Shutter speed is often one of those settings on a camera that photographers overlook. Most photographers these days just put their camera in aperture priority mode and let the camera decide shutter speed for them. While doing this is fine for most people and most situations, you might be ignoring some artistic potential, some mood, or some vibe by not taking just a little control of that shutter speed. In this article, we will look at the roll shutter speed plays on an image's mood and how just a few basic adjustments can have a big impact.
Lightroom has just released a nice update that brings in a few new features and performance improvements. Typically when Lightroom does their updates they are usually small little baby steps to a better product, which is great as it allows us to adjust and get used to the new features gradually, compared to if they were to overhaul everything completely in one go. But occasionally, Adobe will implement a small change that completely changes the way the software can be used, and sometimes it's game-changing.
Every so often I come across a lens that just gets me totally hooked and obsessed with photography. Like a Ring of Power, it whispers to me. My eyes glaze over as it consumes my mind, my wife in the background asking, "do you want chicken again, or should we make steak?" echos past my consciousness. "Why are ignoring me," she says flustered. But I am lost. Only at the sound of a squealing Orc swinging a chocolate popsicle over the white carpet does reality snap back in.
The Nikon Z 35mm f1.8 S features a partly aluminum and plastic construction, combined with the dust and weather-resistant design and a bright f1.8 aperture, that all come together to make this one of the best do-it-all lenses for travel or daily use. This 35mm also features a nearly silent stepping motor internal focusing system with no focus breathing which is great for the videographer. Overall the Nikkor Z 35mm f1.8 has a fantastic balance between form and function and will deliver amazing results in any situation.
What's it like using manual focus lenses on the Z6? Pretty good actually. I use to always like shooting manual the most on Fujifilm cameras because they had such nice focus peaking compared to my Sony cameras. But the Z6 has even a bigger advantage over any Sony or Fujifilm cameras that makes it even better. Bigger, and higher quality LCD screens, plus at the time the Nikon Z6 had one of the best EVFs so it's incredibly easy to see what you're doing.
One of the ways I keep tabs on the camera industry and how things are going with different brands is through my Google Analytics. Aside from some of the consumer products like GoPros and smartphones, the Nikon Z6/Z7 is the #1 hit article I have for memory cards. Meaning, a lot of people are buying the Nikon Z6 and Z7 right now.
The Nikon Z 85mm f1.8 S is an extremely versatile lightweight, yet affordable 85mm f1.8 prime lens. This lens was designed for both photographers and videographers in mind with useful video features like silent focusing and no focus breathing but also a weather-sealed single barrel construction with all internal focusing elements and dual focus motors for improved close focusing capabilities.