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The Image Doctors #136

Nikon Z9 firmware 2.0 announced

Today, Nikon announced firmware update 2.0 for the flagship Z9 mirrorless camera. We’ll unpack what’s been announced, what we like, and what improvements we’d still like to see in the Nikon Z9. The new firmware will be available on April 20th, and has lots of major improvements for both still and video capture.

Nikon Z9 Firmware 2.0 details (Nikon USA)

The Image Doctors #133

Field Report: Two months with the Nikon Z9

This week, Jason revisits the Nikon Z9, which he’s now been using for two months. Jason recently published a wildlife photography settings guide for Nikon Z9 users. We’ll also recap some recent product announcements. Note: we’ll be off next week on vacation.

New Products for Photographers

The Image Doctors #131

How We Use Autofocus

This week, Jason & Rick discuss some of the recent advances in digital camera autofocus systems, and how they’ve changed (or not) the way we shoot. We’ll talk drive modes, AF-area patterns, and the recent implementation of AI-based subject-detection in higher-end mirrorless cameras. In the end, we’ll share the settings we use most frequently in our own photography.

The Image Doctors #130

Raw formats: Compression, bit depth, & more

This week, we are happy to announce a travel photography workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Oct. 20-23, 2022. It’s limited to 6 participants, so be sure to check it out!

There’s been renewed interest in compressed RAW formats lately, specifically with both Canon & Nikon offering smaller, “lossy” RAW formats. We’ll discuss the pros & cons of the various RAW compression formats so you can decide on the best settings for your own photography.

The Image Doctors #129

Nikon Z9 Hands-On Review

Nikon Z9 camera with lens

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.