Hello there! If you’re just tuning in – or if you don’t remember your e-mail from last week, because I sure don’t – you’re reading Photo Newsletter, a weekly letter about photographs. I’m Nat Bennett, and I just got a Nikon z6ii with a 24-200mm lens.
Previously I’d only shot on ASP-C sensors, and this one is full frame. That means: twice as big of a sensor, twice as much light. And I can zoom way in or way out on the same lens, which is a big change – normally I shoot medium telephoto primes with a fixed angle of view.
I took, um, over 1000 photos this week, trying out the new capabilities of the new camera.
There’s something really invigorating about a new tool, and this one feels really right. The combination of body and lens is heavier than any piece of photographic equipment I’ve used so far. It feels substantial. Weighty. It’s easier to take myself a little bit more seriously than usual when I’m holding it.