Nikon Z6 Full Frame Mirrorless Underwater Photos

Ikelite Ambassador Glenn Ostle has already been around the world with his new Nikon Z6 full frame mirrorless camera and is very happy with its performance. Here's a selection of his images taken in Grand Cayman, the Maldives, and Bimini, Bahamas.

The Z6 performs exceptionally well underwater, even at relatively high ISOs. Composition is comfortable using either the bright electronic viewfinder (EVF) or the rear LCD screen in live view mode. The Z6 also boasts impressive video performance. Find out more about Glenn's impressions of the use of the Z6 camera underwater here.

Glenn is currently using  4 different lenses (two Z lenses: 24-70mm/4S and new 14-30mm/4S), and two F mount lenses using the FTZ adapter (AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm 1:4G ED, and AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm 1:2.8 G ED). All images were shot with dual DS160 strobes and the 200DL Underwater Housing for the Nikon Z6, Z7 # 71063

 

Scorpion fish Glenn Ostle Nikon Z6 in Ikelite Housing

Scorpionfish • ISO 200 • f/6.3 • 1/60 • Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S 

Clownfish Glenn Ostle Nikon Z6 in Ikelite Housing

Clownfish in anemone • ISO 400 • f/11 • 1/80 • Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S  

Eel with goby Glenn Ostle Nikon Z6 in Ikelite Housing

Eel with goby cleaner • ISO 200 • f/14 • 1/200 • Nikon 60mm f/2.8 Macro with FTZ adapter  

Hammerhead Glenn Ostle Nikon Z6 in Ikelite Housing

Hammerhead with schooling fish • ISO 450 • f/9 • 1/250 • Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S 

Hammerhead Glenn Ostle Nikon Z6 in Ikelite Housing

Hammerhead • ISO 400 • f/8 • 1/250 • Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S  

Eels Glenn Ostle Nikon Z6 in Ikelite Housing

Eels sharing a hole • ISO 500 • f/9 • 1/100 • Nikon 16-35mm f/4 with FTZ adapter 

Reefscape Glenn Ostle Nikon Z6 in Ikelite Housing

Maldives reefscape • ISO 200 • f/7.1 • 1/125 • Nikon 16-35mm f/4 with FTZ adapter

Bull shark Glenn Ostle Nikon Z6 in Ikelite Housing

Bull shark in Bimini • ISO 1000 • f/13 • 1/250 • Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S 

Eels with diver Glenn Ostle Nikon Z6 in Ikelite Housing

Schooling butterfly fish with eels and diver • ISO 500 • f/9 • 1/100 • Nikon 16-35mm f/4 with FTZ adapter 

Mantas Glenn Ostle Nikon Z6 in Ikelite Housing

Manta rays • ISO 320 • f/5.6 • 1/125 • Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S  

Clownfish Glenn Ostle Nikon Z6 in Ikelite Housing

Clownfish • ISO 500 • f/8 • 1/125 • Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S  

Maldives Glenn Ostle Nikon Z6 in Ikelite Housing

Schooling butterfly fish • ISO 500 • f/9 • 1/100 • Nikon 16-35mm f/4 with FTZ adapter  

Nurse shark Glenn Ostle Nikon Z6 in Ikelite Housing

Nurse shark • ISO 200 • f/8 • 1/160 • Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S   

Turtle Glenn Ostle Nikon Z6 in Ikelite Housing

Turtle eating sponge • ISO 200 • f/13 • 1/40 • Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S   

Turtle eating sponge by Glenn Ostle with Ikelite Housing

Turtle eating sponge • ISO 200 • f/13 • 1/40 • Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S   

Eels by Glenn Ostle Nikon Z6 in Ikelite Underwater Housing

Eels sharing a hole • ISO 500 • f/9 • 1/100 • Nikon 16-35mm f/4 with FTZ adapter    

 

All images copyright © 2019 Glenn Ostle

 

Ikelite Ambassador Glenn OstleAmbassador Glenn Ostle grew up with an interest in photography but didn't initially want to take it underwater. But it was all over after he was gifted a Nikonos camera in 1995. Now he's on his 7th camera update and travels the world honing his craft. He combines his photography skills with a writing ability honed through more than 30 years working in marketing and publishing. Read more...

 

 

Additional Reading

In the Water with the Nikon Z6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

Nikon Z6 Underwater Video

First Look Nikon Z6, Z7 Mirrorless Underwater Housing

DL1 DS Link Nikon TTL Converter Underwater Photos

Nikon 8-15mm Fisheye Compact 8 inch Dome Underwater Photos

 

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