Only 5 short months ago, I started matthewdurrphotography.com. In that time I have posted 60 entries, focusing on my ever-growing list of lens reviews, photography walks, and multiple sports shootouts with my manual-focus gear. I never could have imagined my site would get 50,000 unique views, 200 likes on my posts, and 50 followers in such a small time-frame. All the support from this online community makes me feel what I have isn’t “just another photography blog”, which is the one label I have been trying to avoid from the get-go. I must definitely give all my readers a big “THANK YOU” for sticking it through with me and keeping up to date on all my happenings with photography. You all are the best. Period.
As of late I’m still working on the 36-72mm Series-E review, so I don’t really have too many pictures to post. What I DO have is a small time-lapse video I made back in March of this year (before I started the website) that I have been waiting to share until a time like this. This video is my first (and so far, only) time-lapse, taken with a Nikon d300 of two converging storm fronts; as such, I made a few rookie mistakes like over-exposing a tad, and allowing my anti-rain device (umbrella) to get into the frame a little bit. I greatly want to do more of these, but due to the size and weight of the camera, I rarely have the drive to just take it out and shoot. I have been what feels like lobbying Sony for a while now to get a simple firmware feature like this added into their NEX cameras, but no luck yet. Oh well. Without further adieu, below is the embedded video. Sit back and relax (preferably with headphones and in Fullscreen 720p HD if your connection allows):
Have a great day guys and gals, and please, stay as awesome as you already are. 😀
Hi, and thanks for the video. A point of interest (possibly) is the new NEX 5R and NEX 6 allow application add-ons and one of them seems to be a timelapse app. due to launch next month i think.
Hey Justin, glad you liked it, and YES! I completely (temporarily) forgot about the application add-ons in the upcoming NEX-5r and NEX-6. That’s a great step in the right direction from Sony. However, I really don’t want to “downgrade” to a 16MP sensor (despite it having PDAF on-sensor) after only having my camera for relatively so little time. I hope app support (or at least some of my requests voiced directly to Sony’s imaging department) will come via a firmware update to the NEX-7/5n. Obviously it can’t be done over Wi-Fi like with the 5r/6, but surely a computer-to-camera solution would be trivial to implement.
I do hope.
Yes, i too have been waiting for the NEX 7 firmware upgrade to fix some of the issues discussed across the web. Maybe they will announce it at Photokina. 🙂
I can’t wait for that, so many new announcements, but the one that gets me the most excited is the 35mm f/1.8. If it has OSS as rumored, it’s going to be the first autofocus lens I get for the NEX system. 1/10th shutter speed handheld? No problem!
congrats..for sure you will be getting more and more likes,views and followers on your blog…
Thank you Angela, and for keeping up with me. We’ll see as time goes on. 🙂
And now we add film-maker to your many talents! Awesome! Keep the reviews coming and the great sports images..love them all 🙂
Thank you Suzanne, and I will. 🙂
Congrats on your milestone! I hope to have similar results one day. Great job on the timelapse, my most recent post was about timelapse photography too. Please check it out if you have a chance, I always appreciate constructive criticism!
Thanks Shannon! You really, really know what you are doing on that timelapse, it is well done. Should proper timelapse support be brought to the NEXes, I would love to get back into making some of those videos. 🙂