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p.3 #1 · p.3 #1 · Z9 and Z8 ! : A thread for Z9/Z8 images and *discussion*


saaketham wrote:
Nice ones Lance and this is me. Please keep them coming!!


Thank you very much, Saaketham!



Dec 25, 2021 at 06:08 PM
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p.3 #2 · p.3 #2 · Z9 and Z8 ! : A thread for Z9/Z8 images and *discussion*


Thank you very much Lance, I'll try and give the Z9, the new FTZ & a 120-300mm a test soon.


Dec 25, 2021 at 07:57 PM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · Z9 and Z8 ! : A thread for Z9/Z8 images and *discussion*


Interesting post from thom and how to use af on persistence setting.
https://www.zsystemuser.com/z-mount-cameras/the-z9-blog/



Dec 25, 2021 at 10:05 PM
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p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · Z9 and Z8 ! : A thread for Z9/Z8 images and *discussion*


I'm just getting started with the Z9 and have a ton to learn and it's gonna take a little time to "retrain my brain" on how to best achieve things. Shooting this camera really is a different experience when it comes to shooting.

Wifey & I got out to the lake for a bit this morning and I was able to click off some test shots - or I better said "acclimation shots". Nothing special, but some shots nonetheless.





















This was the only shot that missed focus on the eye.






Flippy screen really helps out on low shots









Dec 25, 2021 at 10:59 PM
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EyeSpyEagle wrote:
I'm just getting started with the Z9 and have a ton to learn and it's gonna take a little time to "retrain my brain" on how to best achieve things. Shooting this camera really is a different experience when it comes to shooting.

Wifey & I got out to the lake for a bit this morning and I was able to click off some test shots - or I better said "acclimation shots". Nothing special, but some shots nonetheless.



Really nice shots. Can't wait to try the eye af for wildlife. Eye af with tilt screen will make my life much easier to do low shot with my 600mm f4 lense 😀



Dec 25, 2021 at 11:06 PM
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For those NPS members who have already received their Z9, are you getting informed by NPS presumably by email that your Z9 is bring released to your retailer, or is the retailer contacting you? I know most of you have it set up so it is being shipped to you, but mine is supposed to show up at the store, and then I go pick it up. Just curious how anything is being communicated.



Dec 25, 2021 at 11:10 PM
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friscoron wrote:
For those NPS members who have already received their Z9, are you getting informed by NPS presumably by email that your Z9 is bring released to your retailer, or is the retailer contacting you? I know most of you have it set up so it is being shipped to you, but mine is supposed to show up at the store, and then I go pick it up. Just curious how anything is being communicated.


You should get an email saying your Z9 has been ship to the retailer you ordered from and it should take up to 10days.



Dec 25, 2021 at 11:20 PM
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friscoron wrote:
For those NPS members who have already received their Z9, are you getting informed by NPS presumably by email that your Z9 is bring released to your retailer, or is the retailer contacting you? I know most of you have it set up so it is being shipped to you, but mine is supposed to show up at the store, and then I go pick it up. Just curious how anything is being communicated.


Before I write my next post (a question), I will give you some feedback. I am NPS but have not gotten the Z9 yet, however, NPS sent me an email that my FTZII has been sent to the retailer I chose.

I expect the same for my Z9. So, you will get an email from NPS that your Z9 is being sent to the store you chose.

I hope those who already have the Z9 will agree.

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There, good, "this is me" gave the same answer.



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Dec 25, 2021 at 11:22 PM
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Question: Is Nikon able to adjust Z9 AF criteria via firmware, or are they set in stone?

As you can tell, I am not very technically oriented with this stuff.



Dec 25, 2021 at 11:26 PM
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bs kite wrote:
Question: Is Nikon able to adjust Z9 AF criteria via firmware, or are they set in stone?

As you can tell, I am not very technically oriented with this stuff.


It can certainly be tweaked via firmware update(s).

Regards,
Phil



Dec 25, 2021 at 11:32 PM
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rick2906 wrote:
Really nice shots. Can't wait to try the eye af for wildlife. Eye af with tilt screen will make my life much easier to do low shot with my 600mm f4 lense 😀


Thanks Rick, you're gonna love it!

If all goes well, I hope to get out with the 600 tomorrow.



