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Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S
Nikon Z7

Examples Handheld: Bishop Creek (Validating Focus Accuracy of the Nikon Z7)

All examples on this page shot with the Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S. shot at Bishop Creek near Bishop, CA.

What better way to assess focusing, lens performance and metering than to shoot a steady series of images, then evaluate them for focus accuracy, exposure, and how well IBIS worked. For this test, 150 images were shot, all examined and some are shown here. All examples were shot handheld with IBIS and all used camera autofocus (normal, non-magnified) with Pinpoint AF.

These were the key goals, important to me (and highly persuasive), and ought to be highly useful for any Nikon Z7 shooter or prospective buyer:

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f8 @ 1/200 sec handheld IBIS=on, ISO 64; 2018-10-20 12:54:26
[location “Side road near Bishop Creek”, altitude 8500 ft / 2591 m, 60°F / 15°C, LACA corrected]
NIKON Z7 + Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S

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