Fuji X100 Hands On Field Test With Tyler Stalman - Review

Fuji X100 vs Leica X1

The Camera Store's Chris Niccolls had a chance to use the very exciting Fujifilm X100 for a day. So he grabbed renowned photographer Tyler Stalman (www.stalman.com) and spent a day in the freezing Alberta cold taking photos. Chris and Tyler check out the innovative hybrid viewfinder, camera controls, and test out the amazing sync speed for flash photography.

Huge thanks to Stephen Lemmer and Sean Chamberlain for enduring the cold to help us out!

Fuji X100 Hands On Field Test With Tyler Stalman - Review

War Photographer - James Nachtwey

After reading his biography advise everyone to watch the video at the end of article.

Nachtwey started working as a newspaper photographer in 1976 at the Albuquerque Journal. In 1980, he moved to New York and began working as a freelance photographer. In 1981, Nachtwey covered his first overseas assignment in Northern Ireland illustrating civil strife. He has documented a variety of armed conflicts and social issues, spending time in South Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union shooting pictures of war, conflict and famine, and images of socio-political issues (pollution, crime and punishment) in Western Europe and the United States. He currently lives in New York City.

In 1994, Nachtwey was covering the upcoming elections in South Africa, the first non-racial ones in decades. As an associate of the Bang-Bang Club, he was at the scene when Ken Oosterbroek was killed and Greg Marinovich was seriously injured.

Nachtwey had been injured previously in his work, but it was during his extensive coverage of the United States invasion of Iraq that he received his first combat injury. As Nachtwey, along with Time correspondent Michael Weisskopf rode in the back of a humvee with the United States Army "Tomb Raiders" Survey Platoon, an insurgent threw a grenade into the vehicle. Weisskopf grabbed the grenade to throw it out of the humvee, but it exploded in his hand. Two soldiers were injured in the explosion, along with the Time journalists. Nachtwey managed to take several photographs of medic Billie Grimes treating Weisskopf before passing out. Both journalists were airlifted to Germany and later to hospitals in the United States. Nachtwey recovered sufficiently to return overseas to cover the tsunami in Southeast Asia of December 26, 2004.

Nachtwey has worked with Time as a contract photographer since 1984. He worked for Black Star from 1980 until 1985 and was a member of Magnum Photos from 1986 until 2001. In 2001, he was a founding member of the VII Photo Agency.

Nachtwey was present during the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, and produced a well known related body of work. He also compiled a photo essay on the effects of the Sudan conflict on civilians. (Fonte Wikipedia)

War photographer - James Nachtwey

Theatrical Trailer for the documentary film, War Photographer about James Nachtwey
Director: Christian Frei

For further information visit the official homepage www.war-photographer.com

Battle of L vs non-L lens: Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro

It's a commonly asked question: what is so special about L lenses? In this video, we compare the Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro vs the Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro. The L is all the difference in name but what does that mean in terms of what you get for your money?

The atomic bomb on Nagasaki [1945] - Photos that made history

We wouldn’t really need to use Wikipedia as a source for this article...

Nagasaki has been the center that had mostly suffered the European influence during the Japanese middle-age and it was the second city where the United States dropped the atomic bomb called fat man. During the World War II, the 9th August 1945.

This article is part of the section: Photos that made history

Translation by Nina Kozul 

Nikon D7000 Video Test

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Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 24-120 f/4 movie test Full HD

This video is taken by new Nikon DSLR D7000 in D-Movie Full HD (24p) with new FX lens Nikkor 24-120 f/4 VR @F4.

Its composed from 4 separated MOV and created in new ViewNX 2 Nikon Movie Editor (stick together, nothing more).

Important note: The environs of this movie is completely without a daylight, the intensity of light for a correct exposition settings on this camera is approximately 1/60s, F4, ISO 800. To let you know, the conditions are not optimal IMHO.

Settings: Camera operate itself with shutter speed and ISO, aperture is set @F4 manualy, before you run LiveView in a manual or semi-manual mode. Becouse of black bodies cameras and wanted to know how camera works in high light, I set the exposition correction to +0,3 EV.

About AF-F (full autofocus during movie): I chose small focus area in the middle (other posibility is wide area, and you can adjust the position on the screen too, next time I do that!).
When you touch a manual focus ring on a lens body, the AF-F automaticaly turn off, if you want to run AF-F again, just semi-press a shutter button (if you do full press, its take a picture). You can also stop an AF-F for a while by pressing a AF-L / AE-L button, this will stop a continous AF (note: don't forget to set this button to AF-Lock only, becouse as you can see in last part of my video where is a SB-900 an over exposure, becouse I hold it, so next time AF-Lock only!).

About lens: Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 VR ED Nano Crystal Coating is really nice and the picture seems clear and sharp at wide open aperture. Great thing is, this lens HOLD a focus plane while you zooming! Thats awsome information, with Nikkor 10-24 DX which has same ability, it will be perfect ZOOM kit for
Nikon D7000 (equivalent 35mm analog 15-36-180mm with both lences) for a serious movie work.

Summary: This video aim on a technical aspect only, I take the camera and start shot, without any concept and some better knowladge of ability of the camera, so it is just a shot. :)

Please tell me what you think or you can ask for anything else.

Location: Centrum Foto Škoda, in Prague Czech Republic, 21st October 2010

Nikon D7000 Low-Light/High-ISO Video Test

The candle was placed exactly one foot from the front of the Zyrtec bottle.
The distance from the camera to the Zyrtec bottle was exactly two feet.
The logo on the front of the Zyrtec bottle was used as the single focus point.
Exposure was determined by center-weighted metering (8mm area).
Movie quality set to 1920x1080; 24 fps; high quality.
Video edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.

Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lens

Base ISO 100 settings tested: ISO 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, Hi 1 (12800), Hi 2 (25600).
Base ISO 160 settings tested: ISO 640, 1250, 2500, 5000, Hi 0.7 (10000), Hi 2 (25600) again.

Nikon D7000 vs Canon 5D Mark II 1920x1080 ISO 3200

High ISO movie test.

D7000 High ISO Test + Nikkor 35 1.8. Manual mode, 1/50s, iso 3200, f1.8

Nikon D7000 test AF-F (Face Detection)

Nikon D7000 + Nikkor 35 1.8. Internal mic, iso 800, f1.8, 1/50.

Slowmotion test D7000

Slowmotion test.

Edited in VirtualDubMod using MVTools (95,868 fps).

Nikon D7000 + Tamron 17-50 2.8 VC.- Manual mode

D7000 Rolling Shutter test

Picture Control - Nikon D7000 test

Nikon D7000 Picture Control.

Standard vs Neutral (modified).

Nikon D7000 video test, using different settings of Picture Control