One of the lenses never produced for the Nikon 1 system was a dedicated macro lens. Nikon 1 owners can still experiment with macro-type photography by using extension tubes. This article provides some tips on using extension tubes with Nikon 1 gear. Many of these suggestions can be used with other interchangeable lens camera formats.
This article shares a selection of images captured hand-held with a Nikon 1 J5 and an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II. The creative spark for this article came from Anders, one of our regular readers. The primary objective of the article is to do a brief comparison of J5 and E-M1 Mark II straight out of camera (SOOC) jpeg images. We have also included some corresponding samples of images created from RAW files after some post processing was done to them.
During a recent visit to New Zealand my wife and I had the opportunity to do some impromptu explorations which included a visit to Gemstone Beach. Continue reading Gemstone Beach New Zealand
After many months in development we are pleased to announce the publication of our Nikon 1 eBook: The Little Camera That Could.
This 210-page eBook discusses various aspects of the Nikon 1 camera system and showcases the capability of the Nikon 1 system with over 450 original photographs. Continue reading Nikon 1 eBook Announced: The Little Camera That Could
Like many photographers I’ve used different types of camera gear including APS-C and full frame Nikon DSLRs, a brief flirtation with M4/3, Nikon 1, and bridge cameras. I thought it would be interesting to ask readers a simple question, “What’s your favourite camera?” Continue reading What’s Your Favourite Camera?
When visiting the East Coast of Canada many people stay in Halifax for a number of days. Using this city as a ‘home base’ makes visiting Lunenburg Nova Scotia accessible by way of a short hour and fifteen minute drive by car. Continue reading Visiting Lunenburg Nova Scotia
When it comes to still photography I’m a ‘zoom guy’, preferring to shoot with zoom lenses rather than primes. While I use my three Nikon 1 prime lenses extensively for my client video work I almost never use them for still photography. For whatever reason I got the notion in my head to try photographing flowers with the 1 Nikon 32mm f/1.2 prime. Continue reading Photographing Flowers with the 1 Nikon 32mm f/1.2
None of us really ever knows what lays ahead. We may feel completely secure in our current circumstances and relationships. Our career may appear on an upward trajectory. Our health is robust. Our friends and family strong and nurturing. We seem to breeze through each day with life unfolding as it has in the past. In a single moment, everything can change…and we are left wondering about the future after a fire has struck in our lives. It may be the loss of a loved one. A job. An ended relationship. A change in our health. A physical disaster, or other personal tragedy. Continue reading After a fire…
This article discusses using extension tubes to photograph auto details, and shares a range of sample images. I recently went to the annual PoultryFest event in Smithville Ontario. It features an antique and custom car show, which is a great place to capture some images of automotive details. Continue reading Using Extension Tubes to Photograph Auto Details