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Re: Theme: My first pictures with the Nikon Z9
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2021, 14:04:38 »
Congratulations and thank you for sharing it!

 Looking forward to more of your work and experience with the unstoppable  ;)

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Re: Theme: My first pictures with the Nikon Z9
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2021, 14:45:09 »
Thank you Birna, Bruno, Nasos, Paco for your comments.
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Re: Theme: My first pictures with the Nikon Z9
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2021, 16:33:54 »
A camera to lust for, thank you for sharing, E..

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Re: Theme: My first pictures with the Nikon Z9
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2021, 18:07:55 »
Thank you Fons for your comment.
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Re: Theme: My first pictures with the Nikon Z9
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2021, 16:14:09 »
Congratulations  Elsid
I'm sure we'll all look forward to seeing more of your images.

I'm not sure of all the species you've captured here (apart from a Goldfinch?)
but you've caught some lovely preening & feeding behaviour.

It is unstoppable.
I forgot to mention the lens used, the 500mm PF.

The Z9 and 500mm PF sounds an amazing combo, with maybe some BIF to follow once you've got the AF set up the way you want.

Enjoy your journey of discovery

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Re: Theme: My first pictures with the Nikon Z9
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2021, 17:38:09 »
Congratulations ! Nice pictures. The 500mm f/5.6 E PF is a well known companion (about 40’000 clicks). As Birna, still awaiting my copy.  ;)
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Re: Theme: My first pictures with the Nikon Z9
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2021, 17:44:04 »
Those images of those nice little birds are brilliant. It looks like as here got the right person his perfect tool.  Congratulations. thank you for sharing the birds with us. Have a good time. byebye richard

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Re: Theme: My first pictures with the Nikon Z9
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2022, 19:08:11 »
Colin, MFloyd, fentriss thank you for your omments.
I wll try to convey my experience I have had with the Z9 the last few days. This is not a review, as my "mileage" in photography does not qualify me as a reviewer. What follows is my impression about the camera.
The subject I have used the Z9 for are birds (and planes). I noticed:
1. As expected, the speed of focus acquisition depends on a number of variables, like light, subject color, distance, what surrounds the subject. I have used auto,  so far, for subject recognition. It works fine.
For  stationary birds AF areas single point, wide S, M, L were used with no problem. When a small bird is far, better to use single point AF. Also, when the head and eye of the bird are black the focus is on the body
(this happened when I tried to shoot a small bird at some distance, the end result, though, was successful due to the size of the bird). Planes are, almost, instantly recognized and focused upon, even in cloudy skies.
2. BIF: Subject recognition auto. AF area auto or wide L. What I found impressive is the tracking capability of the camera. In a series of about 60 continuous frames only the last 2 were a bit out of focus. Referring to my
pictures below, I was in my car waiting for a bird to appear among some short bushes when the female circus cyaneus flew over me, showing her rear. Focus was fast and the camera never lost it, except at the end. The first and second photos are uncropped. The third and fourth are cropped. The last is uncropped, just to give a measure of distance.
The camera I was using before the Z9 was the D500 and it is a good camera (I am keeping it). But I am beginning to get spoiled using my new toy.
   
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Re: Theme: My first pictures with the Nikon Z9
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2022, 19:14:42 »
This is one of the last pictures I shot and it is uncropped. The fifth picture in the last post is cropped.
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Re: Theme: My first pictures with the Nikon Z9
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2022, 11:55:39 »
Congratulations! Looking forward to see more ;)
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Re: Theme: My first pictures with the Nikon Z9
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2022, 10:43:09 »
Sylvia melanocephala,  fringilla coelebs
Rainy, heavy clouds, Z9+adapter+TC 1.4 III+500 PF, f/8, 1/640, ISO 12800, single point AF, recognition AUTO, shot in jpeg, handheld, no pp, no crop.
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Re: Theme: My first pictures with the Nikon Z9
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2022, 10:56:39 »
Accipiter nisus, sturnus vulgaris,
AF area AUTO, recognition AUTO.
From my short use, so far, seems that recognition AUtO works fine. AF area either wideL or AUto is the best for BIF. AUTO seems to work better for faster moving birds.
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