Nikon Zf Officially Announced

The long rumored Nikon Zf full frame retro styled body has finally be officially announced.

By the time I am posting this, this thread likely isn't much of a surprise as many of the usual suspects have posts or videos about it, including Matt Irwin, Grays of Westminster, Nigel Danson, Petapixel, and Ricci Talks.

That last one, Ricci, is well worth watching until the end as he takes the time to simulate wear on the brass dials on top, with spectacular results!

It does showcase some improvements in technologies, including 8 stops of IBIS, but still has a 24 megapixel sensor, only SD + microSD card slots, and some... less than optimal ergonomics. But even with these possible downsides, it looks to be a very capable camera with some stunning looks.

As a Z6II owner who loves shooting manually, learned photography on a fully manual 35mm film body (although it was a Minolta I got handed down from my dad), and feels that 24 megapixels is just plenty for the kind of photography I tend to do, I am super excited. Honestly, I haven't been this excited about a new piece of gear in some time.

In fact, I did a thing I have never done before; I pre-ordered mine the very day it was announced!

So, how is everyone feeling about this one? I know some folks are disappointed that Nikon didn't just go straight to a Z6III and I see where they are coming from. I, too, would like to see some of these improvements in a more modern body. But at the same time, I acknowledge that not every release has to appeal to every person and it is totally ok if this one isn't your cup of tea. It just so happens to be mine, so I will continue to be giddy for a least a few weeks!

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