Eastern Sierras with iPhone 7 Plus

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Long overdue for a cell phone upgrade I ordered the iPhone 7 Plus after watching the promotion video, and several youtube reviews.  My ship date was way out Nov. 7-11th. Sigh. Oh boy, this phone is popular I thought.

To my delight I received an email saying my new iPhone 7 Plus was shipped I’d have it the following day!  I received it Thursday late afternoon, and began the process of updating my iTunes, backing up my iPhone 5’s data, images, etc., then followed the steps to get my new phone up and running.  It took a long time, and it wasn’t without a few glitches, but I was able to take it with me to the Eastern Sierras for the week-end to try it out while I was photographing Fall Colors with a group of photographers, and friends.

I was really excited to try out the dual lenses in the new iPhone.

Here are three images I made using it.

Mono (moh-noh) Lake South Tufa Area Daybreak.   Tufa is pronounced (too-fah).

On the top two images I used Adobe Camera Raw after uploading the images to my computer. I applied my standard settings:  I opened up the shadows, and tweaked the blacks, and highlights. Then I added a bit of contrast, vibrance, and cropped off bits that didn’t add anything to the image or to strengthen the composition. I added sharpening for the web and resized them for web viewing.

South Tufas Mono Lake

Conway Summit Alpine Glow (Sunrise)

Conway Summit Morning Alpine Glow

North Lake: This image is SOC = Straight out of the camera aside from resizing for the web, and cropping off a bit at the top. North Lake

+1 MORE: I packed lite, really I DID!

Packing Lite

The camera won’t replace my DSLR, but I’m impressed with it and will probably start using my phone camera more than I have been.  I wonder if my FZ200 will be the camera that gets shelved for this camera though?

I have oodles of images I made over the week-end made with my trusty Df. I’ll be sharing those soon.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus| Adobe Camera Raw| PS CC 2015.5

More to come…

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Bushtit

Bushtit, originally uploaded by CircadianReflections Photography.

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Testing the Nikkor 14E II Teleconverter that I purchased. It isn’t Auto-focusing on either the D700 or D300s with my AF-S 300mm f/4 lens. Once in awhile when manual focusing the AF would work, but not consistently like it should have. This was manually focused. It looks like this unit is a lemon. I’m sending it back for an exchange. I’m very disappointed.
I’m not good at manually focusing on birds. I don’t have many keepers from the hour and half I was out testing this TC today. In the meantime my Tamron TC will have to do.

Nikon D700| Nikkor 300mm f4 @ f5.6 w/Nikkor 14E II TC =420mm| 1/1000s| ISO 500| Manual Priority| Center Weighted| Monopod

 

Nikon Announced the D800!

Announced in Japan first and is on their website the long-awaited Nikon D800 is here! Rumors were right it has a whopping 36.3 Mega Pixels!

Highlights of new features:

New Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor

New 91K-pixel RGB sensor for the more accurate Advanced Scene Recognition System

Multi-area mode Full HD D-Movie for movie recording using one of two movie formats

Viewfinder frame coverage of approximately 100%*1 and a lightweight and durable water- and dust-resistant body

Support for high-speed continuous shooting and a variety of battery types with the Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D12 (optional)

Other features:

Other D800 Functions and Features

  • A 51-point AF system for improved subject acquisition and focus performance under dim lighting. In addition, 11 focus points (five at center with an addition three to each side) are fully functional when lenses with a maximum aperture of f/8 are used.
  • A 3.2-inch, approximately 921k-dot LCD monitor with reinforced glass, automatic monitor brightness control, and wide viewing angle
  • A virtual horizon that shows the degree to which the camera is tilted sideways (roll), or forward or backward (pitch) with display in the monitor and viewfinder
  • A new shutter unit that has passed testing for 200,000 cycles and supports a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 s and flash sync speed of 1/250 s
  • Continuous shooting at 4 (FX-format/5 : 4 image area) or 5 (DX-format/1.2x image area) fps*
    • *When powered by a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15
  • CompactFlash and SD dual memory card slots
  • Support for SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0)

Read the whole thing here

Canon Holiday Hush Promotions

Looking for a new lens for your favorite Canon user? Canon USA has sales on select Camera kits, Printers,  and lenses going on this week-end. Check out these deals on select Macro lenses.

Check out all the Holiday Hush deals here.