For my past proposal photography sessions, I used my Nikon DSLR (like the Nikon D850). But in an upcoming proposal session, I will be using my Nikon Z7II. This will be the first time I’m using this camera for a proposal session, so I thought I would share more about my equipment list for it. This video is ideal for anyone who has switched from a DSLR to mirrorless but has not yet switched their DSLR lenses to mirrorless lenses.
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Hey, this is Scott White, and Kivowitz us storyteller with a camera talking about all the things photographers like you and I are thinking about. And in this video, we’re going to be talking about proposal photography sessions, kind of, sort of maybe a little bit. Here’s the story. So here’s the situation. Uh, the time that you’re seeing this video is this the beginning of April. At the end of April, I have a proposal session booked, and I wanted to share how I am actually going to be photographing this proposal session. This is during the pandemic still, it is masked. Uh, I will be wearing a mask. I am sure it’s a couple will not be wearing a mask at least at the moment of the proposal, but here’s the thing. I no longer have my Nikon D at 50. I now use the Nikon Z seven to, as my main body for my client work.
And my Nikon D six is typically for video, but it’s also my second camera for when I am out doing, but I don’t have a bunch of Ze lenses. I still have a bunch of F lenses for the Nikon DSLRs. So I thought I would share exactly how I am setting everything up for the proposal session for the short, uh, Gatesman session that comes following the re the proposal. That’s about it. I just want to share how I’m doing this. So I only have two Nikons D lenses at the moment in time, I will be converting over my [inaudible] lenses. So I don’t have to use this guy on my Nikons. These seven to pretty much daily is the 24 to 70. Eventually it will be a 35 millimeter on there pretty much most of the time, unless I need to switch it. When it comes to the proposal itself, I need to be far away.
So the way I will be doing this is actually by using the FTZ adaptor to take my Nikon F Mount lens and adapt it to my Nikon Z body. And the lens that I will be adapting is actually this one, this is my Nikon, 70 to 200 F four lens. And this is a F Mount body that would go on to the FTZ adapter. It just clicks in like, so I will take off this, a foot on here because all you will be handholding this the entire time. And this is basically what it will look like when it is time to do this. I will have the Z body, the FTZ adaptor, and the 70 to 200 F four lens ready to go, ISO bumped up to Sydney, one o’clock in the afternoon. So I’ll probably have the ISL around 800th so that I can use a faster shutter speed to make sure that I catch the moment perfect.
As I need to. The Nikon [inaudible] has dual card slot and they are set to redundancy mode of backup mode. So whatever I photograph onto the one card will be on the separate card. That is great. That way my client’s work will not get lost no matter what it will be there. So this is for the actual proposal, so that I can step, stay back out of the way, hidden in spy mode and capture the moment as needed. But then once that’s done, I’m going to quickly remove that entire thing and slap on this 24 to 70 F lens. This lens is beautiful. 24 to 70. [inaudible] actually has a bouquet. That’s more like a 2.8. It is Butterly smooth. I love it. And then for there’s moments, when I need to switch out with something with more depth of field, I’m actually going to switch out again, using the FTZ adapter to this Nikon 85 millimeter lens.
This is the 1.8 lens. This is an EF Mount, and I’m going to be using this until I get the 85 millimeter Zima, which is also 1.8. And, uh, yeah, so I I’m excited for that conversion. And once that happened, as I mentioned, I’m going to have two bodies with me, the Nikon [inaudible], and also the Nikon, the six night Conzie six will also be set to, uh, to steal mode for photographs. And it’ll be there as a backup. Mainly I will probably have that in my bag as a backup, just in case something happens to the Z body. But I also have it there that if I need to, I can leave the twins four to 70 on this one and the 85 on the Nikon, Z six. And I will have two cameras going at once if I need to. But yeah, I really, I, I, it’s not moving that fast.
I don’t, I don’t need to. And the one thing I can not leave out is my camera will be on me, my hip using the spider holster pro and my pro clamp, because I’ve got my L bracket here, the Arcus with L bracket familiar, right stuff for my Nikon [inaudible]. So I have to use the clamp, a spider pro clamp in order to make sure that it can go into the holster. So it’s really gonna have this on here as well. If you ever thought that going to mirrorless meant that you’re going to save on the weight, just watch that video, just clip that video about the switching to mirrorless from a DSLR, you’re going to rehab to rethink the whole weight loss thing. It’s it’s not realistic, really, if you’re going from a full frame to a full frame. So there you go. That is what I will be doing at this proposal session at the end of this month. And I am really looking forward to this one. Location is going to be beautiful. I’m really excited. And, uh, this is gonna, it’s just going to be great. And this is getting my first proposal session with this new camera, which I’m really excited for as well. If you liked this video, click that subscribe button below right now, I publish new videos every Monday and Thursday, whenever possible. You don’t want to miss it.