Z 6 II and Z 7 II

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With few exceptions (D810 to D850 being one), It's usually not worth upgrading to the next model cycle.
Among the numerous upgrades in the D800/810/850 progression, I feel that the inclusion of the D5/D500 AF capability in the D850 is particularly significant. I'd be very interested in hearing your impressions of the Z 7 II AF capability.
 
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Z6II review. Pretty impressive face detection, autofocus upgrade from the Z6
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this reviewer who typically shoots in low light and black and white is very impressed with the Z6II capabilities.
I just watched this video (yes, I'm way behind on the YouTubers that I follow). One of the best part of Will Hall's videos is that he truly is a real world user. His thoughts on the AF improvements of the Z 6 II are very convincing.
 
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Among the numerous upgrades in the D800/810/850 progression, I feel that the inclusion of the D5/D500 AF capability in the D850 is particularly significant. I'd be very interested in hearing your impressions of the Z 7 II AF capability.
The D850 does not have the D5’s AF capability.

I simply did not trust the D850’s focus with my 105mm 1.4 wide open during outdoor portrait shoots. I would use my D5 because it never, and I mean NEVER, missed focus.

This is the main reason I purchased the Z 7ii - I loved the images I got with the D850’s sensor, but I wanted something that I could trust to AF wide open
 
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I simply did not trust the D850’s focus with my 105mm 1.4 wide open during outdoor portrait shoots.
Very interesting. I had presumed that 153-point AF system of the D5, grafted into the D850 would achieve equivalent AF performance. I have a D500 (same 153-point system), and it is certainly the best AF body that I've ever owned, but I would not say that it never misses.

After you've had some time with the Z 7 II, I'd love to know if its AF improves substantially over the D850, as well as any comparison to the D500, if you have used that body.
 
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Very interesting. I had presumed that 153-point AF system of the D5, grafted into the D850 would achieve equivalent AF performance. I have a D500 (same 153-point system), and it is certainly the best AF body that I've ever owned, but I would not say that it never misses.

After you've had some time with the Z 7 II, I'd love to know if its AF improves substantially over the D850, as well as any comparison to the D500, if you have used that body.
I had the D500, and loved how fast and accurate it was. It made a great pair with the D850, but I found a really good deal on a refurbished D5 two years ago, and had no use for the D500 from that point on.

As for the D5, there are so many times where I thought there was no way I got the shot, only to find that I did. I do believe that the D850 may have the same AF sensor, but the processing power is nowhere near as quick as on the D5.

I will be happy to share my experience with the Z 7ii as I continue shooting with it.
 

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