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Riccitalks dissection refers...
Yes our first glimpse of the long awaited 100-400 S, then we see mostly the 70-200 f2.8S with a TC. There are 3 Fn buttons on camera right, front panel. Fn3 should be accessible shooting from the vertical grip. Nikon have explicitly revealed the Z9 shoots 8K for at least 1hr 20, and more indirectly it's clear without overheating. The location was probably deliberate for Shannon Wild to be sent by Nikon to record long clips of 8K footage in the heat of the S African lowveld in Sabi Sabi Private Reserve, southwest of Kruger NP (vehicle is badged for Inyati Camp)
Ricci does well to keep a straight face, as he must have had early access to this Teaser, and indeed finishes today's analysis with the promise to be back soon after Teaser 3 " shortly". He probably has prototypes of the Z9 and new lenses too! As an employee early access can only aid and abet his work in Nikon School creating promotional and educational material
Yeah, the real test for Nikon will be the AF. I would be a tad disappointed if one of the teasers is not about AF.Yes but Canon shipping unlike Z9
If articles online are to be believed, Nikon designs the sensor and Sony only fabricates it for them to Nikon’s design specs similar to TMSC building Apples M1 chip. They have also used other fabrication partners in the past.Yeah, the real test for Nikon will be the AF. I would be a tad disappointed if one of the teasers is not about AF.
Also, as Nikon is supposedly using a non-Sony sensor for Z9, I am hoping the dynamic range & ISO performance is good unlike my experience with Canon sensors.
I believe Ricci works for Nikon. He already knows exactly what the Z9 is so when he infers from the videos they aren't guesses.I'm not familiar with the guy that posted the commentary/analysis video but am amazed at how much detail he concluded/inferred from the video clip. That said I do agree that the lens in the first part of the video is a longer zoom. Based on the size and style of the lens hood my first impression was the 80-400G. But the promised 100-400 never entered my mind and surely they wouldn't use an old lens like that for a promo. So he may be right on the 100-400 speculation. I don't think the 200-600 would need the scalloped lens hood.
The single thing about the video that jumps out most at me is the size of the camera. Unless the woman has really tiny hands the Z9 looks every bit as big as previous DSLR flagship bodies.
He is an employee of Nikon UK, but claims the videos are his opinions under his personal youtube channel
Hey everyone !
Iv been a Photographer and photography trainer for over 12 years
I currently teach photography at the Nikon school in the UK
This is a Personal YouTube Channel.
All my opinions are my own !"
And as a Nikon UK employee, Ricci has now reinforced these marketing messages. Ups the internet traffic, as in these forums and on NR etc
Yah, Ricci Chera is a major presence in Nikon UK beyond teaching. His videos are stated to be a group effort with a fellow colleague in Nikon School - canny corporate outreach.Yes - he's an instructor for Nikon School. He often gets pre-production lenses, but pre-production cameras and long lenses are not going to be floating around even for a few days. With the D5 there was a road show and the cameras were in very short supply. The people who are doing these teaser programs typically have a week or less, no manual, and only some basic guidance from the techs about what's new and what to try.
Yes, more like a 500 f5.6 PF, but a zoom obviously. Hopefully it has a 89mm window at least: thus a f4.5. Sadly it looks a bit too narrow to be +100mm for f4. Anyway this lens does appear to me distinctly wider than the silhouette on the Roadmap.The Z9 observations were pretty clear. The lens struck me as being particularly large when she got out of the vehicle - about 3 hand widths in length plus the hood. That would be nearly 11-12 inches. It looked to me like it's got a larger front element than the 70-200 - maybe 82mm?
It looked fine to me, but the WB was intentionally warm due to the time of day.Am I only who found the Z9 teaser 2 video a tad bit too yellowish?
I get a feeling it was rushed as speculated by Tom Hogan.
The egret (white bird) in the Z9 teaser is surprisingly very soft.
I wonder how accurate those silhouettes will end up being? The 400 looks way too long compared to the 600 but I guess if only the 400 gets the built in TC and not the 600 that could make sense. The 200-600 looks about right compared to the 600 if we look at Sony's version and their 600.Yes, more like a 500 f5.6 PF, but a zoom obviously. Hopefully it has a 89mm window at least: thus a f4.5. Sadly it looks a bit too narrow to be +100mm for f4. Anyway this lens does appear to me distinctly wider than the silhouette on the Roadmap.
The 80-400 is 8.5 inches, but would have an FTZ on the Z camera making it closer to 10.5 inches. That's close to the 11-12 inches I estimate the lens in the video would be based on three times her hand width. I don't believe the mock-up on the road map has enough precision to rely on completely, but it does have similar bevels sections and is close to the 10+ inches of the 70-200.I wonder how accurate those silhouettes will end up being? The 400 looks way too long compared to the 600 but I guess if only the 400 gets the built in TC and not the 600 that could make sense. The 200-600 looks about right compared to the 600 if we look at Sony's version and their 600.
That 100-400 doesn't look any wider than the 70-200 but I think shows the extra step in the barrel that Rici points out in the image used as his video's thumbnail.
It looked fine to me, but the WB was intentionally warm due to the time of day.
Every new release promotion of Nikon cameras and lenses is rushed. The photographer typically has a week to complete the job or less, with very little advance notice. They have to learn the camera and come up with interesting and fresh content that demonstrates the capability of the gear. There is no manual. In these locations, there is normally nobody to call and ask if you have questions about the equipment - you have to figure it out. You get the gear they send - and complement that with your own gear. There is none of your normal software to process images, so it needs to be shot in formats that are ready to process. For stills, that means JPEG. Normally there is another release of a longer video showing more detail and "behind the scenes". There is more production time for that video.
I found the egret exceptional - something that can't be readily done today. It was 8k video shot after sunset in extremely low light. I looked at it frame by frame. It seemed to be shot with a slower shutter speed to get enough light and speed up action. It might have been a little soft for a few frames, but you could see the eye on the fish being eaten and the water drops were blurred by motion. I suspect the softness was mainly because there was no contrast in the low light and because the shutter speed was slowed.