Welcome everyone, as promised last time we will be talking about: Live view mode, Burst mode, and Color-quality settings.
First off I hope you're finding these mini recaps about your settings on your camera helpful? In that regard, I will have a very very short survey at the end. If you could take just a few minutes of your very busy day to respond it would help me allot with more information offerings to share with you.
If you're coming from a compact digital camera, you use its LCD screen to compose and focus your image. There are disadvantages to this setup when compared to using the optical viewfinders of SLRs. But there are a ton of advantages too – the primary being ease of use. But more than that, an LCD delivers better feedback of user adjustments than an optical viewfinder.
DSLR-live-view-2Essentially, SLRs that support the Live View function allow the photographer to use the LCD as a (bigger) viewfinder. Live View is a real boon for compact camera owners who are accustomed to using a viewing screen, but are thinking of graduating to an SLR. It’s also a great perk for SLR devotees because they can now take advantage of what has traditionally been a compact camera-only feature.
Granted, composing and taking a photo using Live View isn’t quite as seamless as doing the same thing via a compact camera’s viewing screen. Indeed, the image transmission shuts down for a moment just before the shutter releases – a byproduct of SLR technology. Furthermore, the focusing isn’t quite as fast as it is through the viewfinder, and the image display isn’t quick to update. One more thing – using Live View drains the batteries much faster than using the viewfinder.
Also, know as continuous shooting mode, this function lets you choose the number of shots your camera will fire off with one press of the shutter button, its perfect for fast-moving photography like wildlife or sports.
Color Quality Settings:
Many in-camera menus offer settings from Black and White to pale pastels. To learn which one might suit a situation, go out and take a number of shots of the same subject just altering the setting.
Big price drop on the Zeiss 15mm, 18mm and 135mnikonrumors.com/2017/02/21/big-price-drop-on-zeiss-15mm-18mm-and-135mm-lenses-after-sigmas-announcement.aspx/m lenses after Sigma’s announcement
Ho folks, sorry to be late this week no excuse other than busy and picked up a new printer which I will share with next time.
Experiment with Camera Functions
Image quality and resolution controls:
When you out grabbing casual snaps, you may wish to choose lower quality, higher compression settings so as not to fill your memory card. Save high quality and resolution images for artful images.
Image shape controls:
Modern DSLR's let you preselect photo options to match your shooting style.
These modes allow you to focus according to your needs. Single focus works optimally on still subjects. Focus modes such as continuous, enable you to track a moving subject through the frame. Both your camera viewfinder and LCD monitor can show you where the camera autofocus points are. Which in turn allows you to center you focus area. In most cameras, you can concentrate in the frame, or activate multiple points together in some situations. Note, in some situations when shooting in low light, and up close to a subject it may be better to focus manually.
So next time, more modes! and talk about new printer.
Hi all, had another wonderful year at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh Wisconsin. I have to give a shout out to the folks at EAA who plan and execute this very large venture. As well as the city and surrounding areas around Oshkosh. The setup which is huge with parking and camping areas surrounding still always flows very smoothly. Check in, bag checks if carrying in is all very seamless. Besides the planes of all types from warbirds to home kits which are of course my main focus of the show. You will find great education venues on how -to's and history throughout! If you never been here, or are thinking about it for next year. Be sure to download the EAA app on the iTunes store. It's updated every day and allows you to plan for the day. As it tends to get pretty warm this time of year, drink plenty of water, I also like to throw in a Gatorade during the day as well.
Besides the Folks at EAA, I'd like to give a shout out to the Folks that run the Quality Inn and Suites in Kimberly, WI. I've stayed there the last two years, they're clean well-appointed rooms, good parking, and breakfast in the morning that helps set you up for the day. With a pool/whirlpool if you want to relax at the end of the day. Being only about 20 minutes from EAA it works out great.
One last thing I'd like to mention is if like me your going there for photography. Plans what you want for ways you want to shoot. From static displays to ground to air shots. Remember your going to be lugging this all day, and there's allot of area's to cover. And not much shade. I learned the last year about this by Watching a presentation from Moose Peterson on the Kelby-One site. Thanks to Moose for the suggestions. I did use a Tour Classic | Hemp with optional staplettes. This like weight outfit could store the lenses I brought for statics which included a Nikon f3.5 AF-S 24-85mm zoom, and Tokina f4 17-35mm for static work. Then I carried my Nikon D4 with a Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E VR. The bag has enough space for camera cards, blower, side straps for a couple water bottles, small iPhone tripod, and a go-pro camera.
Well. I hope that gives some insight if you plan on this fly-in or others around the country.
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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