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January 27th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Ryan Mcginley

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Great Blue Heron' by Ryan Mcginley
Today’s Photo of the Day was submitted to the Bird in Context Assignment by Ryan Mcginley. “A Great Blue Heron stands hidden among the flooded wetlands of Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area near McNeal, Arizona,” says Mcginley who used a Nikon D800 and Nikkor 80-400mm to get the shot. Photo of the Day is chosen from … 
January 23rd, 2015

Photo of the Day by Jerry Taylor

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Anna's Hummingbird' by Jerry Taylor
Today’s Photo of the Day was shot by Jerry Taylor and submitted to the Bird in Context Assignment. “Great fun trying to capture photos of hummingbirds on their favorite food sources. The color of the flowers seemed to reflect the vibrance of the birds,” says Taylor who used a Canon EOS 6D and Sigma 150-500mm … 
September 15th, 2014

Olympus Announces M. Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens, 1.4x Teleconverter, PRO Filters

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Olympus M. Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens
Olympus has announced the first telephoto lens for the M. Zuiko PRO series – the ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO. Portable and versatile, the lens features dual linear Voice Coil Motors for quick and quiet focusing in a weatherproof body. The lens will be available in November for an anticipated price of $1499. Along with the … 
May 14th, 2014

Nikon Announces New 400mm Telephoto, Teleconverter, Additions to Nikon 1 System

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
**Update 5/15/2014: The kit prices for the Nikon 1 J4 in the original Press Release are incorrect. Here are the corrected prices: J4 w/ 10-30PD – $599.95 J4 w/ 10-30PD & 30-110 – $849.95 (originally listed as $1049.95 in press release) J4 w/ 10-100 – $1049.95 (originally listed as $849.95 in press release) —- Nikon has just announced … 
June 28th, 2013

Three Cheers for Nikon

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Fur Seal inside wave, San Miguel Island, CA
I’ve been burned before. A decade ago, Nikon came out with its first VR lens – the original 80-400 zoom. Like Nikon wildlife shooters everywhere, I was thrilled since it seemed to offer a great focal-length combination with real hand-held capability. (I had the old manual-focus 200-400 at that point – a beast of a … 
April 29th, 2012

Telephoto Landscapes

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Fading Light, Carrizo Plain CA
I was waiting, unsuccessfully, for some kit foxes to emerge from their den at sunset. They never showed, so there I was, stuck with a 500mm lens on my tripod and a lot of time on my hands. It was a glorious sunset, throwing shadows on the ridges of the Temblor Range (home of the … 
July 28th, 2011

Photo Critique Series: Patterns, Focal Points, and Telephoto Compression in a Palouse Country Landscape

Posted By Michael Frye
"Steptoe Beauty" by Greg Speasl
This week’s photograph, titled “Steptoe Beauty,” was made by Greg Speasl in the Palouse country of eastern Washington. The image is an interesting study of how a telephoto lens can compress space and create patterns. Light Sidelight is usually a great way to bring out textures, and here the low-angle, late-afternoon sun raking across the …