(I posted this earlier but I think I accidentally deleted it)
The 24-70 F2.8 is my go to lens for 90% of the work I do. I have used a few 24-70's over the years but my longest run has been with a NIKKOR 24-70 2.8E ED-VR AF-S. Over the last 2 years I have taken thousands of images with it. When I bought the new z6, rather than buy the Z mount f4 24-70, I made sure to order the FTZ adapter so I could use my trusted lens of choice on the new mirrorless camera. While I'm sure the f4 lens is a quality product I usually work in questionable light without a flash and need all the light gathering capability I can muster. So when news of a new Z mount 24-70 f2.8 that was smaller, lighter, sharper and might work faster with my z6 came out I was very interested. After a few months I decided it was time to trade my NIKON 24-70 2.8E ED-VR AF-S for the new Z mount equivalent.
(Typical type of photo I shoot with the z6 and my old lens)
I loaded up my mint condition lens in its original box with all the paperwork and packaging and headed down to the only camera shop in Nashville, Dury's. The guy who met me at the door seemed annoyed and confused by my request. He argued with me that I didn't need a new lens because the F mount lens I had would mount on my DX body. I told this camera expert that the Z6 was not a DX body. Finally I got him to understand what I was trying to do but he informed me that there was no one in the store that was authorized to buy gear. Only the owner can do that and he lives out of state so I would need to come back when he was there doing his "buying visit". So I asked him if I could at least look at the new lens and see how it worked on my z6 since I had brought it with me. Nope, the only Nikon Z thing they have in the entire store is an FTZ adapter.
Sooo.... I've bought thousands of dollars worth of gear from Adorama.com over the years and always been impressed. Their service and return policies are top notch so I decided to look into trading my lens with them. I filled out their on line form which asked what you want to trade in and what you were you were interested in trading for. In a few days I got a call from "Al". He was emailing me a shipping label good for a 10 pound box with $5000 insurance on it. All I had to do was box up my lens and send it to them to evaluate. About 5 days later they called and made me an offer on my lens...
They offered me $1050 for my lens which would make the new Z mount NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens $946. At this point I can either take the deal or refuse the deal and they will ship my lens back at no cost. I took the deal. It should be here in a week or so.
So far I'm impressed with Adorama. If you live in a place like I do where there really are no camera shops it might be worth looking into.
I'll update when the lens actually gets here.