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p.105 #1 · p.105 #1 · Z9 ! : Official thread for Z9 images and discussion


Recently, I got a great opportunity to get some pics of a great horned owl. There two owls in one of my barns on one of my farms. I took a 32 shot burst shooting in RAW Compressed and 20 FPS. Only the very first and very last pictures were not usable. The first I was probably a bit trigger happy and hit the release button before he was in focus. The last I missed because the owl got to the minimum focus distance before veering off at the last moment. I was standing in the barn in heavy shadows so he/she didn't see me until the last moment.

They say shooting something that is coming straight towards you is one of the hardest things for a camera to focus on. If that really is the case my Z9 performed admirably.

I was shooting in manual mode with the camera set to Auto ISO mode. Also I had the 500pf lens on the Z9. The image with the pair of owls was taken a couple of days later with the 100-400S mounted on the Z9. All of the images are uncropped but have been straightened due to me holding the camera unlevel.





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Sitting on the Center Pivot before flying towards me.

  NIKON Z 9    AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens    500mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    125 ISO    +0.3 EV  





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Second shot of the owl flying towards me. First image was slightly OOF.

  NIKON Z 9    AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens    500mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    320 ISO    +0.3 EV  





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Shot from middle of burst.

  NIKON Z 9    AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens    500mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    320 ISO    +0.3 EV  





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10 frames later

  NIKON Z 9    AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens    500mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    320 ISO    +0.3 EV  





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Next to last frame. Last frame OOF due to getting inside of minimum focus distance.

  NIKON Z 9    AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens    500mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    320 ISO    +0.3 EV  







Two Great Horned Owls in the the dark corner of the barn where they are refurbishing and old nest.

  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S lens    400mm    f/8.0    1/160s    5000 ISO    +3.0 EV  




Jan 28, 2023 at 12:02 AM
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p.105 #2 · p.105 #2 · Z9 ! : Official thread for Z9 images and discussion


Musk Lorikeet outside my window. I was quite excited to see this bird as it is not common and I have been wanting to get a photo of one in the wild for a while.

Z9 + 400 f2.8E FL VR + 2x TCIII, 1/500s f/8.0 at 800.0mm iso640



Z9 + 400 f2.8E FL VR + 2x TCIII, 1/500s f/8.0 at 800.0mm iso800



For comparitive purposes, one shot with the Z9 + 500 f5.6 PF + 1.4x TCIII

Z9 + 500 f5.6 PF + 1.4x TCIII, 1/500s f/8.0 at 700.0mm iso640




Feb 09, 2023 at 03:24 AM
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p.105 #3 · p.105 #3 · Z9 ! : Official thread for Z9 images and discussion


Lance

I love it when I see wildlife and humans living in harmony. I've seen too much of the other. This one obviously is enjoying its visit with you. .

Anything more we might like to know about Musk Lorikeets?

Regarding the 400 2.8. I can never see any difference between images taken with a 400 2.8/TC 1.4 vs a 400 2.8/TC 2.0.

Thanks
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Feb 09, 2023 at 07:08 AM
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bs kite wrote:
Lance

I love it when I see wildlife and humans living in harmony. I've seen too much of the other. This one obviously is enjoying its visit with you. .

Anything more we might like to know about Musk Lorikeets?

Regarding the 400 2.8. I can never see any difference between images taken with a 400 2.8/TC 1.4 vs a 400 2.8/TC 2.0.

Thanks
Robert



Thank you for your thoughts, Robert.

The only information I have is that they are uncommon and I have rarely seen them in the wild but they are not endangered and are of "least concern". They are only found in the south eastern edge of Australia. They are about 60-90gms and a little smaller than a rainbow lorikeet. So, I was very happy to see this little guy and have him perch for me for a few minutes whilst I took his photo. He was about 7mts away.



Feb 10, 2023 at 12:03 AM
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p.105 #5 · p.105 #5 · Z9 ! : Official thread for Z9 images and discussion


Z09_0204 by Marcus Beasley, on Flickr
Z09_0170 by Marcus Beasley, on Flickr



Feb 11, 2023 at 11:14 PM
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p.105 #6 · p.105 #6 · Z9 ! : Official thread for Z9 images and discussion


Some F-35 stuff from Oshkosh.




