I got a Nikon Z6 as soon as it came out. It was a slightly impetuous as I’d only tried a Z7 briefly at an event and then for a weekend – both thanks to the Flash Centre in Birmingham. I was uncertain that it would be better than my Nikon D750 for jazz and other gigs but I needn’t have worried. It’s very, very good and the key things I wanted have proved effective – more focus points, focus tracking across the frame and quieter shutter.
So far I’ve used it at five gigs Soweto Kinch with Xhosa Cole support, Malija, Perfect Houseplants, Midlands World Music Consortium and Matt Ratcliffe’s Unity Quartet and I’m very happy with the results.
First three images at the Midlands World Music Consortium Launch at Centrala in Birmingham. Xhosa Cole playing in support of Soweto Kinch at the Hare and Hounds, Birmingham and Dudley Phillips and Mark Lockheart at the end of a Perfect Houseplants gig at Birmingham Jazz.