I don't care about the Z9, but I DO want the Nikon Z8 – and here's why

Nikon Z8
(Image credit: Nikon)

The Nikon Z8 has literally only just been announced. And while others might be still drawn to the Z9 as their sports or wildlife camera of choice, I think the Z8 is a better option for both those genres of photography – while also turning its hand to landscape photography too.

But the real reason this retired sports photographer doesn't care about the Nikon Z9 is that I think the Nikon Z8 is better in every way. Now, your thoughts might differ from mine. But when I see a camera have the same specs as the flagship in a smaller and more affordable body, you're going to pick that one right?

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.