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
I must admit that the introduction of the Nikon 1 J5 has excited me far more than did the launch of the J4 or V3 models. Continue reading Nikon 1 J5 Hands-on Review
From time to time I like to go out on a limb and try something experimental just for fun. Before I get too far into this article I’d like to thank one of our readers (and a fellow photography writer) Ross Chevalier for sparking the idea for this article (you can check out his site here). In one of his comments Ross suggested that it may be possible to use elastic bands to affix a Hoodman or Zacuto Z-Finder to a Nikon 1 J5 and create a viewfinder. Sounded like an interesting idea to me so I tried it, then went out to photograph some cormorants in flight with the Nikon 1 J5. Continue reading Cormorants in flight with Nikon 1 J5