G Davidson

G Davidson

Lives in Japan Kashiwa, Japan
Works as a Teacher
Joined on Jan 14, 2007
About me:

Future plan- to make books with my photos fused with poetry. At the moment, they are in online galleries and photo-blogs, like-

http://daylifepics.blogspot.com/
http://momentsofinfinity.blogspot.com/

Equipment-

Nikon D300,
Nikon D5100
Nikon D3100
Panasonic LX5
Canon G9

SB-800 Flash
Velbon QHD-41 Monopod

Lenses-

Note- I try to stick to 'bright' lenses, so as to control the depth of field and to have a brighter image in the viewfinder, though for traveling and ultra-wide angles I compromise on this.

Nikon 24mm f/2.8D.......................(street photography, walk-around)
Nikon 28mm f/2.8D.......................(events, walk-around)
Nikon 35mm f/1.8 D.....................(my other walk-around)
Nikon 50mm f/1.4D.......................(low light and portraits)
Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 DX................(events, weddings)
Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR..........(for traveling light)
Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR........(travel)
Nikon 35-70mm f/2.8D...................(my DX portrait zoom)
Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 VRII.........(nature, travel, candids)
Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 ED AF..........(candids, nature)

Tokina 12-24mm f/4 ATX Pro-DX.......(wide landscapes, events)
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 HSM....................(portraits, details, bokeh, low-light)
Tamron 90mm SP AF f/2.8 Di...........(macro with amazing, beautiful bokeh)

I recently sold on my Nikon 24-50mm AF, Nikon 70-300mm ED AF and Tokina 28-70mm AT-X AF SV, as they are not so useful on DX and their ranges are covered better by the lenses above.

Most Wanted Lenses-

70-200mm VR
85mm f/1.4D
17-55mm f/2.8 AF-S DX Nikon/ another equivalent zoom for DX, like the Tamron 17-50mm version

G Davidson's recent activity

  • The only real lack in the G6 for me is it's older sensor, with a lot of noise/noise reduction needed at higher ISOs. With the 4k, this looks like a winner, a 'mini GH4' for the rest of us.

  • One little detail to add is the extra width that starting at 50mm (being 75mm equivalent) gives on APS-C. I often find 70mm (105mm equivalent) too long as a starting point and too far from...

  • I'd have to agree. The sheer level of new features in this camera, or in other mirrorless designs isn't something Nikon orCanon can match with their updated models. Their autofocus seems to be...

  • Completely! Sometimes I want to use a low shutter speed, to make a waterfall look smoother or to convey movement. Sometimes it just gets dark. Even more so, it's invaluable for tripod-less video,...

  • It can be repaired, like the AF mechanisms. Nothing but broken glass need end a lens' life.

  • Thank you for your informative reply. The only touchscreen camera I've personally used is the Panasonic G6, which I do find effective (especially the use of the screen to change focus point), but...

  • Full frame cameras are basically expensive, but this ticks a lot of relevant boxes for Nikon users, without breaking the bank too much. I expect a lot of pros will use this who don't need to step...

  • I think this shows just what is possible in the DSLR-like framework, when applied to mirrorless designs. The 4k video and 15fps handily surpass anything Canikon can produce right now. We'll have to...

  • The main thing is the AF speed and accuracy. I find myself using the slow live-view contrast-detect AF on the D610, just to be sure of getting the shot. Then you have some improvements for video,...

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