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Good Things Come To Those Who Wait: The Long Exposure

In a digital world, we rarely have to wait. Our pictures are available instantly after we take them. There’s little time for anticipation or surprise.

But long exposures take time.

The slow shutter speeds required for long exposures often translate moving elements within a frame into beautiful patterns of unpredictable blur. Water takes on an ethereal quality. Car lights turn in…Read On…

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Field Trip: Nikon Museum in Tokyo

One of my priorities on my recent Tokyo workshop was to visit the Nikon Museum, located at the corporate head office building for Nikon in the Shinagawa district of Tokyo.

The Shinagawa subway stop is one of the busiest in the world and if you venture out at rush hour it’s literally dangerous with waves of salary men and women walking purposely to work. Braving the danger, I made m…Read On…

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Ask Steve Anything! What’s the Quality of the Nikon 24-85mm AF-S G Lens?

The short answer is I found the 24-85mm Nikkor Zoom to be really sharp and a great carry around range for just about every kind of photography. Even in lower light like the situation above in Havana, the lens delivered a super-sharp result.

Dear Steve:

I noticed you used the 24-85mm AF-S G lens in your Auto ISO article, I’m curious how you like that lens.  I use a D750 with the 2…Read On…

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Future Steve: “Loving my new Nikon D9! But there are a few things…”

Oh, Shut-up Future Steve!

We will always find things to complain about.

When I recently saw that Nikon had filed patents for their flagship cameras of the future, the D6, D7, D8 and D9, it got me to thinking. What are those cameras possibly going to look like?

I don’t think anyone could have predicted at the start of our digital journey that we’d travel so far, so fast.

Th…Read On…

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The Evolution of Back-Button Autofocus: The D500 (and D5)

D500, 24-70mm f2.8VR -back button single point AF focused on the eye.

I finally have a chance to write a few thoughts down on the new Nikon D500. Were you (like me) one of the thousands of Nikon photographers who waited seven years for the successor to the D300s?

I have used a full-frame Nikon DSLR since the introduction of the D3/D700 series, but I have co-currently kept a DX …Read On…

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