Visiting the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory is always an enjoyable experience. There is a wonderful assortment of butterflies free-flying in the facility, as well as interesting flowers. I decided to spend a couple of hours capturing butterfly images with a Nikon 1 J5, 1 Nikon 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR zoom lens, and some MOVO extension tubes thrown in for good measure. Continue reading Butterfly images with Nikon 1 J5
Street photography in Elora Ontario can be a bit different than in many other towns as the Grand River runs through the community providing some interesting scenes. Continue reading Elora Street Photography
It has been many years since I visited Elora Gorge and I decided to make some time in my schedule to do so. So, I grabbed a Nikon 1 J5 and a couple of 1 Nikon lenses and headed off to see what kinds of images I could capture at the Elora Gorge Conservation Area. Continue reading Images at Elora Gorge Conservation Area
A friend recently asked me if I had ever visited the West Montrose Covered Bridge. After learning that I had never seen the structure, plans were made to correct that situation. Continue reading West Montrose Covered Bridge
After working through the weekend on an intensive client project I decided to take a day to relax by touring in the Kitchener Ontario area and creating a few images. My travels took me to the town of Elora where I spent some time exploring a ruin. Continue reading Exploring an Elora ruin
Without question photographers who depend on excellent low light performance from their gear are best served by full frame cameras. Many of us mainly shoot under good lighting conditions and we only periodically challenge our cameras by shooting in low light situations. I recently purchased a Nikon 1 J5 and wanted to put it to the test. So, earlier today I went out to Bird Kingdom to try my Nikon 1 J5 shooting at high ISO. Continue reading Nikon 1 J5 at high ISO
For readers who would like to see a new Photography Life article that I wrote which discusses some of the advantages and challenges of using the Nikon 1 J5 compared to the V2, you can click on this link. Continue reading Giving into GAS with the Nikon 1 J5
Since it looks like the earthquakes in Japan will be delaying Nikon products for some time to come I purchased a Nikon 1 J5 this week.
I had been waiting for an updated V-series camera to be launched that featured the new 20.8MP BSI sensor that is in the J5. Since an updated V-series camera will likely be delayed until at least February 2017 I thought it was a good time to purchase a J5.
This article features a few images I took during a morning walk with the Nikon 1 J5 and 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 zoom lens.
Like many photographers I enjoy taking images of flowers and foliage. In many ways flowers are ‘equal opportunity’ subjects. Images can be captured using the simplest of gear like cellphones and point-and-shoot cameras, all the way up to quite complex rigs that include macro lenses, tripods, flashes, reflectors, and shutter releases. This article shares some sample Nikon flower photography captured with FX and CX gear. Continue reading Nikon flower photography with FX and CX