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Michael Erlewine

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Pixel-Shift added to Nikon Z8 Firmware 2.00 Upgrade
« on: February 07, 2024, 05:27:33 »
I just updated my firmware for the Z8 to 2.00 and pixel-shift is now there i 4. 8. 16, and 32 versions.

Glory Be!

This opens up a whole new world for me.

Is this true for the Z9?
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Re: Pixel-Shift added to Nikon Z8 Firmware 2.00 Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2024, 10:45:58 »
I just updated my firmware for the Z8 to 2.00 and pixel-shift is now there i 4. 8. 16, and 32 versions.

Glory Be!

This opens up a whole new world for me.

Is this true for the Z9?

  There is speculation of forums and rumors. It makes sense for the Z9 to have it too but I don't think anyone knows for sure as today.

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Re: Pixel-Shift added to Nikon Z8 Firmware 2.00 Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2024, 16:50:01 »
Yes, it won't work if Z8 is in VIDEO mode, so note.

NX Studio is fairly easy to use to process the pixel-shift results, but a little opaque perhaps.

Now the question I have for readers is: What do we do with these huge files other than print them. They are really big!
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Re: Pixel-Shift added to Nikon Z8 Firmware 2.00 Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2024, 21:16:01 »

1) This opens up a whole new world for me.
2) What do we do with these huge files

Michael, would you care to comment on the benefits and the drawbacks you've encountered in your experiments with using Pixel-Shift?

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Re: Pixel-Shift added to Nikon Z8 Firmware 2.00 Upgrade
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2024, 00:36:26 »
You mention it becomes Opague ,are there any other anomalies ,does pixel shift affect sharpness ?
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Re: Pixel-Shift added to Nikon Z8 Firmware 2.00 Upgrade
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2024, 01:11:10 »
Yeah there is a big tadoo over on Backcountry Gallery Forums also.
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Re: Pixel-Shift added to Nikon Z8 Firmware 2.00 Upgrade
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2024, 11:42:16 »
LLoyd Chambers did a detailed examination of pixel-shift on the ZF and is about to do one on the Z8.

https://diglloyd.com/
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Re: Pixel-Shift added to Nikon Z8 Firmware 2.00 Upgrade
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2024, 14:42:13 »
Here is an example of four-image pixel shift, of course reduced in size to fit here. The first image is a single image, the second a pixel-shift merged image.

It is clear something is to be gained from the pixel-sifted image.
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Re: Pixel-Shift added to Nikon Z8 Firmware 2.00 Upgrade
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2024, 18:08:25 »
Next to pixel shift shooting, there is another very useful new feature in this 2.0 firmware that afaik is not yet on Z9: cycle AF-area mode. Assign this to a function button to quickly cycle through selected AF- area modes.

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Re: Pixel-Shift added to Nikon Z8 Firmware 2.00 Upgrade
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2024, 18:58:45 »
cycle AF mode would also be great on the Zf - pls Nikon to note
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