After Christmas I'm thinking about buying a Z6 with adaptor. But wondered if the kit 24-70 f4 lens was worth paying the extra for. Or would I be better using my old 24-70 f2.8 Lens. I mainly want this set up for low light music gigs.
Yes some venues are very dark, so wide open shooting is quite common, the only reason I'm thinking of the Z6 compared to my current D700 is for silent shooting, especially with classical gigs like the Harp.The “kit” 24-70 is fantastic optically, but it’s still an f/4 lens.
If you’re using your f/2.8 lens wide open because you need the light, then an f/4 lens likely won’t do. But if you’re regularly stopping down to f/4 or beyond, then it’s a fantastic piece of kit.
With silent shooting you need to be careful of banding due to the pulse frequency of the lights.Yes some venues are very dark, so wide open shooting is quite common, the only reason I'm thinking of the Z6 compared to my current D700 is for silent shooting, especially with classical gigs like the Harp.
I was just going to mention that . . . I believe I read that the readout speed of the Z6 was in the range of 1/15 to 1/17 second. The Z6 does have flicker reduction but I don't know how practical or effective it is:With silent shooting you need to be careful of banding due to the pulse frequency of the lights.
If you’re really interested in silent shooting indoor venues, a Sony A9 may be your best bet due to that sensor’s crazy readout speeds.
Congrats, Barry. Looking forward to seeing some of your results with the new kit!Well I have just made a purchase, and went for the Z6 with 24-70 f4 and Adaptor so that I can continue to use my 70-200 VR1.
Got a good deal as well. Nikon promotion giving £360 off at point of sale, traded in a old G7 compact that I don't use anymore £50, the store had a trade in bonus of £150 plus the store had already reduced the bundle to start with. I paid £1699 for the kit.