Nikon z6ii and Nikon Z7ii extended shutter speed times.
How to enable 60 second plus shutter speeds in your Nikon Z6ii & Z7ii (Hidden feature).
The extended shutter speed setting is one of the many features in the Nikon Z6ii & Z7ii you may not know about and it’s incredibly handy.
This feature gives us the possibility to go beyond the 30″ second shutter speed on your camera and it goes all the way up to a massive 15minute or 900″ exposure time.
Once this option is switched on we can select any of the following extra shutter speeds… 60″, 90″, 120″, 240″, 300″, 480″, 600″, 720″ and 900″ just by rotating the the shutter speed thumbwheel.
I have a video further down the page showing you exactly how to add this feature to your Z6ii or Z7ii.
A word of warning shooting over 2 minute exposures.
The only slight negative of shooting for longer than two minutes are the dreaded Hot Pixels you could get in your image. Now you might very well be asking yourself what the heck are hot pixels right now and if so don’t worry I got you.
Hot Pixels are pixels in your sensor that have over heated, as a result of that they switch on fully which means they go either completely red, green or blue. So we get these strong red, green or blue dots in our image.
The issue here is that the longer we run the sensor for or the longer the exposure the more the sensor heats up so we increase the number of these imperfections in our image.
Having a lot of hot pixels in your photograph isn’t a huge issue as we can remove them in post processing but this can be time consuming, so it’s good to know it before hand.
I run you through exactly how to do this in the video below or you can of course read on below also 🙂
How to switch on the Extended Shutter speeds settings.
I run you through exactly how you switch on the extended shutter speeds settings here.
- Press the Menu button on your camera.
- Select the pencil Icon in the menu by pressing on it on the back of the screen.
- Select option “D” or the “Shooting/Display” option.
- Select option “D6” Extended shutter speeds (you will see it’s switched off)
- Now select “ON” and that’s it you’re done.
Once you select to switch it on you will be returned to the previous menu and from there you can now see it has been switched on.
Exit the menus and go to Manual mode on your camera (it only works in “Manual Mode”).
You will now see that once you go over the 30″ shutter speed point that you have the option of 60″, 90″ etc…
I hope that helped you and if so please feel free to share it 🙂
See you out there,