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Nikon Z 400 f4.5 VR S Image Thread

  
 
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p.17 #1 · p.17 #1 · Nikon Z 400 f4.5 VR S Image Thread


OwlsEyes wrote:
Yes to everything said here. This is one of my giant frustrations with the Z6ii. In fact, I'd be just fine with my Z6ii as a second body if its button functions/menus matched the Z9. The camera lay out is very similar, but the way the two cameras function are very different. The inability to seamlessly switch between bodies has caused me to not use the Z6ii even when the "right lens" is already on that camera.


Thanks, I have a Z6II and Z7II, so I have to "live" with this.
Main thing for me is they are the same.



Dec 13, 2022 at 06:51 AM
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p.17 #2 · p.17 #2 · Nikon Z 400 f4.5 VR S Image Thread


Few from recent visit to FL




  NIKON Z 7_2    400 400 4.5 4.5 lens    800mm    f/10.0    1/500s    1400 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Z 7_2    NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S Z TC-2.0x lens    800mm    f/9.0    1/800s    250 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Z 7_2    NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S lens    400mm    f/4.5    1/800s    220 ISO    0.0 EV  




Dec 13, 2022 at 12:02 PM
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p.17 #3 · p.17 #3 · Nikon Z 400 f4.5 VR S Image Thread


A bunch from recent days. All with TC1.4.


American Coot



Chickadee



Dowitcher



Dec 13, 2022 at 05:23 PM
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p.17 #4 · p.17 #4 · Nikon Z 400 f4.5 VR S Image Thread


NZ Tui feeding on the nectar of the Harakeke flower. All 400/4.5 with 1.4x.

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Dec 14, 2022 at 02:56 PM
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p.17 #5 · p.17 #5 · Nikon Z 400 f4.5 VR S Image Thread


Z7II with 400F4.5s at F4.5, ISO2800, 1/400
I love this lens! It's not only about sharpness, its ability to capture colours and contrast, even on poor light, is just amazing.


Female Cardinal by DjCj-Foto, on Flickr



Dec 18, 2022 at 06:25 PM
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p.17 #6 · p.17 #6 · Nikon Z 400 f4.5 VR S Image Thread


A bunch from the last couple days. Just got snowed in again, so not much action.


Golden-crowned Sparrow



Pied-billed Grebe



Ring-necked Duck


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Spotted Towhee



Dec 18, 2022 at 06:56 PM
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p.17 #7 · p.17 #7 · Nikon Z 400 f4.5 VR S Image Thread


Whose home? Osprey or Kestrel??


Z9, Z 400/4.5 VR S, @f/4.5, 1/1600", 250 ISO.
















Dec 19, 2022 at 02:43 AM
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p.17 #8 · p.17 #8 · Nikon Z 400 f4.5 VR S Image Thread


The cold snap continues (which is not super normal here on the south coast of BC). -9C (15F for those with the weird temp scale).

The birds didn't look very happy. The dog is a whole different matter.


We've Been Spotted



Cold Heron



Hooded Merganser



On The Snowy Train Tracks



Dec 19, 2022 at 10:26 PM
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p.17 #9 · p.17 #9 · Nikon Z 400 f4.5 VR S Image Thread


Nice ones 👍!

Actually the first set of pictures Iíve seen of the 400 4.5 S which shows a nice soft bokeh. Otherwise the bokeh looks a bit harsh/contrasty. Iím a bit dissapointed due to this so-so bokeh, because otherwise itís a tempting lens. Maybe if I get to see some more samples with good bokehÖÖ😊.

4mpx wrote:

Whose home? Osprey or Kestrel??


Z9, Z 400/4.5 VR S, @f/4.5, 1/1600", 250 ISO.

https://a4.pbase.com/o12/23/1148723/1/173246135.l2gdVilN._Z9A0735.jpg





https://a4.pbase.com/o12/23/1148723/1/173246139.VngQMeUe._Z9A0739.jpg







https://a4.pbase.com/o12/23/1148723/1/173246140.QeWpn0r3._Z9A0742.jpg




Dec 20, 2022 at 01:03 PM
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p.17 #10 · p.17 #10 · Nikon Z 400 f4.5 VR S Image Thread


Testing 3.01 firmware on the perched freezing hummingbirds. af-on / 3D tracking handoff works. Sticky.


Anna's Hummingbird



Anna's Hummingbird



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p.17 #11 · p.17 #11 · Nikon Z 400 f4.5 VR S Image Thread


Taken last week with the Z9, the 400mm f/4.5, and the 1.4x TC, all shot wide open (f/6.3):



























Dec 21, 2022 at 01:15 AM
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p.17 #12 · p.17 #12 · Nikon Z 400 f4.5 VR S Image Thread


happy accidental encounter ( f4.5,1/500s, iso640)





Virginia Rail on ice



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Dec 21, 2022 at 08:24 PM
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Night race at Sydney Motor Sport Park:

Z fc, Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S































Dec 22, 2022 at 04:26 AM
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I went up to the Nooksack River last week to see the salmon spawning, bald eagles, and American dippers. I was not in a great position for the eagles, but I was for the salmon and dippers. This is a spot that I had found a couple years ago, and have been meaning to come back to (for the dippers feasting on the salmon eggs). I spent several hours there enjoying the spectacle and taking some pictures. Sometimes simply being present at a particular place and time is treat enough. If you can come away with some decent images, then that is just icing on the cake. These images were taken with the Z9, the 400mm f/4.5, and the 1.4x TC.





































