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