The Z 7 was a joy to use in the jungle. I wasn’t sure if I would use it as much as my D5, but I quickly made the Z 7 my primary camera on set. The huge resolution gave me great freedom when shooting, and being able to have a totally silent shutter was also a huge bonus, as previously I’d been forced to use a cumbersome camera blimp, which makes working infinitely harder. Additionally, even when using its mechanical shutter, the Z 7 is still far quieter than traditional DSLRs, which is always useful. The battery life was far longer than advertised, too; I managed a whole day shooting, from 6am to 10pm, on a single battery and I never felt worried about running out.
The ability to use all my F-mount lenses seamlessly on the Z series was a major selling point for me. I’d been nervous that using my F-mount lenses on the Z system would be hampered by shooting through the FTZ adapter, but I was amazed that the conversion is completely seamless – there is no change in quality or speed. I’m also excited about trying some of the new Z-series lenses when more are available.