Nikon Z 6 50mm for Portraits

My journey

Starting my journey in the portrait game has been quite the experience to say the least. I’ve been testing out the Nikon Z 6 Mirrorless camera since it’s release and I just so happen to pair it up with the new Z series 50mm 1/8prime lens. This was my first prime and I have fallen in love with it even though I can’t discredit the 24-70mm f/4 because it’s not something I would over look for certain types of shots.

The Results..

Some of my results have been mixed due to me just being so new to the lens with such a low f stop. Quality built, no plastic feel and is made out of metal like the camera body. This does add weight but it feels nice in the hands. Overall though the lens has tons of things going for it along with being great for 4k video as well which I’ve been testing with a Crane gimble and will talk about in another post. I will share a few exposures but what I noticed and loved about the lens is how much you can play with the focus area on the subject. On the last photo you can see I was off a stop or so with the chin not being exactly in focus. My general opinion on this lens is it can be a, massive upgrade to your glass collection and on of the first in the lens map for the Z series cameras. Let me know if you have tried either the Z 6 or Z 7 in the comments.

Photos

My overall opinion on this lens is that is can be a massive upgrade to your glass collection. It’s one of the first to come out in the lens map for the Z series cameras. Let me know if you have tried either the Z 6 or Z 7 along with the 50mm 1/8 prime lens in the comments. Feel free to also see me on Instagram for more portraits and other work with the Nikon Z 6.

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