For those who’re an skilled Nikon shooter hanging on to your trusty DSLR, there could also be one new mirrorless digital camera that you simply’re watching with specific curiosity—the Nikon Z9. With its high-res stacked sensor and 3D-tracking autofocus, it appears to be Nikon’s most severe effort to recreate the magic of its top-end DSLRs. However within the demanding circumstances discovered underwater, can it actually nail the shot like stalwart cameras such because the D500 or D850?
One photographer that has been answering that query is Australia-based professional shooter Nicolas Remy, who lately launched on-line underwater pictures college The Underwater Membership. By way of a forthcoming Fb occasion, Nicolas is inviting members to affix him to debate “the Z9, DSLRs, mirrorless, and the way forward for underwater pictures.”
Nicolas has been giving the Z9 a great exercise over the previous few weeks, pushing its autofocus efficiency to its limits in low-light and low-visibility circumstances. As well as, he’s been investigating how the Z9’s efficiency compares with that of his D500. “I additionally spent 6 hours of diving,” writes Nicolas on the Facebook event page, “swapping between the Z9 and my favourite Nikon DSLR, on the identical dives, photographing the identical topics, to pinpoint these variations.”
Nicolas will probably be sharing his expertise and findings in an upcoming article on DPG, however his “fireplace chat” is a superb alternative to listen to from him instantly about his testing—together with “autofocus, viewfinder expertise and battery life”—and get a sneak preview of his photos in addition to work together with different achieved photographers (from each DSLR and mirrorless camps, after all).
The net occasion, entitled “Fireside chat: Mirrorless vs DSLRs for Underwater Photography,” is going down on Thursday, Could twenty fifth, at 8pm AEST. (Word: As this can be a less-than-convenient time for these not within the Asia-Pacific area—6am in New York and 11am in London—Nicolas will probably be providing a second fireplace chat if there are ample takers. Please contact Nicolas for those who’re .)