Nikon Zf - a $2000 powerhouse!

Wednesday, 20 September 2023 02:01

A genuinely impressive camera, and a win for film lovers.

Getting a retro themed camera 'right' is a tricky thing. How true do you stay to the original, and how far do you go to make improvements to the ergonomics, looks, and importantly how do you make sure it fits well with the rest of the modern line up?

On balance, I think Nikon have done an excellent job on this - keeping the size small, ergonomics comfortable, and incorporating a large ENEL battery and many features from the flagship Z8 & Z9 cameras.

My Nikon Setup Guide has already been updated to include the Zf, showing you the full camera controls, an initial setup guide as well as an overview of all the new features this includes. Check it out here.

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  • Comment Link Robert Ikenberry Wednesday, 20 September 2023 05:41 posted by Robert Ikenberry

    Would love more details on the pixel shift operation. I realize this is a specialty feature and probably not used much, but with only 24MP, having the ability to take hi-res landscape and architectural (or product) photos is a plus - is it tripod only? how does it handle movement in the scene? in camera assembly? generate a RAW or JPG? Panasonic and Olympus have really refined their pixel shift by now and reliably shoot hand held and tolerate minor movement without ruining the entire scene.

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  • Comment Link Jack Wednesday, 20 September 2023 11:35 posted by Jack

    Great intro. Test with lens adapter for non Z lens.
    I still have my FM and D40x, both in use today. Might make the "retro" jump.

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  • Comment Link John A. Benigno Wednesday, 20 September 2023 13:06 posted by John A. Benigno

    Concerned about the SIM card. What was your experience with it in the field?

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  • Comment Link Quigg Wednesday, 20 September 2023 13:40 posted by Quigg

    How well does the new sensor perform in low-light situations? Paired with a 20mm f/1.8 do we see a new ideal astro kit? I'll get it regardless but curious how well it performs as a new 24mpix sensor.

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