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Lights and Shadows…. « Joe McNally’s Blog – Photography Article

Lights and Shadows…. « Joe McNally’s Blog Fun time of year to post a couple shadowy, sort of spooky pics. Ominous lighting. Purposeful, sinister shadows. Shadows that don’t allow you to see, but make you guess. Intrigue. Possible mayhem. Mean streets. Darkness on the edge of town. Need I go on?Two Speedlights in a Vancouver alley from a few years back. A green gel on one, for the shadow. A Lastolite Ezybox for Hannah, who plays her role perfectly. And….done.…

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Nikon D3400 vs. Nikon D3500 – David Molnar – iPhone Photography Article

Nikon D3400 vs. Nikon D3500 – David Molnar What they both have:Both the D3400 and D3500 have a very similar build, and you’ll notice that all the key features are similar as well. From the sensor and processor, to the image quality output, even the 24 megapixel sensors are the same.With Nikon’s fourth generation processor, the EXEED 4, it gives both cameras the capability to shoot with nicely rich and detailed images that are good quality in beginning DSLR camera…

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Nikon D3400 vs. Canon Rebel T6i – David Molnar – Your Photography Mentor – iPhone Photography Article

Nikon D3400 vs. Canon Rebel T6i – David Molnar – Your Photography Mentor Nikon D3400 Pros:We can’t overlook pricing when comparing the two models. That’s where the Nikon D3400 really has the upper hand. It’s more than $100 cheaper than the T6i at its current market price, and while the T6i may boast a few more fancy features, they’re ultimately comparable in terms of usability, functionality, and overall performance. If budget is your primary concern, the Nikon D3400 is the…

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The Nikon D5 is Now $1,000 Off – Photography Article

As Nikon prepares to reveal the Nikon D6 flagship DSLR in earnest, the Nikon D5’s price has dropped to an all-time low. Whether you want the XQD or CF memory card version, you can now pick it up for “just” $5,497, or a full $1,000 off the suggested retail price. By all accounts, the Nikon D6 will be a major upgrade over the current D5: with rumors swirling of in-body image stabilization, better video capabilities, and other features that will…

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Camera Work, Lighting! « Joe McNally’s Blog – Photography Article

So, it wasn’t enough to simply fly the camera on the Gitzo tripod on a moving vehicle and fire it remotely. Had to do some small flash lighting as well. It was necessary. The windy roads out in Nevada rarely lined up perfectly with the fading sun, making available light a dicey approach. I also wanted the power of flash duration to make sure Joli Irvine stayed sharp, while the shutter speed allowed the road to blur. We started as…

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Nikon to Produce Mirrorless Crop-Sensor Camera and Two Z Lenses – Photography Article

Up until now, Nikon has stayed out of the mirrorless APS-C (crop-sensor) camera space. They’ve let Sony and Fujifilm take the lead with their respective a6000 and X-T lineups. Even Canon, which stands at the back of the mirrorless pack, has produced its ‘M’ series. But things are changing in the digital camera world, especially as DSLRs lose ground to mirrorless systems and DSLR lineups get shelved. Nikon, a (relatively) small company surrounded by big players, has pushed innovation, bringing…

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Why I’m Going Back to Nikon – Photography Article

After going back and forth for months (read: years) between Sony and Fuji, never being entirely happy with either one, I ended up with… a Nikon system. Why would I go back to my first love? Yes, I shot Nikon for ages, first on film and then on digital, before switching to Canon because of they were developing full-frame bodies while Nikon was still fixated on DX only, but nowadays it’s all about going mirrorless right?* Well, at first my…

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Nikon to Release Z50 Mirrorless APS-C Camera and Two Lenses Soon: Report – Photography Article

It looks like Nikon is preparing to enter the mirrorless APS-C market and take on Sony’s a6000 series cameras. According to a breaking report from this morning, Nikon is planning to release the “Z50” APS-C mirrorless camera and two lightweight DX-format mirrorless lenses “soon.” The report, published by Nikon Rumors this morning, claims that the Nikon Z50 will feature a 20MP APS-C image sensor, 3-inch “pivoted” LCD, and the ability to shoot bursts up to 11fps. If accurate, it seems…

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Nikon Working on a 60MP Mirrorless Camera with 16-Bit Raw Files and Better Compression – Photography Article

A leaked page that is allegedly from a Nikon camera manual is “confirming” what previous rumors had already indicated: That Nikon is working on a 60MP full-frame mirrorless camera, and that this camera will be able to shoot 16-bit NEF raw files. The manual page was published by Nikon Rumors, and while we can’t be sure it’s legitimate, the layout is identical to similar pages in the Nikon Z7 user’s manual: The main differences are the increase in resolution to…

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Nikon, Leica and Olympus are Not Going to Attend Photokina 2020 – Photography Article

Photokina is still the world’s leading imaging expo, but changes to its structure and a struggling industry may be pushing participants away. In a press release published to the expo’s website, the trade show’s organizer Koelnmesse revealed that Nikon, Leica and Olympus have all chosen to skip Photokina 2020. The announcement strikes a grim-but-hopeful note, under the headline “Photokina 2020: An Industry in Transformation, a Decisive Chance for the Future.” Stand: Leica, Halle2.2 “The imaging industry is currently undergoing massive…

