Back in 2015 I went to the NAB Show in Las Vegas to explore, meet people and learn about equipment and gear. While walking the floor I was introduced to Mark Kettenhoffen from NikonProfessional Services. This lead to ongoing conversations and eventually a breakfast meeting in Idaho.
It’s not very often that you meet a professional like Mark. He produced the world renown 8K time lapse that was created with the Z series, has written a book, been a photographer for like 40 years and served in the Navy. He’s also traveled the world and worked at the Olympics, Four World Cups(soccer) and many other sporting and business events during his 20 year tenure at NPS.
His recent visit to our studio and office in Spokane had us working with the Z6 camera series. This mirrorless full frame camera packs a punch but with a lot less weight than the D850 or D500. I am thoroughly impressed by it and would like to add that the audio captured in camera with my Sennheiser MKE400 mic turned out great.
At the end of the day, you just don’t come across guys like Mark very often and I have to say that his extra mile attitude and willingness to help are a rare trait in our society. I just hope he can rub this off on as many Nikon Professional Services staff as possible before he retires.