Monthly Archives: April 2014

Sigma 8-16mm Ultra Wide Angle Lens on Nikon D800 in DX mode for Fashion Shoot … Works Great !!

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Nikon D800, Sigma 8-16mm @ 8mm f/11, ISO 1600.  Click image for larger view.

The Nikon D800 full sized (FX) sensor body takes images which for my purposes generally have far too many megapixels.

Fortunately,  the D800 can be used in crop sensor APS-C  or DX mode.

Unfortunately, there is currently no pro or semi pro Nikon body which can match the D800 in DX mode performance.  If you like to shoot in DX mode, the D800 is best choice… for low frame rate shooting…

Today, I gave the D800 a run at a fashion model in DX mode with  Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM FLD AF Ultra Wide Zoom Lens for APS-C sized Nikon DSLR’s attached.

As you can see, the image pops.  I much prefer my results on the D800 in DX mode with the Sigma 8-16, to the D800 in FX mode with the Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 II DG HSM.

Click here to see some pixel peeks of a direct comparison of these lenses.

View a larger version of the image by clicking here.

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Learning my Canon Mark III and these video tutorials at Canon USA really help

Took some searching and here they are.

Canon has made a slew of video tutorials on how to use the Canon 5D Mark III.

The folks at Canon helped me to find them.  But it still took some searching to find them again on my own, so I thought I’d book mark the tutorials here.

Cameras being so visual, nothing like a quick video to help learn a new system.

Find them here: Canon 5D Mark III Video Tutorials.

If you like to find tutorials for other Canon camera bodies, click here, then use the search bar to find tutorials on the specific body, lens or topics you are interested in.