This tiny macro lens for Nikon Z cameras packs a punch, but is it worth it?
I recently had the chance to test the new Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 macro lens. This small, lightweight lens allows close focusing to 1:1 magnification, and is extremely sharp. In my review, I’ll show some sample images and offer my thoughts on the value proposition of this lens given the other alternatives in the Nikon Z lineup.
Photograph the Iconic White Sands Dunes November 4-7, 2021
Photograph the iconic white sand dunes and yuccas of White Sands National Park November 4-7, 2021 while learning new photography techniques to create fine-art landscapes. This instructional photo safari includes early entry/late exit to the National Park so we can be there for twilight/blue hour and night sky photography.
Maximum group size: 8 photographers
Minimum group size: 4 photographers
Each participant will receive personal attention in the field during the shooting sessions. I will also provide “ask me anything” post-processing lessons and one on one support each day to all attendees. Topics will include the use of Lightroom & Photoshop for color and black and white image processing. We will also have group photo reviews and critique sessions.
This week, we’re back from leading the Colorado in Bloom workshop in Crested Butte, and we have a follow-up on our thoughts using the new Nikon MC 105mm f/2.8 S VR macro lens. We’ll then dive into the recently updated Nik Collection Plugins by DXO, which adds some significant new features to Silver Efex Pro and Viveza. While there are still some rough edges in the software, Rick and Jason both feel it is a worthy upgrade and plan on using it in their own workflows.
In 2019, I had the opportunity to spend a week at the Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge in Bocas del Toro, Panama. I discovered Panama’s incredibly rich biodiversity, with hundreds of species of birds, mammals, and reptiles. This is my story of that experience!
Join me and Rick Walker online Saturday, May 29th for a photography webinar about Crested Butte, Colorado. Perched high in the Rockies, Crested Butte is the wildflower capital of Colorado. We’ll discuss the subjects, techniques, and tools we use to photograph this area in summertime.