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The MegaZoom Nikon P900 Is Also Pretty Awesome At Taking Macros.

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I have had my Nikon P900 for just over 2 years. I have not been using it much of late. Appears that today is the first time I have used it since June! Yikes.

I am THINKING of selling it because it is a shame to keep such a camera and not use it.

Then I took these macro shots. They continue to please and impress. I won’t get much for the P900 now that the P1000 is out — BUT I probably can get enough to buy a decent, fullframe Nikon lens for the Nikon Z6 I plan to get early in 2019. No rush. I am going to think about.

Given that I am so used to a fullframe now — with my trusty Sony a7 II (that I have had for 18 months) — using this camera, with its TINY 1/2.3″ sensor feels like a joke. So, limiting OTHER than when shooting macro.


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Nikon’s Ultra-Zoom P1000 Is Finally Announced And It Fails To ‘WOW’ I.

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Well, Nikon finally announced it, MORE than a year later than it was expected, and yes, as we had all predicted it did have a 24-3,000mm zoom.

A 3,000mm zoom is mega-impressive, but, alas, that appears to be the only selling point of the P1000. That is galling.

Everything else is essentially the same, though I get the impression they have improved the Image Stabilization to help with keeping the monster lens steady. The RAW support is totally irrelevant to I. I do NOT do post-processing. I am not sure how many folks buying a ‘Coolpix’ will want to deal with RAW. ‘Coolpix’ is for us ‘point, shoot and post’ brigade.

It is still 16MP and most disappointing the Max. ISO is still 6400. And that is a killer in my book. [I was wrong on this — and I was going by the initial reviews. SORRY. Appears that there is a 12800 option.] Yes, Nikon is going to say shoot in RAW and then add lightning after. I would RATHER not do that, ‘thanks’.

This is what I said in April 2017 when we first started talking about the P1000.

So, the P1000 like the P900 only truly excels in good light. Forget the built in flash. The extended lens gets in the way.

The P900 was $599. The P1000 is $999. Yes, 3,000mm lenses are NOT cheap. I appreciate that. But that is a 67% price increase.

So, this is not sour grapes, but I doubt whether I will be rushing out to get one. I still have my P900 and to be honest I rarely use it. So, I cannot justify getting a P1000. Over the last year I have discovered that I am truly a FULL FRAME guy. I love my Sony a7 II. It just feels right. When not using that, I use my Google Pixel 2 — mainly for the convenience.

So, that is my take. The 3,000 lens is very impressive and tempting. But, that is all that the P1000 offers over the P900. To, I, that is not enough. Plus, in the end, it is still a 16MP 1/2.3″ sensor. That is basically the same as that on a phone.


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The Flora Of Our Yard, June 23, 2018, Through The Magic Lens Of A Nikon P900.

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Though the amazing Nikon P900 is justifiably famed for its magical Super Zoom, it is also very good at taking macro close ups especially if you are willing to persevere. I love taking closeups of flowers with it — because I can get shots like this (and to be honest, it was drizzling, I was in a hurry, and I really didn’t take that much care in the shots I took).

The Nikon P900, which I have had since August 2016, takes some incredible pictures. But, since I got my Sony a7 II (13 months ago) and Google Pixel 2 (6 months ago), I very rarely take it out of its bag. It is criminal. Today was the first time I had used it in 5-months. I think about selling it, but for what I could get, I might as well keep it. I plan to use it much more over the coming weeks. So, stay tuned. You have been warned.


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The Camel In Alton, NH, Joined By Two Bison — Next Door To “Camp David”.

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Alton’s now famous ‘Snow Camel‘, “Roger“, is a rescue camel! He was emancipated from a farm in the Midwest that could no longer take care of him.

He has been in Alton, New Hampshire, on the farm next door to “Camp David“, on Route 28, since June 2015.

The two buffalo, that look young, are new. I first saw them about a month ago. Today was the first time I got stop and take a picture of them. I did not have my Nikon P900 super-zoom. They were a bit far from the road, there was deep snow that prevented me from getting too close and the light was against me. I know the owners and they will let me come and get some better picture.

This is mainly for the record. Yes, we now have bison as well as a camel in Alton. The bison may have something to do with “Camp David” in that the metal gates for the Camp have always featured two bison. Not sure what the story is here. Not sure what transpires at “Camp David”. It seems closed for the Winter.

Anywho … stay tuned.


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Frozen “Alton Bay”, Lake Winnipesaukee, NH, On Another 40°F Day — January 21, 2018.

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Yesterday was our lake, ‘Halfmoon Lake‘. Today, the second-spring like day in a row we opted to venture a bit further, just for the change. So, went to our local bay, Alton Bay, on the BIG Lake, i.e., Lake Winnipesaukee. This used to be OUR lake; I lived waterfront on it from 1997 — 2007, in Meredith and Gilford; for the last seven-years of that just 8′ from the water.

We got there around 3:15pm and it was UNUSALLY quiet. In total 5 people on the Bay and maybe a couple more in the Parking Lot. Why? Everybody else was at home watching the NE Patriots. It was kind of funny.

It was nice as you can tell from the pictures. We walked around on the ice. I like that. It is the only time these days that I feel as I am walking on water.

Dogs loved it.

They are getting ready for the ‘Airport on Ice‘. New yellow cones that we have not seen before.

Enjoy.


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