Here’s a shot I got in south Texas using the 200-500mm f/5.6E VR Nikkor near its minimum focus distance of 2.2 meters, showing the good magnification you can get with this lens, especially on a DX Nikon body like the D500. This image is un-cropped, and wouldn’t have been possible with a standard 500mm telephoto without extension tubes.Share This Story
Join me in Moab, UT for a 3-day night sky photography workshop! The rock formations and dark skies of eastern Utah are perfect for photographing star trails and the Milky Way. This is a small group experience (max: 6) and includes both field and classroom instruction. RSVP by July 29th to ensure your spot on this trip!
Interested in night photography? Check out The Night Sky Photography Handbook, a printable guide to creative night photography techniques.Share This Story
Scratching my head and a Eureka! moment…
So, I’ve been playing with my new Nikon D500 and one thing was a real head-scratcher: the behavior of focus vs. release priority mode when using continuous servo (AF-C) focus. For some reason, I couldn’t get focus priority mode to work when using AF-ON mode.
The priority mode option (in theory) allows you to choose as to whether or not the shutter will fire when the camera’s active AF sensor indicates proper focus. In single-servo mode (AF-S), focus-priority is the default. In continuous-servo mode, release-priority is the default. Continue reading Nikon D500: Setting up a Focus TrapShare This Story
The Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii) is one of the more colorful bird species we will find in south Texas. This immature male perched for our group last week while we were set up in the private blinds.
Well, I’m back from leading my annual South Texas Birding Safari and once again, the private blinds of the Rio Grande Valley did not let us down. I captured this image while sitting in a blind with several of my clients (we all got similar shots); the Kiskadee decided to start hunting aquatic insects directly in front of us!
I captured this image with the Nikon D500 and the Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E AFS VR Nikkor zoom lens. This is quite possibly the best wildlife/birding combination that you can get for under $4000. I highly recommend it!
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