A pigeons' friend in the center of Warsaw in Poland. Picture taken with a Nikkor 24-120VR (the old one) on a good old D200.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
for the real afficionados, an old (well not that old) Medium Format Pentax camera, with all the modern technology you can dream of in a standard film camera (AF, exposure compensation, A, S, P priority modes, excellent viewfinder. Only drawback (compared to a Hasselblad for instance) is that the backs (magazines) cannot be exchanged in the middle of a film roll.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
A not so well known Nikon lens, a compact alternative to the 70-200 zooms with excellent image quality even fully open. That lens is not too popular because of the old AF design (no AF-S, needs a camera body with motor) and the fixed focal length. It is however among the best portrait lenses on FX format, with a creamy bokeh and nice transitions to the out of focus area. Highly recommended.
For people in Europe, you can find the Sekonic over here:
And the wireless extension module over here:
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
An interesting effect: using a flash full power on a sunny day to "kill" the sun. This shot is outdoor under the sun. The background was dark and has been darkened a little bit more in Lightroom (3.0 Beta). Shot with the small D40x camera, and a remote SB-600 flash using an iTTL cable.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
A hand held shot with the Canon S90 point and shoot camera, the best (as of today) for high ISO, low light photography. The cathedral in Florence, Italy by night. Amazing quality for a P&S. The noise level is quite acceptable and comparable to the quality you could get from a reflex camera just a few years ago. ISO 1600 is usable on such a P&S (like here).
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Photographing hockey, not an easy task because of white balance issues and the ice. WB should be measured on the ice to take care of the lighting, and a +1.3 up to +1.7 EV exposure correction should be applied because the camera will underexpose to get the ice neutral grey.
A general overview shot taken with the 200-400VR zoom on the Nikon D3 camera @ISO6400.
Amazing what you can still do with a very old lens, the 85mm 1.4 AIS Nikkor, a manual portrait lens. A wonderful choice on a full frame camera body, to play with very thin depth of focus. Here shot fully open on the Nikon D3. Center weighted metering on the face, playing with the harsh contrasts. Focus on the eye.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Extreme processing on a normal picture. Increased shadows and highlights in Photoshop and added a lot of contrast, resulting in this kind of "painting" effect. Some people like this, some hate it...
Shot with the Nikkor 85PC (tilt-shift) used as a "normal" lens on a Nikon D3.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
One of the best lenses ever in the Nikon lineup: the 85mm f2.8 PC (perspective control) lens. This one is the "old" design, it has been recently replaced by a new version, with electric diaphragm control and nano-coating to improve picture quality. Those differences are not enough to select the new design over the old one. The lens can be tilted to increase, reduce or select depth of focus and of the focus area. It can also be shifted to correct perspective. The magnification factor is maximum 2:1. This lens is ideal for product photography.
More details available on the photography wiki: http://www.techniphoto.com/wiki/index.php?title=85mm_2.8_PC_Nikkor