After playing with my Nikon Z fc camera for over a year, I believe I have assembled my ultimate small, portable Nikon enthusiast kit for slightly less than $2,100. which consists of the following:
- Nikon Z fc – $995
- Nikon Z 28 mm f2.8 SE lens – $300
- Nikon Z 40 mm F2 lens – $275
- Nikon FTZ adapter – $249
- Nikon 105mm F2.5 AIS manual focus lens – $135
- Nikon 135mm F2.8 AIS manual focus lens – $60
- Tamrac Derechoe 5 camera bag – $65
My goal was to have a small camera bag that I could easily sling over my shoulder and take with me most anywhere, including on my motorcycle trips, yet have a wide-range of fast lenses. The Z fc camera fit the bill perfectly, and with focus assist on the digital viewfinder, it made the use of manual focus lenses easier for my tired 63-year old eyes.
Focus assist with a manual focus lens turns the in-focus edges of my subject red in the electronic viewfinder. No need to use a split focusing screen. If my depth-of-field is narrow at F2.8, it only shows
I have been primarily a Nikon shooter since 1998, starting with film cameras such as the F3 and FM3a and F5, then moving to digital with most of the D-series of cameras. During that time I also shot medium and large format film, but most of my work and all of my editorial work has been shot with Nikon. I like the glass, I like the controls, I like the user interface, and most importantly, I like the images I make with Nikon.
I have had a wide variety of Nikon glass