More Nikon Z7 reviews

Based on the information I received from readers, the first batch of Nikon Z cameras in the US did not even fulfill the pre-orders placed at B&H on the first day after the official announcement.

Since the Z7 camera is now shipping, I will reduce the number of reviews I post here on NikonRumors. If you want to continue to get the latest Nikon Z tests and reviews, you should follow the Nikon Z Facebook Page and the Nikon Z Facebook Group. I will, of course, continue to cover Z accessories, selected reviews and other Z related topics on the blog.

Here are the latest Nikon Z7 reviews:

Dpreview published their Nikon Z7 first impressions review and their take is that because of banding, the Nikon Z7 can’t match the D850 dynamic range – here are their key takeaways:

  • “In principle, dynamic range is comparable to that of the D850: one of the best performances we’ve seen.
  • However, striping and banding (caused by the addition of on-sensor PDAF) means the usable dynamic range is reduced.”

Other Z7 reviews:

“You may also have heard some photographers claim incompatibility between the Z7 and Tamron lenses used on the FTZ adapter. I only have one Tamron with me at the moment, the 15-30mm f/2.8, but I can confirm that everything works just fine for me with my copy of this lens – autofocus, changing aperture, changing exposure, and so on. I have yet to test with any other off-brand lenses, so I can’t comment any further than that.” (Photographylife)

“The Nikon Z7 feels like a camera which can be picked up by existing Nikon DSLR users without hesitation about how it works or what certain things do. While some things will be slightly different and may take some to get used to, all in all, it’s very much like using a smaller and lighter Nikon DSLR.” (Photographyblog)

A quick feedback from a reader:

“Picked up my Z7 this morning and quickly testing a few lenses with the FTZ adapter. Might want to double check this first but with Zeiss Milvus ZF2 lenses the camera loses the electronic rangefinder so manual focus isn’t confirmed. With the FTZ adapter and Nikon G lenses the AF ‘square’ turns green when in focus – really nice quick way of focusing. I have programmed one of the Function buttons to zoom straight to 1:1 so again great for confirming focus. Bottom left of viewfinder then displays the usual dot focus confirmation but again that doesn’t seem to work with the Zeiss lenses. Z 24-70 in manual focus displays the ‘fly by wire’ tulip – infinity’ bar in the viewfinder this doesn’t apply to F mount lenses.”

The latest Z7 video reviews:

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