Hi all....I am what I would like to think is an interesting position and before I jump all in, wanted to get some opinions.
My kit is pretty much done minus a few lenses on my dream list. Now I have been saving for the last few years for these lenses and I am now to the point where I can finally make the purchase. Only one issue: enter the Nikon z7 ii.
I looked at the Z system when it came out but they didn't even have the full trinity at the time. Now they have the full trinity, teleconverters, and some very interesting wildlife lenses on the road map (100-400mm, 200-600mm, and of course the 400mm and 600mm primes). They do not have the one lens at the top of my list: 300mm f/2.8.
So my question comes down to this: 1) Purchase the 300mm f/2.8 and continue with the F mountAdvantages:
- Get to enjoy in my opinion, one of the best lenses I have ever used
- Less of the expenseDisadvantages:
- Z mount is the future and Nikon has stated they are focusing on the Z system
- I will continue to use DX (D500) even though my goal is to move the FX (D850)2) Use my savings and fully buy into the Z system purchasing my most used lenses (24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8, 50 f/1.8, 85 f/1.8, and TC1.4).Advantages:
- Future Proof my kit
- Switch to full frame
- Higher pixel count
- Z lenses purchased can be kept for years and upgrade only bodies if needed
- Capitalize on the resell value of my current f-mount lenses that will be replacedDisadvantages:
- More of an upfront expense
- Will need to use the adapter for the lenses that do not have Z mount replacements as of yet but are on the road map (100-500mm and Macro)
- Will have to wait longer for the 300mm f/2.8
So, if you were in my position, what would you do?