Richard Peters Photography


Nikon D90 specs, including MOVIE mode!
August 27, 2008, 4:20 pm
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Yep that’s right, Nikon have released the specs for the anticipated D90 and the big shock of the show is…MOVIE mode. That’s right, the first DSLR to record moving footage, and at 720p resolution, is here…

 

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Foxes in the dark with the D3
August 26, 2008, 12:23 pm
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Lets be honest…no photo taken at ISO 25600, f4 at 600mm with a shutter reading in the viewfinder of LO is going to be ‘good’. In fact when viewing these at %100 my reaction was along the lines of ‘bluuurrggghhh’. However, the fact the D3 could lock focus when I myself was even finding it hard to make out the foxes is something to be impressed by and has allowed me to capture the first shots in what will hopefully become a successful project to photograph foxes in the wild.

Nikon D3, 600mm, f4, 1/10, ISO 25600

Nikon D3, 600mm, f4, 1/10, ISO 25600

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Nikon D3x…? Something BIG is coming…!
August 24, 2008, 5:00 pm
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That’s according to Nikon themselves who, in a very ‘Lost’ inspired way, answered a question by raising more! For anyone who hasn’t seen it yet…which can’t be many of you by now…over at Nikon Rumours.com there is a scan from the inside of Rangefinder magazine in which Nikon have placed an advert saying ‘something BIG is coming…’

 

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Modifying the Nikon 200-400 VR bag so its comfortable to wear!
August 20, 2008, 9:12 pm
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I love my 200-400 VR, its a fantastic lens in every respect as opinions everywhere will say. However, one thing that is not mentioned is the standard bag (the CL-L2) is just not designed for carrying all that weight for long periods of time. Buying another bag is one solution but as the bag is custom designed to hold the lens it seems a shame to cast it aside. That’s when a friend stepped in and suggested he could modify it for me at his work.

Nikon 200-400 VR bag but with a difference...

Nikon 200-400 VR bag but with a difference...

So lets see whats been done to improve things a little…

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Panoramics – when one image just isn’t enough.
August 19, 2008, 1:34 am
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When I was taking the shot below I only had my Nikon 200-400 VR with me, which even at 200mm was so long I could only get a section of the scene in frame. So, to solve the problem, I took twelve shots and stitched them together! Lets find out how I turned the mess below into something worth keeping. 

All 12 shots side by side.

12 RAW shots ready to be stitched

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The sky is on fire…right time, wrong place!
August 17, 2008, 7:05 pm
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  • stunning sky, check
  • camera to hand, check
  • interesting foreground…aaarrrggghhhh!
Sunset over Witney, Oxfordshire

Sunset over Witney, Oxfordshire. Nikon D3

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A week on The Isle of Mull

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Sea eagles, otters, seals, scenery and a stand off with a highland cow…plus rain, wind, fog and sun…all before lunch time! How could any photographer not want to visit Mull…

Lighthouse at sunset

Lighthouse at sunset

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