Posts about nikon

Dan Choo

First proper attempts at high speed flash sync with a D7000, SB900 and SC-28 cord. First results indicate that even a couple of feet away, you can only overpower the sun at f/4. (Geeks see EXIF information for full details.)

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The end of the search: the Nikon D7000

After spending around three months considering my requirements and comparing many other cameras and solutions, I have chosen the Nikon D7000. Apart from where otherwise mentioned, all photos and video sequences in this article were taken with the new D7000 during my first outings with it.

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Nikon D7000

This is the new camera I have bought myself, after a great deal of research and careful consideration. I’ll be taking it out for a first full test run when I’m in the UK at the end of this week, after which I’ll write an article on my blog. The new camera is pictured here […]

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Into the world of TTL

With the money I’ve put aside for new camera gear, a new, reliable, fully automated flash gun was high on my “wants” list, not least because I receive a slowly increasing number of requests to take portrait photographs and cover events.

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Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX

My family were very generous at Christmas and for my birthday, by helping me to get some cash together to buy new camera equipment. Jo gave me the lens which has been top of my list for some time now, which I discovered whilst looking for more expensive toys: the Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX. This has instantly become my favourite lens and will, very likely, see a huge amount of outings over the coming years.

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Choosing between film and digital formats

Part 2 in an ongoing series of articles explaining how I am reviewing my photo equipment, how I have considered switching from digital to film photography, and how I choose which camera format to use in future.

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A new tool for an old job

I decided over Christmas that 2011 would be the year that I would finally do something about getting the results I’m looking for in my street photography and candid, social event photography: in short, I would buy a new camera to work in alternation with my D80, which continues to serve me well.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Nikon SB-24 for sale

Used Nikon SB24 (SB-24) flash gun. Minor signs of use and (new) velcro strap but no damage and no discolouration. In regular on- and off-camera (strobist) use for the past year, with 100% reliability. Offered for purchase as seen. Excellent for use in strobist setups, either as main light or as slave unit (optical sensor […]

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Snow in Spiez

Snow in Spiez

At work, we needed to buy both a point-and-shoot video camera and a new stills camera, so, on my advice, we bought a new Nikon D90 which can fulfil both requirements.

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AF Nikkor 50mm/f1.8

Forgive me a moment of extreme geekiness. I am over-excited about a new (second-hand) lens I’ve bought today: the autofocus 50mm f1.8 Nikkor.

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