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Just announced: Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Nikkor lens

The Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens incorporates a phase-fresnel element and weighs half as much as its predecessor.
The Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens incorporates a phase-fresnel element and weighs half as much as its predecessor.

Talk about alphabet soup! Nikon has announced a completely redesigned 300mm f/4 lens to replace its aging 300mm f/4 AFS model. The new lens is called the 300mm f/4E PF ED VR, and is available for pre-order here. The lens should start shipping by early February. It is an FX lens, meaning it will work on both FX and DX Nikon DSLR bodies. On DX bodies, the angle of view would be equivalent to 450mm.

I had the previous version, Nikon’s 300mm f/4 AFS IF-ED lens, and I can honestly say it was an under-appreciated component of the Nikkor lineup. It was sharp, handled teleconverters well, and was very easy to hand-hold. My only complaint with it was its lack of vibration reduction (VR), which would have made it perfect for many situations where I didn’t want to use a tripod. Continue reading Just announced: Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Nikkor lens

Just announced: Florida Space Coast Birding Safari

Join me in Florida for some warm weather and fantastic birding April 12-15, 2015.
Join me in Florida for some warm weather and fantastic birding April 12-15, 2015.

Join me in Florida, April 12-16, 2015 for a Space Coast Birding adventure!

We will visit three fantastic birding locations during this trip:

  • Viera Wetlands
  • Merritt Island NWR
  • St. Augustine Alligator Farm

The workshop is limited to 8 photographers, and includes an annual photo pass to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. We’ll also be sure to stop in at the most awesome Dixie Crossroads restaurant in Titusville to have rock shrimp!

RSVP by February 13, 2015

The Sensor Plane #15: Happy Holidays from the Image Doctors!

Former Image Doctors co-host Rick Walker joined me in the studio to discuss what he’s been up to (photographically speaking) over the past year. We then sat down to discuss a few things, including:

  • DSLRs vs. Mirrorless Systems
  • Cameras vs. Camera Systems
  • Tips for cleaning out your gear closet and selling old equipment

We’ve also announced a joint 2015 Colorado Wildflower workshop, June 21-24, 2015 in Crested Butte, CO. Space is limited, so sign-up soon!

Download the audio-only version of this episode here (MP3 format)

My photographic year in review 2014

2014 was another busy year for me. I logged a lot of miles this year traveling to both new and familiar locations, and I’m incredibly happy that I got to meet some of you in person along the way! With that, here’s a little recap of the past year and some of my favorite captures. Enjoy.

April 2014: Digital Underground Las Vegas

I kicked off the year with the inaugural tour in a new series of workshops, called Digital Underground, that I’m co-hosting with Deborah Sandidge. We took a small group of photographers to Las Vegas, where we explored creative techniques and got to see some pretty cool places like the Neon Museum Boneyard and the Nelson Ghost Town.

Neon Museum, Las Vegas, NV
Neon Museum, Las Vegas, NV
Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV
Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV

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