Today's family and friend adventure led us to the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. It's the first time that I've experienced a glitch with the Z8. Specifically when shooting with the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens and the in body image stabilization set to "Normal." What happens is that after you take the shot, the frame jumps and it looks like your point misses what you were composing. It happens every single time.
The solution was to switch the in body image stabilization off, or change the stabilization mode to "Sport." I figured this out on the fly, but decided to search for a solution when I got home. That's when I found this from the PDF manual:
It turns out that this is a known issue, but switching it to "Sport" mode seemed to fix the problem.
All photos were shot using the Z8, 70-200mm f/2.8, and a B+W 77mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer with Multi-Resistant Coating. These are the JPEGs straight from the camera without edits. I alternated between FX and DX crop modes depending on the subject. For the eagle photo, I was actually set to single frame, single point, AF-S mode, and the eagle just flew overhead. There was no time to change settings, and it was completely unexpected. Just happened to be the right time and location to get the shot.