Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Show jumping

D4C_1042, originally uploaded by gugs.
Just an example picture among a long series. I've been at the show with the new 80-400VR AF-S prosumer zoom mounted on the D4 action camera. An excellent combo for (very) fast photography with excellent pictures. The combo is reasonably light for the delivered quality (can be hand held for a few hours).

More details and examples in the wiki:

Friday, November 1, 2013

Landing procedure

144-144-D4C_8375, originally uploaded by gugs.
A flying bird during a show in Vancouver, Grouse Mountain. Shot with the Nikon D4 with the 80-400VR AF-S lens, an excellent combo. Selected autofocus mode: continuous 21 points tracking.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Canadian Rockies Train

194-194-D4C_9262, originally uploaded by gugs.

Among my favorite pictures from British Columbia, I love trains, took my D4 with the 28-300VR lens, carefully composed, and there we are, a nice postcard from Canada.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Zeiss Ikon

BA7_9524, originally uploaded by gugs.
My very first Zeiss product... while cleaning and sorting old stuff in my house, I found this old light meter, I used in the sixties when I learned photography from my father. He told me what an aperture, a shutter speed or depth of field were when I was a young kid and how to meter (my first cameras did not even have a built in meter). Studio photographers still use a modern equivalent like the one I describe in my wiki: but most photographers don't know anymore what this is. Basically, you point it at the subject you want to shoot, you select the ISO sensitivity with one of the wheels, then you turn the other wheel to put the needle in the small circle. At that point you can read the aperture/shutter speed combination you'll need to take a properly exposed picture. This meter is from the legendary Zeiss manufacturer, top end German brand. They are still making among the best lenses in the world, but that's another story. The last time I used this was like 40 years ago !

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Nikon One V2

15-D8A_2289, originally uploaded by gugs.
An amazing new compact interchangeable lens camera, using the CX small format sensor. This version is a huge improvement compared to the previous generation: higher resolution (14MP), better high ISO performance (up to 6400), better controls (mode selector), built in flash and many others.


More details available in the photography wiki: