David Mathre Photography

Welcome to my Images of the Day Photo blog. My goal is to post images from each day of the year going back to 2006 when I got my first DSLR camera. Images I post on Google+ are also forwarded to this Photo blog. I am a retired chemist that worked nearly thirty years in the Pharmaceutical industry. I took my first DSLR camera on a road trip across the United States, and became hooked, with my new passion becoming a photographer. I now spend all my time traveling and taking pictures. Since then I have visited over 50 countries, many on Semester at Sea voyages. My photographic interests include travel, the natural world, landscapes, and photographic techniques. I always want to learn something new and the only way to become better is to learn from mistakes.

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23-November-2007

Nikon 1 V1.

It is 4 years ago today that I got my Nikon D300 while returning from a photography workshop with Thom Hogan in Hawaii (23-November-2007-1, 23-November-2007-2). Coincidence I received the new Nikon 1 V1 today from B&H. I was surprised that it was heavier than my Leica X1, but a lot lighter and smaller than a Nikon D700 or D3. Lots to learn. I like the Leica X1 because it has dials on the top for both aperture and shutter speed (designed for a photographer). These are missing on the Nikon V1 (have to use buttons/dials on the back). I got all four available Nikon 1 lenses 10 mm (27 mm equiv), 10-30 mm (27-81 mm equiv), 30-110 mm (81-297 mm equiv), and 10-100 mm (27-270 mm equiv). The 10-100 mm (VR) lens is larger and heavier than the camera for this evaluation. The Nikon V1 does have an electronic view finder (100%). Missing is the adapter for Nikon F-mount lenses (which I really want so I can have a mirrorless camera on my Questar telescopes). Reading the manual there seems to be some interesting video options. Lots to learn over the next 4 days.

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Four Years Ago Today. Getting a New Nikon D300 on Black Thursday in Hawaii. Check out: 23-November-2007

Kona International Airport Waiting Area. Bronze of "The Lei Makers" Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 10.5 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 1400, f/2.8, 1/125 sec). With Nik Define 2 noise reduction applied. (David J Mathre)

Kona International Airport Waiting Area. Bronze of "The Lei Makers" Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 10.5 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 1400, f/2.8, 1/125 sec). With Nik Define 2 noise reduction applied. (David J Mathre)

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2 Responses to “23-November-2007”

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