Amur Tiger, Taken with Nikon D4 and Tamron f2.8 70-200mm zoom
Here's another shot for Big Cat Week of an Amur Tiger looking very intense.
To help celebrate Big Cat Week, and the week of Cyber Monday I'm offering a discount on all my images including digital downloads. You can check it out at "Images By Lemke" Use the code: bigcatsweek during checkout to receive your discount.
And thank you from Images By Lemke
Big Cats start out like the rest of us, small and in wonder of the world around them.
Hi All, I hope this finds you all well. Lots of excitement this time of the year with Black Friday and the kickoff to the holiday shopping season. Today is Small Business Saturday with Cyber Monday coming up. As well as being" Big Cats Week".
To help celebrate and give you a deal during this time of year. I'm giving a 25% discount on items through my website: www.imagesbylemke.org. All you have to do is use the code "bigcatsweek" at checkout!
Thankyou for visiting, and Happy and Safe Holiday season to you!
I know during this season we can all get caught up in the rat race that the retailers have made of the holiday season. While I'm sharing some of those deals here, please make sure to come back to center and enjoy the company of friends and family and the gift off love that brings!
Nikon Back Friday deals flyer leaked: http://nikonrumors.com/2015/11/19/nikon-2015-black-friday-flyer-leaked-online.aspx/
Also, if you did not see it, an update to Lightroom was just released yesterday: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5994&PID=3006718
DXO One camera gets software update: http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/11/24/dxo-one-app-update-to-bring-apple-watch-support-extended-manual-control-morehttp://appleinsider.com/articles/15/11/24/dxo-one-app-update-to-bring-apple-watch-support-extended-manual-control-more
Adoramapics has some great photo printing deals on books, cards, prints, etc: http://www.adoramapix.com/app/home/
In my neck of the Woods, Arts Camera Plus will be closed on Thanksgiving. But opening on Black Friday with some great deals: http://www.artscameras.com
Till next time, Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Clicking
This post is of a trick I found by accident. A good friend of mine found a NIB Canon i9900 Wide Format printer at a rummage sale for $25.00, knowing that I would love it. He said he looked online and could not find any plugin support for the printer with the current Mac operating systems. After some trial and error like downloading Gimp Print drivers which didn't work well in this case, I went to Canon web site, and its true, there are no print drivers there for anything after 10.6 Snow Leopard. So I figured I'd try downloaded the drivers for 10.6, which I did, and low and behold it worked! Now that was on the Yosemite operating system. When I upgraded to El Capitan, it didn't work again, but tried the same thing and worked again!
So I guess where I'm going with this, is before you give up on an older printer not being supported, try downloading the last version for your operating system. What do you have to lose after all!
Till next time
Well, when I hear the announcement of this lenses from Nikon a little over a month ago I was quite surprised. A long lens at the 1399.00 price point. Going up against the the current offerings from Tamron and Sigma. I thought to myself;f I have to give it a try, as certain other aspects plied my interest.
This new lens has a constant maximum aperture of f/5.6, maintained even at its maximum focal length. If you use a Nikon 1.4x teleconverter, this will reduce the maximum aperture, but only to f/8, and many of the newer and more advanced Nikon bodies have autofocus systems which can work down to f/8.
this lenses is in fact the longest fixed-aperture zoom lens in Nikon's line-up. It comes with a VR (Vibration Reduction) system rated at 4.5 stops, and it has a SPORT VR mode for following fast action.
The new 200-500mm also uses Nikon's new electromagnetic diaphragm control. This gives more stable exposure control during continuous shooting and is more reliable than conventional mechanical linkages.
That's some of the technical, but like me, I'm sure your wondering how it was in the field. I waited till I've had a few times to use it. These trials have been both outside and inside.
The first thing I noticed is quicker focus than my Tamron 150-600mm is, also it tends not to wander in focusing on a subject as much as well. The VR is rated at 4½ stops, and in the field I found it very easy to hand hold and get sharp results, tripod is of course as option, but I'd leave mine at home! Light falloff is negligible, you can shoot wide open and the corners do not go dark. The lens has excellent optics which you would come to expect from a company like Nikon. Is an excellent birding lens (Can't wait to use it for Eagles this Winter).
So in my opinion, while you can get better glass, usually at a much higher price point, you would find this a great buy, even being about half the price of Nikon 80-400mm. So if you get a chance, go check one out at your local camera shop, I think you'll like it!
Till next time
Taken with Nikon D4, and Nikon 200mm-500mm lens. ISO 5000, at 200mm. (Cassius Up Close)
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