Does Z9 Get light at full aperture for AF pixels ?

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primeshooter
primeshooter Veteran Member • Posts: 8,252
Re: complaint about DoF preview

Bernard Delley wrote:

primeshooter wrote:

Leonard Shepherd wrote:

ray_burnimage wrote:

I suspect it’s a firmware thing, balancing focus shift vs focus acquisition. It would be great if Nikon could figure it out.

Perhaps Nikon has figured "it" out.

I prefer the benefit of real time depth of field that you rarely got with a recent pre Z lens.

On high end cameras no-one seems to be suggesting Nikon AF performance or screen brightness is inferior to other systems.

Fine for the wide apertures, but you don't get real time depth of field preview beyond 5.6 though ever. You can press DOF preview if you assign it to a button, but you cannot zoom in...As soon as you do it deactivates. Not great for us landscape photographers as it could be.

I think DoF preview has be come a moot issue with fast and cheap digital image taking. You can simply and quickly take an aperture variation sequence, if DoF is crucial for your image. Or prepare for DoF stacking.

It is very different from the time when Ansel Adams took Moonrise at Hernandez with a 8x10 ? camera. Everything had to be right in the first take, the light would have gone on a second plane film take.

Advantages of mirrorless and all...it could be explored. I wouldn't downplay it, it would be useful especially when even higher res EVF's come about. It would even be useful now.

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