Our thoughts on the new mirrorless flagship from Nikon
This week, Nikon announced the development of the Z9 mirrorless camera. Although specs were scarce, there are a few things we can infer from the product announcement. Adobe released a new update to Camera Raw, which offers a new feature called “super resolution.” This enables ACR (and soon, Lightroom) users to double the linear pixel dimensions of their images while preserving a raw format. Our experiments with Super Resolution suggest that it has a lot of potential in the future for working with highly-cropped images or photos captured with lower-resolution cameras.
The ultimate super-wide zoom lens for Nikon mirrorless cameras
I recently got my hands on the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8S super-wide zoom lens for FX format Nikon Z mount mirrorless cameras, and I’ve spent the last few weeks putting it through its paces. This pro-level lens features a constant f/2.8 aperture, and is an entirely updated design from it’s F-mount predecessor.
The first thing you’ll notice about this lens is that it’s extremely well-built. The focus and zoom rings are silky smooth. The 14-24mm f/2.8S features an illuminated LCD panel that can be configured to display aperture, focus distance (and hyperfocal distance), or focal length. There is also the traditional A/M switch for quickly switching from autofocus to manual focus, and a Lens Function (L-Fn) button which can be customized in your camera to provide additional functionality, such as AF-ON or auto exposure lock (and much more). This lens also includes a multi-function control ring that can be configured to control aperture, exposure compensation, or ISO setting using custom menu f2 in the Nikon Z6 & Z7 cameras.