The Nikon Z9 might not have been possible without the feedback of top photographers

(Image credit: Antonin Thuillier - AFP)

The Nikon Z9 might just be Nikon's best camera release ever – even if you can't get one – but it wouldn't have been possible without the insight and feedback of photographers at Agence France-Presse (AFP). For more than 20 years, Nikon has worked closely with the news agency which consists of more than 450 photographers, most of which choose to shoot with Nikon cameras. 

As one of the world's leading news agencies, AFP provides global coverage of current affairs, conflict zones, social and environmental issues, politics, culture and sport. So when plans started for the Nikon Z9 three years ago, who better to help with the development of the new camera system from an abstract prototype to an industry-changing, powerhouse of a camera.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.