Category Archives: Cameras & Lenses

Photographing small sea shells with Nikon 1 J4

Sometimes plans go awry and we end up experimenting in ways we didn’t originally plan. So it was for me today. I was going to test my new Nikon 1 J4 with extension tubes at the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory, but discovered the facility is closed all next week. So instead I ended up photographing some small sea shells at home. Continue reading Photographing small sea shells with Nikon 1 J4

A morning walk with the Nikon 1 J4

I recently purchased a Nikon 1 J4 kit with the 10-30mm PD zoom, and a Nikon 1 WP-N3 underwater housing. I bought both at very attractive prices with the intent of using the combination for occasional underwater images and video, as well as an inclement weather option for travel and landscape photography. Earlier today I went out for a morning walk with the Nikon 1 J4 and captured a few images. Continue reading A morning walk with the Nikon 1 J4

Zoom lenses to create a Nikon 1 Holy Trinity

Regardless of the camera format that I’ve owned I’ve always preferred to use zoom lenses for still photography. Since I now shoot exclusively with the Nikon 1 system I thought it may be fun to write an article on my pick of lenses for an ‘unofficial’ Nikon 1 Holy Trinity. Continue reading Zoom lenses to create a Nikon 1 Holy Trinity

Choosing a Nikon 1 All-in-One Zoom Lens

It is always important to consider your style of shooting and lens availability before selecting an interchangeable lens camera. Sometimes manufacturers make it difficult to choose lenses even after you’ve made your initial camera body purchase.  This is the case for Nikon 1 owners. They have a few different ‘all-in-one’ zoom options to consider. This article discusses some considerations when choosing a Nikon 1 all-in-one zoom lens. Continue reading Choosing a Nikon 1 All-in-One Zoom Lens

Comparison of Shooting 1 Nikon 10-100mm lenses at f/16

I was out this afternoon doing a bit of field work for my upcoming review of the 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 zoom lens. I was close to finishing up for the day at Dufferin Islands and came upon some small water features that I thought may have some promise as ‘smooth water’ subjects. I had neglected to bring any variable neutral density filters with me, and since I had left my tripod in the car I thought I’d use the opportunity to do a bit of an experiment. I had my 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD zoom with me, along with the 10-100mm f/4-5.6 review sample that Nikon Canada had arranged. Shooting 1 Nikon 10-100mm lenses at f/16 is something I hadn’t purposely tried before so I thought I’d give it a whirl. Continue reading Comparison of Shooting 1 Nikon 10-100mm lenses at f/16