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 in past years, there are some adorable things that I see as valuable.
EVF vs OVF
An Electrical View Finder with mirrorless is much better for me than the Optical View Finder with the DSLR. You see, in low light, it is brighter in the EVF. You can see what you photograph so much better than natural light.
As I look through the EVF, I see 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 have the settings on the Nikon Z9 set to show me what the scenes will give me.
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 the post, the more you get correct in the image on the camera will save you time editing.
For metering, I set this to Highlight-Weighted.
So which focus mode was I using?
Auto-Area Auto Focus in the AF-C setting.
Now one other thing I love about the camera is not having a shutter and the 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 better images that the customer notices.