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Nikon Df: the plastic not-so-fantastic

The silver and black Df sample in the display case had the new Nikon 50mm f/1.8G lens attached. My first impression was how much larger the Df was than I though it would be. I was picturing something along the lines of the original Nikon F series. Instead, it was every bit as large as the D610 sitting next to it, albeit with lots of retro-looking pointy sharp corners.

SD to Compact Flash adapter

My new MacBook Air has a built-in SD card reader. I finally broke down and bought this CF-to-SD card adapter from Amazon. Now I can just pop the SD card out of my 30D and into my MacBook without having to mess with any stupid card readers or cables. My camera is only 8MP and [...]

A digital photographer’s thoughts on film

Ten years ago (probably pretty close to the day) I walked into my local Wolf Camera store with a backpack full of Nikon 35mm gear and walked out with a small box containing a single 2MP Nikon Coolpix 950 digital camera. I haven’t looked back since. Then, last week my friend Stephen sent me over [...]

Reverse mount macro ring

I have blogged before about my DIY super macro set-up. It was essentially free (since I already had the two lenses required) and resulted in some pretty killer macro shots. However, it is a bit clumsy to use and I realize that not everybody has the right combination of lenses to make it work. So, [...]