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Learning curve for Z7/Z6

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"RE: Learning curve for Z7/Z6"

grnzbra Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Sep 2011
Tue 11-Dec-18 01:05 PM
>One of the biggest adjustments I’ve found is the Z7/Z6
>cameras reverting to sleep mode. I recognize this is perfectly
>reasonable from live view and I’ve experienced this with
>other mirrorless cameras. But from my DSLRs, I’ve had to
>adjust to either keep the camera live, or anticipate the lag
>to bring it back to life for a shot. I’ve reset my Z6 to a
>minute from the default 30 s before it signs off. If I was
>concerned with silent operation, I expect I would need to make
>further adjustments, though I haven't seen noisy operation
>mentioned.

Sleep Mode? Well, THAT's a killer. One of the main things I do is set up a tripod between a bush and a bird feeder which are about 4 feet apart (in the expected flight path of birds going from bush to feeder). Then I set up the camera about 15 ft away from the tripod and manually focus on the tripod. The "focus tripod" is then removed and I just sit in a blind with a remote and wait until a bird flies between the bush and the feeder and fire a burst. I usually get about a half second warning from the time the bird steps out on the edge of the bush and the time it takes off. Flight time is about a half second.

How long does it take the camera to wake up before it's capable of firing? Can the sleep function be disabled? Can both live view and the view finder be shut off?

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