Posts tagged: consumer photography

Nikon’s Latest 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is a Compact, Bargain-priced Powerhouse Lens

David Haueter
 Apr 14, 2016

I’ve been a Nikon shooter for the past 25 years and shoot a lot of motorsport events, so my “go-to” lenses are the 80-200mm f/2.8 and the 300mm f/4, both from Nikon. Neither of these lenses have vibration reduction technology, but they have metallic bodies and are built like tanks. My 300mm f/4 lens is the model from two generations ago that I bought on eBay many years ago. It’s a testament to Nikon’s build quality that it still works great and has survived a couple of drops at the race track. I never thought the last generation version of the lens was worth upgrading too, but I may be ready to spend a couple grand on Nikon’s latest 300mm f/4 lens, which is significantly improved over its predecessors.

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Nikon D500 is the DSLR many have been waiting for

David Haueter
 Jan 8, 2016

It’s been almost seven years since Nikon introduced the D300s DX-format DLSR, and for the last several years many Nikon shooters have been waiting for a true replacement to that model. There was speculation that a successor would be announced at nearly every significant trade show over the last few years. That day finally arrived with the launch of the D500 at CES 2016 in Las Vegas.

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Information or Memories? Curating and Creating in a Sea of Images

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 Jun 30, 2011

InfoTrends forecasts that 80 billion images will be captured in the U.S. alone, in 2011. That number is expected to grow to 105 billion images by 2015. As camera phones proliferate and advance in capture technology, at the same time as digital cameras continue to populate the consumer market, the role of the photography in our everyday life is going to change.

With the rise in images being captured and shared, the questions I have are centered on understanding if images are shifting away from being lasting pieces of memorabilia to vehicles in which a thousand words can be shared in a matter of seconds. Is the image information or a keepsake?  We’ve seen tremendous changes in society take place through the sharing of images that are captured for the primary purpose of being used as information. We can look to the revolutions in the Middle East as current examples. We’ve also seen a decline in the number of traditional prints consumers make and an increase in the numbers of images residing in a digital only format. Read more »

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