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This camera is a lot of fun. It is producing some of my best work (after owning the D610). The video capabilities are way stronger and I'm loving the photos. It feels really clumsy to try changing settings on the back screen but feels better through the viewfinder. Some of the buttons have moved from the Nikon we all know and love so I feel awkward with it still. Overall, a great purchase.
this is one of the best cameras nikon is now offering. What i did not realize when I purchased is this exciting camera is a combination of the Nikon D810 and the latest Nikon Mirrorless cameras. I prefer using the DSLR, but if one likes to use this camera as if it is a mirrorless - it is totally capable.
Received my Nikon D780 yesterday from Amazon. Great ergonomic grip. Lightweigt compared to my D5 and D850. I have previously owned the D750 and love the amazingly quick and accurate Auto-focus algorithm incorporated into the D780 from the high-end models! So nice to have the UHS-II speed available in two cards! Also, has User-1 and User-2 "presets" for those who like having different settings available at the twist of a dial. The dedicated Back-Button Auto focus is an additional perk for those who, like myself, prefer BBAF. The ISO button, like the D5 and D850, is now where it should be for convenience...next to the shutter release button. Speaking of ISO...the ISO Sensitivity Settings, in the PhotoShooting Menu, allows for Auto ISO Sensitivity Control. When turned ON, I choose ISO 100 with Max at 12800 (without flash) and Max at 3200 with flash, with Minimum Shutter Speed of 1/60. Works GREAT in MANUAL and Aperture Priorty with SB-910 in TTL_FP. Great upgrade over D750...HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Awesome camera. I put it to use the next day but not able to use Lightroom until Adobe performs an upgrade. My only problem is it was not shipped via Amazon but UPS. I was not home and would have to pay $5 to have it re-delivered OR I could go to the city next to me to pick it up at a UPS store. But, the D780 works better than the D750. Faster focusing, face & EYE detection making shaper photos of people. Looks like for my camera needs I will go back to using the on-line store in NY.
Loved the camera but when I found out that they did not make a battery grip for it, I had to immediately send it back. The battery grip from previous models does not fit.... I've read on blogs that they do not plan to make one which seemed really odd but I couldn't find one and don't have the time to wait for a knock off so I'm going with another camera.
I shot with the 750 (2 of them) for 5 years and in the past 3 years have really felt the need for better video features. I was about to trade them in for z6's but then the 780 was announced and due to some lens incompatibility (I have 2 Tamron G1 lenses I really like) I decided to delay a full switch to mirrorless and go with the 780.
Like the myriad of reviews say, the camera is great in photo mode, I like the rearrangement of buttons and I really like the touch screen, etc. I'm still very happy with the purchase.
However, one of my primary check boxes was to keep using my Tamron glass and that is where I've run into problems. My 70-200 2.8 G1 does not play well with the LV mode . Basically, if you're in LV and the AF is engaged, the LV will shut off intermittently. It appears to be connected to the power draw required to drive the AF motor. I had it start acting up on me at a video shoot the other day. I'm still trying to confirm if this happens with the G2 version of this lens (I don't know anyone who has one). So far my Tamron 15-30 is behaving (another reported problem lens for the z6) but I haven't put it through it's paces yet.
TLDR: If you have Tamron Lenses that are incompatible with the Z6, they may be also incompatible (in LV) with the 780.
I know they say the camera is just a tool for better photography but I must add what a tool. Upgraded finally from a D3200 and instantly better photos than I ever taken. Best purchase in cameras so far.
I'm just beginning to explore this cameras capabilities. I bought it for taking pictures of the night sky and from the few shots I have already taken of the Milky Way and comet neowise... this camera is going to make me pretty content to see just how far I can take my first full frame camera? Note: I have been, for my purposes, been quite happy and impressed with my d 7500 crop sensor camera and have decided to partner it with the d780 as the situation dictates.