The good folks at Nikon Canada have provided me a D750 for evaluation. The D750 is the long awaited successor to the proven and well loved D700. It’s not the only Nikon full frame of course. There are the D610, the D810, the D810A, the D3X, the D4 and the D4S. And of course, one of my personal favourites, the DF. With so many excellent full frame Nikons to choose from, what makes the D750 such a solid choice and why would you pick it over one of the others? Continue reading Picking a Full Frame Camera from Nikon
The folks at Nikon have announced the new D810A. The camera is a specific design for astrophotography. Nikon has customized the camera for this specific set of tasks. Continue reading Astro-Champ : The Nikon D810A
Since the announcement of the 50MP full frame Canons, the internet has been positively blooming with conjecture and opinion. There are even some facts! Let’s try to net this out with what we actually know, and then yes, I will even throw in some opinions. Continue reading The 50 Megapixel Canons – Is Bigger Really Better?
Let’s face it, there is very little in photography more abused, confused and downright misleading than the pantheon of babble about sensor size. Articles abound, frequently conflicting, many created with best intent, and yet the end result is never clear. In a move reminiscent of Quixote, I will take on that windmill. Continue reading Full Frame or Crop Sensor – What Does This Really Mean?
A photographer that I respect placed the Peak Design Capture Pro at the top of his 2014 gear list so I had to check the stuff out to see what I was missing. Peak Design made their name by funding some of their projects through Kickstarter and by playing it very straight in their marketing and knowledge transfer tools. It all sounds good so let’s see what I learned. Continue reading REVIEW : Peak Design Capture Pro and Accessories
I have to start this post with a “thank-you” to Mr. Thomas Stirr who writes for the most excellent Photography Life website. Thomas recently posted his experiences using a function in DXO Optics 10 called Clearview. I seriously kicked myself. You see, I have hundreds of photos shot on September 1st from a helicopter and on top of a cliffside at the Grand Canyon. The shots were nice enough, I guess, but atmospheric haze and brutal haze from the direct sun on the Eurocopter windshield made the images, well, head to the not for future use bin. Continue reading DXO Smart Lighting and Clearview – you probably need these tools
Photographers have a love / hate relationship with flash. On camera flash looks like crap, but as soon as we get the flash off camera, triggering it and getting good images seems to become an exercise in black magic. Oh I know, every manufacturer has a “wireless control system” usually based on infrared, which as we know is Latin for “doesn’t work in the real world.” Or only works for guys like Joe McNally. Radio controlled remote TTL is the answer for the rest of us, and now the very excellent Phottix systems are available in Canada from Henry’s. Continue reading REVIEW : Phottix TTL Radio Control Systems
I am extending thanks to Chris Atkinson of Henry’s Newmarket for access to the Fujifilm X100T. I’ve been thinking about a carry everywhere all the time rangefinder style camera and had read a number of glowing, positive, over flowingly superlative reviews of the latest Fuji so I wanted to test it out. Continue reading REVIEW : Fujifilm X100T
You might wonder how anyone could get excited about this kind of gear. If so, you probably have never realized how freeing a remote release and timer can be. Continue reading REVIEW : Phottix Aion Radio Remote Shutter Release and Timer
I have owned my H4D-40 for just over three years. I often feel like I am not shooting it enough, but let’s face it, it’s big and by the time I load up the camera and a couple of lenses, it’s going to be a long day. I have an RRS L Bracket on mine because I mostly shoot it off a tripod, rather than handheld. Over the holidays I rented an H5D-50C from Henry’s Rentals to check it out.