Moose Peterson’s Shooting Tips for the Nikon 800mm f/5.6 Super Telephoto LensGear Talk
Moose Peterson is a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, Lexar Elite Photographer, recipient of the John Muir Conservation Award, and a Research Associate with the Endangered Species Recovery Program. Moose has a passion for photographing wildlife and wild places and educating the public about our wild heritage. He has been published in over 142 magazines worldwide and is the author of 26 books, including Photographic FUNdamentals. Moose has shot with a lot of super telephoto lenses and the Nikon 800mm f/5.6 is among his favorites. See why in his quick review with sample images. (more…)
New Gear: The Metabones Nikon to Fuji SpeedboosterGear Talk
Not too long ago, following the release of Fuji’s most recent firmware update for its X lineup of cameras, I posted an article about extending the Fuji system with Leica lenses using the Fuji X mount to Leica M mount adapter. Indeed, this adapter, along with the Leica 90mm Summarit f/2.5 lens, is my standard portrait setup today.
Recently, however, we got in yet another adapter for the Fuji X-mount, and this one’s a total doozy.
Small Cameras with Big Impact: Traveling Light without Compromising QualityGear Talk
Don’t get us wrong – we LOVE our big cameras, especially those pro bodies with huge, high-quality glass. Lugging it around, however, is not so ideal – especially while on vacation or during situations where there just isn’t a lot of room to shoot.
High-quality sensors are coming in smaller and smaller form factors, which is good news for globe-trekking photographers or for those who simply need to pack lightly. These small cameras are perfect for:
- Hiking to get that great sunrise/sunset shot from a high vantage.
- Inconspicuously taking candids out on the street.
- Using auto or fully-manual settings on a simplified system.
Here are 5 recommended small cameras with incredible image quality: (more…)
Multiple Flash Firing with Nikon’s Advanced Wireless Lighting System Using Pop-up FlashTips & Tricks
- Setting Commander Mode for your Nikon camera and firing off-camera Speedlights using a pop-up flash.
- Assigning multiple flashes to groups A and B to control from your Nikon camera’s Commander Mode.
- Adjusting your flash channel, illumination pattern, and zoom position. (more…)
Cool Stuff — Week of May 27, 2013Cool Stuff
Welcome to Cool Stuff, a weekly feature where we post our favorite links from the past week, including our favorite articles and how-tos, videos, images and more.
- We rent a lot of fancy video gear, but if you find yourself up at over 13,000 feet needing, for example, a boom or dolly or jib, you might be well-served watching this video from our friend Chase Jarvis on how to improvise when necessary. (more…)
One Strobe, One Trigger, One Camera, and a lot of Luck: Behind the Scenes with Von Wong PhotographyTips & Tricks
Photographer Benjamin Von Wong set out to the Salton Sea with some dart rope and a crew of chance encounters who were excited to make the trek to help out with this dramatic shoot. Check out the spectacular results below!
Luck, Fire, and a Failed Ecosystem
by Von Wong Photography, reprinted with permission.