official announcement from Nikon JP : Z6 / Z7 firmware update ver 2.0 will be coming on 16 May 2019

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Russell Proulx Contributing Member • Posts: 894
Re: official announcement from Nikon

HeavyDuty wrote:

Russell Proulx wrote:

My one small disappointment (and not that I was really expecting it) is that there's still no focus confirmation when using a single spot focus in AF-C mode. In all previous Nikons. including the mirrorless Nikon 1, the focus spot would change colour when focus was achieved or a small ball would appear in the bottom left of the vf.

I haven’t downloaded the FW yet, but I’m curious if this behavior is affected by whether A4 eye AF is enabled or not?

No. I wondered that last night and tested it. Still no confirmation that the AF is working when the AF-ON button is pressed in AF-C mode. When using that mode I'm left to simply trusting that it's working properly which is not a secure feeling when shooting in fast changing situations where you have to get the shot or you'll never be hired again. I still find it strange that Nikon was able to do it with the Nikon 1 mirrorless yet not with the Z6/Z7. That's why I still shoot with a dSLR in those situations and reserve the Z7 for silent shooting when needed and for shooting product in the studio when a high MP is needed.

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