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
I recently purchased a set of Movo extension tubes for Nikon 1 and I went out today to the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory to do a bit of fieldwork for my corresponding review. In the process of doing that work I was able to capture some unusual images that I thought I’d share with readers in advance of my extension tube review.
As many of you know I like to push things a bit from time to time and after a bit of shooting at the Conservatory I decided to link all three Movo Extension tubes together (10mm, 16mm, 21mm) to see what would happen. Well…it ended up being quite an interesting couple of hours and I was able to capture a few images of butterflies feeding. Continue reading Images of Butterflies Feeding
Often we have a particular goal in mind when we visit an area as I did when visiting Point Pelee National Park. Sometimes nature does not cooperate and we end up finding an unexpected treasure. That was certainly the case for me when I stumbled on the Canadian Transportation Museum in Kingsville, Ontario.
This article shares a few images that I took during my visit as well as discussing some approaches to consider when photographing cars on display. Continue reading Photographing Cars on Display
For those readers who are interested in reviews of mirror-less cameras and lenses here is a summary of the various articles of this nature done by our friends Heather and Mathieu at www.mirrorlessons.com: Continue reading Camera and Lens Reviews at Mirrorlessons.com for September 2015
After a very hectic few days working on an urgent client project my wife and I decided to take a short break and head off to Point Pelee National Park. Our original intent was to capture images of migrating birds as Point Pelee is a major stopping point in the migration route of many species of birds and butterflies. Continue reading Point Pelee National Park