Nikon Z7II gallery

The last couple of years has seen an expansion in the full-frame mirrorless sector. All the major camera manufacturers have added new cameras and lenses to their line-ups. Like many professionals, I have, over the last 25 years, invested a lot into the F mount system having owned many of the pro bodies at some point that Nikon has released over the years. Mirrorless was specifically not on my radar as I have been more than happy with the D850s and the results I have been getting from it since its release in 2017. The announcement and release of the Nikon Z 7II gave me an opportunity to test the system and see if it would be an advantage and improve some aspects of the range of work I do especially macro which is one of my specialties. It would also give me an insight into the mirrorless world and sample the future of photography which is undoubtedly headed in that direction.

I have been using the Z 7II for a while on a wide range of subjects and I'm extremely impressed with the performance and the quality of the images I have gotten from it. Make no mistake this is an impressive and extremely capable camera and exceptionally good value considering its price. While I have read and heard various comments about it; most of them being excellent, however, there will always be those that want to take issue with some aspect. As you will see in a short time I have had the use of the camera I have tested where possible on a wide range of subjects. I have to use GPS in all of my work and the D850 is ideal for that but for the majority of photographers, this would not be essential. You can, of course, use SnapBridge and transfer the data, but this is a bit more time-consuming and I prefer to have GPS in at source. The Z 7II is not a replacement for the D850 as many photographers think. Nikon has been careful to ensure that the D850 has its independence from the Z 7II. The forthcoming release of their flagship model, the Z 9 is likely to set the bar even higher. I look forward to testing this camera which I feel will be the turning point for many photographers still holding on to DSLR technology. The current release of the Nikon Teasers has shown what awaits those who want to dip their toe into the future of photography. The Z 9 looks to be another D 3 moment for Nikon and then some. I think this camera will set the bar at a level that others will have to reach.

Below is a sample of images taken with the Nikon Z 7II using a range of F mount lenses and some Z glass ranging from 14mm through to 500mm. 

 

  

Black Darter Sympetrum danae
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z MC VR S 105mm micro nikkor at f/11 Novoflex PRO75 and MagicBall
Vapourer Moth Orgyia antiqua
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z MC 105mmVR S micro nikkor at f/11 Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
Nudaurelia macrothyris
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z MC 105mm VR S micro nikkor at f/11 Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
Rinaca lindia
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z MC 105mm VR S micro nikkor at f/8 Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
Collared Parachute Marasmius rotula
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z MC 105mm VR S micro nikkor at f/11 Novoflex PRO75 MaicBalll (the Big One)
Common Silverweed Pontentilla anserina
Nikon Z 7II, Novoflex BALPRO-1 Schneider 90mm APO Digitar macro at f/11 Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
Emerald Damselfly Lestes sponsa
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z MC 105mm VR S micro nikkor at f/11 Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
Green-veined White Pieris napi
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon EL 50mm enlarging lens reversed on Novoflex BALPRO-1 bellows mounted on the Castel-Micro electronic focusing rail and the Castel XQ focusing rail at f/8 focus stacked magnification 2X
Common Spotted Orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z MC 105mm VR S micro nikkor at f/11 Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z MC 105mm VR S micro nikkor at f/11 Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z MC 105mm VR S micro nikkor at f/11 Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
snow Fungus Tremella fuciformis
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z MC 105mm VR S micro nikkor at f/11 Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
White Rock Rose Cistus salviifolius
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z 24-70mm reversed on Novoflex BALPRO-1 bellows with Retro Reverse Adapter at f/11 focus stacked magnification 1:3X
Four-spotted Chaser Libellula quadrimaculata
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z MC 105mM VR S micro nikkor at f/8 Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z MC 105mm VR S micro nikkor mounted on Novoflex BAL-F bellows with Retro Reverse Adapter, Castel-Micro Electronic focusing rail, mounted on XQ focusing rail at f/11 focus stacked magnification 2X
River Shannagh Mourne Mountains County Down
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z 24-70mm at f/16 Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
Shimna River, Tollymore Forest, County Down
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z 24-70mm at f/16 Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
Willowherb Hawk-moth Proserpinus proserpina
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z MC 105mm VR S micro nikkor at f/11 Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon 500mm at f/8 Novoflex PRO75 ClassicBall 5II
Bee Orchid Ophrys apifera
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon EL 50mm enlarging lens reversed on Novoflex BALPRO-1 bellows at f/16 Novoflex PRO75 and MagicBall
Bee Orchid Ophrys apifera
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon EL 50mm enlarging lens reversed on Novoflex BALPRO-1 bellows at f/16 Novoflex PRO75 and MagicBall 2X
Bog Asphodel Narthecium ossifragum
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z MC 105mm VR S micro nikkor on Novoflex BALPRO-1 bellows at f/11, Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall, focus stacked 2:5X
Bog Asphodel Narthecium ossifragum
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z MC 105mm VR S micro nikkor at f/11, Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon 500mm at f/5.6, Novoflex PRO75 ClassicBall 5II
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon 500mm at f/8, Novoflex PRO75 ClassicBall 5II
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon 500mm at f/5.6, Novoflex PRO75 ClassicBall 5II
Fernsfly Dahlia
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z MC 105mm VR S micro nikkor at f/11 Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
Clouded Magpie Abraxas sylvata
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z MC 105mm VR S micro nikkor at f/11 Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
Citheronia regalis
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z MC 105mm VR S micro nikkor at f/11 Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon 500mm at f/5.6, Novoflex PRO75 ClassicBall 5 II
Northwest Donegal
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon 24-70mm at f/11 Novoflex PRO75 ClassicBall 5 II
Common Hawker Aeshna juncea
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z MC 105mm VR S micro nikkor at f/16 Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
Common Hawker Aeshna juncea
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon 200mm micro nikkkor at f/8 Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
Northwest Donegal
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z 24-70mm at f/11, Novoflex PRO75 ClassicBall 5 II, Panoramic
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon 500mm at f/8 handheld
North Antrim Coast
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon 24-70mm at f/11 Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
Bee Orchid Ophrys apifera
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon 200mm micro nikkor at f/5.6 Novoflex PRO75 MagicBall
Campanula persiciflolia
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z 24-70mm reversed on Novoflex BALPRO-1 bellows with Retro Reverse Adapter at f/11 focus stacked magnification 2X
Lisianthus species
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z 24-70mm reversed on Novoflex BALPRO-1 bellows with Retro Reverse Adapter at f/11 focus stacked magnification 2:5X
Herb Robert Geranium robertianum Stamens only 2mm across
Nikon Z 7II, Nikon EL 50mm enlarging lens reversed on Novoflex BALPRO-1 bellows mounted on the Castel-Micro electronic focusing rail and the Castel XQ focusing rail at f/8 focus stacked magnification 3:5X