While I was in corporate life one truism was always present in terms of trying to discern competitive strategies, or when managing one’s career and that was – ‘follow the money’. Folks who are successful in managing their corporate careers are always adept at observing where the company is investing its capital. They then try to position themselves as best they can in those functional areas of the organization since that’s where the best opportunities for future advancement will be found.
When trying to discern competitive strategies the same thing holds true since companies will focus their investments where the largest return-on-investment is anticipated. This is especially true of their research and development dollars. Nothing is more telling about what a company thinks about the future than where it chooses to put its R&D investments. Since Nikon has only introduced a couple of DX lenses lately and has filed patents primarily for FX and CX format lenses there is a fundamental question begging to be asked, “Is Nikon DX dying a slow death?” Continue reading Is Nikon DX dying a slow death?
Just like what owners of full frame and cropped sensor DSLR’s experience, using graduated neutral density (GND) filters with Nikon 1 and M4/3 cameras can help improve the images you capture, especially if you like landscape photography.
One could argue that since the sensors in Nikon 1 and M4/3 cameras have less dynamic range than most DSLR’s using graduated neutral density filters is even more critical with these smaller sensor cameras. Continue reading Using graduated neutral density filters with Nikon 1 and M4/3
This short article outlines some of the reasons why I love shooting with one of the worst-rated cameras on the market…the Nikon 1 V2. Continue reading Why I love shooting with the Nikon 1 system
As some regular readers know I’ve been experiencing some quality and durability issues with my Vello Extension Tubes for Nikon 1. These tubes are in the process of being redesigned with metal mounts which should be a significant improvement over the plastic mount version currently available. Since I do a fair amount of work with my Nikon 1 gear with extension tubes I didn’t have the luxury of time to wait for the redesigned tubes. I decided to investigate some other options and recently I purchased a set of Movo Extension Tubes for Nikon 1. Their main selling feature are the metal mounts. What follows is a brief Movo Extension Tube hands-on review. Continue reading Movo Extension Tubes Hands-On Review
Since, at the present time, there are no native Nikon 1 macro lenses available, many owners of Nikon 1 gear use extension tubes instead. For many folks their decision comes down to using extension tubes with either the Nikon 1 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 or the Nikon 1 CX 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 lenses.
I recently purchased a set of Movo Extension Tubes for Nikon 1 and I thought it may be interesting to compare the ‘magnification effect’ of the various Movo Extension Tubes with these two lenses when mounted on my Nikon 1 V2’s. The basic question is, “When using Movo Extension Tubes with Nikon 1, which set up works best?” Continue reading Using Movo Extension Tubes with Nikon 1
This article in our Photography Fundamentals series focuses on the exposure triangle. Continue reading Exposure Triangle
The third article in our series of Photography Fundamentals focuses on shutter speed. Continue reading Shutter Speed
The second article in our Photography Fundamentals series will briefly discuss aperture. Continue reading Aperture
There are always lots of opinions about specific new camera bodies and lenses. A perpetual stream of new equipment introductions directly fuels gear acquisition syndrome, and many folks get glandular as they read about the latest and greatest technology. “Where should you put your upgrade money?” is a question on a lot of photographers’ minds these days. Continue reading Where should you put your upgrade money?
It can be daunting when one makes a decision to start a photography blog…or a blog of any sort for that matter. The first big question that enters one’s mind is whether anyone will actually read your posts. The second, and most important question, is whether you can actually provide value for readers. Continue reading A thank you to Nikon Canada for their support