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on Jul 11, 2017 in Friday Thoughts

D5 BIG Firmware Update!

You’ll find the D5 HERE Just check out the changes! WOW!! • Added two new AF-area modes: group-area AF (HL) and group-area AF (VL). The user selects a row (HL) or column (VL) of focus points; when AF-C is selected for focus mode, the camera will give priority to the point in the selected row or column containing the subject closest to the camera. • Updated the photo info display to show the color temperature for photos taken with Auto selected for white balance. • Added an Exif tag listing the difference between the local time zone and UTC, part of the Exif 2.31 specification. • Added the support for the following features of AF-P lenses: – If the standby timer expires after the camera has focused, the focus position will not change when the timer is reactivated. – In manual focus mode, the focus indicator in the viewfinder (or in live view, the focus point selected in the monitor) will flash to show that infinity or the minimum...

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on Jun 12, 2017 in Friday Thoughts

The Nikon D7500

Yep, a D7500 arrived on my desk last Friday from B&H and I’ve just started shooting with it. After mentioning that in my podcast this morning my email lit up. The question comin in, “Should I buy one?” My first thought is always going to be, yes! But in reality, I don’t know that answer yet for myself let alone you. My initial impression is, it’s a sweet little camera. I’ve only taken a few serious photos so far with it but its feel and results are pretty sweet. But I’ve just begun and I’ve done no prints from it yet. So I’ll work on my settings list and will shoot more and let you know my thoughts when I have some...

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