In the event that someone should revisit this thread down the line, I thought it would be a good idea to update this given what I now know after receiving the equipment:My new Z7ii arrived this afternoon. This is my first mirrorless camera and I had only a short time to play with it so far.
I very much like the idea of "what you see is what you get" when looking through the viewfinder. I was able to view helpful things such as a live histogram and focus peaking. I was a bit surprised that I couldn't view blown highlights ("blinkies") live, but rather had to check the picture on the back screen by playback in order to determine if I had any blown highlights. This seems like an important thing to view before pressing the shutter button. Perhaps I am missing something...but shouldn't there be a way to customize the display to see "blinkies"?
The FTZ adaptor seemed quite solid and works flawlessly with the F mount lens that I attached. I will be attaching a Kirk L Bracket to the Z7ii soon...and I am hoping that the FTZ adaptor doesn't get in the way of the L bracket as it connects with the quick release plate. Looks like it might be a close call.
Also, the L bracket will cover up the ports located on the side of the camera. I am hoping this doesn't interfere with my cable release--particularly when placed in the vertical position on the quick release clamp.
That's it so far...
- At this time, the Z7ii does not display the blown highlights through the EVF preview. However, you can see the "blinkies" in playback mode.
- The FTZ adaptor does not get in the way of the L bracket. I've had no issues connecting the Z7ii to my Arca Swiss ballhead with or without the FTZ adaptor.
- The cable release easily connects to the camera port even with the Kirk L-bracket attached. The L-bracket doesn't get in the way of the cable when placed in the horizontal or vertical position when it is attached to the ballhead.
I also received the 14-24 S lens...along with filters. The filters attached in seconds and are super easy to remove and attach. I have the circular polarizer attached to one of the lens hoods...so all I have to do is snap that lens hood in place and I have that filter on the lens. I went with the NiSi square filter system for ND's...couldn't be easier. I'm quite pleased.