The Image Doctors #56

Creating Panoramic Images

This week, we are taking a look at panoramic images. Panoramas are generally images that have a uniquely wide aspect ratio. We like panoramas for their creative impact. You can capture panoramic images in a variety of ways, including cropping in-camera or in post, and by “stitching” together several images captured in sequence.

Watch: Creating Panoramas in Lightroom Classic

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The Image Doctors #55

Night Sky Photography

With comet Neowise still in the night sky, we decided to take a look at the techniques and equipment we use for night sky photography. Find out what kind of lenses work best, and how to set up your camera for stunning night sky photos of stars and the Milky Way.

Be sure to check out Jason’s Night Sky Photography Guide!

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Nikon Z Mirrorless Infrared Lens Performance Review

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Nikon Z6 with 24-70mm f/4 S Z-mount Nikkor lens

I recently converted a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera to capture infrared images. Along with my Image Doctors co-host Rick Walker, I tested most of the new Nikon Z-mount lenses to see how well they performed for infrared photography, including sharpness and the appearance of hot-spots. We also tested a slate of F-mount lenses using the Nikon FTZ adapter to see how well they performed on the Nikon Z6 in infrared.

Read: Nikon Infrared Lens Performance with Nikon Z-mount cameras

The Image Doctors #54

Nikon Z5 announced, New fixed-aperture telephotos from Canon

This week, we’re discussing the just-announced Nikon Z5 and 24-50mm f/4-6.3 kit lens, along with some interesting new telephoto lenses from Canon. These new RF lenses for Canon’s mirrorless system offer fixed f/11 apertures… something we probably wouldn’t have considered prior to mirrorless cameras. Nikon also released firmware updates for the Z50, Z6, and Z7, plus an update for the FTZ mount adapter.

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How to Fix Banding in Digital Images

Remove Banding Artifacts with Photoshop

Mirrorless cameras converted for infrared capture can be prone to banding artifacts.

When I got my infrared-converted Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera, a colleague told me to watch out for banding in my images. I have never seen banding in images from my normal Nikon Z cameras, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

It turns out that in rare instances, I can detect slight banding patterns, especially if I’ve made strong local contrast adjustments, like the Structure slider in Silver Efex Pro 2.

Removing banding from digital images with Photoshop
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