This article provides readers with some feedback on Hoya Fusion filters. As regular readers know, my photography blog is not a ‘gear review site’. I typically only comment on gear that I actually own and use.
Like most folks, from time to time I like to review my camera gear and its current utilization rate, as well as anticipate my future needs. I recently did such a review which resulted in some changes with my Nikon 1 kit. Continue reading Some changes with my Nikon 1 kit
Whenever I visit Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls I try to focus my visit on a particular bird or something new in terms of technique. During our recent reader event I took the opportunity to try using extension tubes to photograph small birds. Continue reading Using extension tubes to photograph small birds
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