I’ve recently started playing with the Nik Software straight out of Lightroom. I’ve used Niksoft software for years (pre Google purchasing it) but I’ve really only used it when editing in Photoshop. The Nik collection works quite well out of Lightroom to add a bit of puch to the dynamic range of images. Probably the biggest limitation is things can get a bit noisy in the shadows, especially if things are pushed too hard. Each of these images received about 1min of post production in Lightroom 6.
Canon 7D, Kenko Tubes & 50mm 1.8 coupled with my home made lighting setup.
These guys are so hard to shoot! This little one was enjoying his morning nectar breakfast.
My dedicated macro set-up came to the end of its life some time back, hence the lack of new macro photography.
I’m back! A new 7D coupled with my home made lighting setup and macro gear means there is going to be lots more macro posts.
Hope you enjoy it!
Canon have just released the new 70D which Canon say “is the world’s first DSLR to feature Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, for fast Live View shooting and smooth Full HD movies.”
The new EOS 70D looks like a great camera for enthusiast photographers who want great results at a reasonable mid range price!
See all the details, including sample shots and movies here
This is too much fun! Shot with my 5D III, Kenko Tubes, 50mm 1.8 + macro diopter filter. Settings 1/60, f4.0, ISO 6400, hand held, natural light.
The new Samsung NX300 has just made it’s way to Australia and is well worth having a look at. This is a great looking camera with a choice of brown, black or white retro skins that look awesome.
The NX300 falls into a relatively new class of camera that is small in size (similar to four thirds cameras) but with the same C-size sensor found in many DSLR. This little camera is packed full of features that punch well above it’s weight. With a new ultra-sensitive 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor and an advanced hybrid autofocus system for delivering detailed images that help blur the line between professional and enthusiast. Other impressive features include a 1/6,000 shutter speed, interchangeable lenses, RAW file shooting, and 8.6 frames per second!
At around $900 this camera is worth considering for those looking for a light weight travel camera with high end specs. See all the details here………