Ghosts of the Galaxy

Nothing pushes a camera’s sensor more than the broad dynamic range of a sunset, or trying to capture the soft glow of the Milky Way rolling overhead. The sensors in modern cameras allow us to capture light and color in ways never before possible. Digital cameras allow us to fine tune exposures in the field,…

Exploring Northwest Trek

When it comes to shooting wildlife, bigger is often considered better. Longer lenses, wider apertures, bigger sensors, and higher ISO’s all combine to bring together sharp and stunning images of wildlife in action. Wildlife photographers spend a premium for the best equipment to capture the kinds of images most people only dream about. For the rest…

OMSI in the Dark

Previously I examined some of the test shots between the Nikon1 J3 and the two classes of cameras it falls between, point&shoots like the Nikon Coolpix AW100 and a DSLR like the Nikon D7100. While these test give some interesting insight into how the camera might perform, they are no real substitute for live shooting…

Practice Shots

Now that we have taken a look at the Nikon1 J3, it is time for testing and comparisons. There are three main areas I am looking at when evaluating the camera today, color accuracy, low ISO noise levels, and Hi ISO quality. Based on the sensor size falling between the DX format Nikon D7100 and…

Meet the J3

Having a proper camera on an outing or vacation can be the difference between lifelong memories archived away, or disappointing blurry shots. This pursuit of the perfect camera has lead me on the slow and steady march of new cameras over the last 10 years. I have finally settled on the Nikon D7100 for my…