Astrophotography is a discipline dedicated to photographing the night sky in all its splendor. For this exercise to be successful, there are a series of environmental conditions, equipment demands and photographic operational- plus post-production techniques that we will explore in broad lines in in this arti
Fill-in flash is useful in many situations, even if we only have the built-in flash at hand. Even though an external flash offers a wide range of additional options and is recommended to achieve more professional results, the built-in flash is useful in many situations and can be slightly more versatile if we either make or buy an accessory called flash diffuser, which has the objective to “soften” the light.
With the D700 now being fazed-out, semi-pros and advanced amateurs are left with two full-frame cameras to choose from in Nikon’s mid-range price bracket, the D800E and D800 costing $ 3.300 and $ 3.000 respectively, while the D600 will set you back $ 2.100, a premium of $ 400 over the aging D300S APS-C camera. Even in the absence of independent tests of the D600, it is interesting to compare it against the D800, to figure out how much more camera $ 900 buys us, and ask ourselves if it is worth spending the roughly 50% extra.
With the launch of Nikon's new flagship D4 and the rumored specs of the upcoming D800 – supposedly to be launched in February – it's a good time to try and take a look at what may be on their (marketing) mind.
According to Nikon Rumors - generally well informed - Nikon has set a date for mayor press events in various countries: August 24, 2011. This may very well be Nikon's most anticipated launch date in years, because we may finally get the next generation Professional and Prosumer cameras many people feel they have been waiting for too long. Professional - FX/Full Frame sensor Nikon D3S: October 14, 2009 Nikon D3X: December 1, 2008 Nikon D3: August 23, 2007 Prosumer - FX/Full Frame sensor Nikon D700: July 1, 2008 Professional - DX/APS-C sensor Nikon D2XS: June 1, 2006 Nik…
In spite of the widespread clamor among wildlife photographers for semi professional long lenses in the 2.500 dollar price bracket, the mayor manufacturers are still unwilling to listen. Time to call upon Nikon to give us an affordable 500 mm. Join us at Flickr and Facebook.
The question about what is the "best" file format for digital photography is probably one of – if not THE most debated topic on Internet forums, while the arguments pro and contra are mostly biased and - thus - not exactly helpful for starting digital photogs. Here are a couple of pointers aimed at helping you make the "right" choice.