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Nikon Announces D6 in the Making, Plus Rumored D6 Specs – Photography Article

Well, it’s official: The Nikon D6 is under development, as announced by Nikon earlier this week. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, because the Nikon D6 has been whispered about for months, including a lengthy list of rumored specifications. But it’s nice to know the D6 is on its way. Unfortunately, Nikon’s announcement includes no details on the D6, except that it will be the company’s “most advanced DSLR to date.” This may be a reference to the D6’s autofocus…

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Leaked Nikon Z Lens Roadmap Shows 10 Lenses Planned for 2020 and 2021 – Photography Article

An updated Nikon Z-Series lens roadmap appeared online this morning, purporting to show all of the NIKKOR Z lenses that Nikon has in store for 2020 and 2021. From an 85mm f/1.2 to a 100-300mm f/4, it seems Nikon has a lot of glass in the pipeline for its full-frame mirrorless system. First: the grain of salt. This roadmap certainly seems plausible given Nikon’s current lineup and the official roadmap available on the the brand’s website, but it was sent…

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Nikon’s ‘Most Advanced DSLR’ Ever is Nigh – Photography Article

Nikon just officially announced the development of the Nikon D6 professional DSLR, a camera Nikon says will be “its most advanced DSLR to date.” “Nikon released the D1 digital SLR camera in 1999, making 2019 the 20th anniversary of the single-digit D series,” Nikon says. “Thanks to the imaging know-how cultivated over Nikon’s long history in camera development, Nikon’s professional DSLR cameras have continued to evolve by introducing some of the industry’s most advanced technologies and responding to the strict…

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Nikon Unveils the Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S Mirrorless Lens – Photography Article

Nikon has announced the Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S, a fast wide-angle prime lens for its full-frame mirrorless cameras. “The 24mm f/1.8 S is optimized for capturing everything from cityscapes to environmental portraits and is built to take advantage of Nikon’s large Z-mount, delivering the ultimate combination of fast, bright and sharp performance in nearly all lighting conditions,” Nikon says. Equipped with Nikon’s Multi-Focusing System, the lens uses two AF drives working in tandem to achieve fast and accurate autofocus,…

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Nikon Europe Leaked the Nikon D6 This Morning, Announcement Tonight – Photography Article

It’s been a bad few weeks for leaks directly from the source. First, Canon Australia leaked their own promo videos and brochures for both the Canon 90D and Canon EOS M6 Mark II a full week before announcement. Now, Nikon has let the D6 cat out of the bag less than 24 hours before they’re supposed to officially reveal the camera. The leak appeared briefly on Nikon Europe’s social media accounts, where promo videos and announcement posts were live for…

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Nikon to Announce D6 Next Week, Will Feature IBIS and Improved AF: Report – Photography Article

According to the most recent reports out of Japan, Nikon is planning to announce the flagship Nikon D6 DSLR in less than a week! The official announcement of the D6—which is rumored to feature in-body image stabilization, better video, and more—is now expected on September 4th. Previous rumors indicated that Nikon was going to announce their flagship full-frame DSLR sometime in October, but Nokishita is reporting that this date has now been moved up to September 4th: This is almost…

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Nikon Unveils 3D LUT for N-Log Video, Will Charge for ProRes RAW Update – Photography Article

Nikon made two major announcements for video shooters today. First, they released a dedicated (and long overdue) 3D Look Up Table (LUT) for the flat N-Log profile, making it much easier to post-process video footage from the Z6 and Z7. And second, they quietly announced that the long-awaited RAW video update for the Z Series will not be a free firmware update. It’s a mixed bag for fans of the full-frame mirrorless Z Series today. On the positive side is…

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How to Show Off Your Ultra-Expensive Camera Gear with an RC Car – Photography Article

Here’s a bit of lighthearted randomness: someone decided to take their large collection of very pricey cameras and lenses and build a tabletop off-road course for their RC car. The tiny Ford Bronco starts off by rolling over a set of three RED MINI-MAG cards that cost $1,450 each. The rest of the course features a RED camera and accessories, multiple Canon EOS 1DX Mark II DSLRs worth $5,500 each, and several high-end Canon L lenses also worth many thousands…

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Nikon is Only Producing 1,000 Copies of the 500mm f/5.6 PF Lens Per Month – Photography Article

If you’re still waiting for the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens you ordered weeks or even months ago, we don’t suggest holding your breath. In a statement posted to a German NPS website, it seems Nikon is only able to produce 1,000 of these lenses every month. The fact that Nikon has struggled to keep up with demand for the 500mm PF lens has been widely reported. Nikon Rumors finally learned why when a reader from…

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Nikon Has Finally Added RAW Image Transfer to the SnapBridge App – Photography Article

Nikon launched version 2.6 of its wireless image transfer app Snapbrige yesterday, and the latest update comes with two long-awaited features: RAW image transfer and wireless camera control for Snapbridge compatible DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Users of Nikon’s older DSLRs like the D750 could already do some of this with the old Wireless Mobile Utility app, but for all its design and usability advantages, the Snapbridge app was still limited… until now. With the release of version 2.6, Nikon is…

