Z9 photo thread

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thelordofthelight

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Thanks for the feedback. This was a tricky frame as I couldn't get to the eye level/ ground level as the the walking path was much higher than the water level. Due to the angle, I had a lot of harsh reflections on the foreground and background leaves so I added a couple of gradient layers on top and bottom to add a vignette to reduce the impact. Also, reduced the highlights to pull back some feather details on the egret ( I suspect this could be the culprit). Will try to post one with and without the Vignette in the nature photography critique section👍

Great shot, however, a little dark viewing on my monitor.
 

Stephen Berger

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Supporting Member
Royal Spoonbill with the rock star hairdo - breeding plumage. He put on quite a display. The first shots are from the 500 f5.6 pF and the last few from the Z 100-400 f4.5-5.6 VR S.

Z9 + 500 f5.6 PF, 1/3200s f/5.6 at 500.0mm iso450
That fourth image, lol!
 

sid_19911991

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Back at it this morning, I get more impressed every day with the Z9. The following were shot this morning at 500mm, and F4. The series of the Heron is 80 photos using Auto AF with 5 lock-on, 77 of the 80 frames are absolutely tack sharp. Two stills are included below. The Sanderlings are really fast when running around, and, I find the Z9 on Auto AF does a find job. All handheld, between 1/3200-1/4000, ISO 800 F4 on manual. https://streamable.com/au4st4View attachment 30520View attachment 30521View attachment 30522View attachment 30523
The colours on the heron look amazing.
 

Darwin

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Very cold, lakes are frozen over, only have Sanderlings along the shore for subjects at the moment. Taken this morning using Auto AF; more and more I find myself relying on Auto AF and less on 3D for most images, and occasionally using manual focus or Dynamic if the focus falls far off subject.
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Nimi

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simo

Active member
few more from the weekend
all with the 600 f4
Still not very in love with the image quality, and feeling that everything above 3200 ISO is compromised and difficult to recover.
Still huge problems with dark birds, especially in low light.
I had a lyrebird, jumped up on a handrail in a bushwalk, 30% of the frame filled by the bird (please don't suggest me to go closer to a wild Lyrebird or you don't know what you are talking about).
One of those things that doesn't happen many times in your life because are very shy birds, bright background, and none of the AF I had selected on my 3 buttons, locked on the subject. I don't mean the eye, but at least the bird. Nothing. Even the single point.

Problem I'm starting to forget comparing with the DSLR, and I'm talking about the d850 that was my last. On the other hand could be good to accept what I have, but I'm having love/hate feelings with this camera.





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sid_19911991

Well-known member
few more from the weekend
all with the 600 f4
Still not very in love with the image quality, and feeling that everything above 3200 ISO is compromised and difficult to recover.
Still huge problems with dark birds, especially in low light.
I had a lyrebird, jumped up on a handrail in a bushwalk, 30% of the frame filled by the bird (please don't suggest me to go closer to a wild Lyrebird or you don't know what you are talking about).
One of those things that doesn't happen many times in your life because are very shy birds, bright background, and none of the AF I had selected on my 3 buttons, locked on the subject. I don't mean the eye, but at least the bird. Nothing. Even the single point.

Problem I'm starting to forget comparing with the DSLR, and I'm talking about the d850 that was my last. On the other hand could be good to accept what I have, but I'm having love/hate feelings with this camera.





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The background rendition from 2nd till the last one is amazing
 

simo

Active member
Page 112 af the reference guide about the low light AF
It says that to improve the AF in low light , set to ON custom setting menu d9
instead, the camera question mark says that improve only the luminosity on the live view in poor light.

Anyone knows if is effective on the shooting or only on the liveview?
 
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