, but my current thinking is that since I'm not shooting sports much these days, and my paid work doesn't require the AF capability of the D500; selling it to bank money for either the Z 90 or a Z-mount telephoto seems attractive. Either of those would render the D500 obsolete in my kit.
 

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