Viva Las Vegas!

The Digital Underground workshop took to the streets of Las Vegas.

The Digital Underground workshop took to the streets of Las Vegas.

I’m back from leading a workshop with Deborah Sandidge to the always target-rich environment of Las Vegas, Nevada! This workshop was the first in a series we are calling “Digital Underground,” where we look for urban and edgy subjects, especially after dark!

Over the four day workshop, we hit some pretty amazing locations! You can see a gallery of images from the workshop here. Continue reading

The right way to handle a technical issue: Kudos to Fujifilm

2m 34s exposure showing evidence of a light leak from the left-side access cover in the Fujifilm X-T1

2m 34s exposure showing evidence of a light leak from the left-side access cover in the Fujifilm X-T1

A friend of mine mentioned that some Fujifilm X-T1 cameras were susceptible to light leaks when the side access port cover is open. I honestly don’t spend a lot of time scrubbing through all the online babble to worry myself with such things, but in this case I figured I’d check my camera. It turns out that the problem occurs if you have the left side access cover open in bright conditions. That’s important to me, because you need to have this particular cover open to use the remote release for long-exposures. I put my 15-stops of ND filtration on, grabbed a 2-minute exposure, and sure enough there were purple and orange streaks in the image; the classic sign of a light leak.

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Spring Cleaning Sale: Nikon bodies and Lenses

I’m taking stock of what I currently use most, and I’ve identified some items that I rarely, if ever, use anymore. Therefore, I’m selling these items to a good home in the continental USA (sorry, I will not ship internationally). All of my items are well cared-for, and in the case of most of these, very lightly used. I only purchase Nikon USA cameras and lenses to ensure they will be eligible for repair. For those who know me, I baby my gear. My lenses and bodies all ship in their original packaging with manuals and accessories.

Prices include UPS Ground shipping with insurance; adult signature required. I accept credit cards via PayPal. I do not accept personal checks. Local buyers: I will discount these items if you pick them up yourself.

Camera Bodies and accessories (USA versions)

  • Nikon D700 DSLR body (9060 actuations) $1499 (SOLD)
  • Nikon D300s DSLR body (5009 actuations) $725 (SOLD)MB-D10 battery grip for Nikon D300/D700 $100 (SOLD)

Nikon Lenses (USA versions)

  • 200-400mm f/4.0 AFS G VR (original model) zoom Nikkor lens $4000 (SOLD)
  • 200mm f/2.0 AFS G VR (original model) Nikkor lens $4275 (SOLD)
  • 300mm f/4.0 AFS Nikkor lens $975 (SOLD)
  • 24mm f/2.8 AFD Nikkor $250
    A great little lens that I don’t use much because I’m usually shooting with my 16-35mm or 24-70mm zooms. In original box with caps and manual.
  • 35mm f/2.0 AFD Nikkor $275
    A fast walk-around/street lens that’s perfect for low-light situations. In original box with caps and manual.

If you are interested in any of these items, please contact me directly: jason (at) luminescentphoto.com

All sales are final.