Earlier this year I wrote a post about how mirrorless cameras are the future and whether that future has already arrived for the majority of photographers. The questions posed in that blog post six months ago are still unanswered but six months is a long time in the world of technology and a friend recently pointed […]
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Every time a manufacturer releases a new camera not only do they increase the pixel count (which we all know is just a marketing con) but they also improve the low light abilities of the sensor which is of real benefit for photography in low light. My Nikon D80 produces unacceptably noisy images at any […]
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Looking at Nikon’s marketing from the last few months it is clear that they are really pushing their customers to upgrade from DX sensor cameras to full frame cameras – the D4 has replaced the D3s, the D800 has replaced the D700 (and arguably the D3x), it is heavily rumoured that the next camera to […]
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There seems to be a big debate at the moment regarding the LCD screens of the new Nikon D800 and D4 cameras. There are posts on Flickr and NikonRumors discussing the “green cast” that these new cameras seem to show, whether this is a production problem, how to fix it in the configuration settings and when […]
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Unfortunately I haven’t won the lottery between my last Wishlist post and now and my horse at the Grand National led all the way only to tire two fences from home, therefore it is time for Wishlist Number 2 rather than Real Shopping Basket Number 2. In the last post I told you which wide angle […]
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Further to my last post about what equipment I would buy if I had a load of spare cash here is something that I wouldn’t buy. This might prove a bit controversial but I will give my reasons why! See I told you this could be a bit controversial, after all isn’t owning a Leica […]
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This is probably the first in a series of posts about what I dream of buying if only I had a lot more spare cash. First up – a wide angle zoom. I currently have a Nikon D80 and a Nikon FE, two very different cameras which therefore would have an impact on what I […]
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So Nikon’s new top of the range digital SLR is the D4, but is the D4 the camera which most Nikon owners will lust after? The reason I ask is that at the same time as releasing the D4, give or take a few days, they also released the D800. The D4 is obviously aimed at […]
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There aren’t many things we buy these days that last a lifetime, most things break after a few years or are made obsolete by replacement products. We may be really impressed when we get a new iPad and show it off proudly to anyone who cares to listen but after eighteen months the iPad 2 […]
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As an (ex?)scientist you would expect me to be interested in technology and to avidly consume any information about new photographic equipment and you would be right. I love reading about the latest cameras, the specifications and performance of lenses, the weight and stability of tripods etc. I can’t pass a window of a camera […]
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