David Cardinal's blog

My first experiences with Google Glass

_djc1262 What better way to first experience Google Glass than at Google I/O. You can see my writeup about my learning to be a “glasshole” on Extremetech, as well as my slideshow of images from the conference itself. Some were taken with Glass, but despite how amazing the 5MP, 720p video, camera in Glass is, it’s not going to be replacing your DSLR anytime soon. It does offer a great way to shoot first person instructional videos. Read more »

Tails aren’t just for Mammals: Birds have them too!

_djc9056As anyone who has been on safari to Africa with me knows, I’m forever calling out “watch the tail” when we’re photographing a leopard, lion, or other long-tailed mammal. Far too often otherwise excellent mammal photographs are ruined when shooters inadvertently focus too closely on the face of an animal and chop off the tail. Read more »

Some great Nikon rebates on DSLR+Lens combos from B&H…

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such a wide variety of “combo” rebates unleashed at once. Nikon has just announced deals on lens+body combos on the D7100, D600, D7000, D3100, D3200, D5100, and D800/D800e. You can get all the details on the B&H special Nikon combo rebate page. Click on the model DSLR you’re interested in on the left and you’ll see all the deals on the right. Read more »

Google slashes prices on nik Software: A bargain now at $149 for everything!

Perhaps the biggest knock against nik’s plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom has been their price. At a couple hundred bucks a pop, buying the full suite could cost you as much as buying Photoshop itself. Read more »

Curious about the Nikon D7100: Now you can try one out

Nikon D7100 NOW AVAILABLE for rentalThere has been a lot of interest about the new Nikon D7100 and especially whether it is the answer to the long-awaited upgrade to the Nikon D300 and D300s. It is clearly a great camera and has some dramatically improved sub-systems (it is 5 years newer after all), so many of you are already jumping on it and ordering one from B&H for $1196.95. However, if you’re not convinced, now you can try one out first… Read more »