Nikon Z7 Test Photos - The Photography Hobbyist

Nikon Z7 Test Photos.  Photos are shot in raw format (14 bit lossless compressed) and converted to DNG when imported into Lightroom, then exported as JPG.  Using the latest version of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC (as of early Nov 2018).  I will keep the defaults Adobe applies to the raw files, which includes some lens corrections and maybe also some mild color noise reduction...but I don't add any luminance noise reduction myself.  I did set the Picture Control to 'Standard' in Lightroom to simulate the 'Standard' picture control in the camera, but let's not get to focused on the details.  These are just (mostly) very mildly touched photos for the simple purpose of having a general idea of what the image quality is for high ISO and so on.               

Lens for the ISO test was the Nikon 24-70mm f/4 S lens set to f/8 at 50mm.  Lighting for the 'test' scene was not very bright.  I'd call the amount of light 'low-ish' :-). 

I skipped some of the lower ISO settings.  Other sample photos here that are not for the ISO test will likely be edited to my preferences.

I also included a set of photos using the FTZ adapter with a Nikon 28-300mm lens.  I know the 'lens police' will frown upon that (using a 'superzoom' lens on a 45.7 MP camera), but the results speak for themselves and I'm very happy with the resulting photos!  Sure, I understand the 28-300 isn't going to match a 24-70mm f/2.8 pro lens, but I need this lens for travel and I'm not at all ashamed to use it!  ;-)  I actually love the images the 28-300mm can produce, even on a 45.7 MP camera.

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