The Image Doctors #240

New Canon mirrorless cameras

This week, Canon announced their newest sports/action flagship camera, the EOS R1, along with a major update to their all-around body, the EOS R5 II. Both cameras are available for preorder and will be available later in the year. Hear what we liked, and what we didn’t like about these new bodies.

Lasting impressions: Nikon 200-400 f/4 VR

In our continuing look at gear that made a difference in our photography, we’re stepping back to look at the Nikon 200-400mm f/4 AFS G VR Nikkor super-telephoto zoom. We both owned this lens, and it made a lasting impact on the way we photographed wildlife. We’ll take a look back at why this lens was such a big deal for us at the time.

The Image Doctors #239

Building a smaller kit within your existing system

Now that’s a small kit! OM System 9-18mm and 14-150mm lenses deliver a 18-300mm equivalent range and weigh just under 1 lb.

This week, we’ll take a look at some ideas for shrinking your kit by getting a different set of lenses for your existing system. While the lure of “pro glass” is strong, sometimes it’s nice to have a small and agile camera kit. A small kit can be great for travel photography, or any situation where you value size and weight over pure optical quality. Today’s mirrorless lenses are astonishingly good, and can offer some attractive options for building a “system within a system.” When paired with modern lens correction tools like DXO Pure Raw 4, you’d be surprised a the kinds of results you can get.

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The Image Doctors #238

Top tips for bird photography

This week, Jason’s back from a birding trip to New York, so we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to discuss tips for getting better bird photos. We’ll discuss everything from location scouting to camera settings, so tune in!

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The Image Doctors #237

Tips for photographing fireworks

Independence Day is right around the corner, so this week we’ll give you some of our tried and true tips for photographing fireworks, including exposure settings and focus modes.

Cameras throughout history: The Nikkormat line

In the mid 1960s, as Nikon was transitioning from rangefinder cameras to SLRs, they needed a lower-end lineup for enthusiasts. Enter the Nikkormat series. Starting with the Nikkormat FT in 1965, these sturdy, reliable cameras were developed over the years and culminated in the EL series, which offered automatic exposure in aperture-priority mode.

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The Image Doctors #236

Nikon Z6iii Announced!

This week, we discuss the long-awaited Nikon Z6iii announcement. But another announcement sparked our curiosity… the Pentax 17 film camera. Wait… what? Let’s discuss!