Last night I finally got to use the Nikon Z6 in a real world concert shoot. The Disturbed kicked off their tour at the Pechanga Arena San Diego and I was there to capture it. The Nikon Z6 was outfitted with the S Series 24-70mm f/4 lens and was used to take the wide angle photos of the full stage. The shooting position was inside the barricade of the “B” stage which was right in front of the soundboard. This put the photographers pretty far back from the stage allowing some very cool wide photos. These were all taken at F/4 and ISO 1600 with shutter speeds around 1/200 second.
Overall I was really impressed with the Z6 and how it handled the focusing and dealing with the moving lights. The camera felt good in my hands and is easy to hold and use. I was showing it to my friend Alex between bands and after holding it, he said that his camera now felt clunky. That was a great line and sums up how the camera feels. You don’t notice that it’s lighter and how good it feels in the hand until you pick up a current DSLR and it feels “clunky” in comparison.
I still have some issues with the camera and we will get to those in a future post. Overall this camera was really fun to use last night. Looking froward to shooting some lacrosse with it next.