It’s a sad day at Alan Hess Photography, the Nikon Z6 that I have been using for the last month is on it’s way back to Nikon. My time with the evaluation unit is over and I miss that camera already. My final night with the camera was a real test of what the camera could do in a low light concert shoot. I got to shoot the Metal Allegiance show at the House of Blues in Anaheim. This was a really good test by fire for the Z6 as I used it in conjunction with the D750. I used the new S Series 24-70mm f/4 lens along with the 70-200mm f/2.8 with the lens adaptor. Here are a selection of images shot with the Z6. The images were shot at 1600 – 3200 ISO and between f2.8 and f/4. They were all processed in Lightroom the same way I edit all my images.
I’m pretty sure that the mustache is fake. The Z6 viewfinder is really something else. It is bright, clean, and really sharp. The most noticeable difference between the two cameras ( the Nikon Z6 and D750) was the viewfinder, with the D750 looking a little dull compared to the Z6. It isn’t but the difference between the DLSR and the mirrorless is quite stunning in in low light
I was really pleased with the way the camera dealt with the rapidly changing lights, the fast action. Was it perfect, no. But it really was a joy to shoot and as you can see from these shots, it handled a real concert shoot very well. In my next post, I will sum what what I liked, and what I didn’t. There are a few things that I know could be changed via firmware updates and I know that anew firmware is on the way.
Next up are my final thoughts on the Nikon Z6. Do you have any questions about the camera? Feel free to drop me a note and I will do my best to answer them,