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Nikon Z9 Wildlife Settings Guide Update for Nikon Z8

Free update to all Z9 eBook owners

I’m working on a revision to my Z9 eBook to include the newly released Nikon Z8. The two cameras share the same autofocus system, and new Z8 owners can start reading about it by getting my Z9 book. The Z8 version will be a FREE upgrade to all existing eBook owners.

What’s New in the Second Edition

  • I’ve fully updated the printable PDF guide to include new features in Z9 firmware 2.1, including:
    • Wide-area Custom AF
    • Recall shooting settings (hold)
    • Focus recall
    • Pre-burst capture
    • Focus point selection speed
    • High FPS viewfinder display
  • I completely revised my custom settings to incorporate the new features in the Z9 and my most recent control configurations for both BBF and Shutter AF

Coming Soon: Firmware 3 (Z9) and Z8 updates

There are a few tweaks I’ve made to my Z9 settings after the release of firmware version 3, and those will be in the updated edition, along with settings for Nikon Z8 owners.

Nikon Z9 eBook Released

The complete settings guide to bird and wildlife photography with the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera

American coot © Jason P. Odell
Discover the secrets to bird photography using the Nikon Z9 camera.

I’m pleased to announce the official release of my newest PDF eBook, Bird Photography with the Nikon Z9. This comprehensive guide has all of the settings and customizations I use for bird and wildlife photography with the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera. But this book is more than just a list of settings. I will walk you through not just which settings I recommend, but why I recommend them.

Bird Photography with the Nikon Z9 offers an in-depth look at the inner workings of the Nikon Z9 autofocus system, with detailed descriptions of all of its customizations. You’ll also learn how to optimize the buttons and controls on the Nikon Z9 for bird and wildlife photography, plus everyday settings. I’ve included sample configurations for both regular (shutter) and back button focusing setups, too. You’ll get shooting settings for exposure, frame rate, and metering for all types of bird photography scenarios, including birds in flight.

Beyond the camera settings, you’ll also get my tips and tricks for capturing dynamic bird photos with the Nikon Z9, and ways to improve your photography.

  • Includes a custom Nikon Z9 camera settings file, Adobe Lightroom develop presets, and a structured keyword list of over 10,000 bird species
  • View the table of contents here
  • Bird Photography with the Nikon Z9 is available now via digital download

New eBook Coming Soon!

Bird Photography with the Nikon Z9

Coming soon: the complete guide to bird photography with the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera.

I’m putting together a complete settings guide and best practices for photographing birds with the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera. Watch this space for pre-ordering details!

A complete settings and techniques guide to bird photography with the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera

  • Printable PDF eBook
  • A complete list of every setting I use in my Nikon Z9 camera for bird photography, including Shooting Menus and Custom Menus
  • My Z9 Birding Settings file that you can use to load my settings directly onto your Nikon Z9 camera
  • A complete hierarchical (nested) set of keywords of birds of the world
  • My Nikon Z9 Birding Preset for editing RAW images in Adobe Lightroom Classic
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