Nikon Zf Sample Images

I’ve been out shooting both black and white and color with the Nikon Zf, a full-frame retro-styled street shooter. Here’s a selection of sample images I’ve taken with it.

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Text & Photos By David Coleman
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I’ve posted a separate collection of comparative images throughout the native ISO range, as well some photos taken at high ISOs specifically. This post focuses on more general sample images I’ve taken with the Nikon Zf.

I’ve tried to include a mix of scenes as well as the kinds of variable lighting that you’re likely to run into when using the Zf for street or travel or general walking-around photography, the kinds of situations this camera is purpose-built for.

Nikon Z f camera and Nikon Z 26mm f2.8 lens. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Nikon Zf with the tiny 26mm ƒ/2.8 pancake lens, the combination I used for quite a few of the photos below (as well as the 28mm ƒ/2.8 and 40mm ƒ/2).

Nikon ZF Sample Photos

These were originally shot in RAW and have been lightly processed in Lightroom. I’ve kept the processing minimal so as to not mask the camera’s performance with excessive post-processing.

You can click on each image for a full-size version for a closer look.

Black & White Sample Images

These were all originally shot in RAW, which records all the color information. If you have the camera set to the monochrome profile, it will affect the JPGs as well as the JPG preview thumbnails embedded within the RAW files, but the underlying RAW files will revert to color. For these, I’ve mostly used the Camera Matching monochrome profile in Lightroom for the conversion (which is close but not a perfect match to the in-camera profile).

Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/3.2 and exposure compensation set to -0.33 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₁₂₅₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 0.67 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 0.33 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/7.1 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₈₀ sec at ƒ/4 and exposure compensation set to -1.67 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon Z 40mm f/2 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₁₂₅ sec at ƒ/2 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 0.33 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₂₀₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 1 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 2 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₂₅ sec at ƒ/4 and exposure compensation set to -1.67 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 0.67 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 0.33 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 0.33 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to -1.67 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 2.33 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel

Color Sample Images

Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₂₀₀₀ sec at ƒ/4 and exposure compensation set to 0.33 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₁₆₀ sec at ƒ/9 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/3.2 and exposure compensation set to -0.33 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₅₀ sec at ƒ/2 and exposure compensation set to -0.33 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₂₀ sec at ƒ/4 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₅₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 0.33 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₂₀₀ sec at ƒ/4 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to -1.33 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₁₆₀ sec at ƒ/8 and exposure compensation set to -0.67 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₆₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to -0.33 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₈₀ sec at ƒ/4 and exposure compensation set to -2.67 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/8 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to -0.33 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₂₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₈₀₀ sec at ƒ/3.5 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to -0.33 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₈₀₀ sec at ƒ/4 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₁₀₀₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₂₀₀ sec at ƒ/4 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₂₅₀₀ sec at ƒ/2 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/7.1 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₅₀ sec at ƒ/4 and exposure compensation set to -2.33 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₅₀ sec at ƒ/2 and exposure compensation set to 1 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to -0.33 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₁₂₅₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon Zf Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: ¹⁄₁₀₀₀ sec at ƒ/3.2 and exposure compensation set to 0 EV. Taken hand-held without flash. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel

Nikon Zf Price & Availability

Since its launch, the Nikon Zf has been in hot demand (unsurprisingly) and is sometimes running into backorder status.

It comes in a variety of configurations, from body-only to bundled with the 40mm ƒ/2 lens or the 24-70mm ƒ/4 lens.

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