The claims that on-sensor phase-detection autofocus sensors in Nikon’s Z7 does away with autofocus fine-tuning are wrong. I had to use AF Fine Tuning to get my lenses to focus properly. Continue reading Nikon’s Z7 requires AF-Fine Tuning
A friend of mine had just told me how Bald Eagles during courtship lock their talons and spin in the air, a behavior called cartwheeling. Descending fast, they separate a split second just before hitting the ground. Then, two Gray Hawks did exactly that… Continue reading Cartwheeling Gray Hawks!
After my previous post about the Panasonic Leica 100-400 mm for Micro Four Thirds cameras, where the shooting conditions were kind of tough, I felt I should do a follow-up with other bird photos I’ve made with this wonderful lens in better light. Continue reading Three not-so-rare birds and the Panasonic-Leica 100-400 MFT lens
I just came back from a birding trip to Southeastern Costa Rica that gave me chance to evaluate the Micro Four Thirds lens Panasonic Leica 100-400 mm under field conditions. Here are my thoughts! Continue reading Five Rare Birds and the Panasonic-Leica 100-400 MFT lens
There is a lot of talk on the Internet about the Nikon Z7 capabilities for wildlife photography, especially of birds in flight. I took out the Z7 for the kind of bird photos I normally do and I am very, very happy with the results. Continue reading Bird photography with the Nikon Z7
During a recent trip to Greece I spent a few hours in the ancient town of Monemvasia. The afternoon light was fantastic, and provided both strong contrast for the buildings and a delicate open shade illumination for the delicate flowers. Continue reading The Flowers and Rocks of Monemvasia
Let’s face it: DSLR cameras are not something you throw in your daily bag just in case you encounter a nice photographic subject on the way to work. Luckily we are in 2018… Continue reading Photos I would’ve missed if I were not carrying a small camera
Going through old slide film scans, or even the original slides is always a rediscovering adventure. Ektachrome’s grain and Velvia’s contrast look very different from today’s clean 36 MP images… Continue reading Slide Film Years, Revisited
There are some hummingbirds that hover smoothly and are easier to photograph in flight. I was lucky to come across a very pretty species in the Monteverde Cloud forest.
When doing close-up and macrophotography a constant consideration is how much depth of field is appropriate to the subject. For my taste, I enjoy having a reasonable subject definition while keeping a good background separation. Continue reading Micro four thirds lenses for macro photography