OK, I’m finally going to pull the trigger and order one of the new Z cameras in the next week or so. As noted in an earlier thread I shoot primarily landscape and I doubt I will ever print larger than 16x20. What I didn’t mention is that a lot of my work is in black and white. Given my print size a 24MP body should be almost enough. I’d like to have 30 or 36MP to allow for cropping, but I doubt it makes sense to wait for Nikon to make such a body as they very well may never do so.
What I am still wondering is this, between the 24 and 46MP Z bodies does one provide better tonal gradation than the other?
I used to do a lot of 4x5 B&W work and there were two huge differences between 4x5 and 35mm B&W. The first and most obvious one was simply resolution was really limited with the 35mm and this showed up big time in any print over 8x10. In my mind what was an even bigger, more important, difference though was the tremendously improved ability to show smooth and small differences in tones and gradation between tones. In fact this is even more prevalent with larger format (8x10 and larger) contact prints - they just show a much more pleasing gradation/nuance of tone.
I can imagine that the greater sensor resolution of the Z7ii might provide a similar benefit, but I don’t think I have ever read any comments on that issue. In your experience do you find that one sensor is any better than the other in this regard?
Your input is much appreciated.
Itching to get a new camera,