It is that time of the year when I go through my camera gear closet and decide what to keep and what to sell. I accumulated a ton of gear over the years and decided to fully go mirrorless, so there is quite a bit of DSLR gear below, which is mostly Nikon. I take especially good care of my cameras and lenses, so unless stated otherwise, you can assume that it is in mint condition. All camera gear was brought brand new and I will be shipping it to the buyer with the original boxes and packaging. Some of the gear listed below is from others in the team (with their own terms and conditions).
Earlier today, Fujifilm announced the full details of its top tier GFX camera, the Fuji GFX 100. The camera was first teased back at Photokina last year, but we now finally have all the specifications, as well as pictures of the production version of this 102 MP beast. Featuring a 44x33mm BSI CMOS sensor that is powered by a quad-core X-Processor 4 capable of outputting 16-bit RAW images, in addition to world’s first medium format phase detection autofocus, 4K video and in-body image stabilization (IBIS), the GFX 100 is no ordinary camera – it is the hallmark of Fuji’s medium format system.
Lenses. They’re arguably the most important piece of equipment a photographer can buy – even more important than the camera itself. But what makes lenses so useful? Why are some camera lenses so much better than others? The answer goes beyond simple things like sharpness and image quality. Instead, lenses matter because they control which photos you can even take in the first place.
In this guide, I will provide detailed information on what settings I use on my Nikon Z6 and shortly explain what some of the camera buttons and controls do. Although the Nikon Z6 is practically identical in its build, button layout / design and ergonomics to the Z7, there are some important differences between the two cameras worth going over. In addition, since we are providing our readers a downloadable settings file that can be loaded directly into the Z6, the file from the Z7 settings article would not work either. Without further ado, let’s get started!
The first lens a lot of landscape photographers want to buy is a wide-angle. Intuitively, it makes some sense that the most useful lens at an amazing scene is the one that captures as much of the scene as possible. But that mindset only works so well in practice. So, for this week’s video, I traveled to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah to photograph some amazing slot canyons and talk about how to use your wide angle lens.
Earlier this week Nikon issued a “Technical Service Advisory” for faulty Vibration Reduction (VR) mechanism on the Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras. We have been doing what we can to collect some information regarding this service advisory to see what type of a recall it is and what serial numbers are affected. Unfortunately, there is not much information regarding this particular recall, but from what we are able to tell from the information we gathered so far, the number of total Z6 and Z7 units affected is very small, potentially under 1500 (in the USA).
Without a doubt, camera firmware is one of the most important parts of any modern digital camera, and this is especially true for mirrorless cameras that have a lot more electronics compared to DSLRs. The Nikon Z6 and Z7 are Nikon’s first attempts at getting into the mirrorless market. Considering that these are first generation cameras of their kind for the company, they are already highly capable and solid, something that cannot be said about other mirrorless camera launches we have seen in the past. However, just like any first generation product, the Nikon Z6 and Z7 have their list of issues that we would like to see addressed in upcoming firmware updates as soon as possible. In this article, we will take a look at critical firmware updates that Nikon should deliver for the Z6 and Z7, as well as a wishlist of updates we would like to see on these cameras to make them even more appealing to the masses.
Today Nikon revealed its promised 2.0 firmware with Eye AF capability for both Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras. This is a fairly big firmware update that encompasses a number of new features, as well as some small bug fixes. Although many of the issues we reported in our Nikon Z6 / Z7 firmware update wishlist have not been addressed in this firmware release, this is still a rather significant update for Nikon, since this is the first time we are seeing a major new feature such as Eye AF rolled out on an existing camera. Typically, Nikon only issues significant firmware updates on new cameras, so it is great to see that the company is willing to improve an existing product this way. Let’s go over all the newly introduced features for both the Nikon Z6 and the Z7.
Nikon’s entry into the full-frame mirrorless market came in the shapes of Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras. The Nikon Z7 is the high megapixel version of the two, sporting a 45.7 MP BSI CMOS sensor and a more sophisticated autofocus system with 493 phase detection autofocus points. Since much of the camera capabilities of the Nikon Z7 comes from high-end cameras like the Nikon D850, and due to the fact that mirrorless cameras introduce new features previously not found on DSLRs, the number of controls and menu settings on this camera can be quite confusing, even for an advanced photographer. In this article, I will provide information on what settings I personally use on the Nikon Z7 and shortly explain what some of the camera buttons and controls do.
The sea of Cortes, in Baja California, Mexico, is known for its amazing marine wildlife spectacles, but among all those, one in particular is awe inspiring. Every year, thousands and thousands of devil rays enter this sea in schools so large that the sea becomes black. In this article, I will talk about my experience taking pictures and video of jumping devil rays.