Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Night Photography Lens Test From Ron Brunsvold

Wanted to pass along this lens test from Ron Brunsvold. It will be of special interest to Canon shooters, but since Ron also tested lenses from Sigma, Tamron, and Rokinon, Dark Side (Nikon) shooters should take a look. I would assume that the lens characteristics are the same for both mounts. One thing I especially like Read more... you know you want to.

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

11 Things That Can (WILL) Go Wrong On a Night Shoot

Night view of Queensboro Bridge in New York City.

I think I do a pretty good job of paying attention to detail. I consider every little possibility and I don’t push the shutter button until I’m positive that everything is set up properly. Some might even say I’m obsessive about it. (My wife uses another word.) But try as I might, I haven’t been Read more... you know you want to.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Follow-Up on the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens

After my last post about the Nikon 14-24, photographer Wick Smith emailed to remind me that Canon shooters aren’t left totally in the dark. I knew some people were using an adapter so they could use this lens on their Canon bodies, but I had forgotten about until I got Wick’s message. Thanks Wick! Here’s Wick’s Read more... you know you want to.

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The Best Wide-Angle Lens for Night Photography and Kyle Arrington’s Worst Nightmare

Milky Way

In the last post, I stated that at present the Nikon D3S is the best camera available for night photography. I’m not one to throw out absolutes casually, so when I say something like that without a qualifier such as “among” or “one of the”, you can darn well bet that I’ve done my homework. Well, Read more... you know you want to.