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Nikon D4s: Should you upgrade?

Question time: If you own a Nikon D4, should you upgrade it to a D4s? There’s always a flurry of activity with any new camera release and a surge in initial excitement. The new Nikon D810 received it in abundance but what of the D4s! It seemed to all go quiet very quickly. It was…

Nikon D810, a super quiet powerhouse!

Sssshhhh, what was that? There it goes again, like a feint muffled click. That my friends, will be the beautifully quiet shutter on the Nikon D810, the highly anticipated replacement to the ground breaking D800/E. Update: May 2017 Since picking up the D810 when it was first released, I’ve shot with it almost exclusively and…

Nikon D4s vs D4 high ISO *UPDATE*

*Updated now Lightroom support added* Having spent a couple of weeks with the new Nikon D4s, I promised myself not to get too geeky with it, and indeed for the most part I shot real world subjects. But the ‘improved’ ISO performance was nagging at me. It was good, but with my D4 also by…

Faster workflows: The Wacom Intuos5 Touch (and working with tablets)

I know I’m not alone in saying this and that any other photographer will tell you the same thing, the less time you can spend editing images the better. Of course, taking a perfect image to start with is the fastest way to reduce your workflow (and frustratingly, the hardest!), but the reality is there…

D800 with 200-400 VR samples, plus initial thoughts

My time owning the D800 didn’t start well. I dropped it(!) and it spent 3 weeks at Nikon having £400 worth of damage fixed, a month after it came out. But, following on from my blog post about initial thoughts on the quality of the D800 with the 600VR + 1.4x TC, here’s another quick…

Nikon D800: Quick look with 600 VR + 1.4x

I’ve had a few comments over email and twitter about my thoughts on the D800, especially for wildlife, and it’s performance with the 600 VR. However, I’ve not used it much yet, but I did do a quick test shot the other day so thought I’d share it ahead of more detailed thoughts once I’ve…

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