December 16 2010 - Photo Jottings

December 16 2010


Check out this surfing video from photographer Dave Black.  The guy uses eight (8×450=$3600!!) Nikon SB900s and a Nikon 200-400mm lens ($6000) to flash shoot surfers at Ocean Beach pier in San Diego, CA. It’s a super expensive way to go, but the results are worth it, (especially if a company is paying you).  The first 6 minutes are techno babble, but after that it shows the images he captures, and flash, no flash differences. It’s available in 720 HD, so pre-load it while you’re doing something else, and watch it full screen.

This guy, (mentioned below) is now reviewing Sony camera stuff, and I’m not too impressed with the two new lens reviews.  He says the Sony 18-55mm kit lens is basically junk, as is the 18-250mm.  It’s clear Rockwell isn’t interested in doing a comparison review, because that might expose the Nikon 18-55mm kit lens (in which he callls “perfect” and “a winner”) as being in the same category as the Sony 18-55mm, which it is because I’ve tested both.  The Sony 18-250mm is substantially cheaper than the Nikon 18-200mm, but apparently that’s of no importance.  His two Sony lens reviews probably took an hour to write up, and an hour to test, it shows it too.  Oh well, I still like his other stuff.

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