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Nikon D810 DSLR Offers Better Image Quality Than D800E

Nikon D810 DSLR Offers Better Image Quality Than D800E

There’s a new big (resolution) dog in the Nikon family – the Nikon D810 DSLR. The D800 is one of Nikon’s most lauded and successful digital SLRs. The 36-megapixel FX-format camera (full-frame) attracted all types of serious photographers from working commercial shooters, to landscape professionals, to serious amateurs. For photographers who want the best possible […]

Sony Alpha A77 II Action DSLR Sets New Performance Standard

Sony Alpha A77 II Action DSLR Sets New Performance Standard

Sony recently announced a new high-performance crop-sensor DSLR-style camera that has me seriously thinking about trading in one of my Canon bodies. The Sony Alpha A77 II action DSLR is the follow-up to the SLT-A77 introduced in 2011 and offers a level of performance we haven’t seen yet in an APS-C sensor DSLR – especially […]

Big Sur Road Trip Adventure

Big Sur Road Trip Adventure

This Big Sur photo gallery was prompted by the now ubiquitous “throwback Thursday” social media post. This morning, I decided to share a photo from a road trip Jenni and I did this time last year, where we drove down the coast of California, from the Bay Area to LA. The highlight of that drive […]

Video: Liquid Pixels

Video: Liquid Pixels

In the video below, Artist Belo Serge uses biodegradable paper cups filled with dyed rainwater to create an image intended to raise awareness about the growing clean water crisis on our planet. Liquid pixels – that’s what we’re seeing in this video. If you think about it, they’re very much like the electronic pixels on […]

New Canon Wide-Angle Zoom Lenses: 16-35mm f/4L IS & 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

New Canon Wide-Angle Zoom Lenses: 16-35mm f/4L IS & 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

A couple of new Canon wide-angle zoom lenses were announced this week: a new 16-35mm f/4L for full-frame DSLR users; and an EF-S 10-18mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM zoom for APS-C sensor DSLRs. The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM zoom is a pretty straightforward lens. Compared to the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II, the new 16-35mm […]

New Sony Alpha A7S Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera With 4K Video & Sensitivity To ISO 409,600

New Sony Alpha A7S Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera With 4K Video & Sensitivity To ISO 409,600

This week at the annual NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) tradeshow in Las Vegas, Sony unveiled a new full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera capable of capturing 4k video and able to shoot at sensitivity levels up to ISO 409,600. The new Sony Alpha A7S is based on the groundbreaking Alpha A7 and A7R, introduced last […]

Welcome To Photo-John’s New Web Site!

Welcome To Photo-John’s New Web Site!

Welcome to Photo-John’s new Web site! We’re officially open for business! This site is the official home of Photo-John Professional Photography Services and all the stuff I love! I actually haven’t had my own personal Web site since about 1999, so this is long overdue. Sure, I have a Facebook page, a Flickr account, Twitter, […]

New Nikon 1 V3 Mirrorless Camera – Perfect For Backcountry Action

New Nikon 1 V3 Mirrorless Camera – Perfect For Backcountry Action

I love small cameras. If you’ve been following my camera reviews for any amount of time, you should already know that. I’m usually willing to sacrifice some performance and image quality in order to have a camera that’s easy to travel with, carry in my pocket, or pack into the mountains. I also shoot a […]

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