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The Image Doctors #142

Nikon 800mm f/6.3 PF lens review

This week, we’re joined by our good friend and colleague, Eric Bowles. Eric is the Director of the Nikonians Academy, and he recently purchased the Nikon 800mm f/6.3 PF lens for Z-mount. We sit down to discuss his initial thoughts on this super-telephoto lens, and how he’s been using it in his own photography.

Example Images (© Eric Bowles)

South Dakota – Custer State Park
Packing the 800mm f/6.3 PF lens in a Think Tank backpack

The Image Doctors #138

How to handle busy or visually overwhelming locations

Have you ever been to a location where there is just so much stuff that you don’t know where to begin? It might be a forest, a city street, or a junkyard like Old Car City, where Jason led a workshop last weekend. In this week’s show, we’ll talk about the challenges busy locations present and ways for approaching them creatively.

Note: Due to travel, we’ll be back on the air May 14th

Travel Photography Workshop with Jason & Rick

We are excited to offer a travel photography workshop Oct. 20-23, 2022 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This is an exclusive, small-group event (6 max) that you won’t want to miss!

The Image Doctors #136

Nikon Z9 firmware 2.0 announced

Today, Nikon announced firmware update 2.0 for the flagship Z9 mirrorless camera. We’ll unpack what’s been announced, what we like, and what improvements we’d still like to see in the Nikon Z9. The new firmware will be available on April 20th, and has lots of major improvements for both still and video capture.

Nikon Z9 Firmware 2.0 details (Nikon USA)

The Image Doctors #133

Field Report: Two months with the Nikon Z9

This week, Jason revisits the Nikon Z9, which he’s now been using for two months. Jason recently published a wildlife photography settings guide for Nikon Z9 users. We’ll also recap some recent product announcements. Note: we’ll be off next week on vacation.

New Products for Photographers

The Image Doctors #131

How We Use Autofocus

This week, Jason & Rick discuss some of the recent advances in digital camera autofocus systems, and how they’ve changed (or not) the way we shoot. We’ll talk drive modes, AF-area patterns, and the recent implementation of AI-based subject-detection in higher-end mirrorless cameras. In the end, we’ll share the settings we use most frequently in our own photography.