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Nikon Z6 & Z7 tips, tricks and help

Keywords: z6, z6ii, z7, z7ii, webinar


The Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras started a new era for Nikon with this reference company truly embracing the mirrorless revolution as the Z7 hit the market in September, announced in August of 2018.

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Z7 and Z7ii configuration sheet

We have Excel sheets with the configuration settings for your Z7.


Specific help topics on the Z6 & Z7

There are lots of discussions, tips & tricks on the Z7 at Nikonians and on the Z lenses (S lenses) as well. Here are some specific discussions in the Z camera forum which might be helpful to you:

Programming the Z camera controls

Custom setting f2 for Nikon Z7 and Z6

Lag of the Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)

Challenge of focus on a straight line with Nikon Z

Adobe Lightroom defaults for Nikon Z cameras

Article: Important info on how to setup the DOF preview of your Nikon Z camera


Lenses, FTZ and your Nikon Z

FTZ to lens compatibility tables with Teleconverter (TC) to lens compatibility included.

Birding with Nikon Z7 and 500/5.6 Nikkor by David H. Roberts (dhroberts) (P) Interested using your Nikon Z6, Z7, or Z50 together with the innovative Nikkor 500/5.6 PF telephoto lens for wildlife photography? Join us on a birding trip.


Using the Nikon Z6 and Z7 in the field 

The following field reports and hands-on reviews are available at Nikonians:

The first impressions of the Nikon Z7 by Jonathan Kandel (JonK)
Jonathan Kandel (JonK) has been a Nikonians member for almost a decade and a half, and a long-time moderator. He is a semi-professional photographer who just got his Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera. Here he offers his thorough first impressions

From DSLR to Mirrorless by Connie Cassinetto (viathelens)
Connie says: I have several photographer friends who have switched from a standard dSLR to a mirrorless camera at some point during the last years and I also jumped the band wagon.

Eye Detection (Eye AF) in the Nikon Z6 and Z7 Cameras by Digital Darrel (P)
Darrell Young (digitaldarrell) is an active member of the community since the spring of 2004. Very thorough and easy to read, his writing of the Mastering the Nikon Camera series of books has been considered by critics and readers as the best in books on how to use a given Nikon camera. In this article he brings us the details of Eye AF. 

Street photography in Cuba with Z7 by Connie Cassinetto (viathelens) (P)
A non-streetphotographer tells her story while working her Nikon Z7 and D500 in this target-rich area.

Shooting at home with Z7 by Connie Cassinetto (viathelens)
Use your Z7 and find subjects close to home.

Altering images taken with your Z7 by Connie Cassinetto (viathelens)
For some photographers it’s winter weather where they live and finding a good subject to photograph when it’s cold and raining or snowing outside can be difficult. Certainly, pulling on boots and jackets and braving the winter weather can result in some astounding snow or winter images. But, that is difficult for some people to do.

Please note: Articles marked with (P) are available on Silver level and higher.



There are comprehensive books and ebooks in our NikoniansPress series on the Nikon Z-Series cameras. Check them out on Amazon:

Mastering the Nikon Z6 II & Z7 II

Mastering the Nikon Z50


Got a Nikon Z6 question?

You have a question regarding your Z6 or Z7 which is not covered in this article? No problem - just ask in our Z cameras forum.

Post a Nikon Z6 Question


Z7ii Webinars

We have started a new series of webinars with excellent photographers, such as Michelle Valberg from Canada and Marsel van Oosten from The Netherlands.


Wildlife with mirrorless and long lenses?

Are you interested in wildlife photography? Our webinar on the Z6ii and Z7ii with wildlife photographer and Nikon Ambassador Michelle Valberg is worth watching if you are interested in learning more about shooting with long lenses and the FTZ adapter on your mirrorless camera and still nailing award winning shots. The webinar is available on Silver level and higher.


Great Z7 Reviews on other sites

Ming Thein's Z7 review

Brad Hill's first Z7 review - Also see his musings #1 and #2 - At the time of writing available on his main page. In 2021, he will likely have an archived page where the "musings" then are located.

Tom Hogan on going from DSLR to Z series cameras helping experienced Nikon users go to Nikon mirrorless.






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