David Yarrow photographer extraordinaire celebrates the release of Nikon’s latest flagship, the new Nikon Z9.
Brand-new and almost 12 months since it was announced, the long-awaited Nikon Z9 has finally arrived. Nikon’s all-new 45-megapixel flagship camera is feature-packed – something that certainly hasn’t escaped London-based fine art photographer David Yarrow. Such features include dual-stream viewfinder technology, full-resolution RAW shooting, a new autofocus system, and more, according to the photographic artist and his team.
David Yarrow is a fine art photographer, conservationist, and philanthropist, born in Glasgow and now based in London. He’s also a proud Nikon ambassador, a role he’s held for several years alongside fellow ambassadors Priyanka Chopra, Nina Berman, Francesco Zizola, and Morten Hilmer.
According to both David Yarrow and Nikon, the mirrorless Z9 marks the brand’s most capable and impressive camera ever. Yarrow is well-known for using Nikon cameras – a brand he’s now favoured for over three decades. In more recent years, these have primarily included a Nikon D850 and Nikon D6 with various lenses, such as Nikon’s AF-S 20mm f/1.8G ED, 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S, AF-S 28mm f/1.4E ED, AF-S 35mm f/1.4G, AF-S 58mm f/1.4G, and AF-S 85mm f/1.8G.
Yarrow’s equipment bag has also played host to a number of other Nikon lenses, including the company’s AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED, AF-S 200mm f/2G VR II IF-ED, AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II, and AF-S 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR. “The equipment that I take with me on location will naturally vary according to the subject matter of the assignment,” he explains, “and the lighting conditions and climate of the environment in which I’m photographing.”
David Yarrow reportedly rates Nikon’s D850 and D6 camera bodies above all else. “When a subject is fast-moving, I look no further than the Nikon D6,” he reveals, adding that the camera’s high frame rate and powerful motor allow for the pin-sharp imagery for which he’s famed. “Meanwhile, and for almost everything else, I favour the high-resolution Nikon D850,” adds the internationally renowned photographer.
Such is Yarrow’s passion for Nikon’s cameras and lenses that the Japanese multinational corporation asked the brand ambassador and photographer to spearhead the campaign that launched the current-generation D6 in 2020. He also worked on the D850 campaign in 2017.
Fast-forward to today, and David looks forward, he says, to spending more time with the new Nikon Z9. “Ultimately, what I need is supreme resolution,” he adds, in closing, “allowing me to blow up images to the large trademark sizes for which David Yarrow Photography has become known around the world.”
Nikon is believed to be hoping that the all-new mirrorless Z9 will continue the legacy of the likes of its D6 and D850 camera bodies, beloved by renowned photographers such as David Yarrow. The Nikon Z9, it’s reported, channels the spirit of the D6, in particular, while striving to meet growing demand from customers for the latest technology. It also makes huge strides in performance, with its 45.7-megapixel sensor now streets ahead, for example, of the D6’s ageing 20.8-megapixel unit.