  NIKON Z 9    VR 500mm f/4E lens    500mm    f/4.0    1/500s    64 ISO    +0.7 EV  






  NIKON Z 9    VR 500mm f/4E lens    500mm    f/6.3    1/400s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Z 9    VR 500mm f/4E lens    500mm    f/6.3    1/640s    64 ISO    0.0 EV  




Feb 12, 2023 at 08:50 PM
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p.105 #7 · p.105 #7 · Z9 ! : Official thread for Z9 images and discussion


Z09_1861 by Marcus Beasley, on Flickr
Z09_2568 by Marcus Beasley, on Flickr
Z09_1677 by Marcus Beasley, on Flickr
Z09_2805 by Marcus Beasley, on Flickr



Feb 14, 2023 at 03:00 PM
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p.105 #8 · p.105 #8 · Z9 ! : Official thread for Z9 images and discussion


Firmware 3.10 is out: https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/download/fw/486.html

Added support for NIKKOR Z 85 mm f/1.2 S lenses.
Improved focus accuracy for low-contrast subjects during burst photography with [Wide-area AF (S)], [Wide-area AF (L)], [Wide-area AF (C1)], [Wide-area AF (C2)], [3D-tracking], or [Auto-area AF] selected for [AF-area mode].
Improved the frame advance rate during burst photography with optional flash units.
Fixed the following issues:

- The [Retouch] > [Trim] item in the playback i menu would in rare cases create distorted copies or not permit selection of the desired crop.
- Copies created by blending a large number of pictures together using the [Retouch] > [Lighten] item in the playback i menu would sometimes exhibit a green color cast.
- Rating pictures during playback zoom would in some instances temporarily corrupt the display.
- In extremely rare cases, the camera would stop responding.




Feb 27, 2023 at 09:28 PM
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p.105 #9 · p.105 #9 · Z9 ! : Official thread for Z9 images and discussion


things to do with a DMC when you're bored




  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S lens    24mm    1/200s    3200 ISO  




Feb 28, 2023 at 05:55 PM
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p.105 #10 · p.105 #10 · Z9 ! : Official thread for Z9 images and discussion


Slowly getting the hang of this Z9...




  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S Z TC-1.4x lens    560mm    f/6.3    1/400s    3200 ISO    +0.3 EV  




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p.105 #11 · p.105 #11 · Z9 ! : Official thread for Z9 images and discussion


I led a photowalk with another person today at Brookgreen Gardens here in South Carolina, 38 people showed up. Here is a selection from the morning. I had firmware 3.1 installed but these type images have nothing much to do with the updates. Anyway here you go;









Butterfly on Viola flower

  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S lens    400mm    f/5.6    1/200s    64 ISO    0.0 EV  







Summer Snowflake

  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S lens    400mm    f/5.6    1/800s    280 ISO    0.0 EV  







Some type of Poppy

  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S lens    400mm    f/5.6    1/800s    72 ISO    0.0 EV  







Azelias are starting to flower here

  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S lens    400mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    2500 ISO    -0.3 EV  







Hyacinth Tried a macro shot which is kinda cool

  NIKON Z 9    200mm f/4D lens    200mm    f/4.8    1/1250s    2000 ISO    -0.3 EV  




Mar 01, 2023 at 02:24 PM
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p.105 #12 · p.105 #12 · Z9 ! : Official thread for Z9 images and discussion


I am the official photographer for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo which just took place in February...here are a few shots with my new Z9 with the Nikkor 300 F2.8 VRii and AFS 70-200 F2.8 z ...

Picked the Z9 up in a trade and was shooting it alongside my Sony A1 and Sony GM glass...




  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens    135mm    f/3.2    1/1000s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens    125mm    f/3.2    1/1000s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens    70mm    f/3.2    1/640s    2500 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens    93mm    f/3.2    1/1000s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens    200mm    f/3.2    1/1000s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Z 9    VR 300mm f/2.8G lens    300mm    f/3.2    1/1000s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Z 9    VR 300mm f/2.8G lens    300mm    f/3.2    1/1000s    4000 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Z 9    VR 300mm f/2.8G lens    300mm    f/3.2    1/1000s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Z 9    VR 300mm f/4E lens    300mm    f/4.0    1/800s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Z 9    VR 300mm f/2.8G lens    300mm    f/3.2    1/1000s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens    70mm    f/3.2    1/1000s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens    140mm    f/5.6    1/160s    2000 ISO    0.0 EV  




Mar 05, 2023 at 12:53 AM
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p.105 #13 · p.105 #13 · Z9 ! : Official thread for Z9 images and discussion


Great shots, thats what we call action shots, thx for sharing


Mar 05, 2023 at 03:38 AM
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Great job, and I have heard people complain that the AF on the Z9 sucks and can't do fast action and sucks at high iso.
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I am the official photographer for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo which just took place in February...here are a few shots with my new Z9 with the Nikkor 300 F2.8 VRii and AFS 70-200 F2.8 z ...

