Tag: nikon DSLR

A Russian photographer, Victor Zaykovskiy have shared the sample images taken by Nikon D800 under high ISO mode.

This picture was taken at shutter speed: 1/8000, aperture: f/3.5, ISO: 25600

Following are 100% cropped images at 36 megapixels;

Sample taken at camera metal area, notice the engraved letters.

Sample taken at printed material.

Above photo is taken using Nikon D800 and very affordable nikkor lens 50mm f/1.8 (market price about 100 USD).

Low light condition has been a nightmare for most of digital cameras in the market. For those has taken photos without flash and tripod at night knew about this issue.

Personally, at ISO 25600, I am very pleased with D800 result. This means I can take a decent photo under very low light condition hand-held.

Looking forward to get a copy of D800 which estimated to be available in Singapore market in the month of April 2012.

All images copyright Ferra.ru

by flyingbeagle


I have been wanting to get a hold on this medium telephoto lens for years. Finally this baby is in my hand.

Nikon only produce this lens under 1,000 pieces per year, which according to photographer Josh Jones,

there are over 6 times more Ferrari cars made a year than this lens.

That’s how hard to get hold of this lens.

Ai AF DC Nikkor 135 mm f/2S is not just a mere prime lens. It came with ground-breaking Defocus-image Control (DC) technology invented by Kouichi  Ohshita, Nikon engineer. His mentor is a senior engineer in Nikon who invented AF 85mm f/1.8 lens.

The union of two innovations, the rear-focusing design established in the development of AF 85 mm f/1.8 and the Defocus-image Control (DC), gave birth of the first AF DC Nikkor 135 mm f/2S in 1991.

This lens not only famous for its sharpness but also the unique feature only owned by Nikon, Defocus-image Control (DC).

Ai AF DC Nikkor 135 mm f/2S is capable of controlling the foreground and background defocusing.

In human language, means we can adjust the out-of-focus effect for background and foreground of the image taken.

When taking portraiture shoots, it added “dreamy” bokeh effect for the area intended. Even with the DC feature off, this lens is simply sharp and gives pleasant colour tones for human skin.

Ai AF DC Nikkor 135 mm f/2S build like a tank with decent weight. The finishing is superb and it comes with build-in hood.

This lens is made in Japan. Please ignore that “Made in Germany” on the lens. That is my B+W 72mm XS-PRO Digital MRC Nano SLIM UV Haze 010M Filter. For a lens this caliber, better use the best filter available in the market.

I can’t wait to make a full use of this lens :)

by flyingbeagle

At one lazy photo taking day, I was with my buddy had our dinner at a local food court.

We chat and eat then we left the food court…

…with my camera on the table.

It was only less than one minute before I realized and ran back to grab it.

From what I know, it takes less than that amount of time for other hands to snatched and ran away with it.

by flyingbeagle