The New Z Mount 40mm f2

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Wow, what a welcome addition to the camera bag.

Went to do a few test shots with it last night and I am really pleased with the purchase. Great focal length, I can see this becoming a classic like the Nifty 50. Great for if you don't want to get a 35mm and/or the 50mm primes, this obviously cuts right down the middle.

After years of carrying a DSLR, the weight difference of this lens with the Z7 II body is fantastic.

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40mm f2 Shakedown Test: Start of Fall at Burke Lake Park by Jono Kenyon, on Flickr

40mm f2 Shakedown Test: Start of Fall at Burke Lake Park by Jono Kenyon, on Flickr

40mm f2 Shakedown Test: Start of Fall at Burke Lake Park by Jono Kenyon, on Flickr
 

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That's a keeper for sure. Excellent image fidelity.


My last shoot (soccer) was 7.5lbs of Canon... EOS1 with built in grip (8 AA batteries), EF 35-350, and a manfroto monopod. Not to mention my swivel chair that has a sturdy 3 legged base. One shoulder for the chair, the other for the bag.

Then I shoot with the X100V and it's a real joy.
 
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That's a keeper for sure. Excellent image fidelity.


My last shoot (soccer) was 7.5lbs of Canon... EOS1 with built in grip (8 AA batteries), EF 35-350, and a manfroto monopod. Not to mention my swivel chair that has a sturdy 3 legged base. One shoulder for the chair, the other for the bag.

Then I shoot with the X100V and it's a real joy.
The major factor in my finally making the jump to the Z series is the prospect of returning to travel. Our last big trip pre-COVID, walking 11 miles around Brugges I thought I was going to die at the end of the day, lol. Too much body load, too much gear and I just really want to trim down the travel kit. I think the Z7 II is going to fit the bill nicely and I can leave more at home. This 40 will go in the bag for sure, especially for low light interior shots, and the 24-200 I think will be the ideal walk-around glass. Then with the Osmo Pocket 2 also in the mix, I should be well covered. I will carry the Peak Design travel tripod, another purchase I don't regret at all, it's been amazing in the field and just rock solid stable.
 

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Looking good. Gotta love a decently rendered dof and bokeh. What's not to like.
 

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