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
After spending a number of days shooting with the 1 Nikon 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 lens, I wrapped up by field testing today at the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory. What follows are some images of butterflies captured with the 1 Nikon 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 lens. Continue reading Butterflies with 1 Nikon 10-100 f/4-5.6
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 30-110 mm 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
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 (10 mm, 16 mm, 21 mm) 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
I thought it might be fun to try photographing bees with the new Nikon 1 J5 so I went out in the backyard for about 40 minutes or so to see what kind of images I could capture. Continue reading Photographing bees with Nikon 1 J5
As part of my field work for my upcoming review of the Nikon 1 J5 I went out today to take some flower images. While I usually hate using a camera without a viewfinder, the Nikon 1 J5 is actually very well suited for this type of subject matter. Continue reading Nikon 1 J5 Flower Photography
As a follow up to my recent article Using Nikon 1 for Flower Photography, I thought it would be fun to use my Nikon 1 V2 and Nikon 1 CX 30-110 mm f/3.8-5.6 VR and Vello Auto-Focus Extension Tubes to capture some images of bees and insects in my garden. Continue reading Insect photography with Nikon 1
One of the favourite pastimes for many photographers is capturing images of flowers. This brief article provides a few general tips, as well as focusing on the use of Nikon 1 camera gear, for flower photography. Continue reading Using Nikon 1 for flower photography
Many people who own Nikon 1 camera gear have an interest in close up photography. Unfortunately at the time of writing of this article there was no 1 Nikon macro lens available. Continue reading Using Vello Extension Tubes for Nikon 1