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The Image Doctors #179

Photographer Spotlight: William Eggleston

This week, we’re starting a new series where we take a look at influential photographers. For our first segment, we’ve chosen to highlight the works of William Eggleston (American, b. 1939). Eggleston’s unique approach to “snapshot” style, color photographs made his work stand out in the early 1970s. Learn more at the Eggleston Art Foundation.

DXO PureRaw 3

This week, DXO released a new version of their popular PureRaw plug-in. We take a look at how it works, and why we both use it in our image editing workflows, especially with high-ISO images.

The Image Doctors #178

Is a Full-Spectrum Infrared Camera Right for You?

This week, we’re back from our travels and we’re discussing full-spectrum infrared conversions. A full-spectrum conversion allows you to use your camera across a variety of infrared wavelengths, plus as a standard visible-light camera. There are pros and cons of these conversions, but we are very happy with our recent full-spectrum conversions by Kolari Vision.

The Image Doctors #177

Happy birthday, Ansel Adams!

Snake River overlook and Grand Tetons
Snake River Overlook, Grand Tetons National Park (2007) ©Jason P. Odell

This week, we commemorate Ansel Adams’ 121st birthday by taking a look at how his approach to photography still inspires us as photographers. We’ll also discuss modern techniques for black and white processing of digital images, and offer up our tips and tricks for getting better monochrome shots.

The Image Doctors #176

A timeless classic: Nikon’s 105mm f/2.5 Nikkor

Today’s mirrorless cameras make it really easy to use older, manual focus lenses. The ability to use focus peaking and zoom using the electronic viewfinder can give new life to older lens designs that may have been challenging to use with traditional DSLRs. This week, we take a look at an absolute classic, the Nikon 105mm f/2.5 manual focus lens.

First impressions of the Nikon 17-28mm f/2.8 Z Nikkor lens

We got our hands on a production copy of the newest Nikon Z super-wide zoom, the 17-28mm f/2.8 Nikkor Z. This lens, manufactured by Tamron in a partnership with Nikon, is well-balanced, delivers excellent sharpness, and is less than half the price of Nikon’s other f/2.8 super-wide lens, the 14-24mm f/2.8S. We’ll take a look at the pros and cons of this lens as compared to the other offerings in Nikon’s Z lens lineup. Thank you to B&H Photo for loaning us this lens!

The Nikon 105mm f/2.5 P-C Nikkor mounted to a Nikon Z9 via the FTZ II lens mount adapter.

The Image Doctors #175

New products from Nikon, Olympus, and Canon; Budget portrait lenses

This week, we got a raft of product announcements:

We then took to answer a listener question about using manual focus portrait (and other) lenses on mirrorless cameras via a mount adapter. There are quite a few very good manual focus lenses that are inexpensive, and perform very well on today’s mirrorless cameras, especially if you use focus peaking to assist with focus.