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My Nikon D750 Has the “FLARE” Issue, Is It a Deal Breaker?

Jared Polin January 1, 2015 Comments Off

Over the past few weeks I have been getting messages form people asking what I think about the Nikon D750 Flare Issue. I honestly didn’t have much to say early because I wanted to see if this was a legitimate issue or not. If it was simply a few cameras here or there or a very random occurrence than no big deal.

What seems to happen is one person finds and issue and than everyone else who has the camera attempts to replicate that issue by all means necessary. This sometimes means putting the camera into situations it would never be in during a real world photo shoot.


With that said a reader pointed out that one of my images actually had the “Flare” issue. I went back and looked at all the images I have taken with my D750 and could only find two situations where the flare showed up. It seems that it has happened twice with the same lens, the 70-200 2.8 VRII. For anyone wondering, yes I did have my lens hood on, it’s always on when I am shooting.

Quick Tip: How To Get Super Stable Video Using Hyperlapse

Jared Polin December 29, 2014 Comments Off

A few months back Instagram released a new program called Hyperlapse. It allows you take capture long periods of video then speed it up to your desired speed. It does do one more thing that surprised me the first time I used it. It stabilizes that video into super silky smooth footage without an image stabilized sensor.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could somehow get that type of stabilization with all of your video? The little hack or trick we found inside Hyperlapse for the Iphone 5, 5s, 6 and 6+ is if you use four fingers and tap the screen four times it brings up a hidden menu.

In this menu you can switch the recording to 1080 from 720 as well as choose between 24 or 30 fps. So what you are doing is using the hyperlapse app to record the video but never speeding it up. You simply process it at 1X, save it and you are left with a smooth finished video.

Nikon VS Canon Which To Buy: The ULTIMATE Battle:

Jared Polin December 27, 2014 Comments Off

Nikon VS Canon the Ultimate battle to decide which one you should buy. This is always the question that fills my inbox, “Which camera is better, Nikon or Canon?”. I decided to put together a video that discusses all the FULL Frame models against their counterparts on both sides.

I want to point out that this time around it’s just Nikon and Canon and in the future there will be other brands added to the battle.

The goal with this video is to put the cameras head to head and give you the pros and cons of each. It is up to you to decide which one is for you or not for you. I know this is not an easy decision so I hope this video helps you decide.

When you take a look at the current lineups as of Dec 2nd 2014 when this video was recorded you will notice that Nikon’s is fresh and updated whereas Canon’s is a little long in the tooth. That is not saying that one is better it’s simply saying Nikon has updated their lineup more recently than Canon. Keep in mind this is a never ending cycle that one company will have newer cameras before the other.

Quick Tip: Using a Slider for smooth DSLR Video

Jared Polin December 24, 2014 Comments Off

Slide slide slippidy slide. Do you know how hard it is to hand hold a DSLR or any camera for that matter and get smooth video? I am a big fan of stabilized video but how do you get smooth movements without jerky footage?

In this Quick Tip I broke out the Cinevate Hedron slider to show you the difference between handholding and using a slider for video.

It’s almost impossible to handhold a camera and get a smooth sliding motion. But with a slider you can see how smooth the transition can be. This is just one function of a slider like this but it adds major dimension to your videos. Anytime you can add movement in video and have it be stable and smooth people will enjoy it more than a static shot.

The tip is simple, if you want a smooth sliding motion you are going to need some form of stabilization, in this case we used the Cinevate Hedron silder. For more info on this slider click here.

Just what I need, a $32,777 2000mm Lens

Jared Polin December 21, 2014 Comments Off


If you have ever wanted a 2000mm Lens for your Nikon mount now is your chance. Right now on Ebay someone is selling this lens for only $32,7777. I don’t know about you but I would like to take two. You can see the listing right here.

Story Via Petapixel.