Suitable Lenses For Landscapes and Seascapes

Cloudscape at Red Rock, New South Wales.

Generally photographers select a wide angle lens for landscapes or seascapes. Landscapes and seascapes often ask for a lot to be included in the image but sometimes a long telephoto lens can be used to emphasise some aspect of the image. In the next two examples I have used a wide angle lens of 28mm… Continue reading Suitable Lenses For Landscapes and Seascapes

Why Use Prime Lenses

  A prime lens is a fixed focal length lens, why do photographers use these prime lenses and what are their advantages over zoom lenses? There are quite a few reasons why photographers use prime lenses and I will summarise some of the reasons below. Size and Weight Prime lenses are generally quite a bit… Continue reading Why Use Prime Lenses

Selecting Nikon Cameras and Lenses for Low Light Photography

  When you are selecting a particular camera and lens for low light photography there are a few special issues to keep in mind and we will summarise some of the important considerations here. In using high ISO settings bear in mind that if you use a tripod or monopod you can possibly use lower… Continue reading Selecting Nikon Cameras and Lenses for Low Light Photography

Nikon Lens Review of Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) Charts

Nikkor 58mm 1.4 Lens MTF Curve

What are Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) charts for lenses. Well they are charts which indicate the general performance of the lens. There are technical performance measurements of lenses as well as the practical  performance from normal image making. The above graph is the MTF chart for the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor lens as an example.… Continue reading Nikon Lens Review of Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) Charts

Nikon Portrait Lens Review

There are several types of portrait or people photography which may range from close up head shots to full body shots and groups of people, this will require a range of lenses from longish telephoto lenses, ranging through to wide angle lenses. So what is the best nikon lens for portrait photography? We will discuss this… Continue reading Nikon Portrait Lens Review

Nikon VR Lenses

What is VR in Nikon lenses and what is all the hype about it. Well VR stands for Vibration Reduction and it reduces the effect of any camera and lens vibration. How does it Work? The Nikon VR System works by adjusting elements within the lens to compensate for camera shake of the lens and… Continue reading Nikon VR Lenses

Travelling Photography – Nikon Lens Reviews for Travellers

When travelling, the secret for an enjoyable trip is to travel light but also to have enough equipment to satisfy your photographic needs to achieve high image quality. Your needs may vary from wide angle lenses for  landscapes to super telephoto lenses for distant birds and animals. For travelling the Nikon range of DX cameras… Continue reading Travelling Photography – Nikon Lens Reviews for Travellers