This past week I picked up the Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera. In just s few days I was able to put it through some assignments.
The first assignment I did with the camera was a headshot. I was thrilled with the performance of the camera with the headshot. The 85mm ƒ/1.8 never looked this sharp before to me.
Before I did this first assignment I did run tests and the very first thing I realized is the files will not open in PhotoShop or Lightroom. The camera is so new that the RAW files are not readable.
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The second assignment was shooting the SEC Fanzone event at the Championship game between Alabama and Georgia.
I was enjoying using all my Nikon F-mount lenses and seeing what you will get before you press the shutter. I enjoyed the incredible sharpness due to no more anti-aliasing over the sensor.
I shot a little over a thousand images at the Fanfest with the Nikon Z6. I got a lot of great shots and was please with the performance of the camera.
I had to use on camera flash to get this photo of Hines Ward with a young fan. The photo of Ward behind them was super bright jumbotron and the only way to get them from not being silhouetted was with a flash. The Godox V860iiN worked just great with the camera.
After all day shooting I charged up my batteries for the camera and me. By the way I used three batteries all day shooting with the Nikon Z6.
Then Sunday I shot another 1000+ images at a church covering all type of settings. Once again the Nikon Z6 performed flawlessly.
The camera without putting it into silent mode was already quiet as compared to my Nikon D5 which I was also shooting.
I think the files look much better than my other Nikon D5 files. I think the new CMOS sensor with the combination of the new Expeed 6 processor is giving much sharper images out of the camera.
In those tricky lighting situations with mixed lighting it is so cool to see what you will get before you click the shutter.
I think the Z6 performed really well and compared very similarly to the Nikon D750 that I used to own. I do think the Nikon D5 is the camera for sports and out performs the Nikon Z6 in responsiveness. Well it ought to be better at a ticket price of $6,500.
The best part of the Nikon Z6 for me is to have all the things I love about mirrorless, but now able to use all my Nikon glass.