Category Archives: Podcasts

Sensor Plane #16: Nikon 500mm f/4 AFS G VR Lens Unboxing

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I just took delivery of a brand-new Nikon 500mm f/4 AFS G VR Nikkor telephoto lens. I thought I’d unbox it on-air and discuss why I purchased it, and how it fits into my lineup. I also compare telephoto lens options, including 400mm and 600mm and zooms.

I purchased this lens from Berger Bros.; I highly recommend them as they are a pleasure to work with.

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The Sensor Plane #15: Happy Holidays from the Image Doctors!

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Former Image Doctors co-host Rick Walker joined me in the studio to discuss what he’s been up to (photographically speaking) over the past year. We then sat down to discuss a few things, including:

  • DSLRs vs. Mirrorless Systems
  • Cameras vs. Camera Systems
  • Tips for cleaning out your gear closet and selling old equipment

We’ve also announced a joint 2015 Colorado Wildflower workshop, June 21-24, 2015 in Crested Butte, CO. Space is limited, so sign-up soon!

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Sensor Plane Podcast #14: Choosing the best lens

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As mentioned in my earlier article, the best lens is the one that fits your needs. Sometimes that means having the best optics and fastest aperture, but other times other factors can trump pure optical quality. In today’s episode I take a look at some of the Nikon lenses in my kit and discuss how often I use them.

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Sensor Plane Podcast #13: Photographing Fall Colors

Photographing fall foliage is one of my favorite things to do.
Photographing fall foliage is one of my favorite things to do.

It’s time again to think about photographing fall foliage! In this episode of The Sensor Plane podcast, I’ll go over some tips and tricks for getting fall colors that really pop. Specifically, I’ll talk about some of the filters I use when photographing fall colors, including the Singh-Ray Vari-N-Duo.

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I pack all my filters into the Mindshift Gear Filter Hive.

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The Sensor Plane #12: Nikon Crop Modes

This week on The Sensor Plane Photography Podcast, I explore the various crop modes with my Nikon cameras. Ever since Nikon came out with their first 35mm format camera (FX format), the D3, they have implemented ways of cropping the images in the camera.

While the most obvious crop mode is Nikon DX (1.5x) format, which enables the use of DX format lenses on FX format bodies, Nikon also offers 1.2x and 5:4 crops on some of their cameras, including the D800 and D810. These crop modes can be useful in a variety of situations, but have some drawbacks depending on the camera you use.

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