Posted in Product Reviews, tagged 200-400, D3, full-frame, monopod, new york, Nikon, photo, photography, slr, super telephoto, VR on May 3, 2009|
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The Nikon 200-400 VR dwarfs even a D3
The Nikon 200-400 has a telescope-type feel to it
Lens Tech Specs
Length: 14.2in w/ Hood: add another 6in.
Weight: close to 7lbs – a monopod or tripod is recommended
Build Construction: Superb. Full metal barrel, stainless steel lens mount, and carbon fiber lens hood.
- built-in tripod/monopod mount,
- 52mm drop-in filter,
- Vibration Reduction
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Posted in Tips & Techniques, tagged action, auto-focus, cable release mirror lock-up, cameras, canon, D3, eos, eric kazmirek, flash, high iso, images, lighting, low light, Nikon, photo, photography, photos, Photoshop, RAW, sharp, slr, Travel, tripod, vibration reduction, VR, wide aperture on March 3, 2009|
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Many people outside of workshop settings often ask me how I get such sharp, crisp images. Seriously, they do – and I usually tell them that I just have a really smart camera. Although that might be true, there is certainly more to it than that. In a not-so-formal essay, today I will outline some basic tips and techniques that I employ in order to achieve crisp photographs. You can try them too, if you like.
While in workshop sessions, and people ask me how I get sharp photographs [particularly landscape & architecture shots] this is what I tell them:
- I tripod mount my camera
- Attach my cable release
- I set my camera to the lowest native ISO
- I close down my aperture approximately 2-3 stops from the widest opening (usually f/5.6-f/8).
- Compose, meter, and focus the scene
- Enable mirror lock-up
- Depress my cable release
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