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.
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
Cons: image transfer from camera to computer (it doesn’t have to be such a complex, cumbersome process- UPDATE: I ended up buying a Sony card reader, yes, there’s a solid-state Sony card in the first generation of Nikon Z6)); 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 and 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.
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 are 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.
In an upcoming post, I’ll share more images as well as videos taken with the Nikon Z6 and Z 24-70mm f/4 lens.
Until then and as always, thanks for stopping by!