I currently use D850 (and sometimes D500). I am looking at Z6ii or Z7ii mainly for the new 100-400 lens. For people who have used both, is the AF-C autofocus tracking on the new mirrorless as good? (I do NOT want/need a Z9 so please don't suggest that). I don't do much fast action like birds in flight, mainly just animals walking or occasionally jumping (wild bobcats and coyotes and occasionally zoo animals).
For years I used Canon 5D series and their focus tracking mode was unuseable. I mean even just a big cat walking towards me in a zoo and it would invariably lag behind with focus on the shoulders and the head out of focus. When I switched to Nikon D850 that problem went away instantly. So if I switch to Z6ii or Z7ii will I still get the heads in focus as I am accustomed with my D850 and D500?
I can provide sample images or go through any part of the system and where it does well and where it falls over. I did have a D500 to compare and before that I had a Canon 1Dx and 5D2.
When I got the D850 I was staggered to go from selecting a sharp action shots from a string where most were soft to selecting the best composed from a string of sharp shots. Apparently all that loveliness is now as nothing with the arrival of mirrorless.
I guess I will have to try a Z one of these days, but not yet as my bitcoin has a way to go yet!
I just tried Zeiss lenses in my glasses and found them to be crap. Maybe it is a case of 'the emperors new clothes' with them? I think they just put a really high contrast coating on the glass which fools people into thinking they are sharper. Personally I found them to be optically inferior and the coating to be tiring to my eyes.
My poont is that chasing these edges is a waste of time. Buy good glass and you will be good. Which is why I regard cameras as “mere photon detectors” which I acknowledge is a dramatization.
I set it to single spot focus where I select the focus point with the small gnurled knob. I am used to my D850 if I have the spot anywhere off center I can push the wheel down in the middle and the spot jumps back to the center. On my rental this works on the gnurled knob on the vertical grip but not on the gnurled knob on the camera body. So if I am holding it horizontal and press the button down nothing happens and I have to move it manually back to center, but if I am holding it vertical and press the button down it jumps back to center. What am I missing?