In October, not much happened in the way of astro-landscapes, or any types of adventures or landscape photography at all for that matter. Other than one of the most notable events in any astro-landscape photographers story book, an essentially perfect lunar eclipse. Continue reading New Landscape Images: October 2014 Lunar Eclipse
November was a beautifully productive month! I’ve added a handful of landscape images to my portfolio. Enjoy!
Prints are available at photos.matthewsaville.com Continue reading New Landscape Images: November 2014
The Canon 7D mk2 can do over 3 hrs of continuous timelapse exposures (at 30 sec exposures) on a single freshly charged battery. Not bad!
I’m currently testing the Nikon D750 and will post again when I know more about its battery life, but based on white paper comparisons between the D750 and the D610 and D810, things are looking good!
It’s official, I pulled the trigger on a Nikon “downgrade”. I went from a D800e to a D750. Continue reading The ultimate camera setup for adventure and astro-landscape photography is here…
I’ve been watching as the reviews start to come in for this exciting new lens from Nikon. So far, the results are extremely promising! Consensus being: this lens is highly optimized for astro-landscape work, as it ought to be, with very low vignetting and almost zero coma, the two things were almost every other lens falls flat on its face. The one thing remaining for me to determine is, how this lens handles field curvature at infinity (star) focus. Pretty much every lens ever made wider than 50mm has at least some issues with field curvature, either right out of the box or at least after a year or two of heavy use. Continue reading The Nikon 20mm f/1.8 G is shaping up to be the best astro-landscape lens ever!
Upon buying a mint D800e, of course the very first thing I did was timelapse it on my balcony. At average outdoor (warm) summer temps, (good for battery performance, not so good for exposures longer than 30 seconds due to christmas light noise) …I was able to pull off 99 1-minute exposures (11 minutes short of 2 hrs) with something like 15-20% of battery life to spare. Continue reading Nikon D800e Battery Endurance Test Results
Only the latest Nikon DSLRs currently have an extra exposure mode, listed as “–” on your cameras display. (My D800e does NOT, but the D810 does, for example…) Continue reading List of DSLRs that have true “Time” Bulb mode