Nikon D810: Limit Selection of Autofocus Area Mode

I haven’t read about this in most reviews of the Nikon D810. It’s a small, but very welcome addition to customize your camera settings. You can now limit the selection of AF area modes. I for example never use neither 3D-tracking nor Auto-area AF. Now I can disable them in the menu a11 Limit AF-area …

Nikon D800/D810: Turning ISO-AUTO on/off single-handed

I love my D800, but I was always annoyed, that I could not turn on or off the ISO-AUTO setting with one hand. But after playing around with my camera settings I found the following solution: First create an new entry in your MY MENU and make sure it’s the first item at the top. …

The dawn of the Nikon 300mm f/2.8

For a long time my Nikon lens 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II has been upstaged by the 600mm f/4G ED VR when photographing birds. But after a stupid tumble on my part which not only disabled its bigger 600mm sister, but also ripped some parts out of my camera D800 and completely destroyed the GPS, …

Comparison of Nikon 300mm and 600mm with Teleconverter TC-14

I’ve always been skeptical when it came to teleconverters. The few times I used one I wasn’t really happy with the results, until now.

Birds in Flight with the Nikon D800

I just published an article on www.dpreview.com about Birds in Flight with the Nikon D800. It is available also on Nikon Rumors now (as of 20.02.2014).

How to create exif statistics for your photos

If you have Adobe Bridge, you can display statistics such as how many times you used a certain focal length or which ISO speeds you use the most. But what if you wanted to use this information in another application or post it on your blog? Unfortunately, Bridge doesn’t let you export that information (or …

Weight comparison of super-telephoto lenses

I got invited by Nasim Mansurov from photographylife.com to write the guest post Canon vs Nikon Telephoto Lenses. The guest post is based on charts that compare the weight of Canon and Nikon Telephoto Lenses.

Best way to transport your photo equipment including a 600mm/f4 lens

When traveling by airplane, the size of the case and the weight of the photo gear is usually a big problem. Currently, luggage size on international flights is limited to an overall length of 157 cm (length + width + depth) and weight is limited to 23kg. Carry-on is limited to 115 cm (56 + …

Nikon versus Canon lenses: If weight is important.

A few weeks ago Nikon announced the release of the new AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR. This is the first Nikon telephoto lens, which has basically the same weight as its Canon counterpart. It is Nikon’s lens with the best focal length to weight ratio. You get 176 mm per kilo. I also …

Guyana’s Wildlife along the Rewa River

I just returned from an amazing trip to the Amazonian jungle of Guyana. Together with friends and local guides I spent a month on the Rewa river searching for wildlife. Aside from many birds, insects, snakes, frogs and lizards, we got rewarded with outstanding sightings of tapirs, anacondas, capybaras, harpy eagles, an ocelot, a jaguar, …