2019 – Week 26

This week was largely spent checking specifications for a new camera, in the hope of lightening my carry load.

So with the end of the financial year, there were big discounts on a lot of gear, and I decided to check out Nikon’s Z7 mirrorless camera. Short version, I didn’t find it all that great. The electronic viewfinder has a fractional lag, as a result of it displaying the sensor’s output. You don’t have that with a traditional optical viewfinder, which looks through the camera’s lens.

A consequence of this, is that because the viewfinder is a small LCD screen, it produces heat, which gets projected into your eye. Probably not noticeable to most people, but with the lag, it added up to an unpleasant use experience.

So, I didn’t get it. Instead I did some shooting around Brisbane, enjoying the low-angle afternoon sun.