This week, we saw the announcement of the Nikon Zf, a retro-styled camera similar (but with better features) than the Nikon Z6ii. We’ll also discuss a new lossy image format, HEIF, which can be significantly better than JPEG if your editing tools support it.
This week saw the release of the iPhone 15 series from Apple. As iPhone users, we’ll discuss whether or not upgrading to the latest iPhone makes sense.
Cruises are a great way to travel, but we often don’t consider the kinds of photographic opportunities you can get during the adventure. Jason is back from leading a photo tour on an Alaskan cruise, and we’ll talk about the experience and ways to get creative on your next vacation. We’ll also have a special bonus show this week where we’ll share images from the trip.
Many of you know that I purchased an OM Systems OM-1 body and lenses in April of this year. Now that I’ve had some time with the system, I wanted to share my experience using this camera. I’ve now used my OM System kit for travel, portraits, and wildlife photography, and I’ve been astonished by the results. Many of the concerns I had about this small format sensor are simply not issues when using today’s gear and software.
I recently presented a webinar on my personal experience with the Olympus OM-1 kit, and you can watch the replay below.
Here are some of my recommended kits for OM Systems/Olympus Users
I chose to leave these images un-cropped so you could get an idea of the framing. All of these subjects were within 5-10m from me. I shot all of them at 600mm and wide-open at f/6.3. Click any image to enlarge it.
One thing I will say about this combo, the Z9 and the 180-600mm have a combined weight of over 7lbs (3,300g). If you’re not using a monopod, hand-holding this lens will get tiresome after awhile. With a the Nikon Z8, you’re still dealing with a 6.3lb kit. (I certainly noticed it, although I was also at 9000′ (2743m) elevation…