Picked the Z9 up in a trade and was shooting it alongside my Sony A1 and Sony GM glass...





Mar 05, 2023 at 07:04 AM
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JadedWriter wrote:
Great job, and I have heard people complain that the AF on the Z9 sucks and can't do fast action and sucks at high iso.



The AF certainly does not suck, actually very very good. Definitely comparable to my A1s...one of the biggest differences is just how bright the viewfinder is on the Z9...it is noticeable, I mean significantly...I also liked the ruggedness of the Z9 over the A1, especially in that environment (rodeo)...I shoot in RAW...images out of the camera on the Nikon are close to perfect every single time...Sony RAW requires a little more editing...both cameras produce exceptional images...I could show you a dozen shots taken with the Sony that are spectacular as well...



Mar 05, 2023 at 11:58 AM
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I consider both to be great cameras, there's just nothing about the A1 that would personally get me to switch back to Sony since I never enjoyed shooting Sony that much. I just deal with a lot of different perspectives from somebody I know and he just insists that the Nikon sucks when I think all of this is just his own personal shortcomings as a photographer.
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The AF certainly does not suck, actually very very good. Definitely comparable to my A1s...one of the biggest differences is just how bright the viewfinder is on the Z9...it is noticeable, I mean significantly...I also liked the ruggedness of the Z9 over the A1, especially in that environment (rodeo)...I shoot in RAW...images out of the camera on the Nikon are close to perfect every single time...Sony RAW requires a little more editing...both cameras produce exceptional images...I could show you a dozen shots taken with the Sony that are spectacular as well...





Mar 05, 2023 at 01:05 PM
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So I will admit, I was one of those Sony diehards...shot from the beginning before that was a Canon DSLR 1Dxxxx owner...never shot a Nikon camera, literally in 52 years...the I was down in Florida with a close friend who is not afraid to shoot any camera and he told me to try his Nikon Z9 with the 400 F4.5 and the 400 TC z mount...I was floored shooting birds in flight and the quality of the Z9...so I splurged and trading a Hasselblad X1DII 50 c for the Nikon Z9, found a used 300 F2.8 VRii and shot the rodeo...we would joke how bad Nikon was but I really had no frame of reference...I picked up the Z9 and wow...I am eating crow......


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I consider both to be great cameras, there's just nothing about the A1 that would personally get me to switch back to Sony since I never enjoyed shooting Sony that much. I just deal with a lot of different perspectives from somebody I know and he just insists that the Nikon sucks when I think all of this is just his own personal shortcomings as a photographer.






Mar 05, 2023 at 03:56 PM
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I'm younger. Got my mirrorless start on Fuji, but got my photography start on Nikon DSLR. Loved both systems, wanted something lighter, got Fuji, then wanted something better in low light so got a Sony A7RII, got more Sony, had a shoot that went abysmal (two actually), got back into Nikon, really liked the Z6II and got myself a Z9. I could've gotten an A9II and eventually an A1, but never really enjoyed shooting Sony so bounced out of it slow and steady. Sony...just not my system, but it's a capable system.
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So I will admit, I was one of those Sony diehards...shot from the beginning before that was a Canon DSLR 1Dxxxx owner...never shot a Nikon camera, literally in 52 years...the I was down in Florida with a close friend who is not afraid to shoot any camera and he told me to try his Nikon Z9 with the 400 F4.5 and the 400 TC z mount...I was floored shooting birds in flight and the quality of the Z9...so I splurged and trading a Hasselblad X1DII 50 c for the Nikon Z9, found a used 300 F2.8 VRii and shot the
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Mar 05, 2023 at 07:34 PM
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p.105 #19 · p.105 #19 · Z9 ! : Official thread for Z9 images and discussion


From this past Sat...yeah..my shooting season is officially started....

Z9 + 70-200 f2.8s...AD400 pro...





























Mar 06, 2023 at 03:05 PM
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Yesterday I randomly discovered that DXO now supports HE files from the Z9, I don't recall reading it in their update manifesto but maybe I missed it. Since DXO recently updated most of their software, I tried converting a HE NEF out of curiosity and to my surprise it worked. So if there's any other DXO users like me who have been looking forward to switching over to HE files, it looks like we're able to do that now. Z100-400 (and TC) profiles are there as well (finally). I believe this applies both to Pure Raw 3 and Photo Lab 6.


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