I hate to say goodbye to my trusty and dependable Nikon DSLRs and F mount lenses - they have served me well over the years shooting 100s of thousands of images since 2005. What makes this so difficult is knowing just how great the last few years have been shooting with my D850 and D500 using various F mount lenses and achieving both personal satisfaction and professional performance.
What allows me to make this DSLR to Nikon Mirrorless transition is my belief that Nikon will deliver superior results building new lenses and Mirrorless cameras based on the Z platform, as I see it things will only get better over time.
Below is a break down of my transition, what I currently use and what I have or will be transitioning to. The transition is really quite simple, sell my legacy f mount lens and DSLRs bodies and buy the replacements/equivalents. While all replacements are not currently available in the Z mount I will continue to depend on the FTZ adapter to hold me over until Nikon releases new S lenses.
* Indicates superior performance overall.
Although I hate selling off my legacy f mount lenses I know in the long run the replacement gear is and will be superior, and that has already been the case for all my completed S lens trade-ups to the Z mount. This also provides me an opportunity to consolidate my gear to lenses I actually use - over the course of years I learned that buying smart will pay dividends in the long run. I had some lenses I never used, others that no longer work with the FTZ adapter so I will forgo replacements and they were sold to compensate for the transition.