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Nikon AF-S 28-70mm F2.8G ED Oom on D800E

March 09, 2013 - This lens, often incorrectly described as a 24-70mm Zoom, is actually a 28-70mm Oom. Something is missing at the front e...
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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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Zeiss 21mm F2.8 ZF2 on D800e: Field Review, Tips 'n' Tricks

November 30, 2012 - The D800 (let alone the 'E' variant) doesn't just squeeze every last drop of resolution out of your lenses - it leaves m...
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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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The Ukraine: Odessa & Yalta

September 07, 2012 - A brief batch of photographs today from the Ukraine: Odessa and the fascinating Crimean city of Yalta, famous as the sum...
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Black Sea Vacation Photographs.

September 03, 2012 - A few shots today from Nessabar, Bulgaria and Constanta, Romania. Mostly with the Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VC, a frustrating bu...
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This Photographer is snapping on Vacation...

August 31, 2012 - Today: Istanbul. In the following few days I will be posting from a variety of places around the Black Sea... I decide...
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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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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 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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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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Midnight in the Garden: D800 & travel tripod

July 12, 2012 - The Nordic gloaming is a hushed and lovely time. Apart from the massive quantity of biting insects, which are extremely...
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The 24mm PC-E

July 11, 2012 - The 24 PC-E is not for the faint hearted. As I remarked in an earlier post, if you're trying to get the 'full monty' Med...
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Shooting in the dark...& keeping it straight with the 28mm f1.8 Nikkor

July 10, 2012 - The Old Qwensel House museum in Turku is a dark (and dangerous, read the jar labels!) place but with the D800's great lo...
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The Ambitious Fisherman

July 10, 2012 - Sometimes you just have to grab the camera before you laugh... Turku, Finland, on an otherwise photographically unins...
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About travel and disappointment...

July 09, 2012 - Planning a trip which is mainly intended as a photographic adventure requires a certain amount of planning and a certain...
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The Leica 50 R Cron - a tribute to Massimo Vitali

July 09, 2012 - I love Massimo Vitali's beach images so whilst wandering around the shores of an unpronounceable lake near Tampere, Finl...
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About Finland

July 08, 2012 - OK so this is fundamentally a Photo blog but often that involves travel and you can't help but notice certain things suc...
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