Tagged: Digital single-lens reflex camera

The demographics of camera users

The author, at the link below, notes that those under 30 predominately use their smart phone to take photos. Older travelers use compact point and shoot cameras, and middle aged and older often shoot with higher end DSLRs. One thing I noticed on my trip to the UK , specifically London, was the abundance of cameras. Source: Cameras, Cameras, Everywhere | Garden Walk Garden Talk A recent Nikon item said that 55% of...

Using 2 cameras to create fake narrow depth of field images

Small sensor cameras – such as smart phones and point and shoot cameras – are unable to create significant blurring of the background or foreground. Narrow depth of field is mostly limited to large sensor cameras – or to long telephoto shots. But, two camera sensors may be used to measure depth in the scene. One camera is used for the actual photo and the second for depth. Parallax, or the difference...

Using the Olympus TCON 17 1.7x teleconverter with a Nikon 1

These three photos were taken with a Nikon 1 V2, the 1 Nikkor 30-110mm zoom, and an Olympus TCON-17 1.7x teleconverter. I am extremely pleased with the results using the teleconverter. On the Nikon 1, I use a 55 to 52mm adapter ring, and then a 52mm to 40.5mm adapter ring to mount on the Nikon 1. (I could not find a 55 to 40.5 mm adapter). I bought the TCON17,...

Canon announces 250-megapixel image sensor

Canon has today announced a new ultra-high resolution CMOS image sensor that packs approximately 250 megapixels into an area smaller than a United States postage stamp. Source: Canon announces whopping 250-megapixel camera sensor – TechSpot Related articles Canon’s New APS-H Sensor Manages to Squeeze 250-Megapixels in a DSLR Sized Sensor ISOCELL Technology: High Resolution Imaging in the Slimmest Devices Yet Toshiba expands backside illumination CMOS sensor range

Using a Computar c-mount lens on the Nikon 1

These photographs were taken with a Nikon 1 V2 and a Computar f/1.2 12.6-75mm c-mount television camera lens. For improved sharpness, I usually shoot this lens at f/4 as it is soft at f/1.2. I also use a 0.6 ND filter so that I can use the lens wide open. The lens is used with a c-mount to Nikon 1 mount adapter ring. The lens is primarily useful only at the...

Low light image quality test: Nikon 1 V2 and J1, Lumix GH-2 and GH-4

I tested the low light image quality of the Nikon 1 J1 (electronically the same as the Nikon 1 J2 and the Nikon 1  V1), the Nikon 1 V2, the Lumix GH-2 and the Lumix GH-4. The Nikon 1 is a 1″ sensor camera with a 10 MP image resolution and the V2 has just over 14 MP. The Nikon 1 is also an interchangeable lens camera. The Lumix cameras are micro-four thirds...

Amazon selling the Lumix GH-2, with lens, for $795

Amazon selling the Lumix GH-2 for $795 – that is not a misprint and that includes the kit lens. http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-GH2-Interchangeable-Free-Angle-14-42mm/dp/B0043VE27Y/?tag=rumors0a-20 A major firmware upgrade is coming shortly, as well, and will add several new features. I have this camera and love it.