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Desert Travels in Namibia with the Nikon Z7

Five years ago my wife and I travelled to Namibia. Like many others I marveled at the beauty of – and photographed – the Sossusvlei sand dunes. Simple shapes set against an impossibly blue sky. As it then seemed a once-in-a-lifetime trip, I took a Nikon D800E with a range of prime lenses, including the […]

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Nikon D6 and 120-300mm f/2.8E VR Announcements

The next-generation flagship Nikon D6 together with a brand new 120-300mm f/2.8E VR lens are in the works Nikon has just announced that it is “developing” the next generation top-of-the-line “flagship” camera for sports and wildlife photographers, the Nikon D6. The launch is intended for the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan next summer, which is […]

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The Nikon Z Cameras for Landscape Photography

I’ve now been using the Nikon Z7 for more than six months, and I’ve also tested the very similar Z6 extensively for our review at Photography Life. The takeaway in both cases is that, despite a few flaws, Nikon produced an excellent and surprisingly refined first-generation mirrorless camera. But the more I use the Z7, especially side […]

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The Reality Behind Nikon Z Banding Issues

One of the big headlines when the first Nikon Z6 and Z7 tests appeared online is that they exhibited a pattern of “banding,” or line pattern noise, when recovering shadows too much. Although most reviewers were quick to point out that 5-6 stops of shadow recovery is excessive, this issue nonetheless drew a lot of […]

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Great Deals on Nikon Z, D850, Fuji Gear

Retailers like B&H, Adorama, and Amazon have announced sales on some of the most popular camera equipment today, including the D850 and Fuji X-T2. Some camera shops are also promoting an offer for the Nikon Z6 and Z7: trade in one of your working cameras, and get $200 (Nikon Z6) or $400 (Nikon Z7) off […]

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Nikon Z7 Firmware Update Wishlist

Without a doubt, camera firmware is one of the most important parts of any modern digital camera, and this is especially true for mirrorless cameras that have a lot more electronics compared to DSLRs. The Nikon Z7 is Nikon’s first attempt at getting into the mirrorless market. Considering that it is a first generation camera […]

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Nikon 45mm f/2.8D PC-E Review

This is an in-depth review of the Nikon 45mm f/2.8D PC-E, also known as PC-E Micro Nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED, a special purpose normal-angle lens designed for architecture, commercial, macro, and nature photography. “PC” stands for “Perspective Control”, but I will refer to this type of lens as “tilt-shift” in this article. Architecture and cityscape […]

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Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S Performance Overview

To follow up on yesterday’s post about my initial impressions of the Nikon Z7 and 24-70mm lens, I’m including a number of additional sample photos and image quality crops in this article to answer some reader questions about how well the 24-70mm performs with the Z7. This includes vignetting comparisons versus the Nikon 24-120mm f/4 for the […]

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Nikon Z7 First Impressions and Sample Photos

I’m sure you already know that we’re going to test the Nikon Z7 camera to its limits here at Photography Life. We have six orders coming our way in total, and we plan to put each copy through its paces while we travel to Jordan and Turkey throughout October. So far, one copy has arrived, […]

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