Archive for the ‘Nikon’ Category

JPEG Submarine

July 27, 2014

Baltic Sea Reflections

Baltic Sea Reflections


The long-awaited holidays I have written about in a previous post started with a visit to my parents, who live at the Baltic Sea. My youngest daughter came with me and while bathing in the aforementioned sea, I became inspired to take aquatic photos.
I got this to do them with.

I got this to do them with.


So, a NIKON Coolpix AW120. Who thinks of these names? (more…)

Late to the party, eight’s the lucky number

May 14, 2014

I’ve got legendary holidays to look forward to this and next year, so I got myself a full-frame Nikon DSLR to document them with, a D800. But results first:

4x5 inch proof plus A2 work print

4×5 inch proof plus A2 work print


This is what you get such a camera body for, to print big. (more…)

A Simple Box

July 7, 2012

The little camera that could... dwarfed by it's lens

The little camera that could… dwarfed by it’s lens


Nikon did something audacious with their D3200: (more…)

Error Circle

May 16, 2012

A smurf tied up in the forest

A smurf tied up in the forest


Sometimes there are so many errors in an image that quality comes round again to being, dare I say, good? Example in case above. I had expired (more…)

All Wrong, But Fabulous*

May 12, 2012

Pensive at the Fast Food Restaurant

Pensive at the Fast Food Restaurant


These are heady times for photo gear geeks like me. The day before yesterday, Leica announced (more…)

Film Swan Song

May 8, 2012

Lock and load!

Lock and load!


See that yellow in the film ID window? (more…)

Another Dimension

May 5, 2012

The Nikon 1 V1 camera body pales in comparison to the huge 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens. And yes, I black out all my cameras with a sharpie pen. Didn't stick on the "1" though ;)

The Nikon 1 V1 camera body pales in comparison to the huge 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens. And yes, I black out all my cameras with a sharpie pen. Didn’t stick on the “1” though ;)


The second lens I got for my Nikon 1 V1 EVIL camera was the Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens. As you can see, this is no longer a compact camera system now, (more…)

Pocket Rocket*

March 23, 2012

The Nikon 1 V1 really is much smaller than it looks here. That's a mini bottle of mineral water behind it.

The Nikon 1 V1 really is much smaller than it looks here. That's a mini bottle of mineral water behind it.


Ok, another photographic gadget that has to prove it’s worthiness. First impressions: I think it will! (more…)

Uncrapping a Digicam

August 5, 2011

The object of today's exercise

The object of today's exercise


Got a Nikon CoolPix S1100PJ digicam yesterday. I confess, it was for the gadget factor. Unfortunately, the built-in pico-projector doesn’t work on Mac OS X Lion. Nikon has promised to look into it. The projector works for slideshows straight from the camera’s SD-card, though, and that is kind of nifty.
But what about the camera qualities of this, well … camera? In the default settings, image quality is crap (by the way: all images in this post can be clicked for large versions):
Let's call this rendition of the berries and the leaves "painterly", shall we?

Let's call this rendition of the berries and the leaves "painterly", shall we?


See those JPEG compression artifacts at the limit of the sensor’s resolution? That’s what you get when you cram 14 megapixel on a sensor smaller than your pinkie’s nail.
But… (more…)

Digital Knight

May 5, 2011

A distinctly digital picture style I'm working with recently, using Nik's Color Efex Pro preset "Tonal Contrast"

A distinctly digital picture style I'm working with recently, using Nik's Color Efex Pro preset "Tonal Contrast"


Exaggerated local contrast and tonal variations are more apparent if you click the pic for a full-size JPEG! Just FYI.


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