Thinking about a Z6ii or Z7ii for wildlife? Then this is the video you’ve been looking for!
In this video, I’ll discuss my experience using the Z6/7ii for wildlife photography. I’ve shot in various local locations and knocked out over 7000 images between the two bodies, so this isn’t just a quick afternoon test and review.
We’ll cover what works well, what’s average, and performance aspects that are less than ideal for some wildlife scenarios. Also, note this isn’t one of my full reviews; this one is tightly focused on my experience with the Z6/7ii for shooting wildlife.
I’ve had a lot of questions about the firmware version I tested with. It was the 1.0 and 1.01 firmware. Remember, I started testing as soon as these cameras hit the shelves.
Although I was not using the current (as of March 18th, 2021) 1.10 firmware, keep in mind that firmware did not add anything for wildlife shooters. It was an update for RAW video and improved eye tracking for people. In my experience with Nikon firmware over the years, what they say they update is really what’s updated. Had they improved other aspects, they’d brag about it for sure. (I think there are times wishful thinkers see “improvements” that aren’t there in non-repeatelabe “seat-of-the-pants” style tests – so be wary of those.) So, the info in the video is accurate for wildlife.
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