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Shades of Difference and Direction « Joe McNally’s Blog – Photography Article

Hard sun, big silk, beautiful light. Pretty simple. Take a nuclear blast of sunlight and tame it by interfering with its blazing, destructive path with a simple swatch of white material, and it arrives at your subject’s doorstep (face) as cuddly and friendly as a golden retriever puppy. Get fancy and add a simple white fill card to bounce a small amount back and up into the face and you got dead bang gorgeous, wraparound light. Friendly and glow-y. Below,…

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Top 3 Places to Photograph Vienna – Timelapse Travels – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Earlier this summer I went to Vienna, Austria for a weekend and had a chance to explore the beautiful city.  I wanted to give my top 3 favorite places to take photographs! 1. Schönbrunn Palace This is the winter palace of Vienna which is just a short train ride away from the city centre.  This location is perfect because it’s perfect for architecture, landscape, and nature photography.  The palace grounds have several nature walks including a hill after a steep…

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Did Nikon and Canon Follow Micro Four Thirds’ Lead? – Photography Article

I was excited when Canon and Nikon finally stepped into the mirrorless game seriously more seriously, releasing their full-frame mirrorless cameras in 2018. Nikon launched their Z6 and Z7 with the new Z-Mount, while Canon released the EOS-R with a new RF-Mount. Taking a closer look to the mount design, both companies adopt very similar approach, and I can’t help but notice the similarities and be reminded of what Four Thirds promised and delivered in 2003 when Olympus DSLR E-1…

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Showtime! « Joe McNally’s Blog – Photography Article

When it comes to splash, color and the unabashed exuberance of the stage, it’s hard to beat Vegas, and its coterie of wildly diverse, talented, athletic, sensual, magnetic performers. Luckily for me, I know a few, none more vibrant than Joli Irvine, who has dazzled many a Vegas goer from numerous stages on the legendary strip. We have happily been involved here at our studio in a two month, all-consuming series of shoots which occurred in January and February of…

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Searching for the ‘Ideal’ Image Sensor – Photography Article

Like it or not, much of the conversation around image quality these days revolves around sensor size. When Sony announced the a7R IV, it boasted image quality that “rivaled medium format.” When people defend Micro Four Thirds, they show off their ultra-portable system and claim the images are “indistinguishable from full-frame.” And then you have tweets like this: Full-frame has all-but taken over as the professional ‘standard.’ But why? And does it even deserve that title? I don’t think it…

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Nikon CEO Expects Imaging Business Profits to Grow 80% in Three Years – Photography Article

In a recent interview with Japanese publication Nikkei, Nikon CEO Toshikazu Umatate admitted that imaging profits have fallen to one-sixth of their peak in 2012, but painted a more hopeful picture for the near future. These days, financial reports and interviews from camera companies frequently read like death omens and dire warnings. The current climate is always “shrinking” and any hopeful statement is usually tempered by the assertion that the market will continue to shrink for the foreseeable future. But…

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Patent Images Show Rumored Nikon Z-Mount APS-C Camera Without an EVF – Photography Article

Over the past several months, there have been some rumblings in the rumor mill that Nikon is planning to release an APS-C Z-Mount camera dubbed the Z3 by rumor sites. Now, a new design patent filed in Japan seems to show exactly that: an APS-C Z-Mount camera with no built-in EVF. We would never consider a patent image “confirmation” that such a camera is coming, but the coincidence between recent rumors and this recently unearthed patent is raising eyebrows. The…

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Nikon Unveils the Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S Fast Prime Portrait Lens – Photography Article

Nikon has announced the new NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S, a fast prime portrait lens for its full-frame Z Series mirrorless cameras. “The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S is a fast aperture lens ideal for all types of portrait photography and videography thanks to its edge-to-edge sharpness and beautiful, natural bokeh,” Nikon says, adding that the “fast f/1.8 constant aperture medium telephoto NIKKOR Z lens benefits from the wider, shallower Nikon Z-mount, producing edge-to-edge sharpness, even wide open.” Features of…

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Canon and Nikon Will Release DSLRs With In-Body Image Stabilization – Photography Article

In-body image stabilization (IBIS) has long been resisted by the two DSLR giants, Nikon and Canon. But recent rumors indicate that both Canon and Nikon will be breaking into new territory, with IBIS technology added to upcoming DSLRs for both brands. Up until now, in-body image stabilization has been confined to Nikon’s mirrorless lineup. And while reports indicate that the followup to the (mirrorless) Canon EOS R will include IBIS, there was no definitive information about DSLR in-body stabilization. Then,…

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Working One Room, Two Athletes. « Joe McNally’s Blog – Photography Article

Thrilled that Nikon USA is starting to roll out a series of stills and videos roughly titled “Performers.” I came up with the notion to address the multi-faceted capabilities of the Z camera mirrorless system. Z7 is hi res, handles action, but is the camera I would think of for a set piece. A posed portrait. A defined moment that is, to a degree, under the control of the photographer. The Z6 is more of a photojournalist’s camera, lower res,…

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