Long Exposure Photography at Blue Hour, a.k.a. “Last Lights” of the Day, by Joey J ๐Ÿ“ธ


What I am Doing Now (26 August 2022)

It came earlier than I expected. Yes, after 8+ years with Nikon D610, I just (and finally!) got Nikon Z 6II last weekend! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I bought it locally at TK Foto (at SGD2675), one of my trusted camera stores here in Singapore. I also got the Z mount adapter (FTZ II ) to continue using my main lens, Nikon 18-35mm (f/3.5-4.5) for now.

I spent the weekend going through menu settings and trying to configure exactly like D610. Then, went out for my first blue hour shooting last Monday, but had some problems figuring out how to display grid lines, level indicator, and even how to switch to manual focus ๐Ÿ˜‚ because certain settings aren’t same as D610’s. I googled on the spot and managed to figure them out, though. ๐Ÿ˜…

EVF was a bit odd, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it in no time. Otherwise, the learning curve is not steep at all, especially coming from the same brand. Last but not least, the sharpness is a tad better than D610, but not noticeable unless pixel peeping at 100%, which is understandable, as I’m still using the same lens. ๐Ÿ˜…

Anyway, I’m happy that I’ve finally moved onto mirrorless!

Updated on 26 August 2022 from Singapore.


About MeAbout the Author: LASTLIGHTS.NET is a passion project of Joey J, a Singapore-based Japanese photographer primarily shooting cityscape photography with long exposure at blue hour. Visit his Home Gallery (30 most favourite photos taken) or download his free eBook, Getting Started with Long Exposure Photography.


August 27, 2022 | Permalink

Congrats again on the new camera and welcome to the world of Mirrorless ๐Ÿ˜œ the EVF definitely does take a bit of getting used to but once you do, youโ€™ll find itโ€™s so much more useful than an OVF!

You usually only see a major increase in sharpness if the megapixels go up, if they stay the same youโ€™ll more likely see thereโ€™s more dynamic range when editing which would be the case for you!

    August 27, 2022 | Permalink

    Thanks, finally! All these years, I never went into camera shops, so very surprised to find out that they don’t really sell any more DSLR lenses. ๐Ÿ˜… I didn’t even know I had fallen so much behind the times. ๐Ÿคฃ

      August 27, 2022 | Permalink

      Yeah even at the stores here in Sydney itโ€™s pretty much all Mirrorless and no DSLRโ€™s displayed! I think ever since 2 years ago when Nikon/Canon released their main bodies itโ€™s been all about Mirrorless!

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