I chose to leave these images un-cropped so you could get an idea of the framing. All of these subjects were within 5-10m from me. I shot all of them at 600mm and wide-open at f/6.3. Click any image to enlarge it.
One thing I will say about this combo, the Z9 and the 180-600mm have a combined weight of over 7lbs (3,300g). If you’re not using a monopod, hand-holding this lens will get tiresome after awhile. With a the Nikon Z8, you’re still dealing with a 6.3lb kit. (I certainly noticed it, although I was also at 9000′ (2743m) elevation…
We received a listener question from our website asking about highlight-priority metering, which can be useful in certain situations. Not all cameras offer this metering mode, but we’ll describe how it works and when we use it.
Jason recently received a Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera, and we both had a chance to use it in the field. This week, we’ll discuss the major new features it offers Nikon users, and discuss how those features can change your approach to photography in the field.
This week, we just got evaluation copies of the two newest Z-mount Nikon lenses. Since we haven’t had a lot of time to put the lenses through their paces yet, we’ll give our first impressions. This week, we’re primarily discussing the 24-120mm f/4S lens, including build and handling, features, and how it compares to other similar Nikon lenses.
Interview with Jessica Odell: Thoughts on the Nikon Z50
It’s thanksgiving week here in the USA, and with the focus on family this week, what better way to celebrate than to bring some family on the podcast. Jason’s sister, Jessica, visits us today to share her experiences using her Nikon Z50, which she got at the end of 2019 right before the lockdowns hit. Now that restrictions have eased up, she’s been able to get out and do some of the travel photography she’d hoped to do in 2020.