Nikon Z news roundup…

We got a couple of Z news to report:

Teardown of the Nikon Z7 Mirrorless Camera (Lensrentals).
Shutter shock and the Nikon Z7 w/ heavy tripod (Jim Kasson).
Nikon Z7 Captures Incredible 45-Megapixels of Chromatically Perfect Detail with Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV-VIS-IR APO-Macro (Diglloyd).

Dpreview: Five ways the Nikon Z7 could be improved

Dpreview listed five things Nikon has to improve on the Z7:

It’s AF where we’ve seen the most serious issues with performance. Unexpectedly, the native Z lenses we’ve tried appear to focus more slowly and less predictably than adapted F-mount lenses too (though to their credit they are silent to focus in video).

In most other respects the Z7 is an impressive camera. We’re optimistic that where we have concerns, Nikon can address some of them via firmware, and others via new dedicated flash accessories. Our other concerns? Perhaps we’ll just have to wait for a Z8.

New Z 7 Firmware update released

Download it here:

Changes and improvements:

  • • Fixed an issue that in rare circumstances caused the camera to stop responding during burst photography with NEF (RAW) selected for Image quality and On selected for Silent photography in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU.
  • • If Enable release is selected for Slot empty release lock in the SETUP MENU, the Image review option in the PLAYBACK MENU can now be accessed when no memory card is inserted.

Nikon Z lenses – are they better than F Mount?

Matt Granger:

“Nikon has been promoting the larger diameter and shorter flange distance of the Z mount, and how this will allow more lens designs, easier design, better optics, faster AF and edge to edge sharpness. But are they actually better? In this video I compare the 24-70mm f4 Z lens to the 24-70mm f2.8G lens and the 35mm f1.8 Z lens to the Tamron 35mm f1.8 VC. Tested on their native mount cameras the Z7 and the D850.”