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Field Curvature - a Layman's Guide (or How to Focus a 'Tricky' Lens)

May 03, 2013 - With additional material by Guest Contributor Roger Cicala of LensRentals (Photo: Library of Congress. Photographer unk...
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DXO Mark lenses on D800 - My Real World Response

March 28, 2013 - As I noted in last week's post, I have always found DXO's Sensor Scores to be a very reliable guide to the performance o...
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Nikkor 70-200 F4 VR with TC-20E III: Ho hum...

February 23, 2013 - The good news first this week: I exchanged my first copy of the 70-200 F4 because, as shown in my previous review of the...
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Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM: Possibly Great.

February 15, 2013 - The buzz around this lens has been incredible. Based on early reviews and comments from the likes of Lloyd Chambers, Len...
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Nikkor 70-200 F4 VRIII Field Review

February 08, 2013 - The Holy Ghost of the Trinity might well have been exorcised by an upstart. I've just switched from the venerable F2.8 v...
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The Samyang 14mm F2.8 ED IF UMC

November 15, 2012 - A very wide smile. On both sides of the camera. That's what you'll get from this lens. With the single exception of the...
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Six Months of the D800: did it deliver?

October 27, 2012 - "This is the future I've been waiting for" - that was my first reaction on seeing the announcement of the D800 (especial...
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Leica 50 R Cron on Nikon Mount with Leitax Adapter.

October 18, 2012 - Lenses are such personal things: most of us start buying them as part of a kit, almost accidentally gaining something th...
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Nikon QC and Repairs

August 25, 2012 - Let me skip immediately to the moral of this piece: test your Nikon gear when you first receive it, thoroughly, and if t...
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The 28mm F1.8G Nikkor on D800: The "Marmite" lens.

August 10, 2012 - This is quite a controversial lens. Some people I know have taken it out of the box, shot a few frames and sent it strai...
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The D800 Blinkies: How Useful Are They?

August 04, 2012 - First few shots with D800. Review with Highlights Warning turned on. Oh crap, there's a huge blow-out in the sky. Dial...
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24-120 F4G VR and AF

August 02, 2012 - I have to admit to a sneaking sense that something is not quite right with the VRII implementation in this lens. As anot...
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24-120 F4G VR on D800E at the Telephoto end of the range.

July 31, 2012 - By now, you may have read the Introduction and Wide and Mid sections of this ongoing series of posts relating to this le...
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24-120 F4G VR on D800E: Mid range to Portrait

July 28, 2012 - The mid-range of a mid-range zoom often gets overlooked: it is tempting to use these tools at the widest and most teleph...
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D800 Left Point focus or focus and recompose?

July 26, 2012 - A brief post. People have been suggesting that if the left-most point is screwed (as a number appear to be) then they wi...
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24-120 F4G VR on D800: Wide Angle Range

July 25, 2012 - Previously in the introduction to this lens I mentioned that it is at its best in terms of overall performance at the wi...
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The 24-120 F4G VR on D800: Introduction to the "Swiss Army Knife" lens

July 23, 2012 - The 'Swiss Army Knife' Lens 62mm @ f4.5 1/250th ISO 500 There were a few surprised faces when Nikon's Technical Gu...
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D800: the Second Fix result.

July 21, 2012 - As reported in yesterday's post, Nikon managed to receive my request for a second go at 'the Left Point AF Fix' and not...
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D800 Goes Back for the (second) "left-side AF Fix"

July 20, 2012 - EDIT: the results of my tests on the second fix are now here. The on-line reaction to the D800 Left Point AF Problem...
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Capture One tethering with D800

July 17, 2012 - Yippee! It's here! You can't tether a D800 in Lightroom and I don't fancy the sound of Nikon Capture (NX2 is enough of...
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Zeiss T* Makro Planar 100mm F2 on D800

July 16, 2012 - This is a real 'Tuxedo Lens': you probably won't need it often but if you don't own one, you'll likely want to borrow or...
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D800E and Moiré: What PP gets rid of it best?

July 14, 2012 - One of the many reasons that Medium Format fashion and portrait photographers shoot tethered is so as to be able to spot...
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Drive-By Shooting

July 12, 2012 - Travelling by car in a foreign land is fascinating and frustrating in equal measure, with the landscape and light often...
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Finland... some serious "me time" with the new Nikon gear.

July 08, 2012 - An inaugural and three day late post from Finland, where I am travelling with a bagful of Nikon gear including: D800 &...
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