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  1. #1
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    I am leaving Nikon Z camera

    .. because of the gloves I need to use - its winter and 0 to 3 minus Celsius

    I was using Fuji XT-2 for some years, up untiil June 2021
    Always been happy with it ,easy to use, always!
    with a Fuji 16-80 the best lens!

    Then I bought a Nikon Z5
    Never been happy with it

    But - the Nikon - with the 24-50, a dreadful lens imho - gives better and sharper photos!


    The main concern is that the Z is way to complicated to acomplish easy settings as aperture
    I was convinced I could as I know the D750 well

    At these wintertimes, its not possible to operate with gloves,
    if I could disable in a flash with a button(shortcut every button except shutter that would help

    So, XT-2 to work again. Maybe next summer I will try that z again


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  2. #2
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    Re: I am leaving Nikon Z camera

    My wife and I just tried astrophotography out in the countryside... optimal conditions are being far from civilization, your car turned completely off, and cold clear skies. You get cold quick, you need to wear gloves. We both discovered real quick just how hard it is to manipulate a Z6 with gloves on. It's practically impossible. I was disappointed and frustrated.

  3. #3
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    Re: I am leaving Nikon Z camera

    Keep at it @danazar
    Like everything, it takes practice. Perhaps a different set of gloves are in order? Maybe a remote? Have you customized your i menu or utilized U1-U3 to make adjustments quickly? I have some gloves that aren't too bulky that I use when I'm out taking pictures in the snow. They're not the warmest or waterproof, but they keep my hand warmers next to my palms and they're thin enough to slip inside my coat pockets for those long exposure shots. I don't get to use the touch screen while wearing them but that's about it, everything else is the same. Never underestimate a thermos full of hot chocolate!
    Camera- Z6, D800, D7500, D40x
    Zoom Lenses-
    Z- 14-30 f4, 24-70 f4, 24-200 f4-6.3, 105 f2.8
    DX- Tokina 11-16 f2.8, Sigma A 18-35 f1.8, Nikon 18-140 f3.5-5.6
    FX- Tamron 15-30 f2.8, Nikon 35-70 f2.8, Nikon 80-200 f2.8, Nikon 24-120 f4, Nikon AF-P 70-300 f4.5-5.6 Sigma C 150-600 f5-6.3
    Prime Lenses- Nikon 50 f1.8g, Tamron 85 f1.8, Tokina 100 f2.8, Rokinon HD 8 f3.5

  4. #4
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    Re: I am leaving Nikon Z camera

    I didn't have my Z6 or Z7 yet when I went to Iceland, but I used my Fuji XT3 and Nikon D850 with Valleret photography gloves, just pop open the forefinger or thumb tips make adjustments close the tips back up and warm finger tips again.
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    D850,Z7,Z6,D500,D810, Fuji X-T3,Fuji X-E3,Fuji XT-20


  5. #5
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    Re: I am leaving Nikon Z camera

    I agree that the pop open forefinger gloves are best for cold weather photography. I did have an issue one winter at minus 13C after an hour or so of shooting, I did not have any feeling in my forefingers for about two hours. It can be easy to lose focus on your body when you over excited taking shots
    Peter

    D500
    D7100
    Tokina 11-16 f2.8
    Nikon 85mm 1.8G
    Nikon 300mm F4 AF-S
    Sigma 150-600c
    Lee filters
    My Flickr account - https://www.flickr.com/people/peter-young/

  6. #6
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    Re: I am leaving Nikon Z camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter7100 View Post
    I agree that the pop open forefinger gloves are best for cold weather photography. I did have an issue one winter at minus 13C after an hour or so of shooting, I did not have any feeling in my forefingers for about two hours. It can be easy to lose focus on your body when you over excited taking shots
    What's a couple fingers if you get "the" shot!

    You still have the other hand to hold beer!
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    Rick

    http://www.rmillsphotography.com/

    Nikon Z7, Nikon Z s 70-200mm 2.8, 20mm1.8
    Nikonite
    Tee-shirt, lens cloth and business cards!


  7. #7
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    Re: I am leaving Nikon Z camera

    I am leaving Nikon Z camera
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick M View Post
    What's a couple fingers if you get "the" shot!

    You still have the other hand to hold beer!
    Not sure if I did get 'the shot', but these might give an idea how cold it was and how bad my poor fingers were

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    I am leaving Nikon Z camera-39073607531_00ba63bbed_o.jpg
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    Peter

    D500
    D7100
    Tokina 11-16 f2.8
    Nikon 85mm 1.8G
    Nikon 300mm F4 AF-S
    Sigma 150-600c
    Lee filters
    My Flickr account - https://www.flickr.com/people/peter-young/

  8. #8
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    Re: I am leaving Nikon Z camera

    Very nice Peter!
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    Rick

    http://www.rmillsphotography.com/

    Nikon Z7, Nikon Z s 70-200mm 2.8, 20mm1.8
    Nikonite
    Tee-shirt, lens cloth and business cards!






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