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Field Review: Nikon D3100 (Day 4)

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Camera Nikon D3100 Exposure 20 Aperture f/16.0 Focal Length 50 mm ISO Speed 100

It was a cold, quiet, crisp morning in my hometown: the type of day I would usually shoot with my 50mm lens on my D90. After a little thought and a cup of tea I put my Nikon 50mm F/1.8 D lens on the D3100. We love 50mm Prime lenses here on The Phoblographer. They are low cost and great to shoot with. We have written a few posts on this subject. I thought it would be interesting to use my 50mm F/1.8 to shoot some Bokeh and have some fun.

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Written by Gevon Servo

January 20, 2011 at 12:11 AM

Field Review Nikon D3100 (Day 3)

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Camera Nikon D3100 Exposure 0.02 sec (1/50) Aperture f/2.0 Focal Length 35 mm ISO Speed 800

Next in this review: an ISO test. The Nikon D3100 has a higher ISO capability than its predecessor the D3000. Its maximum is IS0 3200 and can go up to ISO 128000 when set to HI 2. I started shooting high ISO’s from day one with this camera. The quality of the images at ISO 800 is very nice with little to no noise. Before reading, you can take a look at Day 2 in this series. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Gevon Servo

January 19, 2011 at 12:45 AM

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Field Review: Olympus E-5 (Day 4)

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So far in the review we’ve found out that the Olympus E-5 is a tough cookie from Day 3, that the raw image files are very versatile, and we’re beyond the first impressions. But the E-5 has a much sexier side to it. There are art filters built into the camera. The chart above can be clicked on (and shared) to show off the effects on one image. This will literally be nothing else but a huge image dump with other samples from each filter.

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Written by The Emographer

January 18, 2011 at 12:59 AM

Get $100 off Adobe Lightroom

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Adobe Lightroom is arguably the best digital photo management software available today, and you can get $100 off the price simply by purchasing any camera from B & H Photo priced at over $300. This link will take you to a page showing all the cameras eligible.

Some of our favourite cameras you might want to check out with this deal include:

Canon s95

Canon G12

Canon 60D

Pentax K-7

Olympus E-5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

There are many other great cameras available, these were just some of the first ones which came to mind.

 

Written by Nigel Paterson

January 17, 2011 at 5:13 PM

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Field Review: Olympus E-5 (Day 3)

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What happens when you take a DSLR marketed to be weatherproof and bury it under snow for a couple of minutes? While doing this, you are recording video on said DSLR. I tested that with the Olympus E-5 as part of the Field Review along with how well it performed during a snowfall.

To catch up you can read my impressions during Day 1 and my thoughts on the raw file versatility during Day 2.

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Written by The Emographer

January 17, 2011 at 12:20 AM

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Short Break Shooting: Ditching the DSLR for Travel Photography

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Olympus E-P1, Zuiko 14-42 f/3.5-4.5, ISO400, 14mm, 1/90th, f/4.5, -0.5EV

I recently returned from a short break with my family, where I was able to shoot for fun, to record the holiday and make some nice images. I deliberately didn’t take along my professional camera equipment, because I knew I’d start taking the photography too seriously, wanting to spend more time preparing and shooting than would be fair on my family…and, to be really honest, I didn’t want to feel like I was back at work. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Nigel Paterson

January 16, 2011 at 12:15 AM

Field Review: Nikon D3100 (Day 2)

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Camera Nikon D3100 Exposure 0.002 sec (1/500) Aperture f/4.0 Focal Length 35 mm ISO Speed 100

New Jersey was recently hit with very light snowfall and a good day to take pictures. I took the Nikon D3100with me to my day job. Having a good understanding of how the focusing works from Day 1, I turned off the auto area selection feature to really give it a go. Nothing was planned I just had a little fun with my commute.

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Written by Gevon Servo

January 15, 2011 at 12:00 AM

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