Nikon Z 24-200mm – First Impressions

Nikon Z 24-200mm – First Impressions

So, as mentioned in a previous post, a couple of weeks ago I traded in some of my photo gear and got myself, among others, a Nikon Z 24-200mm lens. Note: if you're into minimalist gear, the Nikon Z 24-200mm might be the lens for you. Here are a few first impressions: The Nikon Z [...]

SnapBridge

SnapBridge

A free app for Nikon remote photography As I've mentioned in a previous post, here are a few notes (personal observations that is) on Nikon's SnapBridge app. Again, this is in particular for Nikon photographers, but hopefully for others, too. SnapBridge app for remote Nikon camera accessing. SnapBridge is a FREE app that allows Nikon [...]

How and Why I Became a Nikon Photographer

How and Why I Became a Nikon Photographer

How and Why I Became a Nikon Photographer Let's take a walk down memory lane.... In 2008 I was just about done editing my early drafts of Journeys Through Darkness: A Biography of award-winning, legally blind Nikon photographer Kurt Weston. While I still had Weston's story fresh in my mind, I decided to get more [...]

Lenses and Their Bokeh

Lenses and Their Bokeh

Lenses and Their Bokeh Let's look at different lenses and their bokeh I have a confession to make. I've always been aware of bokeh--as part of the background or as the subject, itself--but I've become really interested in bokeh and achieving that pleasant bokeh every photographer seems to be talking about especially after buying my [...]

Bokeh 105

Bokeh 105

Bokeh and the Bokeh Master Attend any workshop or photography class with Nikon Ambassador Vincent Versace and you'll learn not only about photography in general, black-and-white photography in particular and even printing your own images, but also about bokeh and the correct way to pronounce the word, bokeh. What is bokeh? As many might already [...]

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 – First Impressions

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 – First Impressions

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 for Nikon - First Impressions My very first prime lens was a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens, but, as a portrait photographer I've always wanted a prime f/1.4 lens. And so this past year, I spent months researching, considering and reconsidering my options. While there're several prime f/1.4 lenses ideal for portrait photography, [...]