Nikon Z9 Great for Events

Shooting settings NIKON Z 9, VR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G, Mode = Aperture Priority, ISO 8000, 1/200, ƒ/5.6, (35mm = 170)

While all of my previous Nikon Cameras could have covered this meeting and have in past years, there are some really nice things that I am seeing as valuable.

EVF vs OVF

An Electrical View Finder with mirrorless is so much better for me than the Optical View Finder with the DSLR. You see in low light it actually is brighter in the EVF. You can see what you are photographing so much better than with natural light.

Chris Tomlin [NIKON Z 9, VR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G, Mode = Aperture Priority, ISO 4000, 1/125, ƒ/5.6, (35mm = 190)]

As I am looking through the EVF I am seeing what it will look like when I shoot it. That isn’t the case with the DSLR. You have to stop and check the images with the DSLR.

I do have the settings on the Nikon Z9 set to show me what the settings are going to give me.

Chris Stapleton [NIKON Z 9, VR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G, Mode = Aperture Priority, ISO 7200, 1/200, ƒ/5.6, (35mm = 28)]

Now another thing that is good with seeing what you are getting is White Balance. You can see if you are off. When I was shooting the stage I set the White Balance to Kelvin setting so that things like all this red didn’t have my camera compensating and adding a lot of cyan, which would make the skin color off.

Now while I am shooting RAW and can fix this in post, the more you get correct in the image on the camera will save you time in editing.

Chris Stapleton [NIKON Z 9, VR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G, Mode = Aperture Priority, ISO 4000, 1/200, ƒ/5.6, (35mm = 300)]

For metering I set this to Highlight-Weighted.

Garth Brooks [NIKON Z 9, VR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G, Mode = Aperture Priority, ISO 6400, 1/200, ƒ/5, (35mm = 28)]

So which focus mode was I using?

Auto-Area Auto Focus in the AF-C setting.

Don Miller [NIKON Z 9, VR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G, Mode = Aperture Priority, ISO 7200, 1/250, ƒ/5.6, (35mm = 300)]

Now one other thing that I really love about the camera is not having a shutter and ability to turn the sound off.

The lenses look sharper since the focusing is off the sensor.

I cannot say anything but this is a great camera and as I learn how to maximize all it can do I hope I also deliver images that the customer notices are better.