Earlier this week I sent an email out to the keen photographers who have signed up for the pre-sales list for the Nikon Capture NX2 Guide for Infrared Photographers.Continue Reading
99% of the time I am a total Nikon fan…but this week, I am hating them.
Here’s why. As a former 35mm shooter of transparencies (slide film) I have thousands of film images the get digitized whenever I have time or the need arises. By far the tool for scanning that has the best combination of quality and price is the Nikon CoolscanV ED slide scanner. I bought mine years ago for around $1000 US, maybe a bit more. It is one of the most anti-obsolescent camera products I will ever own. Or so I thought…
The Nikon D300 comes with a built-in intervalometer for taking images at regular intervals according to you predefined exposure and interval settings.
I’ve been playing around with this and finally got a pretty cool (yet not perfect) time lapse photo of the full moon and Mars? as they arc accross the night sky. I did add bit of “music” just for fun! (The Aliens enjoy it.)
I was off to see a client in the wonderful little city of Morden, Manitoba bright and early this morning. First, tho I awoke in the darkness and perfect silence of 5 a.m, no birds singing yet, no crikets chirping, the coyotes WERE waking up with that eerie, throaty yipping. It’s a very spooky sound to hear a pack of them, just as skin tingling as wolves for sure! That was the first thing.
The second was the spectacular sun rise. Seen here from my yard as I was piling all my gear into the car.
The third was the rainbow about 20 minutes later, after a pre-dawn shower. Can you imagine – a rainbow before the sun has cleared the horizon!?
The fourth, a great visit with wonderful clients – hugs all around!!! (sorry no photo)
The fifth, three, count ’em – three, pileated woodpeckers in a tree. Now this is a crap*y photo for sure, but I have never seen this before and it amazed me.
Pretty good day so far, eh?
Wait there’s more…
Temperature reached 30 degrees celcius – I LOVE it. After 3 years of miserable summer weather, this little heatwave is a gift.
11:00 pm – dark again, nice and warm outside still, and it’s the Perseid meteor shower – sometime this week, not sure when the peak is, but the late night dog walk was a chance to see a handfull of falling stars. awesome in the true sense of the word.
And now it’s past midnight so the day is officially over and nothing happened or didn’t happen to change this perfect day.
Have a perfect weekend.
Photokina is the huge photography and imaging tradeshow held every 2 years – it’s coming up in September in Cologne Germany.
It’s where camera manufacturers often announce new models, new technology and new lenses. What will Nikon announce this year? Will it be a new D400? A new D800? I’m hoping for a new full-frame with HD video!
It shouldn’t cost more than $3K, and it should be a full frame sensor to make me happy! Don’t get me wrong – I love my D300 (both of them) but I’m looking forward to higher ISOs. I probably should have bought a D700 but it IS a first generation camera and I wasn’t quite ready at the time.
So what are my reasons for wanting a full frame sensor? Mostly a higher ISO with less noise; the insanely shallow DOF you can get; and (hopefully) HD video.
So what do you think Nikon will announce next month? And what are you hoping for?