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The Image Doctors #125

Photographing Holiday Lights

‘T is the season for festive holiday light displays! This week, we’ll offer our tips and tricks for getting impactful shots of holiday lights, including the best times, places, and equipment to use.

Nikon Announces Two New Z-Mount Lenses

Earlier this week, Nikon announced two new Z-mount lenses.

The Nikon 28-75mm f/2.8 is a fast, midrange zoom intended to offer a lower-cost option for available light shooting as compared to the 24-70mm f/2.8S lens.

The Nikon 800mm f/6.3 Z Nikkor was announced as “in development.” We don’t know much other than it will incorporate Nikons Phase-Fresnel (PF) design elements to reduce size and weight.

The Image Doctors #112

Canon R3 Mirrorless Camera; New Lenses from Canon, Nikon, & Sigma

This week, we’ll cover a slew of camera and lens announcements, and offer our thoughts on what these products mean for the photo industry.

The Image Doctors #98

Nikon 105mm & 50mm Z macro lenses

This week Nikon announced two Z-mount macro lenses, in 105mm and 50mm focal lengths. We take a look at the specs, pricing, and whether we’ll consider replacing our F-mount 105mm VR micro-Nikkor lenses. We also take a quick peek at DXO’s newly updated Nik Collection 4, which we’ll review more in depth next week.

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What is Focus Breathing?

Some lenses change apparent focal length during focus due to their optical design.

A demonstration of focus breathing in the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lenses

Some lenses change their apparent focal length as you move from infinity to near focus. This phenomenon is called “focus breathing.” In the video above, I demonstrate what this looks like using the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G and Nikon 50mm f/1.8S lenses on a Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera.

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