All photographers have favorite lenses, and more often than not, these lenses are usually pretty easy to guess. A fast prime like an 85mm or 35mm f/1.4 is usually among them, or some might stick with the “nifty-fifty” 50mm f/1.8, while others might pick one of the “holy trinity” of f/2.8 zoom lenses in the 14-24mm, 24-70mm, or 70-200mm ranges. […]
I recently received an email from Griffin Brugger, a student at Seattle’s The Center School, asking if I’d be willing to do an interview with him regarding photography. I was happy to oblige, and the questions he asked were so good that I felt they’d be perfect to include in a blog post.
Four years ago, I made the switch to full frame, upgrading from my trusty Nikon D300 to the Nikon D700. By the time I made the switch, the D700 was already available for 2 1/2 years, so its reputation and capabilities were already well-established. Full frame was like night and day after coming from a cropped sensor camera, and while […]
I started using my first DSLR, a Nikon D70, back in September 2004. It was Nikon’s first consumer-level DSLR, with a whopping 6 megapixels and breakthrough high ISO performance. Since then, I’ve relied on the high quality of DSLRs to produce print-worthy photos, along with the use of the RAW file format to process photos to my own liking. Meanwhile, […]
One of the things that’s been bugging me as of late has been my main camera bag. I’ve been using a Lowepro CompuTrekker Plus for a few years now and for the most part, it’s treated me well. I could carry all my gear with room to spare, including my laptop. However, as useful as the space was, a lot […]
My MB-D10 vertical grip came in today. The camera already feels much more complete than without it. Nikon definitely did well on the ergonomics of this new grip. I’ll of course have a more detailed review later on, but until then, here’s a quick photo from my phone:
Well, I finally bit the bullet…I placed my order for D300 body and this badass carbon fiber tripod on Friday: Velbon EL Carmagne 640A Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs Can’t really argue with a tripod that weighs about 3 lbs but can hold up to 25 lbs. w00t! I’ll definitely post up a review after I’ve put each through its paces.
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