DropTableAdventures - Nikon Z FC review (and a lap of Bulburin National Park) - is it any good?


Season Identifier S07E02
Original Filename bulburin.mov
Date Filmed 2022-06-19 - 2022-09-11
Date Uploaded 2022-09-11 12:29:40 UTC
Date Released 2022-09-21 07:55:00 UTC
Location(s) Richmond, VIC and Bulburin, QLD
Notable Equipment Nikon D40
Camera(s) Used 2x GoPro Hero 8, Nikon Z Fc with 18-200 DX VR II on FTZ and TTArtisan 17mm f/1.4
Software Used Final Cut Pro
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Headed to Bulburin National Park with only the Z Fc and no GoPros. Tried to make it work, and I think I succeded.

Really should have given the kit lens a go on the Z Fc, but thought the weight of the 18-200 would keep things more stable. I was wrong.

It’s more a review of the Z Fc, than a look around Bulburin.



I’ve used the Nikon Z Fc for a few shots in the videos that have been produced so far, but as promised, here’s a more in depth look at it. What lens should you use for video? Is the FTZ any good? Can a US$100 TTArtisan 17mm f/1.4 lens really be any good? How would it compare to Kubrick’s legendary f/0.7 Zeiss ex-NASA lens?

While answering these questions, we do a lap of Bulburin National Park to test things out. It’s a large section of largely untouched subtropical rainforest, but there’s not a lot there besides a few camp spots and a nice drive - still making it worth a visit.