Category Archives: Photography

Jake Davis Test Shots: Josh Peskowitz ft. UNDFTD x K-Swiss

Jake Davis links up with New York City style guru Josh Peskowitz for the latest installment of his Test Shots series.

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Nikon D100

“The Nikon D100 is a high-performance yet affordable digital SLR camera with a 6.1 effective megapixel CCD imager. The D100 provides high-end amateurs and professionals with a compact and lightweight camera that is compatible with the majority of Nikon’s 35mm lenses. Its advanced SLR functionality and digital capabilities deliver high-quality images that rival its more expensive D1X SLR counterpart.”

Nikon D100 Features:

  • 6.1-Megapixel CCD imager yielding 3008 x 2000 pixel images
  • Compact and lightweight digital SLR camera
  • Nikon F-mount lenses (1.5x multiplier same as D1 series)
  • Program AE w/Shift, Shutter priority, Aperture priority and full Manual
  • Auto Bracketing of exposure, white balance or flash
  • Exclusive 3D-Color Matrix metering
  • TTL auto white balance, presets and custom set
  • Shutter speeds from 1/4,000 to 30 seconds plus Bulb
  • Continuous drive at 2.5fps up to 5 frames (usually more!)
  • Five area AF with dynamic tracking, single or continuous servo
  • Three color spaces (two sRGB and Adobe sRGB)
  • 1.8-inch color LCD with 118,000 pixels and white LED backlight
  • Onscreen menu for Playback, Shooting, Custom functions and Setup
  • Review with zoomed-playback & pan, histogram and highlights
  • ISO sensitivity 200 to 1600 plus two ISO Boost settings and Auto
  • Noise Reduction circuitry for long exposure images
  • In-camera finished JPEG in three quality levels and sizes
  • Uncompressed TIFF and raw NEF (compressed and uncompressed) formats
  • 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash with SB-28DX, SB-50DX, SB-80DX
  • NikonView 5 and PhotoShop plugin (supplied) supports raw NEF
  • CompactFlash Type II storage, Microdrive compatible
  • Selectable video output with NTSC or PAL format
  • USB 1.1 data and control interface
  • High capacity EN-EL3 Battery Pack and MH-18 charger

My Opinion: This is ts is the camera I’m getting close to settling on, I want really nice camera and this one seems to have all of the features I need and want.

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Photo of the Week by Arthur Leipzig

Divers East River 1948

Arthur Leipzig was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1918. After studying photography at the Photo League in 1942, he became a staff photographer for the Newspaper PM, where he worked for the next four years. During this period, he completed his first photo essay, on children’s street games. In 1946, he left PM. After a short stint at International News Photos, he became a freelance photojournalist, traveling on assignments around the world, contributing work to such periodicals as The Sunday New York Times, This Week, Fortune, Look, and Parade. Edward Steichen encouraged him to teach, which he did for twenty-eight years at Long Island University, where he is now Professor Emeritus.

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My Opinion: Nice old school film photography. This photograph captures the scene of these three divers diving in sequence very nicely.