review: high-ISO performance – Nikon 750 vs Nikon D4S / D4 / D810 / D610

review: high-ISO performance – Nikon 750 vs Nikon D4S / D4 / D810 / D610

With the initial quick test of the Nikon D750 high-ISO noise performance, I was quite impressed. But it really is only in comparison to other cameras that we can see how good it is. With that, I took 5 of the current full-frame Nikon DSLRs to compare them against each other to see their high-ISO  Read more inside...

Nikon D750 – high-ISO noise performance

Nikon D750 - high-ISO noise performance

The two things everyone is most curious about with the new Nikon D750 (vendor), is the auto-focus performance and the high-ISO noise performance. Here's a quick preview of what the D750 does at higher ISO settings. Specifically, 3200 ISO and 6400 ISO.  (A more complete comparison has since been posted here: review:  Read more inside...

Nikon D750 – camera settings & custom settings

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Nikon D750 camera settings & custom settings

The Nikon D750 is one of Nikon's most anticipated cameras. And like you'd expect from a top-end camera, it has a huge range of customizable settings. These make the Nikon D750 a camera which can be configured in a highly personal way, depending on your shooting style and needs. Going through the menu, the options  Read more inside...

review: Nikon D4S – auto-focus / AF performance

review: Nikon D4S - auto-focus / AF performance

The Nikon D4s (vendor) updates the already-awesome Nikon D4. The short summary lists some improvements, which while they may appear incremental, overall make for a solid new release by Nikon: - a newly designed sensor, offering better high-ISO performance, - an additional AF mode has been added - Group Area AF  Read more inside...

camera review: Nikon Df – the steampunk D4

camera review: Nikon Df - the steampunk Nikon D4

The anachronistically retro styling of the Nikon Df (vendor), along with the digital trappings, really makes this the steampunk D4. Especially so since it has the same top-notch sensor as the Nikon D4 (vendor) If you have used a film camera, and specifically one of the F-series cameras, this camera  Read more inside...

review: Nikon 58mm f/1.4G lens

review: Nikon 58mm f/1.4G lens

The Nikon 58mm f/1.4G (vendor) is an odd focal length. It's not-50mm. More than that, the Nikon 50mm f/1.4G (vendor) is only $440, and this new 58mm lens is $1,700 ... yup, that's a pretty hefty difference! The price of the 58mm lens is in line with the 85mm f/1.4G … so could one expect improved performance? I have  Read more inside...

ISO comparison – various Canon and Nikon cameras

ISO comparison - Canon 5D mkII, 5D mk III, Canon 6D, Canon 1Dx, Nikon D4, Nikon D600

I had a number of people ask about more details about the Canon 6D and whether I would recommend the Canon 6D (vendor), or Canon 5D mark III (vendor). It's tough enough to give advice at best of times, since the decision to buy a top-notch camera is a nuanced one.  Read more inside...

Canon and Nikon

my experience in using both the Canon and Nikon systems

It seems that whenever I post here about using either Canon or Nikon gear, or when I'm seen with either, that some people are surprised that I'm using the other brand. Just to mess with everyone, here is a snap of me carrying a Nikon D4 and a Canon 1Dx, each with a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. If I look a  Read more inside...

maximum flash sync speed, and the Nikon SB-900 / SB-910 speedlight

maximum flash sync speed, and the Nikon SB-900 / SB-910 speedlight

Because of the way the focal plane shutter works in DSLRs, shutter speed doesn't affect our flash exposure ... while we don't go over maximum flash sync speed. When we go into high-speed flash sync, our flash output drops. (The linked article there explains it thoroughly.) However, when we work with  Read more inside...