Nikon Z f : features to add on next firmware ? What do you think ?
Using the camera for some few days, I had some ideas that I bet can be cool features to add via firmware :
- Add M/A context ISO dial behavior options :
- SDR : (Standard=current behavior) MIN/base Iso or fixed Iso depending on "Auto ISO sensitivity control" choosen
- FIX : force Fixed Iso value whether "Auto ISO sensitivity" is ON or not (giving direct acces to AUTO/Manual ISO switch with a value)
- MAX : Maximum sensitivity value (giving direct access to this setting)
- MAX with flash : Maximum sensitivity with flash (giving direct access to this setting)
I think this feature can add a full set of possibilities to the camera...
- Possibly (depends on existing internal switches or not, I gues) the same thing could be done with "Speed" dial :
- SDR : (Standard current way with same mode addressing)
- FIX : available in A/S/P : Another way to change mode behavior (note : this way should be the same as SDR in S mode I guess)
- MAX : Maximum speed threshold (available in A/P)
- MIN : Minimum speed threshold (available in A/P)
We should be having same possibilities as Fv mode in Canon's camera that way (maybe better with more direct control in fact as I don't really dig this Fv mode ;)
What are your thoughts ?
@kwongphotographyhotmail-com Indeed, should be available on the "rec" button for instance.. when they add the "context Iso dial" function ;)
The ZF 2 could have two more buttons, but hey, that's another story...
My first priority is memory banks. Currently you can save and restore only one setting to the memory card. I would very much appreciate at least three banks, like U1, U2, U2 on the Z6/7 bodies
@w2w3 Indeed, the ability to manage several groups of settings could be a nice addition.
Though, I guess I won't use this feeature the same way as with Z6 for instance. On the Z6, I got a "B&W+Manual" set, a "Bracketing/RAW/Neutral" set, and a "Bright Colors People" set (to sum up, a mimic of Fuji Velvia profile with eye AF). As those kind of use cases are quite easily and differently accessible on the ZF, I probably would use a settings management feature differently too.
Maybe they could do it the Canon way. On EOS R5, you can save and pick nearly full sets of camera settings on the card and give them names. Quite practical if you want to have different settings for different types of lense for instance (i.e. telephoto lenses vs trans-standard vs wide angle).
I haven't sprung for any Z cameras yet, but am thinking about it. I agree, though, that one thing I would miss is the ability to set something similar to the "U" settings on my current camera. I use them seldom, but when I do it's really handy to have. I travel a fair amount, and find myself occasionally in situations where I want to hand the camera off to a stranger who may not want to cope with manual ISO and back button focus, etc. Having a "hand-off" setting helps a lot. Put it in P mode, ordinary focus, middle ISO, etc. and all they have to do is push the button. And the other U setting is a virtual clone of my usual starting point, which I can use in extraordinary conditions. I can change all sorts of settings and not worry about restoring familiar settings later. Just switch back and it all goes back to normal. It saves one from the realization that I still have the thing on ISO 3400 and incandescent white balance when I go out in the morning to shoot a glacier!
I did not think that Nikon employees dig deep into everyone's desires.If you like Zf,buy it, if not, don't buy it. I believe that is the best answer to their "proposal"...more negative answers,better for the future cameras.Having no link with cameras sellers I can tell that I don't like current Z cameras so I will use my D 850 in near future.Thank You.
The DEL button is disabled in shooting mode. Why did Nikon miss the opportunity? Add it to the list of configurable buttons just like the movie-REC button!