About the Photographer
"Jack" has been a lifetime naturalist and has turned his causal photography hobby into a lifetime passion and mission. Your visit to this site is most appreciated and he hopes you enjoy the experience :)
Nikon professional cameras are the finest in the industry for wildlife photography, studio, portraiture, or sports. These cameras have remained at the top of the food chain, since 2012, for capturing the moment and perfecting the capture with the finest color fidelity and lowest distortion available. Nikon cameras are consistently “best in class,” from Base ISO performance (D850/D810), to low-light performance (D5), to 3-D Focus Tracking (all) ensuring you will nail the shot. Nikon cameras simply deliver—and its a good feeling to know you have one (or more) at-the-ready when you go out there.
The Nikon D810 was a revolutionary prototype when it first came out in 2014, at a time when it was peerless. What is remarkable about the D810 (in an era where today’s cameras quickly become yesterday’s news), is even today, 4 years after its release, the D810 is still a benchmark in its ability to pull out detail in the shadows. It is essentially equal to the D850, at Base ISO, and still better than everything else. To quote DP Review: “… at ISO 64 the D810 has industry-leading noise performance. That means the cleanest, crispest images south of medium format, and dynamic range that matches even the Pentax 645Z.” While it is getting a bit long in the tooth, the Nikon D810 will remain a strong performer for many years, and it is this camera to which I attach my wide-angle lenses for landscapes and my portrait lenses
See @ Nikon: Nikon D810
Nikon hit a home run with the D500, which won multiple awards its first year in production, where DP Review summarized it best: “The D500 is the most well-rounded DSLR we’ve ever tested, and among the very best.” To again quote DP Review: “Autofocus is the D500’s great strength: along with the D5 it’s the best we’ve ever used. Just as mirrorless cameras appear to be closing the gap when it comes to following simple subjects, the D500 comes and blows them (and its DSLR rivals) all out of the water.” My own experience echoes these findings. The D500’s combination of reach (1.5x crop factor), very good image quality, dynamic range, along with superb ergonomics & customization—and a better AF system than any other camera—all combine to make the D500 a great choice for wildlife photography. This is the camera to which I have my 300mm f/4E PF ED VR attached, with or without the 2x TC III extender, giving me 450mm or 900mm of reach, respectively. I also use the D500 with my Field Macro Lenses.
See @ Nikon: Nikon D500