Dec 25, 2021 at 11:34 PM
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EyeSpyEagle wrote:
Thanks Rick, you're gonna love it!

If all goes well, I hope to get out with the 600 tomorrow.


What other body did you use the 600mm with?? d850, d5, d6 I would like to hear about focus acquisition with the z9 vs a dslr you use with the 600mm . Thank you and have fun!!



Dec 26, 2021 at 12:02 AM
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Sure, I remember you now Phil.

We'll really be looking forward to some of your exciting Texas wildlife shots with that 600!

Robert




Dec 26, 2021 at 12:06 AM
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p.3 #14 · p.3 #14 · Z9 and Z8 ! : A thread for Z9/Z8 images and *discussion*


I have been under the weather with a cold so, I haven't gone out anywhere and thus trying to test things from home. Luckily, a couple of King Parrots came by for a feed and our resident family of Magpies are are also here, 2 parents and 4 fledglings.

The 100-400 so far is proving to be stupid sharp and with superb overall IQ, the bokeh is excellent. As I said before, the AF is fast and sure footed.

Male King Parrot. I love these birds. They are so gentle and timid and beautiful as well. They generally keep in pairs or a pair and fledglings.

Z9 + Z 100-400 f4.5-5.6 VR S, 310mm, 1/100sec, f5.6 (wide open), ISO500



crop of above



Female King Parrot

Z9 + Z 100-400 f4.5-5.6 VR S, 310mm, 1/100sec, f5.6 (wide open), ISO500



Magpie fledgling




Dec 26, 2021 at 12:06 AM
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rick2906 wrote:
Interesting post from thom and how to use af on persistence setting.
https://www.zsystemuser.com/z-mount-cameras/the-z9-blog/


Thanks for pointing this out. I saw this option and had no idea what it meant.

This seems pretty great and would have helped with some close up bouldering pictures I took today.

Cheers,
Bernard



Dec 26, 2021 at 01:04 AM
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https://morboi.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/NZ9_0065-small.jpg

With 500PF+TC14e iii, f8, iso 1600, 1/800s.

https://morboi.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/DSC_0282.jpg
iso 1000, 1/200s, 500PF + TC f8

Went for my usual spotted owlet in a park not too far from where I live. Lighting was not ideal. I was going to go at 7am
but got call in to work for a little bit in the morning and did not make it to the park until 10am
Interestingly enough, Z9 initially had problem recognizing owl shape and kept focusing on the body only.
It did not help that the owlet initially was napping with its eyes closed. AF initially only focus on the body and eye AF sometimes picked up the spot on the body instead. However, after awhile, it started to pick up on the head and eyes but sometimes eye focus would picked up on the beak instead. However, after about 10 minutes, it was more consistantly picking up the eyes. I guess it took the camera awhile to sorted out owl shape. I noticed similar thing with pond heron where Z9 initially only picked up the body but after several shots, it started to pick up the head and eye more consistantly.
Pigeon and egret was no problem for Z9



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Dec 26, 2021 at 01:40 AM
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Thanks all for sharing ! Received my Z9 Dec 22nd (perfect timing, my 50th birthday ! Lol), and tonight plan to look at some of the images I took. Have been mostly skiing, but got a few portraits of the kids as well as some fast sledding at night which was quite amazing as the Z9 perfectly tracked all the way through bursts of 50 images - will see what keepers there are knowing I was shooting between 2.000-10.000 ISO

My usual go-to for RAW editing is LR, so curious to know what peoplesí experience is with the Z9 profiles.

Mark



Dec 26, 2021 at 02:36 AM
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I use Capture One Pro and they have had the RAW profile from before the Z9 official release.


Dec 26, 2021 at 02:41 AM
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Lance B wrote:
I use Capture One Pro and they have had the RAW profile from before the Z9 official release.


Only for lossless compressed though.

Cheers,
Bernard



Dec 26, 2021 at 03:11 AM
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p.3 #20 · p.3 #20 · Z9 and Z8 ! : A thread for Z9/Z8 images and *discussion*


Beautiful images! Cannot wait to get it in my hands.

If anyone is able to test the Sigma 500 F4 with this, I'm dying to know how they work together.



Dec 26, 2021 at 03:15 AM
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