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Oct 29

The Nikon D70s CCD vs the Nikon D7000 CMOS

First off, this is a quick and dirty comparison. It’s not meant to be exhaustive (How can it be? It’s a comparison of a couple of images!). This is something for me to satisfy my curiosity about how the two sensors compare and to see what 5 years of progress means to digital photography. Both …

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Apr 14

New AF-S Nikkor 50mm ƒ/1.8G lens?

Nikon Imaging USA posted info on a new 50mm ƒ/1.8G lens, only to promptly remove it. What’s behind the erratic behaviour? Thom Hogan adds: Obviously, someone jumped the gun on Nikon’s Web site. We’ll just chalk it up as another strange tale in Nikon’s long history of strange product marketing. Below is the comparison with the …

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Apr 13

Calculating lens focal length

So I was comparing my 17-50mm Tamron with the Nikon 50mm F/1.8 to see the differences in bokeh and colour rendition with my not-so-proper test scene below and I stumbled onto the fact that at 50mm, the Tamron produces an image that is shorter than the 50mm Nikon. I got similar results with the 18-70mm …

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Jan 09

Snapshot: Stars

This is a close-up of my son’s Santa hat… I liked the stars printed on it and wanted to get a bokeh effect. To do that, I used a 50mm F/1.8 with 3 close-up filters stacked together. Shot wirelessly with the SB-600 (snooted) at 1/128 power. In the end, I had 2 shots that stood …

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