Dec 22, 2022 at 07:24 PM
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p.17 #15 · p.17 #15 · Nikon Z 400 f4.5 VR S Image Thread


kwilliam8 wrote:
I went up to the Nooksack River last week to see the salmon spawning, bald eagles, and American dippers. I was not in a great position for the eagles, but I was for the salmon and dippers. This is a spot that I had found a couple years ago, and have been meaning to come back to (for the dippers feasting on the salmon eggs). I spent several hours there enjoying the spectacle and taking some pictures. Sometimes simply being present at a particular place and time is treat enough. If you can come away with some decent images, then
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These are very nice, Keith. Good stuff.



Dec 22, 2022 at 10:09 PM
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p.17 #16 · p.17 #16 · Nikon Z 400 f4.5 VR S Image Thread


kwilliam8 wrote:
I went up to the Nooksack River last week to see the salmon spawning, bald eagles, and American dippers. I was not in a great position for the eagles, but I was for the salmon and dippers. This is a spot that I had found a couple years ago, and have been meaning to come back to (for the dippers feasting on the salmon eggs). I spent several hours there enjoying the spectacle and taking some pictures. Sometimes simply being present at a particular place and time is treat enough. If you can come away with some decent images, then
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Excellent!

I love nature photography that tells a story.

This set is outstanding photography and also tells a story... educational.

In your opening comment: "I spent several hours there enjoying the spectacle and taking some pictures. Sometimes simply being present at a particular place and time is treat enough. If you can come away with some decent images, then that is just icing on the cake." Yes!

I'm native to the east coast (and so not intimately familiar with the Pacific NW) In the east, our only anadromous salmon species is endangered and nearly extinct. But the exiting news is that its critical habitat has been mapped, the dams have been removed and I am certain that the full recovery of the Atlantic Salmon is inevitable! It is just going to take a lot more time.

As I often do, I happen to enter your set at your last image. When I saw the bird I had a general grasp of the ecology of it, but could not remember the name. Then the word *Dipper* entered my mind (but I was not sure). When I saw the egg that was a little educational set in itself... and then the salmon!

Thanks for the outstanding nature photography!

Robert








Dec 23, 2022 at 09:47 AM
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kwilliam8 wrote:
I went up to the Nooksack River last week to see the salmon spawning, bald eagles, and American dippers. I was not in a great position for the eagles, but I was for the salmon and dippers. This is a spot that I had found a couple years ago, and have been meaning to come back to (for the dippers feasting on the salmon eggs). I spent several hours there enjoying the spectacle and taking some pictures. Sometimes simply being present at a particular place and time is treat enough. If you can come away with some decent images, then
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Keith,
This is a lovely photo essay. Being present and experiencing the expected and unexpected nuances of nature is one of the greatest joys for this nature photographer.

regards,
bruce



Dec 23, 2022 at 11:05 AM
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p.17 #18 · p.17 #18 · Nikon Z 400 f4.5 VR S Image Thread


lukemeup wrote:
These are very nice, Keith. Good stuff.


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bs kite wrote:
Excellent!

I love nature photography that tells a story.

This set is outstanding photography and also tells a story... educational.

In your opening comment: "I spent several hours there enjoying the spectacle and taking some pictures. Sometimes simply being present at a particular place and time is treat enough. If you can come away with some decent images, then that is just icing on the cake." Yes!

I'm native to the east coast (and so not intimately familiar with the Pacific NW) In the east, our only anadromous salmon species is endangered and nearly extinct. But the exiting news is
...Show more

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OwlsEyes wrote:
Keith,
This is a lovely photo essay. Being present and experiencing the expected and unexpected nuances of nature is one of the greatest joys for this nature photographer.

regards,
bruce


Luke, Robert, and Bruce,

Thanks so much for your kind comments - much appreciated! This is a set that was several years in the making. Scouting out various locations, learning that waders are sometimes needed to access that particular spot, and then waiting for decent weather. But each time I went up there, I always enjoyed myself. There is even a lovely waterfall (Racehorse Falls) not too far away (image below taken with Z7 and 24-70 f/2.8 S). Thanks again!
Keith W.







Dec 23, 2022 at 01:53 PM
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p.17 #19 · p.17 #19 · Nikon Z 400 f4.5 VR S Image Thread


Gotta love the Florida wild birds!




  NIKON Z 7_2    NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S Z TC-2.0x lens    800mm    f/9.0    1/800s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Z 7_2    NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S lens    400mm    f/4.5    1/800s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Dec 23, 2022 at 05:29 PM
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p.17 #20 · p.17 #20 · Nikon Z 400 f4.5 VR S Image Thread


Some huge discounts on the 400 f/4.5 in Australia currently and thinking of selling the 500 PF. I'm not concerned with the IQ of the 400 + 1.4x combo, but what's the consensus on AF speed of this combo vs 500 PF +FTZ II on the Z9? Any tangible difference? Would like to think native Z mount glass will perform better.

BTW I don't own the 100-400 and won't be purchasing it. Just wish Nikon gave us 500 f/4.5 or 600 f/5.6.



Dec 23, 2022 at 08:07 PM
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