Richard Peters Photography


Nikon 200-400 VR faq
October 2, 2008, 10:27 pm
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After 30 seconds or so the VR starts earning its money…! My answer to the question, is the 200-400 VR handhold-able?

The Nikon 200-400 VR

The Nikon 200-400 VR

I first saw one of these lenses ‘in the metal’ at my friends house years ago and my initial thought was ‘That is stupidly big, how could you carry that around all day?‘. And I think that tends to be the thing that shocks most new or potential owners most, as in your head you just don’t associate a zoom with something thats going to be this big and heavy. Read on to see my opinions on some of the more frequently asked questions from potential owners…

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The Red Deer Rut…
September 30, 2008, 12:09 am
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Yes…the roar of the male, the clashing of antlers and the worry of being charged by accidentally stumbling across one hidden in the bracken…the deer rut is upon us. I visited my local park in the hope of capturing the action. It appears we are a tad early though, so I had to settle for this Stag who had just bathed himself in a mostly muddy pond.

A very wet and muddy stag

A very wet and muddy stag

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New Nikon 35/1.8 & 85/1.4 AFS on the way?
September 27, 2008, 1:09 pm
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More talk from Photokina 2008 that new 35 1.8 AFS & 85 1.4 AFS prime lenses could be on the way soon. Nothing official announced as yet but a German visitor to the show has said a Nikon rep there mentioned the new lenses. More information at Nikon Rumours, here.

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Canon 5D Mk II HD video footage.
September 26, 2008, 11:49 am
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Now although I’m a Nikon shooter, I’m not one of these people that gets tied up in the brand wars. I can fully appreciate when any camera manufacturer breaks new ground as I’m a technology geek, and with that in mind I thought it would be well worth mentioning Canon’s new 5D Mark II camera and pointing you to a site that has a stunning short film, shot entirely on a pre-production model of Canon’s new DSLR. 

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Nikon announce new 50mm 1.4 AFS
September 24, 2008, 12:17 am
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Photokina 2008, Nikon have announced the long awaited AFS version of the tried and trusted 50mm prime lens. More information can be found here. I’m looking forward to reading reviews on how this new lens performs on FF camera’s as I’ve been thinking about picking one of these up for the D3. It would make a handy throw-in-the-bag lens for when I’m out shooting with my telephotos.

Nikon 50mm 1.4 AFS

Nikon 50mm 1.4 AFS

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Back in the UK
September 18, 2008, 10:03 am
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Well after an superb trip to Florida I’ve been back in blighty since Monday. However I’ve been working all week and I’m flying out to France for the weekend to go to a friends wedding so I’ll start processing and writing up my Florida experience for next week. Had a great time though and can’t wait to go back!

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Hurricane dodging in Miami…
September 2, 2008, 6:05 pm
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Well, after the headache of trying to arrange a way of getting my big lenses on holiday with me and failing miserably (nobody mention Virgin’s hand luggage restrictions, it’s a sensitive subject…), I’m finally off for a 12 day holiday to Florida wed morning to visit a friend and escape the wonderful British summer we have been having! Fingers crossed I’ll catch lots of sun in between dodging bits of the landscape flying through the air at high speed…! Weather depending there are plans to visit the Everglades, Key West, see the Miami Dolphins play, check out some wetlands centres and anything else that can be squeezed in. Even though I’m not taking the big glass I hopefully have enough equipment with me to cover the bases to get some good photographs. So I ‘should’ come home with some great shots and a sparkling clean house (the benefit of having a cleaning obsessed sister house sit!).

So that’s it, shorts and flip flops packed…off I go…