First Week With The Z8: Don’t Buy One Until You See THIS!

I’ve had the Z8 for just over a week and there is a LOT to talk about! With the shipment date getting closer all the time, here’s what YOU need to know before your camera arrives!

In this video, I’ll talk about how the Z8 has performed over the past week or so, as well as spill the beans on AF tests, buffer tests, and battery tests! If you’re thinking about a Z8, this is the ONE video you absolutely must see!

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Paul
Paul
6 months ago

Because of the outstanding work of you, my frustrationrate droped to almost zero! Thanks a lot for that.

Notar Brühl
6 months ago

Thanks for all the Info on the Z8!

Lori
6 months ago

I got the z8. It’# great but the auto iso with manual doesn’t seem to work. I short a z6ii and it works fine bit the z8 just stays at a-3200. Exposure comp also doesn’t work in this mode. However, auto iso and exposure comp work fine in all the other modes. WHat am I missing?

Liana
Liana
6 months ago

Does using the FTZ adapter to connect the 500 PF to the Z8 cause any loss of image stabilization, f stops/light? Is there any quality degradation using this DSLR lens with this mirrorless camera? Any issues at all with this combo? Thank you!

David Wilson
6 months ago

When do you expect to have the Z 8&9 book ready?

Thomas Rains
Thomas Rains
6 months ago

I want to see some images shot at ISO values around 15000-18000, where I shoot sometimes for sports and indoor events. Wondering if the noise is worse than the Z6 ii—which is pretty good at those high ISO values. Thanks

Mike Hammon
Mike Hammon
6 months ago

I shoot a lot of osprey’s diving. When they’re in the sky, my Z7 locks on in AF-C narrow and the 500PF without issue, but when they dive the camera almost always transfers focus to the trees in the background. Will the Z8 hold lock on the bird in such an environment? If so, what are the recommended settings for such a situation? BTW, I have your Z system AF ebook.

Mike Hammon
Mike Hammon
6 months ago
Reply to  Steve Perry

Thank you, Steve

Curtis Andersen
Curtis Andersen
6 months ago

If the Z8 is bigger than the Z9 with a battery pack, once you figure in the cost of the battery pack you might as well spend an extra $500 and buy the Z9.

David Wilson
6 months ago

Steve,
Does the Z8 do focus shifting and if yes, what is your opinion of it?

David Wilson
6 months ago
Reply to  Steve Perry

Thank You Steve!!!

Thomas Tuorto
Thomas Tuorto
6 months ago

As a potential Z8 & switch to mirrorless buyer, Thanks for the vid. A couple of questions. With the swapable battery, does the camera automatically switch back to Battery A? Also if you do any handheld macro with insects like butterflies, bees, etc. , how does the Z9/8 do grabbing focus (if you want to include a Sony comparison would be nice)? And last, did Nikon say what was found to cause your problems with the Z9? Thank you for any replies.
PS Already get the BCG emails.