Nikon Z6 – Test Photo Shoot

Test photo shoot with the mirrorless Nikon Z6 and Ni24-70mm f/4.

Test Photo Shoot with the Mirrorless Nikon Z6 and Nikkor Z 24-70 f/4

It has been a long while since I’ve photographed using only one camera body and one lens, but last month I had the chance to do just that. I took my new mirrorless camera and lens out for a test photo shoot, and I’d like to share, here, a few notes, impressions and observations, based on that experience…in my humble opinion, of course.

  • Resting on a Dead Leaf. Photo by Alina Oswald.
  • Fungus growing on the dead trees, in the woods. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
  • Mushroom among dead leaves in the woods. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
  • Woods. Details. Photographed by Alina Oswald with a Nikon Z6.
  • Orange Mushrooms in the Woods. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Photo gear: Nikon Z6 camera body; Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4

Testing: still photography, handheld, while shooting on location, outside, in a park or in the woods

Pros: quiet shutter release; sharpness; colors/color space; speed

  • Cat. Photo by Alina Oswald.
  • Cat. Photo by Alina Oswald.
  • Cat. Details. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Cons: image transfer from camera to computer (it doesn’t have to be such a complex, cumbersome process); battery life (while I’m just at the beginning of my testing the camera/lens, so far, I have the feeling that I need to recharge the battery more often that I used to do with my DLSR; again, more to be said about this and will update as I test some more)

Neutrals (?): Images taken with the Z6 are quite crisp, sharp, and I like that. Some might call them “contrasty” and question (any) mirrorless camera’s dynamic range capability. I haven’t played too much with this particular setting, not yet, but I will do that, in an upcoming test photo shoot.

  • Portrait photo session in the park. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
  • Portrait photo session in the park. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
  • Portrait photo session in the park. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Color vs b&w on-location portrait photography with Nikon Z6. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Additional Note: Photographing with a 24-70mm lens requires some zooming with your feet, getting closer to/farther away from your subject that is. There also limitations, obviously, especially when trying to zoom in on subjects that are far, far away. So, that’s something to keep in mind, when going out on such an assignment.

Relay tower against the sky. Black-and-White Photography by Alina Oswald.
Relay Tower in Black and White. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Bike in black and white, waiting for a ride. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

In an upcoming post, I’ll share more images as well as video taken with the Nikon Z6 and Z 24-70mm f/4 lens.

In the Woods...picking dead leaves.
Picking dead leaves.

Until then and as always, thanks for stopping by!

Alina Oswald

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