You’ve probably heard Scott Bourne insist that all camera owners should read their camera manual from cover to cover. While I agree with his opinion that this is the best way to learn about your investment in gear, it isn’t always practical. After all, the manual takes up space and adds weight in your camera […]
NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Download episode here… or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT – OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Rich and Scott catch up post NAB and chat about new gear […]
I wanted to share a video that I recently shot on HDR. It was a look at the shooting process produced with a friend of mine, Abba Shapiro. I went shooting at Great Fall National Park along the Potomac River (think George Washington and a boat). We look at the whole shooting process on both […]
On December 1 I announced a contest with @IAEPUB to give away a Nikon camera kit. Today we have a winner. Congrats to @SixDegreesPGH – you win the kit. Email me your full contact info at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize. If you didn’t win don’t despair. I have two more contests going on – you […]
NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Download episode here… or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT – OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Host Rich Harrington and co-host Scott Bourne talk about: The new Nikon […]
Make sure you don’t miss a single Photofocus post – point your feed reader to the free Photofocus RSS Feed here and subscribe. As many of you know, my personal choice for compact camera has been the Nikon P7000. Read my initial P7000 review (with sample pics) here. It’s been very reliable and I’ve really […]
Out of the thousands of questions I’ve received here at Photofocus, Nikon v. Canon is right at the top of the list. People ask me this question as if the right answer will be the difference between a successful photo or a failure. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am in a unique […]
I am with a group of journalists covering Nikon’s newest lenses and cameras at the Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico. Nikon is hosting us. They have all nine of their newest lenses here for us to try out. Everything from the fixed 200mm F/2 to the updated versions of the 70-200 F/2.8 is […]
Nikon provided me with a P7000 to play with prior to the camera hitting retail shelves.* I haven’t had extensive time with the camera, but I can tell you that based on my limited time with the product, it’s certainly a game changer – at least for the Nikon faithful. The P7000 doesn’t piggy back […]
My Nikon D3S makes images at ISO 800 that rival what my older cameras could do at ISO 100. It’s a fact that today’s digital cameras are simply capable of more dynamic range than ever before. But old habits die hard. Back in the film days, we automatically shot at the lowest ISO we could […]
Yesterday Nikon announced the D3100 and four new lenses. The D3100 is a game changer for those who shoot video and here’s why. 1. Price – The Nikon D3100 will be available in September for $699.95, which includes AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR image stabilized lens. That’s a LOW price for a camera with these […]
THIS CONTEST CLOSED. I love giving away cameras. This time we’re offering some Nikon love. The hot new Nikon D300s to be exact. Here’s how to enter for your chance to win… First, go to Twitter and if you don’t already have an account there, set one up. It’s free. Then follow me – Scott […]
Nikon DSLR: The Ultimate Photographer’s Guide Authors: Jim White and Tony Sweet Publisher: Focal Press (Elsevier) Review by Conrad J. Obregon Every new Nikon digital single lens reflex camera (DSLR) comes with a detailed manual explaining the camera’s controls and capabilities. These manuals have little information on the practical application of the controls and capabilities […]
Nikon’s D3 was a ground-breaking camera. When I switched from Canon to Nikon about 16 months ago, it was primarily the D3 that got me to take the plunge. It’s simply an amazing camera in every way. One of the reasons the camera is so special is that Nikon decided to limit the pixel count […]
I’m buying the D300s because of the video capability – or what Nikon calls D-Movie mode – Nikon has really paid attention to what its customers want according to the latest Nikon camera announcement. The D300S is a new DSLR that as a camera, will fill the pro-sumer niche. It’s not quite a D3 or […]
Nikon has announced the D300s. The D300s replaces the D300. This 12.3 megapixel DX-CMOS-based camera includes HD video (720p), a stereo mic input, auto-focus and dual card slot. The D300 offers seven frame per second still imaging, Live View, quiet drive mode, virtual horizon, multi-selector mode, dust reduction system, and ISO ranges of 200 to […]
This week I am celebrating the one year anniversary of my switch to Nikon from Canon. After 17 years as a Canon user, I switched – mostly because no Canon camera could come close to the performance of the Nikon D3. So what have I learned in a year? That the camera brand wars still […]
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The D5000 is a digital SLR camera with a 12.3-megapixel sensor and High Definition video. It has a 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD, Nikon’s D-Movie Mode and expanded automatic Scene Modes The D5000’s D-Movie Mode allows users to record HD movie clips (1280 x 720) at a cinematic 24 frames per second with sound. The D5000 uses […]
A review of The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes. Review by Scott Bourne Usually Conrad does all our book reviews. And that’s the way it should be. He’s the best in the business. Once in a while I will throw in a review from a book that particularly impressed me. And Joe […]
Upon unboxing my new Nikon Speedlight SB-900 in Florida this week, I was prompted to adapt the old movie line – “Is that a flash in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”
This thing is huge, big, large, enormous, grand – okay you get it – the SB-900 takes up a lot of space. It’s the largest flash head I’ve ever seen from a major camera manufacturer.
Once I got over the shock of the size, it dawned on me that this was a good thing. In most cases involving photography, the larger the light source, the better the light.
But let’s get back to the beginning. Read More