The Image Doctors #144

When to “go big”

Previously, we talked about the “going small” approach to photography. This week, we discuss the pros and cons of “going big.” Do you really need a large camera system? Is your smartphone camera enough?

The Image Doctors #143

Traveling through Portugal & Major Lightroom Updates!

We’re back this week after Rick returned from a vacation trip to Portugal. Many times, our travels don’t always line up for “pure photography” so Rick will discuss how he used his OM System OM-1 and his iPad Pro to work on his photos while traveling.

Earlier this week, we saw updates to the Nik Collection by DXO (paid upgrade) as well as Lightroom/Photoshop. Lightroom’s masking tools got a HUGE boost to functionality by adding a true “Invert Mask” function. We both think it’s a great update, and recommend our Lightroom users update their software to the latest version.

The Image Doctors #142

Nikon 800mm f/6.3 PF lens review

This week, we’re joined by our good friend and colleague, Eric Bowles. Eric is the Director of the Nikonians Academy, and he recently purchased the Nikon 800mm f/6.3 PF lens for Z-mount. We sit down to discuss his initial thoughts on this super-telephoto lens, and how he’s been using it in his own photography.

Example Images (© Eric Bowles)

South Dakota – Custer State Park
Packing the 800mm f/6.3 PF lens in a Think Tank backpack

The Image Doctors #141

Understanding Image Stabilization Systems

Most, if not all, of today’s digital cameras offer some form of image stabilization (IS) system. Today we’ll give an overview of the different types of IS systems, and what you need to know about using them in the field.

New APS-C Canon Mirrorless Cameras Announced

Earlier this week, Canon introduced the EOS R7 and R10, two new APS-C (1.6x crop) mirrorless digital cameras. The Canon R7 is a 33 megapixel camera which may appeal to wildlife photographers, while the Canon R10 is a 24 megapixel camera clearly targeted towards everyday consumers.

The Image Doctors #140

APS-C format cameras: Useful tool or orphaned system?

This week, we’re discussing the current state of APS-C format digital cameras. Almost all early DSLR cameras utilized a “crop sensor” format (meaning smaller than the 24x36mm 35mm standard format. The APS-C format offers approximately a 1.5x crop factor as compared to 35mm format, and has long been popular with nature and wildlife photographers for its “extra reach.”

Since the advent of “full-frame” format digital cameras, APS-C format bodies have seemed to suffer from neglect. Other than the Fujifilm system, which is entirely built around APS-C format, other manufacturers seem to limit the lens choices for their APS-C camera bodies.