This is part 1 of the Yellowstone in Winter post written by Randy Dykstra - you can check his website, Instagram and Facebook page (if this article doesn't make you go there in the winter, I don't know what will):
Everyone knows of Yellowstone National Park and its geysers. Millions of people visit in the summer months. But it was a whole new experience to stay in “yurts” in the middle of the park, in the middle of winter. This was also a time for me to really put my new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens to task on my Nikon D850.
Winter made this just an amazing adventure, loaded with all sorts of weather; snow storms, winds, bright warm days, and a mixture of all the above. Key this year was finding a place where I could actually stay inside the park and not have to travel 40 miles each morning to reach the central areas of the park. That meant I was able to be at key locations right at sunrise.
The park was loaded with bison and I saw well over a thousand of them, over the 5 days of photography. Also quite abundant were coyotes and eagles as I saw multiples of each every day of the trip. Staying out of sight were the wolves and elk, at least in the middle section of the park. Although, there were some signs of activity that occurred at night.
The Nikon Z 6 Filmmakers' Kit "Test Drive" Rental Program Provides the Opportunity to Create Your Own Contest Entry and Discover Why Everyone is Talking About the Incredibly Capable Z 6
MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the “Follow Your Passion” video contest, which encourages content creators across the United States to capture their passion using a Nikon Z series mirrorless camera. Entrants can submit a short film for a chance to win a Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit and up to $25,000 in prize money.To enter, users are invited to submit a video project from 3 to 5 minutes in length, captured with a Nikon Z 6 or Z 7, showcasing their passion through filmmaking. Interested participants can submit videos starting on Wednesday, May 15 through Saturday, August 31, 2019.
Leica Camera has just released a special edition Leica CL ‘100 jahre bauhaus’ camera kit (silver anodized) in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus school of art and design in Germany. The set is comprised of a silver Leica CL camera with a matching silver Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH lens (silver anodized) and a black leather carrying strap. To further highlight the Bauhaus anniversary, the camera’s leather covering and leather strap are embossed with the Bauhaus word mark. The Leica logo, in keeping with the Bauhaus emphasis on minimalist aesthetics, has been reduced and desaturated to pure black to give the entire camera a monochromatic palette.
This limited-edition camera comes equipped with all the original Leica CL features such as a 24-megapixel sensor, fast autofocus, 4K video recording as well as connection to the Leica FOTOS App where pictures and videos can be easily be shared to various social media networks.
Please note that in order to mount the lens cap to a lens, you will have to align the red dot on the lens cap with the corresponding dot/marking on the lens.
Rock & Roll straps have a new e-shop website and they are currently offering a 15% discount with a coupon code newshop until Sunday, May 19th. Here are some of the Rock & Roll straps:
The Lomography LC-A Minitar-1 32mm f/2.8 Art lens for Leica M-mount is still available for sale at B&H Photo.
Eye-Detection autofocus (AF) for still-image shootingAF performance improvements in low-light situationsAddition of auto-exposure (AE) tracking capability to the continuous high-speed (extended) mode
Some additional coverage on the new Nikon Z6/Z7 firmware update 2.0 that includes:
First, the Nikon Z6/Z7 Facebook group is full with examples, feedback, commentary on the new firmware update. Definitely worth checking it out.
Thank you for choosing Nikon for your photographic needs.
Eye-Detection autofocus (AF) for still-image shooting
The new firmware offers Eye-Detection AF functionality that automatically detects and focuses on human eyes when using the Auto-area AF mode in both AF-S and AF-C. When the eyes of multiple subjects are detected, the multi-selector or sub-selector can be used to select the eye upon which the camera should focus. This enables precise focus on the eye of the intended individual, even when looking through the Electronic Viewfinder. This function is applicable even when the subject's face is partially covered by another object, or in the event when a subject is frequently changing their pose.
AF performance improvements in low-light situations
A couple of weeks ago, I went to Scotland with my best friend’s brother and took along the Leica Q2, the Fuji GFX 50R and the DJI Mavic 2 PRO. While a separate blog post about the complete trip will follow later, I thought I would start off with one focusing on the Leica Q2 and how it performed when used as a travel camera.
First things first; why did I take the Q2 along, when I already had the GFX50R with the 32-64mm f/4 in the bag?
Well, you could certainly use the chainsaw you just took down a tree with to also slice and dice some ham, as well as butter your bread, but it wouldn’t be as efficient, nor as enjoyable, as using the appropriate cutlery now, would it?
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The latest Adobe CC subscription plan rates can be found here (see also this page). A free Lightroom CC trial is available on this page (no credit card required). More information on the different Lightroom versions is available here and here. The different Adobe Creative Cloud options are described here.
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Finding the birds
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