Catch-as-catch-can New Zealand travel photography with the Nikon 1 J5 and Nikon 1 V2 cameras

Catch-as-catch-can New Zealand travel photography with the Nikon 1 J5 and Nikon 1 V2 cameras by Thomas Stirr (check out also his previous [NR] guest posts):

New Zealand is on the bucket list of many photographers for good reason. The country contains a wealth of varied and interesting scenery on its two main islands. It is a reasonably easy country to navigate in terms of a self-drive experience. And, its people are warm and hospitable. My wife and I have had the good fortune to be able to travel to New Zealand a number of times over the past few years, and have enjoyed each of our journeys. We chronicled our travels in one of our recent photography eBooks, New Zealand Tip-to-Tip.

Our approach to travel photography is best described as ‘catch-as-catch-can’. We preplan our route and book all of our rooms well in advance. We then take each day as it comes, trying to do the best we can with whatever road and weather conditions we happen to face. This article shares a selection of our images captured at some of our favourite locations in New Zealand.

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What should Nikon put in their next flagship DSLR camera – the D6?


What should the Nikon D6 be by Darren Cassar:

We are all eagerly waiting for Nikon to reveal their new D6 DSLR flagship camera. This is a list from somebody that has used the D5, D850 and other Nikon bodies for events ranging from weddings to sports for both video and photos:

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Tamron is still exploring the possibility of developing mirrorless lenses for Nikon Z-mount

Tamron still doesn't know if they will develop mirrorless lenses for Nikon Z-mount - the company is currently researching the new mount and exploring their options.

Because of the major differences between the three full-frame mirrorless mounts (Sony E, Canon R and Nikon Z), Tamron cannot just adapt the current Sony mirrorless lenses to Z-mount.

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Nikon Z6 / Z7 price drop in Australia


The price of the Nikon Z6 / Z7 camera dropped also in Australia:

Here is a list of all currently ongoing Nikon deals, offers and rebates:

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Nikon Z7 underwater camera review


Nikon Z7 underwater camera review is by Backscatter.com (Facebook | Instagram | Youtube):

The Nikon Z7 is the first full-frame mirrorless camera from Nikon, and it’s a high-resolution 46-megapixel beast that produces the best overall image quality seen yet from a mirrorless camera. Team Backscatter set the camera up in a housing and headed down to the Caribbean for a comprehensive underwater field test. Read on and watch the video below to learn what underwater shooters need to know about the Nikon Z7 and why we have affectionately dubbed it the ‘Mini-D850’.

Topic Time Codes

  • 00:28 - Image Quality
  • 02:25 - Electronic Viewfinder
  • 05:07 - Autofocus
  • 07:23 - Camera Body & Controls
  • 09:35 - How We Shot It
  • 11:21 - Video
  • 13:26 - Conclusions

The Best Image Quality That We’ve Seen From A Mirrorless Camera

In the case of the Nikon Z7, we are comparing the image quality against the Nikon D850 - which is the Nikon Z7’s closest relative - and our current pick for best still image quality produced from any camera tested underwater so far.


The Nikon Z7 produces rich images on par quality-wise with it’s bigger brother, the Nikon D850, resulting in shots that are packed with sharp detail and vibrant colors.
Nikon Z7 | Nikon 8-15mm @ 15mm | 1/125sec | ƒ11 | ISO 800
The Nikon Z7 packs the best imaging sensor found in any current mirrorless camera. Images that the Nikon Z7 captures are packed with sharp detail and vibrant colors and have become the new benchmark by which mirrorless image quality will be judged. The Nikon Z7 is leading the current camera pack when it comes to raw image quality, coming in second only to the Nikon D850. One would have to get down to some really tight pixel-peeping to pick out any significant differences.

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Nikon at The Photography Show 2019 (with pictures of upcoming Nikkor Z lenses)


Nikon had several prototypes of their upcoming Nikkor Z mirrorless lenses on display at The Photography Show 2019 in Birmingham (see the latest Nikkor Z lens roadmap and the related CP+ report from last month):

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